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FOREWORD by Lt Col J. D. SMITH-BINGHAM Every year the following 12 months is predicted as likely to be extremely busy. That prediction for this year has certainly been an understatement, when one considers all that has taken place in 1982. The highlight of the year was undoubtedly the Regiment’s involvement in the great success of the South Atlantic. However, in a very short space of time this pleasure was rapidly marred by the tragedy of the murder of our soldiers in Hyde Park; the support that the Regiment received over this period from inside and outside the Army was quite remarkable. The year, in fact, started quietly with the usual training on Salisbury Plain, but the tempo rapidly increased with the Regiment providing the enemy forces for the build—up of 5 Infantry Brigade in Wales, following the despatch of our own Troops across the sea. The two main regimental social functions of the year, the Association Dinner and Open Day, were very well attended. The former was very much a regimental occasion with the salute being taken by the Duke of Beaufort, an old Blue, and the Parade being led by the Colonel of the Regiment. During all this time routine life continued with the move of ‘A’ Squadron to Cyprus, followed by the changeover to ‘B’ Squadron in August. The climax to the training year was Exercise Bold Guard in Germany, the remaining events of note being the Parade for the Salute to the Falklands, Annual Firing, and the Medal Parade at Buckingham Palace.

4 TROOP ‘B‘ SQUADRON DRIVE PAST The Falkland’s victory parade in London

The Mounted Squadron have completed a very full year of ceremonial duties. In addition to the annual events there have also been two State visits performed in London. Despite the difficulties created by the bombing, enthusiasm and morale could not be higher and all Blues and Royals in London have continued to perform their ceremonial duties with their usual precision and perfection. On the mundane side of life administrative flexibility has been tested to the full, with our proposed total conversion to Fox being changed after the Falklands Campaign, to allow us to keep one tracked Squadron, albeit it only of Scorpion. This was shortly followed in early December by our move from under command I Infantry Brigade to 5 Infantry Brigade. The diary for 1983 is already filling up. The year itself will not be an easy one for the Regiment. Not only will we require to maintain and. indeed, improve on our recce expertise at all levels throughout the year, but our conversion also now starts much earlier than was originally predicted. to enable us to arrive in Germany as a fully operational Chieftain Regiment. The requirement for such flexibility will undoubtedly keep us all fully alert, and we all look forward with enthusiasm to a really challenging and demanding year.



Colonel-in-Chief: Her Majesty The Queen. Colonel and Gold Stick: General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick, GCB, DSO, MBE, MC. Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Household Cavalry and Silver Stick: Colonel J. G. Hamilton—Russell, MBE Commanding Office: Lieutenant—Colonel J. D. Smith-Bingham Officer Commanding Household Cavalry Regiment (Mounted): Lieutenant-Colonel A. H. Parker-Bowles, The Blues and Royals.


Diary of Events 1982

In the early months of the year the Squadrons concentrated on crew training in order that everyone should achieve their second crew trade. ‘A’ Squadron were ferret training in the work-up to their independent tour in Cyprus which began in March. They were fulfilling the role ofthe Force Reserve in Nicosia and had a thoroughly enjoyable and successful tour which ended in August. ‘B’ Squadron took over from them and will have returned by February 1983. In April came the high point to the Regiment when we provided two Troops of Scorpion/Scimitar for the Task Force. Their exploits are written elsewhere in the Journal, suffice to say they were immensely successful and it was with great pride that we welcomed them all home safe and well on 14 July. The joy of their safe return was swiftly turned into horror and sadness following the bombing in Hyde Park.


on 26 November. It was extremly cold. However, the

Tangier (1662-1680), Dettingen, Warburg, Beaumont, Willems, Fuentes d'Onor, Peninsular, Waterloo, Balaklava, Sevastopol,

team worked through it and had a very successful firing period. Both Squadrons achieving a creditable standard. The year was rounded off by the normal festivities, and everyone went on leave on 17 December, except the Duty Squadron. Throughout the year all the normal activities have taken place including a very good Open Day in July which was extremely well attended. We have been visited by a variety of important people,

Egypt (1882), Tel el Kebir, Relief of Kimberley


the most notable of which was Mr John Nott, MP, while

Le Cateau, Marne (1914), Messines (1914), Ypres (1914), Gheluvelt, Ypres (1915), Frezenberg, Loos, Arras (1917), Ypres (1917), Somme (1918), Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Cambrai

the two Troops were away with the Task Force. Overall it has been a year full of excitement, joy and tragedy; perhaps the highlight was the two Troops from ‘B’ Squadron going to the garden of Buckingham Palace on 1 December to receive their Falklands medals.

Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa (1899—1902).


Armoured Troop (attached to ‘C’ Squadron) which was of great interest especially since half of them were female. After well-earned summer leave we welcomed back ‘A’ Squadron from Cyprus and went straight to Salisbury Plain for a warm-up exercise for our autumn trip to Germany. We spent two weeks in September in Schleswig Holstein; the weather made it a memorable trip. The Germans were most hospitable and the local Panzer battalion looked after our needs very well. We were joined on this exercise by three reserve officers. On our return to Windsor we bade farewell to Lt Col J. G. Hamilton-Russell and welcomed as the new Commanding Officer Lt Col J. D. Smith—Bingham on 14 October. For the remainder of October and November we prepared for gunnery camp. We went to Castlemartin

(1918), Sambre, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders (1914— 1918). Souleuvre, Brussels, Nederrijn, Rhine, NW Europe (1944—1945),


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Italy (194341944). LCoH Ward and family on the two Troops’ return from the Falklands

C(DN1'EBFTS Foreword

The Falklands



Diary of Events 1982

Regimental Association ,.

’A' Squadron

Exercise Bold Guard HMS Broadsword . . Household Cavalry Museum and Recruiting Team

'B' Squadron

'C' Squadron H0 Squadron LAD .. .. . . The Mounted Squadron Hyde Park Bomb Explosion

Warrant Officers and Corporals of Horse Mess .. Sports Obituary Letters

The Band

Nominal Roll


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While some were away at war, life carried on fairly normally at Windsor. The Association Dinner on 1 May was very well attended and most of those who were there were able to march on a lovely Sunday the next day. In late April RHQ and two SHQs took to the field for a CPX with a difference: it was us testing Brigade Headquarters who, depleted by the Task Force requirements. were unable to have a full-scale CPX for the Brigade. In May we provided our normal aid for the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which this year was a great success due to the weather and Maj Davies‘ participation with the coach! In June we provided vehicles for the British Army Equipment Exhibition, which were naturally of great interest. We also sent seine eight teams for a 84mm competitionflwith some success. In July the Regiment returned to Salisbury Plain yet again for field training—we were joined by Oxford OTC

LCpl Day

Tpr Hendon LCpl Robertson and Tpr Magowan and The Secretary of State for Defence

where visiting officers confused them with the real thing. In the Outstations the daily routine of administration, patrols, vehicle maintenance and recreation soon became the norm. ln camp in Nicosia the routine was much the same but was carried out more directly under the watchful eye of SCM Villers and the Squadron Leader. Some Squadron sport was possible from here as well as more thorough maintenance and visits to Nicosia at night. At about this time it was noticed that most of SHQ Troop has a tendency to disappear to a particular hotel swimming pool when not on duty. Could this have been something to do with Costas Barugh or was it the fatherly influence of SCpl Reid keeping them away from the whisky dollys of Regina Street? Whatever the reason their performance in a very dull job in camp never failed and they are to be congratulated on this. Most members of the Squadron were able to try their hand at either snow or water skiing although keeping the Squadron boat on the water became almost a full-time job for COH Gillingham. Snorkelling, windsurfing and diving were also tried by some as well as canoeing, sailing and sunbathing. CoH Harman and LCoH Scarrott were banned from the latter by the

A Squadron

‘A: Squadron is the largest Armoured squadron in the British Army. The three major events it was involved with this year were the independent tour as the UN Scout Car Squadron in_ Cyprus, Exercise Bold Guard in Germany and Annual Firing at Castle Martin. _ The Squadron began pre-Cyprus training in February culminating in a week at Thetford where all aspects of peace-keeping were practiced in an ingenious exercise written by Capt Kersting. Just before the Squadron went on leave we said goodbye to Maj D. T. L. Hardy to whom we wished the best good fortune in Zimbabwe. In his place we welcomed Maj P. B. Rogers who had

LCpl Maplesden Tpr Brooker

LCpl Nichols Tpr Brockhurst LCoI-I Lawson and Tpr Mealor

to see the whole length of the buffer zone and made friends with all contingents, particularly the Swedes and the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. A considerable amount of hard work was needed initially to improve the various bungalows and 6 Troop under Lt McKelvie and CoH Chamberlain did particularly well in improving the standard in Swedcon. They also perfected Swedish Rifle Drill to the extent SCpl Gillingham

LCpl Kinghani

Tpr Jones and LCpl Lashley

on a ski Maj Rogers and SCM Villers

previously served as a Troop Leader in the Squadron when it was formed in 1969. The UN role in Cyprus has changed considerably since the war of 1974 and consists of maintaining the status quo along the cease—fire line between Greek and Turk while a political solution is negotiated. The UN Scout Cars represent the only ‘heavy weapons” available to the Force Commander and our six Troops were detached to under operational control of the various National Contingents, either British, Canadian, Danish, Swedish or Austrian, along the cease-fire line. The Troops lived mainly in ‘Outstations’ or bungalows provided by each contingent, which varied in homecomforts dependent on the national characteristics of their hosts. As the Troops rotated each month they got


SCM after the first month in case there were repatriation problems on our return to UK. The NCO who gave his name at the Turkish checkpoint as Archbishop Makarios had to be restrained, and Capt Barclay whose love ofthe sun and foreigners is well known, was purchased a pair of swimming trunks by SHQ Troop and forced to enjoy water sports with Swedish package tourists at Nissi beach. The Squadron’s most noticeable sporting successes were the excellent performance put up by a scratch team led by Ct Mountain in the Dancon March, a

Capt Barclayi‘Tlie heat’

gruelling cross-country march around the foothills of Troodos Mountains in which LCoH Baldwin finished first on one of the days. Capt Barclay won the hunting horn blowing competition at the UN summer fete and

narrowly missed being awarded a live pig as the prize. The Squadron won the inter-unit Tug-of-war on the same occasion thanks to some sterling pulling by LCpl Matthew, Tpr Crooke and CoH Wright amongst others. Meanwhile the Squadron Leader was keeping the flag flying at an endless round of official functions at such varying venues as Episkopi Garrison and the Chinese Embassy. In addition to the Sabre Troops there were many unsung heroes who contributed to the success of the Squadron's tour, particularly the Fitter Section under SSgt Flockhart and Sgt Oxley, and the many people engaged in static jobs in Nicosia. LCpl Barclay who. as barman, distributed hangovers in the evening and then as Squadron PT Instructor did his best to remove them next morning. The staff of the two Messes who coped well with a difl'icultjob. LCpl Gulley the ration Storeman and LSgt Rush the Chief Cook who between them ran one of the healthiest cookhouses in the Force. LCpls Johnson and Sheppard who kept tummy upsets and other unsavoury diseases successfully at bay. The SQMCs team of storeman who had seine of the most monotenous work and of course LCoH Jay and Tpr May in the Squadron Office who, on top of everything else, managed to get an unusually large number of 5

The Medal Parade

flights to and from the UK despite the disruptions of the Falklands Crisis. Probably the most spectacular success story was that of the MT Section who completed the entire tour without a single accident. This was a UN record and praise must go to CoH Harman and his team for the sensible approach and trouble they took in achieving this excellent result. Finally, LCpls Martin and Wright and Tpr Hows and many others must be thanked for keeping the Squadron in such good voice and spirits in the Squadron Club. Mention must be made of the Medal Parade in July, which we shared with the lst Bn Gloucestershire Regiment. After many rehearsals and much painting of vehicles the performance itself, and particularly the Squadron drive—past, was considered to have been the best that anyone could remember and was a fitting way for the Squadron to bow out from what had been an interesting, sometimes testing, sometimes monotonous and often very hot five-and-a-half months in Cyprus. On return to UK on 12 August the Squadron had to

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Anticipation. The first task was to take back the Foxes and prepare them for exercise and also to refresh our memories of the reconnaissance skills which had not been required in Cyprus. This proved easy enough and after Exercise Shaking Stevens the Squadron was back in harness. Exercise Bold Anticipation proved a useful work-up particularly for l & 2 Troops who defeated a heliborn enemy single handed, and 4 Troop who displayed admirable aggression during a difficult withdrawal round Larkhill racecourse. These exercises brought to light a large number of vehicle faults probably inevitable after being laid up for so long, which were duly put right by the Fitter Section. The Regiment moved to Exercise Bold Guard by container and ferry on which we earned from other units the nickname The ‘No Booze and Royals’ on account of Capt Gurney declaring the ship to be dry. From Hamburg the Squadron drove to a tented camp at Eutin and then carried out a week’s local training before the start of the exercise proper. For the first half of this exercise the Squadron was used as Medium recce under control of SHQ, during which it fought a distinguished two-day battle round a German village. At the end of this phase, although a few lucky members of the Squadron began to resemble batteries that had been overcharged with sleep, the remainder were exhausted and much relieved at being sent into reserve. For the next phase three Troops were detached to battalions and the remainder carried out counterpenetration tasks and rear-area security. Throughout this exercise the Foxes motored well and the many repairs carried out on Salisbury Plain seemed to have paid off. On return to the UK the vehicles were tidied up before the Squadron went on post-Cyprus leave. The last major activity in I982 was Annual Firing in early December. Considerable energy was directed to the preparation of vehicle and refresher training over a comparatively short period and this paid ofi" with very few faults on either main armament or GPMG. The standard of both commanding and gunnery improved predictably each day and by the end some excellent shooting was achieved. Congratulations must go to LCoH Gimblett for standing in as Squadron Gunnery NCO and to his team of instructors whose supervision of both preparation and firing was vital. The contribution of some good weather and some interesting battle-runs made the early reveilles all seem worthwhile and at the end of the week the Squadron had improved on last year’s grading despite 53 weeks away from the ranges. 3 and 5 Troops walked away with the honours as the two overall fastest and most accurate although 4 Troop did the best battle-run on the last day and CoH Porterfield and Tpr Hancock had the fastest single shoot recorded. The Squadron has had a successful year where a variety of challenges have been met with enthusiasm and professionalism. Particularly noticeable has been the standard of common sense and restraint shown by almost all members both in their crewman skills, their adaptability to many changing circumstances and particularly in their conduct elf-duty. A number of old members have rejoined us since Cyprus and some new soldiers have joined from Pirbright and Bovington and the Squadron can now confidently look forward to an enjoyable and rewarding year ahead.

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The memories of the past year are dominated by the Falklands Campaign, and the very success of the two Troops from ‘B’ Squadron makes the background to their preparation and despatch to the South Atlantic more interesting.

campaign. The two Troop Leaders who had recently joined the Squadron also appeared to benefit from a couple of exercises in the Gunner’s seat. In the spring the Squadron order of battle was nearly complete, with changes in second in command and LAD Staff Sergeant. During the Easter leave, the Squadron, on rear party again, had two Troops and Squadron Headquarters loaded on containers for another Warminster exercise when the news broke of the Argentine invasion of the Falklands. Then at 3pm on Sunday 4 April the Squadron was ordered to produce two Sabre Troops and a Fitter Section totalling 9 vehicles and 28 All Ranks. The vehicles, many of whom were in a British Road Services depot at Bournemouth on route to Warminster, had to be collected, thoroughly checked, equipped for war and reloaded onto containers for transit to MV Elk by early Tuesday 6 April. However, the rest of the party were to sail on the SS Canberra on 8 April. The preparations over this period were made simpler because such a small proportion of the Squadron was deploying. This did not deter some relentless lobbying for the inclusion of at least a command element, who packed and unpacked several times in eager anticipation of a call forward. Once the Canberra had sailed our hopes were pinned on our inclusion in 51h Infantry Brigade plans. At one stage the rest of the Squadron joined their order of battle but then instead were relegated to enemy on their Exercise Welsh Falcon on Sennybridge Training area. The first week in Wales was spent doing Troop training.

