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HRH The Princess Royal, Colonel The Blues and Royals, going forward to give stirrup cups and talk to The Blues and Royals Squadron

City. Meanwhile, preceded by gracious short speeches by Alderman Luder and the Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, a lavish reception was laid on in Guildhall for the dismounted element and friends

A most friendly greeting from the Colonel The Life Guards and Lady Guthrie to a long lost friend in Guildhall

and family of the Household Cavalry. Both speakers acknowledged the debt the Household Cavalry owed the City, for the gold coats of the Band funded by the Lord Mayor on King Charles

II’s request. The Band only wear gold coats in the presence of members of the Royal family, and exceptionally for the Lord Mayor acknowledging the City’s original funding for them.

The troops dressing after marching past

Cambrian Patrol 2016 HCR

by Lieutenant O W Crosthwaite-Eyre, The Blues and Royals


his year the Household Cavalry Regiment entered two Squadron teams into Cambrian Patrol 2016, both of whom won Silver medals. This is in stark contrast to many Regiments who single teams selected from across whole Battalions; many of these, including all the Foot Guard teams, were to finish

below us. The patrol leaders were to be Lt Robert Perera from C Squadron, with the author leading a team from D Squadron; there was also an HCMR team headed up by CoH Minter. All teams were made up of volunteers, which was a particularly important criterion for the team leaders and was at

the core of our resulting success. The first hurdle we faced in starting the training for both teams was finding a suitable window in the forecast of events. Due to many commitments this year the only time we were able to conduct training was in September. We

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Household Cavalry Journal 2016  
Household Cavalry Journal 2016