Maj Sulivan and Secretary of State talking to LCoH Elliot LCpl Williams Tpr Dear and LCoH Ashby

In December 1981 the Squadron moved to the ranges at Castlemartin to fire 76mm, supposedly for the last time, and 30mm. Notable successes were Tpr Maxwell’s automatic shoot with 30mm Rarden cannon achieving five out of six hits at 1800m, and the overall aggressive co-ax machine gun shooting. In the New Year, a period normally exclusively set aside for individual training, the Squadron supported the Troop Leaders and Combat Team Commanders courses at Warminster. Although still in the grip of the Moratorium, these forays to Salisbury Plain gave troops some valuable experience, particularly of operating over snow and in the adverse Arctic conditions ofJanuary and February. It is perhaps worthy of note that despite this assistance to The School of Infantry over the years, the capabilities of CVR(T) and the use of armoured reconnaissance troops remained unrecognised until too late in the subsequent

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The precipitous slopes with bogs on hill tops made movement testing and the windswept Welsh landscape, dotted with sheep despite live firing exercises, appeared a passable imitation of the Falklands. 2 Troop were practising their OP skills on a steep bluff and expecting a visit from the Major General when a heliborne SAS assault visited instead! The use of live enemy, fighter ground attack and 761nm blank all generated a realistic atmosphere for the main exercise. However, the constraints of representing a large, better protected though less well trained Argentine force led to suicidal fire positions and many reincarnationsl In early summer, resigned to not joining our advance party in the Falklands, attention turned to our tour with the United Nations Force in Cyprus, due to start in

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Lt Sutherland receving the trophy on behalf of the team for the

UNFICYP Military Skills Competition On the ranges firing ~30 Browning in dismounted role Maj Sullivan with Air Chief Marshal Sir David Evans on one of the patrol areas

Scorpion on our return to Windsor. Christmas and New Year were both celebrated in due style, despite the fact that the Squadron came off the line for barely 36 hours. At this point news broke of the British contribution to the Multi-National Peace-Keeping Force in the Lebanon. The Scout Car Squadron in Cyprus was earmarked for the task and we began earnest preparations to our vehicles and adjusted our training

to the peculiar nature of the likely task in the Lebanon. The subsequent decision to send our successors, The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, in our place was a bitter blow, slightly compensated for by our early return to Windsor and our families in January. After our longawaited leave the first event will be an arduous training exercise on Dartmoor, which will be Maj Sulivan’s swan song after nearly three years as Squadron Leader.


Col H. W. K. Pye Commander BRITCON inspecting the Squadron

Barrack Guard

commanders initiative and testing co-ordination by Troop Leaders in a less-rigid format. This was followed by some intensive conversion training, culminating in a four—day exercise over much of Berkshire, Wiltshire and Salisbury Plain. In August, the Administrative machine, principally under the guidance of SCM McKenna and SQMC Pinks, packaged and despatched us to Cyprus. Our numbers had swelled as the administrative tail grew to support our independent role in Cyprus. Extra fitters, a pay clerk, medics and cooks joined us from Headquarter Squadron and elsewhere. On arrival in Cyprus all were favourably impressed with the Mediterranean lifestyle but the necessary adjustment to the United Nations’ role kept us rather busy initially. International Reserve Force exercises every month provided the greatest test of our diplomacy, if not always a great test of our military skills. That was left until the UNFICYP Military Skills competition where our team of Lt Sutherland, LCoH Wasp, LCpls Dobie and Hodgson, and Tpr Pielou were able to convincingly defeat all the


LCpI Parker in the lead 3 Troop‘s race to the firing point in the -30 Browning ‘Falling Plate Shoot’

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international infantry battalions in an exacting infantry orientated competition. While maintaining the operational profile, much attention was also directed at adventure training. SCpl Rose co-ordinated an amazingly diverse range of courses and opportunities from parachuting to cultural trips to Israel. These were enjoyed when each Troop had a month off operations (divided into periods of maintenance, adventure training and leave). Otherwise Troops spent alternate months in an ‘out station’ or at Prince William Camp with Squadron Headquarters. Boredom was alleviated by prodigious fits of ‘wombling’, and painting white stones became so popular it produced a sub-cult with cartoons, grafitti and even songs. Faced with a seven—and-a-half month tour, the winter began to appear long and less inviting. However, in December, 3 Troop returned to ‘C’ Squadron and some

of the Falklanders rejoined the Squadron. We also received the welcome news that the Squadron was not to convert to Fox but instead was to convert back to

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C Squadron

July saw a second attempt at Troop training: 3 and 4 Troops had already reinforced ‘B‘ Squadron prior to their tour in Cyprus, and to compensate, the RAC Troop of the Oxford University OTC were attached to the Squadron. The fact that a third of them were women did not seem to stop them joining wholeheartedly in the Squadron‘s activities and when at an early stage three of their vehicles managed to run into each other, the

crews, who were a good deal less damaged than their vehicles, were redistributed amongst the spare places in the Squadron vehicles. We can now testify that mixed-sex crews work perfectly satisfactorily in armoured vehicles.

As 1981 drew to a close the Squadron were starting to prepare for a demanding 1982 training season. Two Troops to Canada, a Troop to Cyprus, the Porton NBC Battle run, beside normal training, were all in the final stages of planning. The Falklands campaign changed that overnight. Although it was originally planned that ‘C’ Squadron should go to the Falklands if the need arose, by a quirk of fate the whole Squadron was on leave when the hurried order to move arrived and as a result two Troops of ‘B’ Squadron were sent in their place. It turned out to be well taken leave because overnight ‘C’ Squadron became the only complete Sabre Squadron at Windsor, and rapidly the routine commitments such as Op Trustee, guards, and the myriad of other duties that fall to the Windsor Regiment came the way of the Squadron. Exercising as enemy to 5 Infantry Brigade in Wales

LCoH Coutts

however, and managed to have a most successful few weeks in Canada with The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment. Besides acting as a close reconnaissance Troop to the Battle Group they were also able to have a week’s adventure training in one of the most exciting parts of Canada. Our commitment to the Aldershot Army Show and the British Army Equipment Exhibition remained and a great deal of hard work was put in by the whole Squadron in an attempt to turn all the vehicles into show

Lt Kinahan working satifactorily with mixed-sex crews

exhibits, and in the end LCoH Waterman‘s skill as a

paint sprayer was crucial in helping us to meet our dead— lines. Those who spent time at both shows had an un— rivalled opportunity to see all the latest ideas in military equipment. A great many people spoke highly of the condition of the vehicles.

Maj Davies and SCM Sayes

Troop training ended suddenly and the Squadron moved overnight from Salisbury Plain to Sennybridge Training Area to act as enemy for 5 Infantry Brigade who were ‘warming up’ for a trip to the Falkland Islands. This was the first time that the Squadron had been able to test the Scorpions and Scimitars on soft boggy going, and the ease with which they managed to cross even the most difficult places was a good omen for the two Troops already on their way towards Ascension Island. As soon as everyone had returned to Windsor from Wales, it became clear that the programme for the year would have to be drastically revised. Everyone breathed

a sigh of relief when it was announced that the Porton Battlerun had been cancelled, sadly, 2 Troop’s trip to Canada was also a victim, but 1 Troop were more lucky,

Tpr Austin

August was spent gearing up the Squadron, which now contained the two ‘B’ Squadron Troops which had returned from the Falklands, for Exercises Bold Anticipation and Bold Guard. Bold Anticipation on Salisbury Plain was the preparatory exercise for the main exercise in Germany, and was remarkable, if only for Capt Gurney‘s dashing counter—attack to relieve a hard-pressed RHQ, accomplished while the Squadron Leader was engaged on a pressing coaching engagement in Somerset. On 4 September we sailed for Schleswig Holstein where we spent a week under canvas and then deployed for the main exercise. This followed the normal pattern of NATO exercises, beginning with complete chaos when each national contingent were given different boundaries and start—lines, and ending with a typical Teutonic charge by the German Army across the farmland of North Germany. In between, however, some useful training was accomplished despite the difficulty of prising 2 Troop from their smoked-salmon factory and the Squadron Leader and SCM from their Gasthaus where they had become honorary members of the local fire brigade over several glasses of schnapps. The Squadron was soon back at Windsor and it was time once again to start thinking about gunnery and the annual trip to Castle Martin. There have been several changes during the year, Maj Davies has left for the Ministry of Defence, Capt Lukas to HCR, Capt Gurney to BAOR, SQMC Holt to HQ Squadron to become SCM, CoH Standen to 2ADS as SQMC, CoH Manning to the Gunnery School as a Staff Corporal and Cell Quinn to Sandhurst as a Signals Instructor. In their place we welcome Maj Birdwood, SQMC Harkness, CsoI-I Evans, O‘Gorman and Bowden.

Tprs Dillon and Norris having a ‘little light luncheon’




HQ Squadron

We are always available for such advice and are only too happy to break from what we are doing to help you. 10. If a clerk goes out of his way to render a service, never thank him. It is, after all, his job, and the shock could do irrepairable damage.

QM(T) DEPARTMENT Due to the diverse nature of departments within this Squadron and their differing roles in supporting the Regiment, a cross-section of narrative and photographs may give an idea of the year’s activities.

(with apologies to Hiawatha) Up the ramps of many ferries In the glades of Salisbury woodland through the roads and autobahnen passed the regimental binners.

As always the year has seen a constant change of person— nel in all departments. None the less, the Squadron has continued to support the Regiment in its varied needs. Not least of which has been the ‘wagon train‘ of vehicles that has regularly trundled its way back and forth from Salisbury Plain. This has happened so regularly that individuals move into location like homing pigeons and ‘cam up’ more often than not under the same tree, as the previous occasion. A small cross-section may give a feeling as to the Squadron’s diverse activities over the year.

The Orderly Room staff

THE ORDERLY ROOM AIDE MEMO/RE 1. Casual visitors entering this office other than official visits are urged to come more often and make themselves thoroughly at home. Our aim is to make you as happy as we possibly can. 2. Leaning over clerks’ shoulders and inspecting their work is highly appreciated and proves of useful assistance. Indeed, any comments you feel you could make to improve the work is most welcome. 3. Visitors are invited to investigate carefully all pigeon-holes, filing trays, etc., paying particular attention to any stafi" in confidence files that may be available. These are generally of more interest than the normal office files, and give greater scope for discussion at a later date. Please avoid replacing these files where you found them, this deprives the clerks of considerable amusement should the file be urgently required. 4. Should there be pressure of work, any distraction you feel you can offer, such as whistling, laughing, telling of rude stories, etc., are greatly appreciated. 5. Please take advantage of our inexhaustible supply


Many were the things they carried, Many were the things they issued, (many were the excavations fashioned by the storemens shovels) String and sticky tape were favourites, batteries and track and sprockets plugs and points and inner tubing, aerials and spanner sockets came and went in vast profusion, issued

either worn or new as the heavy laden binners navigated ’82. Maplesden and Towse and Greenwood, Stephenson and Partis, too Holloway and Jones and Cooper Robinson and the RQ all have toiled in wind and weather, humped and lifted, made a brew

just to see they ‘kept on rolling’ making sure the kit got through To those we serve we send our greetings,

we can help you day or night if only you will read the parts list and get the . . . number right!

THE COOKHOUSE of stationery, pens, pencils, rulers, and other ofifice

W02 Triggs drinking and smoking

(Above) The Adjutant washing (Below) The RQMC washing

equipment. We have far too much for our limited storage space and if you can assist we would much appreciate it. 6. Unauthorised persons should not hesitate to take down and examine Orders, Regulations, books, etc. 7. Ash trays in this office are used as receptacles for drawing pins, paper clips, etc., and on no account should they be used for cigarette ends. These should be placed in a lit condition on the polished surfaces provided! The Provost Staff welcome the chance to practice fire drills. 8. The following will be supplied to all who approach the clerical staff in a friendly manner: Advice on football pools, teams, scores, etc. Discussions on TV programmes; tomorrow’s racing fixtures; train timings from Slough to Lerwick; and who is good for a sub until pay day! 9. If you should meet any of the clerical staff at a social function in a pub or at Tescos, do not hesitate to ask such questions as, ‘Has my Course Report come in yet?’; ‘Has my Bl Gunnery Course been published?’; or ‘When is the next copy of The Blue and Royal due out?’

Tpr Drinkwater and Tpr McKinney involved in the Army’s traditional pastime


SI and the staff includes LCpl Hay\\r'ard~Jones, RHG/D, Sgt Collins, LCpl McLean and LCpl Phillips of the RAMC, and LCpl Tracey, ACC.

Tprs Davies and Van-Rooyen LCsoH Tabor and Rose trying to stick 32 maps together in Gennany



detached, one each to Dancon, Swedcon and Fincon. The Squadron itself was stationed in Nicosia.

The year began fairly quietly with very little happening throughout the first quarter. Although during March there was a slight flurry of activity as we waved farewell to ‘A’ Squadron disappearing to the sun for six months in Cyprus. During early May we saw part of‘B’ Squadron Fitter Section disappear with the Squadron Samson to support two Troops of the Squadron in the Falklands. This overshadowed Troop Training on Salisbury Plain at the end of May as the remainder of ‘B’ Squadron and all of ‘C’ Squadron went to Wales to practice with 5 Inf Bde for the Falklands. In the echelons though we did get a chance to swing through a few trees and climb a few ropes. in order to complete command tasks devised by the EME (I still think it would have been less painful to buy the beers). July saw the Regimental Open Day upon us once again. The day went off very sucessfully for all concerned in the various sideshows and at the end of the day we even came out at a slight profit. The following weekend the LAD had a sports day/barbecue on Home Park which was enjoyed by all who attended, although towards the end of the day some of the games took a lot of organising due to the effects of the beer tent and the sun. During July we also took part in Regimental Training although only a select few went to Salisbury Plain. The remainder preferring to stay in Windsor and sleep in comfortable beds at night. During Regimental Training we had a chance yet again to show off our

was two hours away by road, was the place to go; which although small was crowded with topless Scandinavians, causing the Section severe eyestrain and neckache. The Section had very good relations with all contingents in UNFICYP but mainly the Canadians who were situated half a mile away and had their own Workshop with them. The end of the tour was very hectic with PRE and medal parade. The medal parade, after a few hiccups on the rehearsals, went very well indeed and was one of the highlights of the tour. The LAD managed to win the Squadron swimming gala after being expertly coached by Sgt Oxley who knows more than one way to win a race.

As soon as the hot weather arrived the beach, which

theatrical skills as casualties and refugees. In fact, after

Tpr Jones under the care of the medical staff

three years on Salisbury Plain certain members of HQ LAD are thinking of applying for membership to Equity. After a period of block leave during late July and August we found ourselves preparing for Exercise Bold Guard. After the five-day warm—up on Salisbury Plain we set sail from Harwich for a two-week camping holiday in Schleswig Holstein, or at least that’s what we were led to believe.


LCoH Butcher, Tpr Brennan, LCpl English, Tpr Clark and the RQ preparing to defend ‘B’ eschelon

HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY HOSPITAL The Hospital has continued to minister to the medical needs of the Regiment and receive patients from the units in the West London area. The regimental medical orderlies continue to do a very good job. LCpl Sheppard has completed a successful UNFICYP tour with ‘A’ Squadron. ‘B’ Squadron are now in Cyprus and reports are that Tpr Eyers has continued to do good work. ‘C’ Squadron have LCpl Dick who continues to work in his quiet, unobtrusive

way. The permanent staff is led by SCpl Borthwick who arrived from Household Cavalry Regiment in November

The LAD assisting ‘C’ Squadron

LCpl Mitchell, CoH Seager and Tpr Parkin delivering rations to the RHQ hierarchy on Exercise Bold Guard

‘A’ SQUADRON FITTER SECTION The Section started off the year looking forward to their tour in Cyprus. Pre-tour training culminated in going to Thetford training area for a week. This gave the mechanics a chance to work with the Troops they would be attached to in Cyprus. After a long period of leave, the Squadron finally left for Cyprus in early March looking forward to sun and sand. Upon arrival in Cyprus. three Troops were

‘B’ SQUADRON FITTER SECTION The year started with the Squadron providing two Troops for an Exercise Quick Flash on Salisbury Plain. Map-reading was found to be considerably difficult due to the foot of snow on the ground. Then at the beginning of April, Third and Fourth Troops and the Fitter Section Samson crewed by Sgt Reid, LSgt Watts, LSgt Gill and LCpl Lewis had 24 hours to load their vehicles and move to Southampton in readiness for moving to the Falklands. The vehicles were loaded on the MV Elk and personnel travelled on the Canberra as far as the Ascensions. There vehicles and Troops unloaded for three days’ live firing and training before re-embarking, this time on HMS Fearless. Unfortunately, LCpl Lewis met with an accident on the Tank deck and had to be CASIVAC’d back to the UK. He was later replaced by LCpl Lambkin. After some weeks at sea with various action stations and drills, Fourth Troop and the Samson landed with 3 Para at San Carlos Settlement. Third Troop landed further south with the Marines and 2 Para. During the next four weeks vehicles and crews performed well over difficult terrain with few problems, only one gearbox requiring renewal. Shortly after the surrender of Port Stanley, vehicles and crews were embarked once again on Fearless to return to the UK just in time to say farewell to the remainder of the Squadron who were departing for their seven-month tour of Cyprus. ‘C’ SQUADRON FITTER SECTION After returning from Christmas leave the Section took part in two exercise Phantom Bugles which saw the Section through to Troop Training in April. Due to the Falklands crisis though Troop Training was interrupted and the Squadron went down to Sennybridge to act as enemy for 5 Inf Bde. During May and June LCpl Bayston was away in Canada on a six-week holiday with l and 2 Troop. He made sure it was a holiday by leaving his toolbox behind. During July the Section took part in Regimental Training swiftly followed by yet another Phantom Bugle on which Cfn Dabinett managed to blow up the Samson engine. Havingjust completed Exercise Bold Guard we would like to challenge anybody to change CVRtT) fan belts with the Armour on, Cfn Kerr almost succeeded. lb


The Mounted Squadron

After the hectic ceremonial season of 1981 this year has been relatively relaxed. Indeed it has been a happy and successful one, that is until tragedy struck on 20 July. Horses and men were in the process of returning from grass and leave in order to prepare for Summer Camp when the Queen‘s Life Guard, found by this Squadron, was attacked by terrorists in Hyde Park. The New Guard was approaching Hyde Park Corner when a remotecontrolled 201b—nail bomb was detonated in a car immediately opposite the Standard Party. Lt D. R. A. Daly, SQMC Bright, LCpl Young and Tpr Tipper were all killed. 1 will not dwell on this tragic event other than to say how bitterly we mourn their loss and how deeply we sympathise with the bereaved. Despite three other soldiers receiving serious wounds and most of the rest of the Guard suffering minor injuries from blast and shrapnel, I am happy to say that all are now returned to duty, not seven weeks since the incident. There were certainly a number of lucky escapes and there is no doubt that Jack Boots, Cuirasses

and Gauntlets gave a high degree of protection and saved a number of nasty injuries.

Prince Philip after the Hyde Park explosion talking to members of the Guard at the time Tprs Latino, Brainwood, Williams, Yorke and CoH Pitt

We lost seven horses in the explosion, Cedric, Epaulette,

Falcon, Rochester, Waterford, Yeastvite and Zara, all of which were steady and reliable guard horses that will be difficult to replace. The remaining nine horses were injured and other than the trumpeter‘s horse were sent to the RAVC Centre at Melton Mowbray. They have all made a spectacular recovery especially Sefton, Copenhagen and Eclipse who were the most seriously injured and we hope to have most of them back at duty by the end of September.

The Mounted Band with the New Guard on Horse Guards

The Hyde Park Bomb explosion I would like to be allowed to inform your readers of the aftermath of the Hyde Park disaster. Elsewhere in this Journal will be found the obituaries of the four soldiers so tragically killed. The remaining men on Queen‘s Life Guard that day are now fit and back at duty as are the horses that lived through the blast. (Seven horses were killed or put down at the scene of the explosion.) Although we did not set up an official appeal fund we have received nearly £100,000. The two largest donations coming from the Band of the 2nd Batt. Parachute Regiment who organised concerts and raised £18,000; while the Royal Dublin Society received donations from all over Ireland which amounted to over £30,000 for us. The money has been split between the four widows, the four children, and a small amount has been retained for a small memorial in Hyde Park. We have been especially touched by the hundreds of donations and letters from past and present members of the Household Cavalry and Household Division in general and The Blues and Royals in particular. A typical instance of this generosity was when, soon after the explosion an ex-Ofliccr who lives abroad handed me a cheque for £1,000. All members of the Household Cavalry Regiment are deeply grateful to those who sent donations and letters and we have certainly learnt the importance of the Regiment acting as a close-knit family in times of disaster. Yours faithfully, LT COL A. H. PARKER BOWLES

Lt Bullard on Grand Canyon and Tpr Dederson leading Sefton after his recovery

The response from the public has been overwhelming. We have had a vast number of letters, polos. carrots and sugar lumps and at the time of writing nearly £50,000 in contributions to a fund for the widows and families. The support from the Regimental Association, servmg and ex—members of the Household Divis10n and the

Parachute Regiment has been exceptional. Despite their own heavy casualties in the Falklands the latter have most generously opened a fund for both The Royal Green Jackets and ourselves. Compared to the frenzied activities of last year the rest of the year has been relatively quiet. Our only escort last autumn was the State Opening of Parliament in which the Squadron Leader re-adjusted himself to State occasions by riding as Serrefile Captain due to Capt B. W. B. White-Spunner’s argument with the last fence at the Melton One-Day Event. November saw the establishment of the Winter Training Troop at Melton and regular Wednesday afternoon visits to the RMA Drag who continued to provide excellent sport for the soldiers concerned. After Christmas we concentrated on trade training with 45 dutymen passing their B2 Course at Windsor, giving us the highest number of dutymen so qualified for several years, and in March it was back to Troop Drills for the State Visit of The Sultan of Oman. This escort was perhaps unique in recent history in that it was diverted in Westminster Square down Birdcage Walk due to a suspect car bomb at Admiralty Arch. March also saw the re—introduction of the Household Cavalry Officer‘s Steeplechase in Leicestershire: 20 officers raced over a three-mile course at Baggrave in Leicestershire before entertaining close on 200 farmers to lunch provided by a long—suffering Mess Staff in a nearby farm. Although the race was won by a Life Guard, Lt The Hon M. R. M. Watson, the Commanding Officer, Lt Col A. H. Parker Bowles, won the Wilkinson Trophy, a handsome bronze horse‘s head presented by Mrs Margaret Wilkinson in memory of her late husband, Maj R. C. Wilkinson. Our first major ceremonial event of the summer was The Major General‘s Inspection. Last year we tried an innovation, the canter past. This year, keen as ever to raise our standards, we introduced the advance in review

order at the canter as well as the canter past. It was a great success. Although The Major General‘s staff must have had momentary misgivings, as the entire Regiment 17


Princess Anne talking to LCoH Hobson, LCpl Mayhew and LCpl Long with Maj Carr-Ellison

thundered towards them they showed no sign of panic and stood their ground well. As there was no State Visit in June this year our only other mounted parade was The Queen‘s Birthday Parade for which we found the Field Oflicer, Standard Party, Band and two divisions. Despite torrential rain just before and a hailstorm just after it remained fine for the actual parade itself, which was, as usual, of a very high standard. As we rode back to barracks with water in our boots and our tunics covered in whitesap I must confess that I despaired whether we could turn ourselves out in good order for the Garter Procession two days later. However, RQMC Clayton and his team rose to the occasion superbly and they were waiting at the bottom of the stable ramp by the time we dismounted ready to pile our tunics in the back of a 4-tonner for cleaning. By a miracle of planning and ingenuity they had all been reeturned to us 36 hours later. We put the majority of horses out to grass in the third week of June and as many of the Squadron as pos51ble

went on leave, which continued until the third week of July. Summer Camp was a month earlier this year, and with the horses not coming in until late we had a frantic three weeks trying to get them fit for the rigours of the Handy Hunter Course. We moved to Camp on 9 August, and the first week was, as usual, taken up with ranges and putting the finishing touches to the horses” fitness and improving our riding abilities. By the second week we were in full swing and held a Squadron cross-country competition which was won by Tpr Montgomery on Equerry and Tpr Cowling on Fortress, with l Troop winning the Troop Prize. The Squadron Leader and SCM Martin won the Regimental Oflicers and Senior NCOs competition and LCoH Jackson and Tpr Kinniburgh were unlucky to be beaten by 0-03 of a second in the Junior NCOs and Troopers Section. Such is the standard of competition in the Household Cavalry Regiment! SCpl Bellas did not fall in the water jump this year, much to the disappointment of the ghouls who had collected there. It was pleasing to see how many of the Squadron completed the course and how the standard of their riding had improved. We rode back from Camp on 1 September and immediately started another leave period with many of the older horses still out at grass. A BHSAl course began at Windsor on 6 September with the aim of qualifying six NCOs from the Squadron, instructed by W02 McGregor and CoH Hague.

We are shortly to start the Herculean task of preparing ourselves and the horses for the Opening of Parliament on 3 November and the State Visit of The Queen of The Netherlands on 16 November. We have had a number of important visitors recently. They include HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Princess Anne who has been twice and has caught us all out with her amazing knowledge of anything to do with horses. There have been various changes in the Squadron

over the last year. Capt F. G. S. Lukas has taken over as second-in-command from Capt J. Shaw who has gone to defend The Sultan of Oman. In April, Lt R. C. D. Lendrum left to become ADC to the Major General, and Lt S. R. Bullard took over 2 Troop having completed the Long Equitation Course at Melton Mowbray. SCM Martin retires at the end of October and his place is to be taken by SCpl Brown while SCpl Sackett, CsoH O‘Gorman and Evans have left the Squadron to be replaced by CsoH Barber, Rushton, Taylor and Hague.

Members of the Mounted Squadron assisting Granada Television in the reproduction of a Polish Cavalry charge of the First War

»,.K”£ The late Col Hartigan presenting Maj Carr-Ellison and SCpLMartin with the Winners Cup for the Officers and SNCOs showjumping The RCM lingers in the background




Part of the Handy Hunter Course

SQMC R. BRIGHT, THE BLUES AND ROYALS by Maj J. McM. Carr-Ellison, The Blues and Royals


Bomb Explosion LT D. R. A. DALY, THE BLUES AND ROYALS by Maj J. McM. Carr-Ellison, The Blues and Royals

Anthony Daly was killed instantly by the bomb explosion in Hyde Park on 20 July. As Captain of The Queen‘s Life Guard he was commanding the New Guard on its way to mount at Horse Guards. Anthony was educated at Eton. At an early age he decided to follow in the military footsteps of his grandfather and father and joined the Regiment in Detmold in December 1977, having completed his Sandhurst training. From the beginning he set about leading his armoured troop with considerable professionalism and a high degree of infectious enthusiasm. In 1979 with the late SQMC Bright as his Troop Corporal of Horse his Troop convincingly won a particularly arduous set of Troop tests which reflected great credit on both of them. Always conscientious, Anthony felt a strong empathy with everyone he worked with and each member of his Troop meant something special to him. Always reliable and dependable in a crisis, as he showed in Northern Ireland, he set himself high standards in both his military and private life and was not content with second best. He was a man to respect. Anthony had the potential to achieve so much in his life and we were all stunned by the terrible waste of a young life that had so much to offer. Anthony loved and excelled at many sports and would have a go at anything that presented a challenge. In particular he was a proficient rugby player and captained successful rugby teams in both the Armoured and Mounted Regiments. He trained for and competed in this year‘s London Marathon in a very respectable time.

The Regiment has lost a fine man, an excellent ofiicer and a sportsman who died in the uniform he loved, doing the job he loved. His loss is a tragedy to us all and he will be sorely missed but never forgotten. To his devoted wife, Nichola, whom he married less than a month before his death, and to his family we olfer our deepest sympathy. 20

SQMC Roy Bright died from injuries following the bomb explosion in Hyde Park on 20 July while mounting The Queen’s Life Guard. He was carrying The Blues and Royals Squadron Standard at the time. SQMC Bright joined The Blues at Herford in 1964 and was posted to ‘A’ Troop RHQ as a signaller/driver. It was during this initial period that he began to show his prowess as a sportsman when, aged 18, he won the Regimental 5000111. In 1965 he was promoted to Lance-Corporal and posted to ‘A‘ Squadron. In the early months of 1966 he took up Modern Pentathlon, becoming a strong member of the Regimental Team. It was whilst competing and training as spirit a pentathletc that he came to the fore as a fencer. His natural strength and agility combined with his aggressive Colours. Army his him earned years later in which epeeist strong exceedingly an into him turned and Having completed a tour at the Guards Depot as a Physical Training Instructor he returned to The Blues when 1972 until remained he where commander, tank a as Squadron ‘C’ to posted was He 1969. in Royals in Detmold experience he joined the Household Cavalry Regiment as a Troop Corporal of Horse. Despite his previous lack of competitive field. he took to horses and riding immediately and had a great deal of success during his tour in the competition In particular he specialised in tent pegging and helped to revive interest in the sword, lance and revolver unstintingly which had flagged in recent years. He was particularly good at involving and instructing young soldiers and imparted his knowledge to others. his duty with Having returned to the Regiment he served in BAOR and Northern Ireland where he exercised man, he was Intelligent most A tests. Troop won twice Troop his that coincidence no quiet professionalism. It was how to tackle it. I shall able to grasp the principles of a particular problem while the rest of us were still wondering in the early hours never forget the moment when. as my Troop CoH, pufiing at his pipe, he climbed aboard my tank I might keep the of a wet, cold morning somewhere in the Northern German plain to suggest. with infinite tact, how were. we earth on where discover might I until back my Squadron Leader off as Guard Corporal He returned to Household Cavalry Regiment in 1980 as SQMC and it was performing his duty Major that he was killed. whom communicating SQMC Bright was a man of many talents. Although quiet spoken he was a natural leader to to achieve amongst all with others came naturally. He had the ability to engender enthusiasm for what he was trying sense of humour to de-fuse those who he came into contact with. Always calm in a crisis he disariningly used his dry many a tense situation. He was a man to have by one‘s side in war. To his wife, children and family we extend the deepest sympathy.

LCpl J. YOUNG. THE BLUES AND ROYALS by Maj J. McM. Carr-Ellison, The Blues and Royals

The Band LCpl Jefl‘ery Young died fronrinjuries following the bomb explosion in Hyde Park on 20 July while mounting The Queen s Life Guard. He was riding as Standard Cover on the left of the Standard at the time. LCpl Young came from Tonyrefail in Glamorgan and joined the Army in July 1979. After five months at the Guards Depot as a recruit he joined the Household Cavalry Regiment in February 1980. He quickly showed that he was a mounted dutyman of high calibre and was an example to many who set their personal standards by his. He earned promotion to Lance Corporal at an exceptionally early age and was proving to be a most able and conscientious NCO, who was always ready to help those junior or less fortunate than himself? He was a keen sportsman‘and a key member of the Regimental Rugby team. He played rugby for the Regiment and had been selected to play tor the Army. He also successfully represented the Regiment at athletics and was usually to the lore in inter-Troop competitions. . Always an enthusiast, LCpl Young was agman of strong character, and was very popular with all ranks. Despite being only 19 years old‘ when he died he certainly would have had a long and fine career ahead of him in the Army. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his Wife, Judith, his young children, Sarah Jane and Louise, and to his family.

Towards the end of last year the band had a taste of non musical life in the classrooms and on the ranges of the Guards Depot. For three days we lived in combat kit, training to use the Stirling Machine Gun. By the end of the three days we had six marksmen in our midst, and a band rather more eager than usual to do band practice the following day. As December arrived and the snow set in, the Dance

Band set off to RAF Swanton Morley, in the open expanses of Norfolk, to play at a Christmas Ball. As luck would have it, the weather turned very cold, but the Sergeants” Mess heating kept us warm. Alas the coach had no such luxury and the radiator froze solid. Our journey home started at 0400hrs and finished around I430hrs, involving a four-hour crawl to Norwich from Swanton Morley (12 miles) in sub—zero temperatures, and eventually a change of coach in Norwich.

Members of the Band at the Royal Tournament

Last year the cup for Coach Horn playing at the South of England Show was won for the band by Musn Yurek, who is no longer with us. The Household Cavalry Regiment Coaching Team wanted a Coach Horn player again this year, so Musn Haddock took the job, and returned the proud winner. He also spent some days with the Coaching Team at other events,

including Royal Ascot Week. It has often been said that the band is behind the times, and this year‘s Royal Tournament seemed to prove it. We played there for the first of the three weeks and provided fanfare trumpets, and also a band dressed a, LCpl J. Young

Tpr S. Tipper

The Band playing at Houghton Hall, Norfolk

TPR S. TIPPER, THE BLUES AND ROYALS by Maj J. McM. Carr-Ellison, The Blues and Royals

Tpr Simon Tipper was killed by the bomb explosion in Hyde Park on 20 July while mounting The Queen‘s Life Guard. He was riding directly behind the Standard Party in the position of No 2 Boxman. Tpr Tipper came from Stourbridge in the West Midlands and joined the Army as a junior soldier in June 1979. Having completed his basic training at the Guards Depot he joined the Household Cavalry Regiment in June 1980. In the two years he spent with the Regiment he showed that he was capable of achieving the highest of standards as a mounted dutyman. Always smart and well turned out it was seldom that he was not awarded a boxman‘s relief on Queen’s Life Guard. He had a good sense of humour and had many friends who turned out for his funeral. Tpr Tipper was 19 when he died and had been married less than a month. Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife, Louise, and to his family.

Christmas saw us once again playing carols in the wards of the King Edward VII Hospital, on Castle Hill Windsor, and at Clewer Hill Lodge. As nature came to life in the Spring, so did the band with the start of our busy season, with Sunday afternoon concerts at Windsor Castle and Mounted Band rehearsals. The mounted season this year was memorable for the Trooping the Colour Ceremony, which looked doubtful weatherwise, so the band cloaked up before leaving Knightsbridge Barracks. We were rained on, on a number of occasions that morning, the last being a cloud—burst whilst sitting opposite Her Majesty the Queen outside Buckingham Palace. It was noticed that Her Majesty saw the funny side of its as well.

in 18th Centry uniforms. Two of the instruments for the latter had been borrowed from the museum at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall; it is rumoured that some of the musicians were as well. In contrast to last year‘s glorious weather, the Bands three weeks in Bournemouth were marred by rain. On more than one occasion the changing room under the bandstand was flooded by the little stream that runs through the gardens. On others a few of the audience sat on deck chairs in the rain covering themselves with whatever came to hand, and one gentleman used a deckchair as a shelter. Of course the weather changed for the good as we prepared to leave. At the beginning of September the Band went to the Dorchester Show to accompany the Household Cavalry Quadrillc. There were problems right from the start. At 0630hrs there was no coach, and on telephoning the London based firm we were informed that there was no possibility of having one as the driver had overslept. LCoH Marsh saved the day by going to a local firm and driving the band to Dorchester. However, as is 23


usually the case in these situations another problem soon appeared. About 15 miles from Dorchester the clutch gave up, but LCoH Marsh managed to drive the coach on to the Showground, arriving in plenty of time for the start. Fortunately whilst we were at the show we were able to have the clutch repaired, so LCoH Marsh had the benefit of one for the first few yards of the homeward journey, after which it failed again. The band did reach Windsor that evening, in the same

unrepaired coach with LCoH Marsh at the wheel. A week later at the Luton Military Musical Pageant the band said a final farewell to our previous Director of Music, Lt Col G. E. Evans. He was in overall charge of the pageant, and retires front the Army in the new year. In mid-September the band went for three days to Eindhoven in Holland. The purpose of the visit was to join in the town‘s 750th anniversary celebrations, which coincided with the 38th anniversary of their liberation by the Royal Horse Guards in 1944. At the time of writing the band is preparing for a concert in Kingston for our afiiliated Field Ambulance Unit, 221 Field Ambulance, which promises to be interesting as they also have a part to play in it. In the near future we also have two broadcasts on BBC

Radio, one of which is live. On Remembrance Sunday the band will march to church with the Regiment, provide trumpeters at three churches and also give a concert in Slough for the British Limbless Ex-Serviccmen’s Association. 1983 looks at the moment to have much of our usual engagements, with Bournemouth for two weeks in August, a week at Royal Ascot and possibly a week in Jersey in September. At the present time Musns Alderson, Biscoc, Gilder and Searle are at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall on a year-long course. We look forward to welcoming them back to the band in January. LCoH Brammer has returned to us after a three-year posting to the Guards Depot as an instructor. During the past year Musn Allport has joined the band after two years at the Junior Leaders‘ Regiment at Bovington, and Musn Biscoe P. R. has come to join his brother in the band after service at the Guards Depot. CoH Platt, CoH Healey, CoH Ward-Turner,

Musn Creedy and Musn Yurek have all left us to seek their fortunes elsewhere, and will be sadly missed. Congratulations go to CoH Morrison, LCoH Stevens, LCoH Burroughs, LCoH Connaughton, LCpl Guy, LCpl Hayward and LCpl Jones, P. on their promotions.


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Cottage Homes Trumpets Cabaret Grosvenor House Regimental History Evening, Guards Depot Dortmund Horse Show East Terrace East Terrace

East Terrace East Terrace East Terrace Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Parade, Hyde Park Sat 28 May Trooping Rehearsal Sun 29 May Castle Hill 30 May72 Jun Beating Retreat Sat 4 Jun Trooping Rehearsal Sat 11 Jun Trooping the Colour Mon 13 Jun Garter Orchestra Royal Ascot 14—17 Jun Congress of the European Dialysis and Sun 19 Jun Transplant Association Wembley Pageant 20—26 Jun 27 Jun—2 Jul St James’s Park Hyde Park Sun 3 Jul Royal International Horse Show 16224 Jul Bournemouth 14—27 Aug Castle Hill Sun 28 Aug Mon 29 Aug Houghton Hall 4~ll Sep Jersey Mounted Band, Guildhall Tue 4 Oct Church Royal Hospital, Chelsea Sun 20 Nov


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The World Service kept us informed, and mail, dropped by parachute, was a great morale booster. We at last were able to brief our Troops. 3 Troop were to be attached to 40 Cdo and were to go to San Carlos, 1n the northern part of San Carlos Waters, and 4 Troop were attached to 3 Para and were to take Port San Carlos in the north. The 20th May saw us and the fleet sail into the Exclusion Zone and into the very real danger ofair and subsurface attacks. D-Day was set for 21 May.

by LI M. R. C()I'eth, The Blues and Royals

On 2 April 1982 whilst 'C‘ Squadron was preparing for leave and ‘B‘ Squadron was getting ready to entertain yet more Combat Team Commanders. Argentina invaded the Falklands. Having first ascertained where they were, not ofi" Scotland for a start, the competition started as to who was to go. At l400hrs on Sunday 4 April the Commanding Ofiicer received the message that two Medium Recconaisance Troops were required. 'B’ Squadron had won, ‘C' Squadron dispersed on leave. The Black Cap was donned. judgement was passed, and I and Lt Lord Robin lnnes-Ker were told that we were going with our Troops. My Troop (OS 24) had worked together in the past. while Lord Robin requested, and was granted, his old Troop back again. Since SCpl Rose was unavailable CoH Thomson took over as 21C. Sgt Reid was to head the Sampson Recovery Team. The only problem was that our vehicles were sitting in containers at Southamp— ton, en route for Salisbury Plain. Hastily recalled. we prepared them now for war not exercise. Endless lists of spares and requirements were drawn up. Both QMs disappeared only to return laden with gifts: Arctic clothing, long-awaited demands. new equipment. it was just like Christmas. On Monday 5 April Maj Sulivan and I flew to Plymouth, by helicopter. for orders. An uneventful flight except for almost landing on the Major General Royal Marines. Here we learnt that we were part of the first military operation to sail without a plan. Maj Sulivan discovered that despite strong grass roots support for the necessity for an HQ element to control and support the two Troops the concept was blocked from on high. He was therefore not allowed to sail. This was a decision that was later seen as a mistake. We returned to Windsor. where we found that even the Paymaster had burnt the midnight oil and kindly produced our Mess bills. Tuesday 6 April saw CoH Thomson and LCpls Mitchell








MV Elk. We also bade a tearful farewell to our families. On Wednesday we repeated the performance. and by Thursday when we did board Canberra everybody was fed up with saying goodbye. The ship sailed that day to a magnificent farewell. The few blue berets almost lost in a sea of red and green ones. We were off. 26

3 Para became our guardians; however. they didn‘t understand why we didn‘t run around the deck 25 hours a day. Fighting off a hot sun and the cruise mentality we produced our own balanced training programme: PT. signals. gunnery theory. and the like. A visit to Elk was arranged. I expected to find a revolting crewiand I did. They were stripped to the waist. wearing flip-flops, and hideously brown! We listened to the news. some prayed for peace and the crazy amongst us for war. Despite startling reports of the possibilities of 70 per cent casualties on an opposed Beach Landing. 1 can safely say that almost all remained ‘Game for a Laughl‘ They certainly had hysterics over the waiters in the dining roomsimost of whom wore three earrings and called us ‘Ducks‘. Having stopped briefly at Freetown, Sierra Leone, we arrived at Ascension Island. Here we were reunited with our vehicles and said farewell to Canberra. Dis— embarking from E/k by LCU was interesting, the former tends to roll whilst the latter bobs and heaves. I can still see a very worried Tpr Widdowson whose thoughts were plainly on sharks. Ascension Island. although desolate, was most welcome in that it was rel'rafirma. We had two incredible range days which would have made the Gunnery Kings at Lulworth green with envy. Sadly, LCOH Henney (23B) slipped on the Sampson and burnt his hand on a hot GPMG barrel. He was repatriated, ‘high‘ on morphine, and thus LCOH Dunkeley failed to finish his NCO Commanders Course but found himself OH to war. On the second day we did feasability tests, firing from

Two Scorpion ready for the landing from the LCU

carcass on which they descended, meals were excellent. It is only a pity that by the Troop Leader’s birthday the meat was off and the Troop ended up doing the Falklands Foxtrot for the next 24 hours. From the barn they had an excellent view of Bomb Alley and indeed engaged several aircraft. Tpr Hastings even claimed a hit on 25 May, his birthday. 4 Troop had. meanwhile, boarded the LCUs on their eventual, late, return. Our night landing had become at dawn and then a day landing, and what a beautiful cloudless day it was. LCOH Meicklejohn and Tprs Voyce and Farmer all had a pre-landing fag, LCpl Lambert and I puffed at a cigar, whilst Tpr Maxwell, knowing that smoking can damage your health, refrained. We landed unopposed, just west of Port San Carlos. There were 40-odd Argentinians in the Port who shot down two helicopters, they then sadly. escaped. With the port secure I sent CoH Stretton and LCOH Ward up to the aptly-named Windy Gap to help protect the north-east flank. The air raids began and became a feature of daily life. Two days later 1 replaced CoH Stretton at Windy Gap. On the way there we proved our point for the first of many times. ‘lnexperts’ had said that CVR(T) could not move on the Falkland’s terrain, we said they could. On the way we found a tractor up to its axles in a bog. Using our incredible kinetic energy rope we catapulted him out with the

Last—minute jobs were done, the vehicles were bombed

up. We were ready. At 0400hrs 21 May the ships dropped anchor in San Carlos. At 0500hrs 3 Troop. preloaded into the LCUs, slipped towards San Carlos to the accompaniment of Naval Gunfire. An anxious moment followed when the Landing Craft grounded 200m from the shore. The water was pitch black and no one knew how deep it was; 23C. the guinea—pig. was ordered oiffirst. LCOH Fisher and his crew having kittens. All was well, and with no opposition the landing was a great success. They found a barn to hide in and the Engineers tractor dug them fire trenches. What is more LCsoH Dunkeley and Fisher found a beautifully skinned cow

Members of 4 Troop with attached personnel

the front of LCUs. Result, a terrified Senior Service

and a dead seagull. Nights were now spent aboard HMS Fearless, our new home. and the days on maintenance. vehicle modification, and our daily swimming tests, Sadly, LCpl Lewis fell ofi his Sampson down a ramp, and, badly cut up, was flown home. On 10 May we set sail for the South Atlantic. The news was bad, people realised that they were going to war. The enthusiasm of the Troops was incredible, they were ready and waiting to fight. Now it was final training and preparation, intelligence briefs, and aircraft recognition (Tpr Widdowson suc— ceeded in correcting the instructor more than once).

greatest of case; all this with the CVR(T) on a thin film of peat with almost liquid bog beneath. For the remainder, by day we shot at aircraft which we enjoyed. and by night we froze. We then hit a logistical problem that was to dog us throughout the campaignefuel. We were. on 26 May, to support 3 Para on their advance to Teal lnlet. It was discovered that there were not enough Jerry-cans for our fuel. Ordered to stay behind we went on a hunt.

CoH Stretton, Tprs Widpolson and Flynn having arrived at San Carlos

The vehicles rolled at l400hrs and the Engineers dis« covcred they were missing 28 Jerry-cans. It was this move that proved to the Commanders that CVR(T) could cope with the terrain, given good driving and 27

common sense. If a vehicle did get bogged the kinetic energy rope invariably saved the day. Night. however. made rapid movement impossible and on the first night we duly stopped. At OSOOhrs a lone plane appeared. a large bomb fell close by. followed by an almighty explosion; we moved on rapidly at dawn. Arriving at Teal we heard ofthe success and tragedy of Goose Green. We soon moved out, to support 3 Para in an attack on Estancia Hill where 200 enemy were reported. That night we stayed in an estuary lOkm short of the objective. It was unfortunate for LSgt Gill that the tide rose and water surrounded his vehicle, so rather than get his feet wet he had a much longer stag than he should have had! Estancia was abandonded when we arrived, we had been denied our first battle. We established an OP there from where we could observe Stanley with its famous night life, discos. bars. and hundreds of pretty girls. At this point 3 Troop joined us: it was the first

resemblance to a well-known gentleman of the l930s and early "40s. On 7 June, 4 Troop was ordered to Bluff Cove to support the Welsh Guards. 3 Troop stayed in Fitzroy. Whilst there 23B lost its first three gears, necessitating a gearbox change. It was the first and only major failure we suffered. On 8 June, 3 Troop, less 238, moved to join us in a quarry where we had established ourselves. As they approached, LCoH Fisher and Tpr Hastings waved cheerfully to two Harriers as they flew low overhead. Their hearts jumped when they saw they were Skyhawks. Taken by surprise by the first wave, nearly every weapon fired at the second. Tpr Fugatt even managed to empty two SMG magazines at them. I was asked to bring some rations up to a forward company and, since we were at Air Warning Red, I did so with a degree of trepidation. Well justified for, once in the open, another wave of Skyhawks came low overhead. Gunfire everywhere, a lot ofit disturbingly C0H Stretton moving above Fitzroy and Bluff Cove



however, turned

out to

be the Welsh

Guards and The Blues and Royals trying to shoot down the aircraft over our heads. command of 5 Inf Bde. This meant we had to cross the ‘impassable‘ central mountains. We were given an excellent guide and, following a circuitious route. made our torturous way south. This was truly CVR(T)‘s most gruelling movement test. We learnt that to move in the Falklands one must always make one's own

Success was achieved as Tpr Tucker hit a Skyhawk with his 30mm cannon as did Tpr Ford back at Fitzroy. This was the day of the tragedy of Sir Ga/a/zad and Sir Trista/n. 23B and the Sampson helped carry casualties.

tracks, never to follow someone else's. En route we

passed some BVs, out of one of which jumped LCpl Lamkin, our replacement for LCpl Lewis. He had had some exciting moments trying to find us. In the middle of the mountains, in dense fog, we met guide number two

COH Stretton and LCoH Ward on their way to Stanley

who then led us to Fitzroy and a stunned welcome from the Brigadier. The ‘experts’ thought it would take 48 hours. we made it in 6 hours. Here both Troops found a barn and shed. a bath, civilian food, and some alcohol. There followed a merry party during which it was noted that Tpr Voyce‘s moustache was too long as were Tpr Flynn‘s sideburns. One sideburn was duly shaved ofl‘ whilst Voyce suddenly took on an amazing

time we had seen them since the landing. They had travelled with the snow cats (BVs) of the Commandos

in a convoy. However, whilst 3 Troop took six hours the BVs took 17. The general situation at the time was one of regroup— ing. 5 Inf Bde, to which Capt R. A. K. Field was attached as a watchkeeper. was moving to Fitzroy/Bluff Cove. The Brigadier ordered aggressive patrolling but to hold present positions. Lt Col Pike (3 Para). keen to press on, decided to make a Battalion-size patrol to Mt Longdon. The two Troops were to form the fire base for 3 Para. 24B had broken down so I and Three Troop moved forward to join 24A and C who had gone on a reece. We found them singing 'Look at the Bright Side of Life‘, as the mortar bombs rained down around them. LCoH Ward moved position by 20m to find a mortar bomb took up his old position. CoH Stretton and Tpr Flynn saw the MFCs on a hill so gave them some HESH to keep them quiet. We pressed on, now under artillery fire, only to have the operation stopped by the Brigadier. We were then ordered to Fitzroy to come under

The Scots Guards then called for our assistance. A patrol that I had taken two days previously to Harriet House was in trouble. Their OP, well forward, had been compromised and was under very effective mortar fire. 3 Troop went forward to help extricate them. They

were indeed a strange sight. We, meanwhile, were told

that we were to take part in a diversionary attack on Mt Tumbledown from the south. This was to be led by Maj Bethell. The Argentinians‘ defences indicated that this is where they thought the main thrust would come from and we were to oblige them. On the night of l3 June 2 Para, supported by 3 Troop, attacked Wireless Ridge. This proved a great success, and CVR(T) was really able to show its colours in the direct fire role. There were a couple of hitches, 23 threw

a track in the middle of an attack, there followed the quickest CVR Track repair in history. LCOH Dunkeley, in 23B, drove into a huge pothole; the hatch broke loose and crashed into his head knocking him out. He lost consciousness and a great deal of blood and the vehicle was ordered back to the Regimental Aid Post. Capt Field, who was with the Commanding Oflficer in TAC 1, marched back to the wagon to take command. LCOH Dunkeley in his dazed state was reluctant to leave but,

when he again lost consciousness, Capt Field, delighted to at last be back with the Regiment and in a vehicle, took over. LCoH Dunkeley was flown back to Uganda, the hospital ship. 23B rejoined the Troop. On the third bound they came across heavier resistance and considerable return fire. They satisfactorily filled their game books for the season. 23C, with LCoH Fisher and Tpr Hastings, even managed to fire at Stanley on the last bound, hitting a POL or Ammo dump with spectacular effect. They pressed on in the dawn and when the White Flag went up they, with 2 Para sitting on the vehicles, were among the first into Stanley.

were in a bad way, under heavy fire, with a number

wounded by shrapnel. The vehicles were used as taxis and they beat a hasty retreat. LCoH Fisher‘s vehicle went headlong into a deep ditch, stopped dead, and as in a cartoon all the passengers flew off. They all made it back. The next morning everyone went onto alert for a possible parachute attack. Fingers itching, we waited, once again nothing happened. We now came under command of the Scots Guards. A Gurkha arrived and begged that we help him carry rations forward: I obliged and used the Sampson. It was getting dark as Sgt Reid and I returned. The Welsh Guards' Colonel stopped me with the cry of ‘Boy . . .’ It was another mission, this time to carry a patrol towards Stanley along the road as far as possible. With the odd 155mm shell falling nearby we completed this task. On the 10th June we were ordered to Fitzroy for Orders, this we guessed was to be it. 3 Troop was attached to 2 Para who were reserve for the northern

thrust and were then to attack Wireless Ridge. 4 Troop was still with the Scots Guards but would then move on to the Welsh Guards and Gurkhas. The nightgl2—l3 Junegwas to be the start of the attack. Capt Field, meanwhile, had volunteered his services to 2 Para with whom he went as ‘Armour Adviser” to the Commanding Officer. 3 Troop set off for Estancia House, 233 and the Lt Coreth and crew’s vehicle after being hit by a mine

had marched to just north ofWireless Ridge. Warned of no ammo replen they filled the insides and covered the outsides with ammo for forward dumping. They

Sampson following a few hours later when all repairs had been done. They joined 2 Para the next day who

4 Troop was also to have an exciting time. On the 13th we moved to an RV below Mt Harriet prior to our diversionary attack. En route we came across Engineers removing mines from around a crater in the road, this mining was apparently normal practice. This. coupled with incessant mortar fire falling around, did help concentrate the mind. The Troop, however, were

excited about the prospect of real action at last. Maj Bethell gave final orders and we moved off down the road in the dark. H-Hour was for OIOOhrs, 14 June. and our attack was to last from H —30 to H,—30.

The infantry were to get into position first and then we were to move up to support them. Bad communications meant that we could not talk direct to Maj Bethell. but the sounds of a fire fight meant that they were in trouble. We moved forward to give support. About 1an short of my intended position there was a huge crater in the road. Since we were under artillery fire this could be a shell hole so I decided to risk the possibility of mines. There followed the most incredible explosion— we had hit a mine. The wagon flew into the air and LCpl Farmer failed his flying test for he crashed on landing. Shaken but not stirred, we all had roaring headaches

for the next few days. The smell of smoke and burning cordite helped speed up our evacuation of the vehicle. The wagon was a shambles: the driver‘s hatch was blown ofl‘. as were the sprockets and some road wheels, the hull was buckled and the turret a mess. With shells falling and little point in hanging about. I sent LCpls Lambert and Farmer back to the RAP. The other 29


vehicles pulled forward and we began to fire as best we could onto the enemy positions. This involved the invention of new techniques, untaught at Gunnery School. LCsoH Ward and Meiklejohn used the previously unheard of ‘30mm HE at 4000m Technique‘ and CoH Stretton the ‘76mm Indirect Night Shoot’. 1 corrected fall of shot from the outside of the vehicles and awarded A grades to all. The battered patrol reappeared. most of them wounded. and were flown back. We settled down for the remainder of the night. An Engineer came forward next morning. in a 25m radius around the crater he cleared 57 anti-tank mines. Having discovered that the Welsh Guards were now advancing I took over 243 and, leaving A and C to help the Scots Guards pick up their dead, set off in pursuit.

vehicles with us. but most important we had not lost any men. The journey north was relaxing but long. The sun shone. we saw porporses. we read books, wrote accounts. and prepared vehicles for our return to England. The

The following members of the Regiment were involved in OPERATION CORPORATE


Watchkeeper, C-in-C Land Forces Operations Centre, Northwood, England


Watchkeeper, 5 Inf Brigade

4 Troop, ‘B’ Squadron

3 Troop, ‘B’ Squadron

Lt M. R. Coreth CoH P. F. Stret’ton LCOH S. S. Meiklejohn LCOH S. A. Ward LCpl G. Farmer

Lt Lord Robin lnnes-Ker CoH St. Thomson

Tpr M. J. Flynn

LCpl M. D. Mitchell

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

LCOH M. G. Dunkley LCOH J. C. Fisher

LCOH M. Brown

P. R. Fugatt T. G. Maxwell E. C. Tucker D. C. Voyce A. R. Widdowson

LC0H Fisher and crew on the Drive Past in Combermere Barracks on their return to Windsor

G. W. Birch H. Ford C. K. Hastings J. Holdsworth S. J. Round J. W. Pilchowski




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LCpIs Brown and Mitchell talking to the Colonel of the Regiment

at Portsmouth on their return

men rediscovered the joys of doing fatigues. The reception at Portsmouth was mind—blowing. Our families were there to meet us. also the hierarchy ofthe Regiment. But little could surpass the more personal welcome that Windsor put on for us. The crowds were almost covering our route and their banners were aimed at us alone. The Regiment seemed to overflow with champagne and relief. We were home at last.

The columns of men marching hell for leather up that road were an amazing sight. We found the Colonel who said that he believed the White Flag was flying but wanted me to recce forward to confirm it. We pushed on past endless articles of abandoned equipment: artillery pieces, and dead. Finally. we arrived on top of Sapper Hill. the key to Stanley. The war really was over. We were elated. Elation turned to dismay when we were ordered back to the mudhole that was Fitzroy. I and LCoH Meicklejohn stayed with my vehicle whilst the others went back to make a camp. Whilst we waited the minefield was marked with the help of the Argentinians who had layed it. The crew had to be restrained from strangling them. After two days the Chinook helicopter appeared and removed the vehicle with considerable ease. We went to our gypsy encampment at Fitzroy. Capt Field returned from 3 Troop in Stanley to the dull routine of Brigade watchkeeping. From him we learnt of the other Troop’s house with bath and hot water; it rained on us, we had no hot water. That, coupled with the anticlimax. lowered morale. Then the mail and cigarettes arrived. we would survive. News


LSgt A. E. Watts LCpl A. Lamblein

From Flanders to the Falklands-

help us help them all

.mmROYOI _

came, we were to move to Stanley and board Fearless.

This we did, taking along with us two captured Panhard Armoured Cars. It was incredible to see Fearless again. we were even given good accommodation. On 24 June we kissed the Falklands goodbye, we had all our

Sgt S. C. Reid LSgt A. Gill

Bnhsh Legion 48 PALL MALL, LONDON SW1Y 5JY Secretary of State for Defence talking to wives and families of those in the Falklands. The RCM and Mrs Hamilton-Russell stand behind

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(/7) In accordance with Rule 12 the undermentioned members of the Association are recommended by the Committee: MR FLAXMAN, W. D. MR EDWARDS, J. (6) Under Rule 12 the undermentioned, who was elected to the committee during the year to fill a vacancy. having retired under Rule 13, should now be considered for re-eleetion: MR ANSLOW, R. (d) Some additional names may be put forward for committee membership: the only confirmed name so far is: MR MlsSENDEN, C.

A record number bought tickets for the Annual Dinner at the AGM which preceded it: over 100 members were present. We would like to make a special mention of Lt Col A. H. Parker-Bowles and RCM P. B. Lawson of the Household Cavalry Regiment who have given us such help over the last two years. both by letting us use the barracks for these dinners and the regular use of the WOs and NCOs Mess for our committee meetings. Combined Cavalry Parade 1982 Although we always seem to have reached a record number on parade, I believe that the 1982 parade will take a lot of beating. The salute was taken by His Grace The Duke of Beaufort, KG, PC, ch0, MPH, and the parade commanded by our Colonel. It was obvious that every member made a special effort to be on parade. and even the excesses of the previous night‘s dinner did not dampen the enthusiasm and swagger of the Association Parade.

In accordance with Rule 7 your committee recommend the following for honorary membership: CHlEF SUPERINTENDENT TONRINSON, JOHN

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 1983 Annual General Meeting The AGM will be held in the WOs and CsoH Mess at Combermere Barracks, Windsor, on Saturday, 30 April 1983. The meeting will commence at 18.00 hours: all members are encouraged tO attend. Members are reminded that if they have a resolution to place before the meeting, it must be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary at least six weeks in advance.


Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Parade 1983 A limited number Of tickets should be available to the Association for the rehearsals and the actual parade on 11 June. Members who would like tickets should please apply in writing to the Honorary Secretary. An appli— cation form will then be sent and as the numbers asked for always exceed the numbers available a draw will be held during early May. If you have had tickets during the last five years, please do not apply. Applications must be with the Honorary Secretary by 23 April.

MR (ex-W02) KOSA, G. Remembrance 1983

Any Other Business.

Annual Dinner 1983 The Annual Dinner will be held in Combermere Barracks,

Windsor, on Saturday. 30 April. Dress: Lounge suits, no Medals. Bars in the Gymnasium will open at 17.30 hours. Bars in the WOs and CsoH Mess. which will open at 18.30 hours. are available only to entitled members. The Household Cavalry Museum will be open throughout the day for the convenience and interest of those who arrive early. Coaches will be run from Hyde Park Barracks, and return after the dinner. Applications for tickets for the coaches should be made with the application for dinner tickets. A limited amount Of accommodation will be available in Combermere Barracks. Those interested should write immediately to: The Regimental Corporal Major, Combermere Barracks, WINDSOR, Berkshire SL4 3DN. Application for tickets will be limited to one ticket per member and only official guests will be allowed. The cost of tickets will again be held down to £500 for Members and £350 for those over 65. Should any comrade know of a fellow member who would like to attend but cannot afford the price of a ticket, please

AGENDA Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 1982. Points arising from the Minutes. Confirmation of the accounts for the period ending 31 December 1982. Committee matters: (a) Under Rule 12 the following members are due to retire:

1983. General Sir Cecil Blacker, GCB. 0151:, MC, will take

the salute. The Service will be conducted by the Chaplain General. Assemble on the Regimental markers in Broad Walk East at 10.50 hours. Dress: lounge suit and decorations. All those attending are invited to Hyde Park Barracks after the parade. As always, your committee looks forward to your support.


6. ‘At Home’ Day 1982 The ‘At Home’ Day has, for the last three years, been an enjoyable family day out at Windsor. 1982 was no exception and although the numbers were slightly down on the previous year, it was enjoyed by all who attended. It was obvious that a great deal of hard work had been put in by all concerned, and it would perhaps be unfair to select any group for a special mention. Nevertheless, I make no apology for giving a big slap on the back to Mr Spring the Master Cook and his staff for an excellent meal which was much enjoyed by everyone. Regrettably, the Regiment will be unable to be ‘At Home‘ in 1983 due to the pressure Of work with conversion to their new role in BAOR, and the Standards Parade, with the subsequent Garden Party.

Combined Cavalry Parade and Service 1983 This will take place in Hyde Park on Sunday, 1 May

notify the Honorary Secretary who is authorised by the Committee to give a free ticket to any such genuine cases. To assist the Regiment with security the dinner ticket will be used as an admittance ticket to the barracks and only those in possession of a ticket will be allowed in. Tickets will not be on sale at the door. As usual, ladies will not be allowed to attend the dinner but they will be welcome to attend the WOs and NCOs Mess afterwards.

The Field of Remembrance will be open at 12 noon on Friday, 11 November 1983. Members are requested to assemble at the Regimental plot in St Margaret’s Churchyard at 11.50 hours. Dress: Lounge suits, no Medals. Regimental Remembrance will take place with the laying of both the Regimental and the Association wreaths at Holy Trinity Church, Windsor, on Sunday, 13 November 1983. Those wishing to attend should apply to the Honorary Secretary for tickets and should be seated by 10.35hours. After the Service members are invited to march back to barracks with the Regi— mental contingent and the Band. Members will be welcome to visit the WOs and NCOs Mess for a drink on the return to barracks. A Small Service of Remembrance is held at the Cavalry Memorial in Hyde Park at 10.50 hours on Sunday, 13 November. Any member who attends will be welcome to visit Hyde Park Barracks afterwards.

Address of Honorary Secretary A considerable number of letters are still being sent to the previous Honorary Secretary. This causes him inconvenience and delays an answer. Please note that all correspondence should be addressed to the Honorary Secretary: LT COL W. R. MARSH, The Blues and Royals, Hyde Park Barracks, Knightsbridge, London SW7 lSE Te1: 01-930 4466, Ext 2517

NOTICES Employment The Honorary Secretary, receives from time to time notification Of jobs which would be suitable for retired members both for single or widowed or for married couples with the wife to work also. It is not practical to publish these in the Journal as they only effect a very few members. Should you be looking for this type Of employment, they normally include accommodation, just drop a line to the Honorary Secretary who will let you know if any are on offer. At the present time there is one job available in Devon and possibly one in Dorset. Regular Forces Employment Association This Association is part of the Forces Resettlement Service. It exists to help the non-commissioned ranks to re-settle in civilian life when they leave the Forces, and in particular to help them find suitable employment. It also takes a long-term interest in ex-Regulars, who

may use its services as often as they wish. The Association has 40 Branches covering the United Kingdom, and its Employment ofiicersfiall ex-servicemen—are in close touch with employers. It provides all its services free Of charge. Addresses and telephone numbers Of branches can be Obtained from the Honorary Secretary or from Post Offices, Employment Offices or local telephone directories.


Presentation of Standards 1983 1. AS you may be aware. Her Majesty The Queen will present new Standards to the Regiments of the Household Cavalry on Horse Guards Parade on 19 May 1983 at 11 am. This will be followed by a Garden Party at Burton Court commencmg at 3 pm that afternoon.

2. If you wish to attend you are asked to complete the proforma attached and return it to the H011 Secretary. The latest date for return of applIcations is 19 April 1983, after which no guarantee can be given of applications being met. Telephone requests should not be made.

3. The Parade. We hope to be able to allocate two tickets to each member of the Association. Further tickets may be available subject to demand and you are asked to indicate whether you would like any more. It is regretted that no SpeCIal parking arrangements can be made for the parade. The nearest tube stations to Horse Guards Parade are:

These representatives are Willing to give advice or to assist in any way possible. They are not authorised to make money grants thch must be referred to the Committee for approval. If, on studying the list you find there is no representative in your area and you would be WIIling to act for the Committee please send your name and address to the Honorary Secretary.



Telephone No.


Lintrathen Lodge, Kirriemoir, Angus DD8 5JJ

Lintrathen (50756) 228


Ruecroft, Wombleton, Kirbymoorside, Yorks YO6 5RX

0751 31093


King‘s Wall, Malmesbury, Wilts SH16 9BJ

Malmesbury (06662) 2338


Tulip Tree House, Donhead St Mary, Dorset SP7 9DL

Donhead (074788) 600


c/o The Royal Sussex Yeomanry, Highfield House, Somerford Road, Cirencester, Glos GL7 ITT

Cirencester (0285) 2367 or 477


The Mere House, Hanmer, Whitchurch, Salop

Hanmer (094874) 383


Parkside, St Aidans Road, Carlisle CA1 ILS

Carlisle (0228) 21866


Parkend by Heck, Lockerbie

Lockmaben (038781) 275


20 Quinton Park, Cheylesmore, Coventry

Coventry (0203) 503976


l2 Bristowe Avenue, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM8

Chelmsford (0245) 72141


38 Glendale Drive, Burpham, Guildt‘ord

Godamling (04868) 422


l7 Middleton Road, Horsham, Sussex RH12 lJS

Horsham (0403) 66639


39 Propps Hall Drive, Failsworth, Manchester M35 OWB

Manchester (061681) 6712


Mism, Ripplesdale, 18 Glebeland Close, Coychurch,

(a) St James ParkaCIRCLE and DISTRICT LINE. (b) Westminster—CIRCLE and DISTRICT LINE. (c) Charing Cross—BAKERLOO, JUBILEE and NORTHERN LINES.

A map will be sent out with the tickets. Dress for the Parade will be lounge suit. Children will be welcome. There will be No CHARGE for these tickets. Cameras may be used.

4. The Garden Party. Tickets for the Garden Party will be for the use of ex—members of the Regiment and their close families#regrettably, young people under 16 years of age will not be able to attend. The dress will be lounge suits. We anticipate that only two tickets per member will be available but more may be available subject to demand. The cost of tickets will be as shown on the Proforma. This price has been subsidised by the Association funds. It is regretted that no special parking will be available for the Garden Party. The nearest tube station to Burton Court is:

Bridgend CF35 lHE

Bridgend (0656) 861486


Combermere, 2 Blickling Close, South Wootton, King‘s Lyne, Norfolk PE30 3JE King‘s Lyne (0553) 674583


18 Selby Road, Hollin, Middleton, Manchester


‘Bethlehem Manse’, MaeS-Y-Gwartha, Gilwern, nr Abergavenny NP7 OEY

(0873) 830105


43 Filching Road, Eastbourne, Sussex BN20 8SD

Eastbourne (0323) 20702


396 Field End Road, Eastcote, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 9P6

01-868 8398


27/2, Stenhouse Gardens, Edinburgh, EH11 3EN

Edinburgh (03]) 444 1127


37 Orkney Street, Spring Farm, Antrim, Northern Ireland

Massereene 68608

Sloane Square—CIRCLE and DISTRICT LINE. A map will be sent out with the tickets. No cameras will be allowed at the Garden Party.

5. Hyde Park Barracks. The Commanding Oflicer regrets that no facilities for lunch or drinks will be available in the Barracks, due to the Mounted Regiment's heavy involvement in the Parade and the Garden Party. Only those with a personal invition will be able to visit the Barracks.


Tickers allocated to you will be dispatched to the address on your application form by 4 May 1983.


37 Manor Drive, Birchington, Kent

7. A Proforma is enclosed with the Journal, please address the label to yourself, stamp it and return it with your application. This will be used to send your tickets (don’t send stamped, addressed envelopes).

Thanet (0843) 43598 Work 01-404-4444

Ext 3655 MR J. L. LOCKE

Flat 5, The Croft, Hawkshead, nr Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 ONX


22 Green Lane. Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Stafl‘s STll 9LZ

Blythe Bridge (07818) 5700


52 Homestall Road, East Dulwich. London SE22 038

01—693 2577


AM Hechtstucken 10. 3180 WOB 31, West Germany


Those whose deaths have been reported since the last Journal was published






LC pl

W. C. Shaw, DCM 151 Tredworth Road. Gloucester GL1 4QZ

09 09 81



H. Christie

67 St. Stephens Road, Kettering, Northampton

l7 12 81



R. Owen

48 Haystone Road, London

15 Ol 82



R. Quinton

12 Maidenhead. Windsor

18 03 82


Not known

R. C. S. Ford

71a Main Road. Duston, Northampton NN5 6.1N

04 82



F. G. Pullen

7 Ringwood Avenue. Redhill, Surrey

04 82

Not known


N. H. Morgan, MVO

11 Shinecroft, Rye Lane, Otl‘ord, Sevenoaks, Kent

04 82

A da'ress

Dale died



S. Hardgrave

22 Longbeck Way, Thornaby, Cleveland

06 82



T. Barnes

20 King Charles House, Wandon Road, Chelsea, SW6

06 82



R. H. Burgess

47 Churnwood Road, Colchester, Essex



M. Haine


07 82


SC pl

R. J. Bright


07 82



J. V. Young


07 82



D. R. A, Daly


07 82



S. A. Tipper


07 82



T. P. Finch

21 Edmond Close, Bradway, Sheffield, 517 4RP

08 82

Not known


A. E. W. Marshall

An Caladh, 14 Spring Meadow, Glemsford, Suffolk

08 82 09 82

Not known



Wemys Castle, Scotland

Not known


D. Morton, MBE

3 Carfrae Grove, Blackhall, Edinburgh, EH4 3SB

Not known


F. Francis



H. Williamson


14 09 82

A limited edition print is being produced of the Colonel-in-Chief’s portrait, of which the cover is a reproduction. Each will be personally signed by the artist, Ricardo Macaron, one of Spain’s leading portrait painters.

In the year in which Her Majesty is presenting Standards to the Regiments of the Household Cavalry, the prints will be a fitting memento, and of considerable interest for years to come.

They will be produced at an approximate cost of £15, providing there is sufficient demand. Please fill in the proforma below if you are interested by 1 June. No money is required at present, and further details will be sent in due course.


01 83 The Coach House, School Lane, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands

Not known



C. A. Wight

17 Billingley, Pratt Street, Camden Town, London, NW1

17 11 82

Not known

Far Sgt

W. Albin

10 Linden Way, Leigh Park, Havant,’Hants

19 ll 82

Not known


A. Goult

29 Lennoy Close, Hunmanby, Filey, Yorks YOI4 OPY

Not known



S. G. Kerr

25 Churchill Court, Gore Road, New Milton, Hants

1210 82

Not known


R. W. Rogers

4 Rowton Drive, Skirlaugh, nr Hull, N. Humberside, HUII 5DZ

1410 82



S. Collier

4 Lower East Hayes, London Road, Bath, Avon


W01 BM

W. H. Freeth

32 Hamilton Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BHl 4EH

1 would be interested in buying a print of The Queen’s Portrait; personally signed by Ricardo Macaron.

NAME AND ADDRESS ...................................................... (BLOCK LETTERS) 211 82 I712 82



Income and Expenditure Account for the year ended 31 December 1982 1982

INCOME Subscriptions and Donations. .

1982 £ 10,741-62

1981 £ 8,661-52







INVESTMENTS (at cost): Market Value £91,933

1981 : (£64,953)





CURRENT ASSETS Dividends on Investments Deposit Account Interest

Debtors Current Account

Deposit Account Cash in Hand . .


Less: CURRENT LIABILITIES A.B.F. Loans Sundry Creditors

Subscriptions and Donations. .

3,620-79 1,562-50 «—

Auditors’ Remunderation Printing . . Miscellaneous Expenses Less Miscellaneous Receipts Annual Report and Magazine Cost of Magazine Less: Sales

Regimental ‘At Home‘ Day . . TOTAL EXPENDITURE

6,822-25 5,454-02

856-46 14,1 16-34 2-01




Grants, Assistance, etc.

Annual Dinner Cost of Dinner Less: Sale Of Tickets


Cash at Bank:

2,778-68 1,444-50 2,058-29 287-50 144-41

3,669-52 1,329- 18 258-75 NET CURRENT ASSETS





64,562-45 4,225-76

59,276-94 5,285-51




1,074-50 4,434-89 1,130-50 7

3,000-00 669-52

860-62 GENERAL FUND Balance at 1 January 1982 Excess of Income over Expenditure

4,018-67 1,076-50 3304-39

2,942- 17




£9,065-83 H. Dr: PINNA WEIL~Hrm Treasurer




AUDITORS’ REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BLUES AND ROYALS ASSOCIATION We have audited the attached Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure account and report that in our Opinion these Accounts give respectively a true and fair View of the state of the Association‘s atTairs at 31 December 1982~

and of the surplus Of income over expenditure for the year ended on that date. Chile House. 20 Ropemakcr Street, London EC2Y 9BA. January 1983

HOGG. BULLIMORE & CO. CIiartered A ccountanrs


Exercise Bold Guard

Last year the Regiment took part in the UKMF‘s major exercise, in Denmark called Amber Express. This year the Regiment undertook a similar two weeks with the UKMF, this time in Schleswig Holstein called Exercise Bold Guard. After the arduous task of documenting both vehicles and personnel for the journey from Harwich to Brunsbuttel, ‘A‘, ‘C‘ and HQ Squadrons (‘B’ Squadron being in Cyprus) moved to the Jutland Peninsular. Having competed with the rest of the UKMF for road space we arrived in late September at our base camp in Eutin.

‘A’ and ‘C’ Squadrons in their concentration areas

LCpl Johnston




The Adjutant, RCM, Commanding Officer and Second-in-Command

None the less, all aspects of the Regiment’s operational capabilities were tested to the full. Of particular note were the activities of the medical world in a subsidiary exercise called ‘Bandage Barter”. This involved the continual disappearance of key personnel from the Commanding Officer downwards as casualties. They were covered in blood and shrapnel wounds, and sent back through the casualty evacuation system, often never to be seen again! Throughout the two weeks we were blessed with wonderful weather, which made the exercise most enjoyable for everyone. It is slightly sad that with the change of Brigade we will not have the opportunity again to visit any of the other UKMF options of deployment.

The tented camp at Eutin

Here the QM and his stafi” had created an amazing encampment fit for a king and his retinue. We were attached to the local armoured recconnaissance bat— talion whose facilities we were able to use. We were looked after extremely well and a number of ‘gatherings‘ at all levels occurred. Despite linguistic shortcomings, they were all marked by a very high volume of dialogue. Having completed a week of “in country” training we began the main exercise itself. This may be remembered by the fact that it started and finished on the opposite sides of the Jutland Peninsular from where Eutin was. It involved us withdrawing back to Eutin where we changed sides, to withdraw away again, only to drive back in order to return at the end of the exercise. Unfortunately, we had to return yet again as Brunsbuttel is on the other side of the peninsular to Eutin!


Tpr Wright

Tpr Burbridge looking after RHQ

HMS ‘Broadsword’ During October, 11 members of the Regiment spent 10 days with HMS Broadsword off the East Coast of America

We left England on Friday, 22 October, after the five days of pouring rain. After a rather uninteresting flight with the RAF, brilliant sunshine greeted us in Washington. This could be the life, we thought. A quick bus trip around Washington to the DCA Airport and another two hours” flying time and we arrived in Charlston. This was a flight to remember with friendly American hostesses readily supplying the drinks. We arrived at pier ‘P‘ and HMS Bram/sword in the Naval dockyard just before midnight local time. It had just started to rain after four glorious days. During the first part of Saturday even sleet could be seen in the air. This was not what we had bargained for. The rest of the weekend

Tprs Ellis and Tucker enjoying the sights of Washington

was spentwith acquainting ourselves with the whereabouts of dilferent parts of the ship and dockyard. Monday was a day of work, starting with PT at 0715hrs Royal Marine style. Being novices to sailing with the RN each member of the group was attached to a member ofthe crew ofthe same rank status and worked accordingly, sometimes changing three times a day in order to observe all aspects of the ship. This carried on during the sailing time to Baltimore, which to a ‘land— lubber’ or ‘pongo' as we were eflectionately called, could have been rough. Rough enough to make one ‘pongo‘ rather sick. Our arrival in Baltimore was by far the best welcome apparently, the ship had seen in many a voyage. By Friday night, with legs still wobbling, a run ashore was in progress. There could be no denying the genuine warmth of the welcome extended to us by the locals and many friendships were made. This also happens to be the feeling of the crew towards our group and although no real characters from us were on the trip. the feeling with which we were accepted could and would be extended to any member of the Regiment who visits HMS Broadsn'ord. All the crew were sad at our departure on Tuesday as we all were, but we look forward to seeing some if not all of them again. The last day was spent in Washington, which was enjoying an Indian summer with temperatures in the mid-80$. The day was spent doing the tourist bit until the return to Dallas Airport for the flight to England. Once again the weather let us know

The QM and RQ

we were home. but it could not dull our memories of Ct Swayne enjoying the sea air

a wonderful 10 days with truly great friends. 43

Household Cavalry Museum The Museum has been open from Monday to Friday (except on Bank Holiday weekends) throughout 1982 and we have also opened on Sundays during the summer months. During the year Sotheby‘s carried out a complete check of the entire contents of our Museum with a view to giving an up to date value for insurance purposes and the total value was assessed at £380,000. A great number of queries from the public have been answered from our comprehensive Library and help has also been given to a number of descendants of members of the Regiment who were trying to trace details of their ‘family tree”. Recently we have received an interesting table top on which a number of Blues Officers had inscribed their names in about 1800. The table came from the Nottingham area where HQ of The Blues was stationed in 1800 and it is thought that the table originated from an old country inn.

The North Surrey Military Model Soldiers Group have visited on numerous occasions and have now presented to the Museum 10 models which they have produced depicting uniform of the Household Cavalry at various periods. The following items have also been received for display:— First War Medals of Tpr S. West, 2 LG, presented by his son. South African War Medals and chocolate box of Tpr Knight, RHG, presented by his daughter. First and Second World War Medals of R. C. M. Jobson, RHG, presented by his son. The Museum Committee are always delighted to accept items of interest concerning the Household Cavalry, and any members who have such items and are prepared to either donate them or loan them permanently to the Museum should communicate with the Curator.

At the time of writing the team has two more shows before the end of the season. We are about to set off for Coventry and then directly to Blackpool to assist with the Blackpool Illuminations. The main task is to display the Panhard Armoured Car captured by members of the Blues and Royals during the Falklands conflict. LCoH Reid has had a quick D & M Cadre, washed the white flag, tidied all the bins ready to parade on the seafront. The team consists of Maj O. M. Price, SCpl Hughes who is handing over to W02 Williams, LG, LCoH

Reid, LCoH Corway, LCpl White, Tpr Sycamore (Clerk). We have said goodbye to W02 Hawley who has gone to AC10 Strand on long service, LCpl Gawthorne, LG to MT, Tpr Bowen to civilian life.

We have been supported throughout our tours by various departments without whose support we would not be able to function. We are especially indebted to the Maintenance Team under command of SCpl Murray who provided our CVR(W) Fox and various crews to man it, the names are too numerous to mention in these notes, The Mounted Regiment who also provided

Tpr Birchall, LG, Tpr White, RHG/D, Tpr Baker, LG, and Tpr Devere-Walker, RHG/D, 8 Sqn RCT who loaned Dvr Hassell and 16 Ton Foden for the duration, also MT who loaned Tpr Wright who proved to be a great morale booster. Our thanks to all departments and members of the Regiment who contributed to a successful tour.

Warrant Oflicers and Corporals of Horse Mess The Warrant Ofiicers and Corporals of Horse Mess is in very good heart. The year started with the traditional New Year Dinner and the Mess was honoured by the presence of the Colonel of the Regiment who attended the meal with the Commanding Olficer. In February a St. Valentine’s Ball was held and marked the last occasion for a year when the whole Mess would be in station together. Shortly after the Ball ‘A’ Squadron moved to Cyprus to join the United Nations Peacekeeping Force, to hand over later in the

Household Cavalry Recruiting Team The team has had a busy and successful KAPE tour during the 1982 season. Although the recruiting figures are up, we have shown The Household Cavalry Flags all over the UK, in an attempt to lure the potential recruit who is still at school and might be influenced into a military career in the Army when he leaves school. The rather hectic season started with the Long Eaton Carnival. Although we had no recruits Dvr Hassell, our l6-ton Foden driver on loan from 8 Sqn RCT at Aldershot recruited his future wife and has made several liaison visits since. May and June were taken up with visits to shows in Leicester, Suffolk, Doncaster, Essex and finally in conjunction with ‘C‘ Sqn we made an excellent job of outshining the RAC at the BAEE and Aldershot Army Display, having swept the grass from the AFV tracks, and changed from shirtsleeves to pullovers to combat kit, exchanged faded berets and cleaned areas, we attempted to show a rather damp public our military equipment. _

This was a great success and in spite of the security problems was greatly enjoyed by the people of Northern Ireland and by the participating MDT’s. We were well received in all locations and treated to beer and wads by the respective Town Councils. At Ballymena, Tpr Parkin became distressed because there were no sandwiches left because the bands had returned to barracks before us, ‘there’s no sandwiches left’ has become a catch phrase within the team especially when delivered in an accentuated Geordie accent.

From Aldershot, we moved in rapid successron to Grantham, Dagenham, Perth and Aberdeen. In Scotland

we enjoyed the hospitality of the Scots which completely destroyed the myth that Scotsmen are mean, except in Perth where a relative of Lt J. A. Livingstone was found dead on a pay-as-you-leave bus. Several of the team members on loan from various regimental departments enjoyed other fringe benefits available from potential female recruits. From Scotland we moved to St Helens and then to Northern Ireland in support of the Irish Regiments Band Tour.

year to ‘B’ Squadron. Other entertainment organised by the Mess included the annual St. George’s Day Dinner, a Comedy Review run in conjunction with the Ofiicers Mess, and an Old Time Musical Hall Night. The regular favourites also flourish, such as whist nights, a la carte dinners and

Squadron Dinner Nights. On the sporting side the Mess has played the Officers Mess at both football and cricket. On the soccer front there were a few team members who found it hard to revive the style and stamina of youth and one or two rather strange shapes, sizes and orders of dress. We won convincingly. Cricket was a much more attractive proposition, played in the great park, a wonderful setting and the weather very kind. A grand day’s sport, we lost convincingly. The Mess building has undergone considerable repair and maintenance, not least of which is the fitting of a new flat(!) roof. This seemed to take at least nine months and the end result is that the parts that used to leak now don’t and other areas allow water to pass freely. We have been hosts to a number of outside agencies: the local Scots Guards and Coldstream Guards Associations, the Thames Valley Motorcycle Police, and the Royal Berkshire Regimental Association. We were also visited by the Great Brickhill and District ExServices Association, and the Devil’s Own Sergeants Club, which led to a memorable “return match” when our members visited the Law Courts. We have also taken the Mess on holiday again, this year forsaking the stubble fields of Denmark for the rolling grassy slopes of a training area outside a German barracks in Eutin. Over 200 Mess members from the Regiment and the Royal Artillery put the Mess staff

to the test and found the result to be first class. We were also able to entertain and be entertained by the SNCOs of the local Panzer Battalion. On 6 October 1982 the Mess Dined Out Lt Col .1. G. Hamilton-Russell, MBE, our Commanding Officer. In the best of style he was collected from his house by the Regimental Corporal Major and transported to the Mess in a bicycle-powered rickshaw, accompanied by two Divisions of Mess members dressed in Mess Dress and mounted on bicycles: a total of 34 cyclists and 4 moped riders were accompanied by members of the local police force who supplied outriders. A most enjoyable night was had by all. Members of the local population, on their way to work the following morning, were surprised to see a pedal-powered rickshaw and very wobbly ‘Travelling Escort~ returning the Cornmanding Officer home. The Mess has been visited by a number of senior officers during the course of the year. including: The Colonel of the Regiment The Secretary of State for Defence. Mr John Nott, MP; and The Director Royal Armoured Corps. Major-General R. M. Jerram. MBE. also The Commander 1 lnf Bde. Brigadier E. H. A. Beckett.

LCpl White and Tpr Parkin with a potential RCM

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Sports RUGBY This last season was one of contrasting results which fluctuated from week to week depending on the availability of players. The season got off to a flying start during the end of August with fine victories against Old Windsorians and the Household Cavalry Regt. These two matches have become something of an annual event—being played as evening fixtures every year since our return from Germany.

Several players throughout the season were picked to represent the Army notably Cfn Titterington and SSgt Sloan full Army Caps and LCpl Harris and Tpr Mills for the under-21$. The season looks like being a hard one as almost half the team will be sunning themselves in Cyprus with ‘B‘ Squadron and a very heavy Regimental Training programme to work round; but we are confident that we will still have a good season even if the results might suffer. NOTE: Due to the lack of appreciation of SCpl Buckle‘s refereeing skills he has decided to referee games only when both teams don‘t know his name, or whereabouts he is from.

‘Last season saw the cricket team enjoying a number of fixtures under the captaincy of the Regimental Signals Officer, Capt Tabor. Due to the many commitments of the Regiment and the normal unpredictability of the weather, most matches involved an often ml lzoc team usually formed that day. Unfortunately, the home field was not suitable for play and so all the home fixtures had to be played at Pirbright. This proved to be logistically sad for those amongst the playing members who forgot to bring the tea from Windsor. None the less, all those who played had a most enjoyable season. The particular highlight was the Officers versus the WOs and NCOs Mess. Although standards may not have been exceptional there is still delight and pleasure to be gained, in these difiicult times, from a day’s cricket.

The runners fought a tremendous battle of will to complete the time and distance set. Their task was to finish as many laps as possible within 48 hours. Within each team five runners and a reserve had been selected. Each team needed to use the reserve as old injuries showed up on first-string runners. The fastest 153 miles was completed by Tprs Atkinson and Harthill, who managed a time of 1 hour 27 mins on their first lap. The fastest average time over four laps was SQMC Harkness and SSgt Jenner who achieved 2 hours 2 mins. The end result of the Exercise was that each team covered 306 miles, totalling a staggering 612 miles. On the sponsorship side funds were raised to assist the Rotary Club of Windsor and Eton to build a physiotherapy gymnasium in the grounds of the King Edward VII Hospital opposite the barrack gate; £850 was raised and handed over. The race received very good coverage in the local press and team members have been able to visit the gymnasium and see the result of their efforts.

PARACHUTING CRICKET RUNNING EXERCISE ‘OGGIES PLOD 1’ Exercise ‘Oggies Plod I’ was a 48-hour endurance relay race to raise funds for charity. The race took place over the period 18—20 June 1982. The route was a lS-mile course around the Windsor and Maidenhead area. Two teams of six runners, all from within the Regiment, trained and prepared for some considerable time to run this endurance relay. At 1830 hrs on Friday, 18 June, the first runners set off from the Guard Room on the first of many laps. Accompanied by a team of drivers and attendants in Land-Rovers. The runners paced each other during the early stages of the race (the first 24 hours), and with the Administration Team were overseen by four official observers. These were civilians who gave their time to ensure that all was as it should be.

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After our month‘s break (September) the team settled down to some serious training under the guidance of CoH Kilvington and SSgt Sloan. Up to Christmas we went from strength to strength turning out two teams on several occasions. The lst team notched up a string of victories winning three matches by a margin of 40 points; however, the 2nd fifteen managed to even out the averages, losing their opening match 54 points to 0 against Imber Court Police. After Christmas the team was unfortunate in that four of our star players got free transfers to the Guards Depot, and others were away on long courses during January and February. The remainder of the season had its moments. We visited the Welsh Guards in the Prince of Wales Cup Competition but prefer not to talk about the score! in the Household Division Cup competition we played the Guards Depot in the semifinals, losing 18 points to 16 in the dying minutes of the game, Ct Mountain still has to buy the team a crate for his efforts. This game was unique in the fact it was played on a Saturday to ensure both teams were at full strength. Our four stars, including John Kilvmgton who had previously been posted, all turned out for the Depot team.

Tpr. Perry

The Editor (Maj l-lolcrof't) looking particularly alert in the outfield

The participants of Oggies Plod

A successful course was run by the Guards Free Fall team which enabled two officers and nine men to make four jumps in October. The course was notable for Tpr Perry‘s ability to hang on to the aircraft after he had jumped out, and Tpr Phillips” ability to land on his head! It is an exciting sport and there are more courses planned for 1983. LCoH Spencer and LCpl Platt represent the Regiment in the Guards Free Fall team. Spencer was placed 3rd for style in the Army Championships, 6th in the National Championships and represented Britain in the World Meet.




The football season during 1982 proved to be a season of continual team changes due to postings. courses and UN tours. Leaving aside these problems the Regiment achieved a respectable position in the London District League. Various cup competitions came to abrupt halts on completion of the first round! The Cavalry Cup once again eluded us. the victors, the 4/7 RDG. thrashing us in the first round. The team manager (RQMC(T) Birt) is leaving the Regiment in early ’83. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his continual support both as a player. captain, coach and manager during the last 20 years.


WINDSURFING The Regiment now owns its own windsurfing board Maj Davies at the Lowther Horse Driving Trials

complete, and some individuals also have their own.

Whilst stationed in England windsurfing has been hard to encourage. but with another Squadron in Cyprus it is hoped to be able to produce a team for the RAC regatta at Weymouth next year. It is also hoped that use may be made of the Queen Mother‘s reservoir and regular tuition fromffor those enthusiasts amongst us will be possible.

The Coach went to Ascot on all four days as well as the South and East of England Shows, the Coaching Club Dinner, The Drive from the Magazine to Hurlingham and a driving marathon at the Bath and West Showground. For the first time a driving meet was held at Combermere Barracks followed by a drive in Windsor Great Park which the Duke of Edinburgh and six other members of the Coaching Club attended. Everyone had dinner in the Mess afterwards. It is hoped that this event will be repeated in 1983.

COACHING In addition to all this, three driving courses were

run for a variety of people from all parts of the Army. It has been an excellent season made possible by the hard work of LCpl Howe, Tprs Watlow and Gautrey, and our regular drivers LCpl Slade and Tpr Needham who willingly gave up many of their summer weekends.


Maj Davies at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Ambitious plans were made for the I982 driving season. The aim was to take part in as many driving events as possible, but at the same time to try and complete the course rather than risk everything against the extreme outside chance of winning. As a result no horses, harness or carriages were damaged and in the seven, two- or

three-day events in which we completed we were usually creditably placed. There were some dramatic moments however, and the swim through the lake at Tatton Park will long be remembered in the driving world. 48

The year 1982 has been a poor one for Regimental Polo. After a promising season in 1981 three members ofthat team were unavailable to playthis year. Maj D.T. L Hardy was posted to BMATTin Zimbabwe, Lt H. Sutherland to St.Cyrin France and Lt Lord Robin lnnes-Ker to the Falklands. The latter however managed to play with considerable success in several civilian teams during August and September. CaptS. N. Hadden—Paton was the only member to play on a regular basis and took part in most of the low and lZ-goal civilian tournaments during the season. He played with three Life Guards in the Inter-Regimental Final against The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars (QRIH won 84%) and played for the Army against the Navy (Army won 64%) in the Rundle Cup tournament. The only groom to play was Tpr Rawlings who was in the successful Household Cavalry team which beat the Foot Guards in the Major General’s Cup. The 1983 season looks encouraging. Not only will the more expereinced players be back at Windsor but Lts M. J. L. Kisielewski-Dunbar and R. J. Onslow, who have shown great promise, will add to the nucleus of playing officers.

From a very early age Dick Morton had decided that he would join the Army and during the First World War, when birth certificates did not have to be produced, he actually enlisted. Before he could be drafted his mother was informed and immediately claimed his discharge. In October 1916 while he was still under age he offered himself for the Royal Marines and was accepted. This time he was actually at sea in the Pacific when his mother was informed and he was not recalled. During his service in the Royal Marines he was a member of the crew of HMS Renown when she toured Canada and the United States of America with the Prince of Wales. In March 1920 he transferred to The Royals and very soon made his mark as a cavalryman and soon became a member of the Regimental Riding School staiT and was also one of the leading members of the Regiment in all skill—at-arms tournaments. As a riding instructor he did a four-year tour at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst. In December 1932 he was promoted Regimental Sergeant Major of the Regiment when the Regiment was stationed in Meerut in India. There is no doubt that the WOs and Sgts Mess of The Royals was indeed a very excellent Mess due entirely to the great interest that Dick took in ensuring that all members were well catered for. A strong disciplinarian he always set a fine example to all those serving under him, being tolerent and ensuring that there was always a great family spirit in the Regiment. To those not so experienced as himself he was always ready to offer adv1ce and never asked anyone to do something that he could not do himself. He had a fine sense of humour. ‘ 1t was in April 1937, when the Regiment was stationed at Shorncliife that he was promoted Lieutenant (QM) ot the Regiment and he remained with the Regiment in that capacity until August 1942 when he left and took up many important ERE appointments as under: Instructor School of Admin, Middle'East Garrison Adjutant, Moascar Camp Commandant, Netherlands Distrlct Town Major, Gaza, Palestine Quartermaster. Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Instructor School of Admin, BAOR Quartermaster, Army Apprentices College. Chepstow. . ‘ . Retiring from the active list in November 1953, he then took over a retired officer 5 appomtment at Chepstow

until June 1966 when he finally retired.



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He still continued to live at Chepstow after retirement and was one of the leading lights in the local British Legion Club, where he was extremely popular and with his organising ability did a first-class job. . _ ' Four months prior to his death in September 1982 he moved from Chepstow and went to live With his daughter in Edinburgh, where he finally died. in December 1939 he received a ‘Mention in Despatches‘ and in January 1946 was awarded the MBE. He was a very staunch supporter of the Regimental Association and regularly attended functions no matter where they were. He will indeed be sadly missed by all who knew him. and was indeed wonderful company at reunions, etc.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to his son and his daughters in their tragic loss. 49


Brigadier Heathcoat-Amory discovered this poem amongst his papers surviving from the war. It is presumiably the result of a demand made by Montgomery at the end of the North African campaign, possibly written by the CIGS, Lord Alanbrooke.

This letter is reproduced exactly as received. JOHN-LUKE BOYES THE STREET or IN HIGH ETRONSSAT 03140 CHARTELLE FRANCE

To: Eighth Army. In Clear.


We think they’ll suffice (As they should at the price) To cover your flanks in the melee, And avert the Malaise (In the Premiers phrase) Of a chill in the soft underbelly.

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I am French and I am very passionate by the army‘s world. I want to be a soldier and I inform me on them. Werefore, I write you, I am wanting to ask you, can me to send horses guards documentations and a horses guards mannequin please. I thank you at advance my Commander in chief. Must you to accept my salutations the more gentlemanlikes. JL. B. BOYES

Personal for General Montgomery from V.C.I.G.S. The following to be read as Verse.

The Household Cavalry Regiment (Mounted) commissioned an oil painting of Summer Camp at Stoney Castle. It was painted by the well-known artist John King and depicts the Summer Camp scene as most ex-Knightsbridge men would remember it. In the foreground are horses being watered and the Drum horse Coriolanus chewing at the grass. Various personalities are sitting around on horseback or standing in front of the horse lines; in the background are tents the Officer’s pavilion and the Southern Region Train heading south. A limited edition print signed and numbered by the artist is available from the PRI at HCR. It is l8.{—in by 24'5in and will cost £1500 collected or £l7-50 by post. This edition is limited to 350 and early orders are recommended. Crossed Cheques or P05 should be made payable to Central The Quartermaster


And You’ll find, so we hope When you call on the Pope, That his blessing’s more readily given, On learning the news

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Account HCR and sent to:

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Nominal Roll as at October 1, 1982 HEADQUARTERS SOUADRON RHQ


Lt Col J. D. Smith-Bingham

MT Troop SCpl Hughes, K. C. CoH Hutton, R. J.

Maj I. M. D. L. Weston

LCoH Edwards. A. J.

Capt Capt Capt Capt

LCoH Harding, D.

LSgt Gartirth, D. C.

LCoH Kent, M. R.

LCoH Hunt, P. R. J.

LCpl Simmonds, M. J.

LCoH Gimblett, K. LCoH Vickers, S. A.

W. T. Browne R. B. Yates P. J. Tabor G. H. Howard

W01 Patterson, M. A. W02 Sturrock, V. CoH Greer, R. D. LCoH Beynon, K. E. LCoH Callaghan, K. J.

LCoH Giblette, J. E. LCoH Reynolds, B. J. LCpl Hammond, B. Tpr Ellis, K. L. Tpr Keliett, N.

LCpl Beresford, D. LCpl McGarry, P. Tpr Cox, T. A. Tpr Davies, S. A. Tpr Dewar, J. T. Tpr McSheehy, J. T. H. Tpr Naylor, S. J. Tpr Needham, J. W. F. Tpr Renton, R. W.

SOMC Pinks, M. RHO. Troop

LCpl Davies, P. G. LCpl Harris, A. M.

LCpl Hyland M. A. LCpl Johnson, A. D.

Pte Masterson, P. G. APTC SSgt Jenner, R. A. ACC

W02 Spring, R. C. Sgt Player, R. B.

LSgt Brimicombe, J. C.

Tpr Twyman, M. D.

Admin Troop

W02 Triggs, J., BEM LCoH Blackburn, S. LCoH Robertson, M. LCoH Sisson, P. J.

Capt A. S. Cassie SSgt Ashworth, K. E. LSgt Cole, M. J.

LCoH Murrow, F. A. Tpr Cranfield, S. M. Tpr Phillips, Tpr Simpkin, A. B.

Household Cavalry Hospital Surg Lt Col J. P. A. Page LCpl Thompson, M. R.

LSgt Neal, J. B. LSgt Carberry, P. M. M. LCpl Lyness, B. W. LCpl Morgan, M. LCpl Pritchard, S. Pte Bartlett, J. R. Pte Clark, 5.

Pte Powell, G.

Carney, R. J. Cooper, B. Gibbens, P. R. Mills, R. J.

Pte Winder, A. J.

Training Wing Lt J. A. Livingstone


W02 Harris, D. F.

Mai P. B. Rogers Capt T. P. E. Barclay W02 Villers, L.

Tpr Perry, M. A. C. Recruiting Team LCoH Corway, G. P.

5H0. Troop Mai H. St. J. Holcrott

LCoH Reid, P. LCoH White, A. C.

W02 Holt, M. L. LCoH Haley, C.

Tpr Sycamore, A. J.

LCoH Hudson, K.

LCoH Rose, A. J. LCoH Tabor, B. P. LCoH Davies, W. V. Tpr Ellison, M. J. Tpr Doyle, W. M.

Tpr Hodges, G. A. F. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Hoyle, C. T. King, N. P. Lamble, P. Perkins, D. L. Proffit, M. J.

Officers Mess SCpl Murray, B.

CoH Seager, C. R. LCoH Whiting, B. J. LCpl Challinor, |. D. LCpl Cross, P. R.

SCpl Scammell, J. A. G.

Tpr Woolfenden. A. L. E. Tpr Sayer, A. M. Tpr Rawlings.

LCoH Loft, C. L. LCpl Eyre, R. W. Tpr Fowler, D. K. Tpr Knibbs, P. M. Tpr Gray, D. E.

CoH Shillabeer, M. A.

QM Department Capt J. Peck

LCpl Brennan, N. J. LCpl Holiingworth, K. P.

Tpr Beard, J. M.

Provost CoH Thomson, S. P. LCoH Clavering, M. LCpl Burgess, M. S. LCpl Nixon, R. J. Tpr Davies, l. S. Tpr Morris R. W. Tpr Nunn, M. C. Tpr Oxtoby, K. J. Tpr Suter, P. B.

Tpr Cawley, M. J. Tpr Clark, P. C. Tpr Edmondson, C. W. J.

Maintenance Team CoH Grimes, F. C. LCoH Morris, S.

QM (T) Department Mai J. G. Handley SCpl Stephenson, W.

LCpl Lashley, D, LCpl Legg, K. R. Tpr Brown, S. M. Tpr Ellis, D. A.

CoH Partis, J.

Tpr Logie, B. W.

LCoH Holloway, R. S.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

LCoH Towse, J. Tpr Greenwood, l. S. Tpr Jones, E. Tpr Robinson, A. J.


CoH Chamberlain, D. A.

LCoH Sandercock, J. A. LCpl Kingham, G. N. LCpl Webb, A. J. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Bell. N. Cox, P. W. Elliott, L. J. Foot, J. P. Hows, P. P. Hunt, P. J. Jobling, D. Payne, K. C.

Tpr Shatliff, T. W.

Tpr Benting. C. C.

W02 Bin, R. V.

Armstrong, M. L. Brooker, B. M. Pembroke, M. J. Richards, M. J.

Ct E. B. S. Mountain

WOs and C50}! Mess Staff

LCpl English, w. A.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

1 Troop

Tpr Smith, P.

LCoH Callingham, P. A.

LCpl Pitt, C. M. J. LCpl Wright, K. A.

LCpl Mitchell, P. J.

Tpr Smith, T. G. Tpr Wood, N. J.

W02 O'Halloran, D. A. CoH Bond, 8. T. CoH Pentith, T. CoH Timmis, R. W. LCoH Butcher. J. D.

LCoH Breakwell, T. LCoH Jay, R. LCpl Barugh, S. M. LCpl Maplesden, LCpl Martin. LCpl Mason,

Tpr Finch, D. S. Tpr Parkin, S. Tpr Van-Rooyen, D. R.

Tpr Rookes, D. R.

MoEwan, E. Moody. S. C. C. Townsend, P. Waterhouse, D. R. Watt, A. A.

CoH Stickels, J.

LCpl Randell, R. E. Tpr Baxter, M. J. Tpr Burch, J. S. Tpr Bowell, P. K. Tpr Davison, R. Tpr Darby, |. Tpr Flanaghan, T. J. Tpr Hayes, J. P. Tpr Johnston, R. P. Tpr Morris, |. Tpr Roberts, T. Tpr Underwood, G. Tpr Willes, P. A. 4 Troop

Ct S. H. Cowen SCpl Finch, P.

Pte Stephenson, M. Pte Thompson, M. C. Pte Troke, P. D.

LCpl Manning, D. Tpr Burbridge, A. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

3 Troop Lt M. T. Hollings CoH Claridge, D. C.

Tpr Shaw, D. S. Tpr Watt, A. A. Tpr Wright, A.

CoH Baker, K. H. LCoH Lawson, R. J. LCpl Barclay, R. J. LCpl Fletcher, S. Tpr Brookhurst, C. R. Tpr Drinkwater, I. R. Tpr Fry, C. N. Tpr McKinney, B. A. Tpr Mealor. N. S. Tpr Nicolson, D. R.

Tpr Shea, M. Tpr Simkins, A. J. Tpr Sulley, P. L.

Tpr Turnbull, S. I. Tpr Yates, G. 5 Troop

Lt J. A. F. Bernard

LCpl Taylor, M. R. Tpr Atherton, S. J. Tpr Campbell, W. A. Tpr Consadine, M. R. Tpr Douglas, B. Tpr Hancock, N. P. N. Tpr Harwood, M. C. Tpr O'Brian, W. D. Tpr Snell, B. Tpr Thomas, D. F. Tpr Weller, R. J. Admin Troop SOMC Rumbelow, H. W.

CoH Harman, B. R. LCoH Scarrot, J.

CoH Hyndman, W. T. Tpr Halewood, P. Tpr Prunty, G. J. Tpr Trow, S. P.

[“605 Mess LCoH Watson, J. M. Tpr Barlow, C. G. C,

Tpr Cropp, M. S. Tpr lbbotson, T. Tpr Merryman, E. D. MT CoH Lock, M. J. LCpl Evans J. A. Tpr Atkinson, P. C. Tpr Foulkes, T. J. Tpr Horwill, N.

Tpr Joyce. P. A.

LCpl Stephenson, A. Tpr Hodgson, G. Tpr May, C. S. Tpr Newman, P. R. Tpr Young, A. E.

LCoH Carpenter, T. LCpl Gulley, W. LCpl Wheatley. G. Tpr Crooke, E. J. Tpr Custerson, J. N. Tpr Elston, P. B.

Maj T. J. Sulivan Capt A. J. Miller-Bakewell Capt A. W. Kersting W02 McKenna, D. P.

Tpr Gauntry, D. S.

SCpl Rose, C. W. CoH Bryan, K. E. LCoH Masson, T. R.

ACC LSgt Clarke, L. G. LCpl Watson, K.

LCpl Lundy Pte Conroy Pte Logan, G. W. 1 Troop

Ct R. J. Onslow CoH Hunter, H. W. LCoH Simpson, P. W. LCoH Stubbs, D. J. LCpl Fernley, C. Tpr Hoare, M. A.

Tpr Hodges. C. J. Tpr McGuire, P. Tpr Parsons, C. D.

2 Troop

Ct H. R. C. Cotterell CoH Wendon, H. LCoH Manning, R. P.

LCoH Robertson, A. S. LCpl Dav, K. R. Tpr Henden, B. V.

Tpr Magowan, C. G. Tpr Nichols, M. T. Tpr Hone, P. W.

G Troop

LCoH Wasp, G. LCpl Brooks, C. P. LCpl Dobie, R. J. LCpl Morral, B. LCpl Mayers, R. P. Tpr Hartill, E. A. Tpr Kershaw, E. D

4 Troop

Ct N. D. Harman CoH Morgan, D. W. LCoH Cowton, K. LCoH Elliott, C. D. LCpl Williams, G. Tpr Baguley, G. Tpr Dear, A. M. Tpr Decicco, A. A. Tpr Hiscock, D. R. 5 Troop

Lt H. Sutherland CoH Grun, A. C. F. LCoH Henney, P.

LCoH Garfirth, J. F. LCpl Hodgson, A. M. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Cottee, T. K. Hogan, C. J. McCarley, A. Neary, S. J.

6 Troop Ct R. F. D. Fryer CoH Elsey, S. P. LCoH Maher, V.

LCoH Mardon, T. A. LCpl Dawson, K. A. Tpr Dawson, A. Tpr Hyde, R. Tpr Schofield, D. H. Tpr Young, P. J.


Maj G. T. R. Birdwood Capt R. A. K. Field W02 Sayer, C. J. CoH Bowden, T. J.

LCoH Allen, K. B. LCoH Mawer, J. LCpl Dick, LS. LCpl Harris, S. K. LCpl Lilley, M. A. LCpl Rodgers, A. Tpr Austin, H. S. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Byrne, J. Edwards, D. J. Elliott, N. S. Fowler, M. R. Miles, D. M.

Ford, H. Hastings, C. K. Holdsworth, J. Pilohowski, G. W. Round, S. J.

4 Troop

Ct M. R. Coreth CoH Stretton, P. F.

CoH Harding, M. A. LCoH Atkinson, L. LCoH Coutts, A. J. D. LCpl Munton, N. C. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Arthur, T. P. Bridgewood, J. E. Crocker, P. S. Giddings, M. L. Heath, S. M. Matthews, K. T. Pycroft, A. G.

LCpl Farmer, G. LCpl Lambert, K. R. Tpr Bond, D. E. Tpr Bradley, D. A. Tpr Fugatt, P. R. Tpr Maxwell, P. G,

Tpr Tucker, E. C. Tpr Voyce, D. C. Tpr Widdowson, A. R.

6 Troop Ct G. M. D. McCullough LCoH Rogers, L. D. LCoH Willacy, F. S.

3 Troop

LCoH Ashby, B. LCpl Parker, J. T. Tpr Hellewell, G. P. Tpr Hornet, D. S. Tpr Mardon, A.

CoH Evans, B. R. C. LCoH Dunkley, M. G.

Lt Lord Robin Innes—Ker

LCoH Fisher, J. C. LCpl Birch, G. W. LCpl Brown, M.

LCpl Mitchell, M. D.

Cfn Still, A. Cfn Taylor, G. N.

Cfn Tulloch, A. J. C. LAD attached to 'C‘ Squadron SSgt Bamford, l.

Sgt Reid, S. C. LSgt LSgt LSgt LCpl

Young, G. A. Manicom, R. E. Watts, A. E. Lewis, G. D.


LCpl Bulmer, l. R.


Lt Col A. H. Parker Bowles W01 Lawson, P. B.

Cowton, |. A. Dugdale, P. A. Jordan, M. D. Morison, R. E. C.

Tpr Moule, J. D.

SHO. Mai H. T. Hayward

Tpr Symons, C. G.

LCoH Gratton, A. E.

Admin Troop SCpI Harkness, P. J.

Orderly Room

CoH Rushton, D. M. LCoH Rushforth, D. LCoH Waterman, A.

LCoH Nisbet, R. J. Tpr Bates, S.

LCpl Cooper, D. R. LCpl Teagle, K. Tpr Boden, P.

LCoH Hart. N.

Quartermaster's Department

Lt Col (OM) W. R. Marsh W02 Clayton, J. W.

Tpr Booth, A. N.

CoH Hyett, S. P.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Tpr Brown, M. J. Tpr Hudson K. I. Tpr Latino, V. A.

Hershaw, M. J. Spandley, J. P. Stones, |. Watson, T. A.

LAD LAD attached to H0 Squadron Capt K. E. Ferguson

W01 Howell, R. J. W02 Duty, S. SSgt Helm, W. SSgt Sloan, G. A. Sgt Butt, C. F.

LCoH Robinson, R. D.

Tailors W02 Law, K. LCpl Flower, P. J. Tpr Jones. Tpr Thomson, Saddlers

W02 Hatherall, B. S. CoH Perrin, J. G. LCpl Lawson, M. C.

Sgt Clerk, A. Sgt Scurr, l. Gymnasium Sgt Whelan, T. P. Sgt Wilson, G. R.

LCpl Smith, P.

LSgt Gill, A. Medical Centre LSgt Granville, K. S. Cpl Maddern, N. Cpl Griffin, C. F. LCpl Corker, A. LCpl High, S. E.

LCpl'Jackson, G. M.

LCpl White, s. w.

CoH O’Gorman, P. W. P. LCoH Greenaway, C. J.

Cfn Coates, C. Cfn James, P. Cfn Pilbeam, T. H.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

LCpl Marr, G. P. 2 Troop Ct J. S. P. Swayne CoH Manning, M. J. LCoH Barry, P. K. LCoH Goodyear, A. M. LCpl Debbie, G. Tpr Brown, G. R. Tpr Dillon, R. S. Tpr Dixon, D. Tpr Hardwidge, N. D. Tpr Harris, P. D. Tpr Norris, M. J. Tpr Terry, S. M. Tpr Wall, D. M.

LCpl Bayston, N. R. LCpl Huichings, A. LCpl Morris, P.

LCoH Meiklejohn. S. S.

Sgt Allen, R. c. .1. 1 Troop Ct M. G. Wellings

3 Tr00p Ct W. E. S. Carey

Tpr Seed, l.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

LCoH Ward, S. A.

Tpr Armstrong, M. J. Tpr Westgate, N.

LCpl Matthew, G. C.


McNeil, A. D. Morrison, 0. R. E. Pitman, D. W. Robertson, K. W. Saunders, P. J. Walter, J. A. Young, D. J.

Officers Mess

Tpr Smart, K. A.

CoH Wright, P. A. LCoH Baldwin, A. J.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Orderly Room LCoH Seget, M. P. LSgt Davies, A. (RAPC) LCpl Hodges, A. M.

Tpr Lawson, B.

Ct H. J. Pitman

Tpr Jones, A.

Q Troop SOMC Taylor, K. A. LCoH Hastings, A. P. LCpl Plater, l. M. LCpl Kitchen, R. M. LCpl Davies, H. P. Tpr Kent, P. Tpr Morris, M. Tpr Morley, J. D. Tpr Pielou, S. A. R, Tpr Painting, M. Tpr Stace, P. F.

CoH Porterfield, A. LCoH Gregory, J.

'B‘ SQUADRON (Scout Car Squadron UNFICYP)

Tpr Herring, M. R.

Landy. M. Rutland, D. J. Simmons, D. P. Taylor, R. Eyers S.

SCpl Buckle, R. M. G.

2 Troop

Lt J. D. McKelvie

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Cfn Burton, S. P. Cfn Butler, K. S. Cfn:Cooper, T. Cfn'Dabinett, J. A. Cfn Kerr, |. Cfn Titterington, S. B.

LAD attached to 'A‘ Squadron SSgt Flockhart, T. M. Sgt Oxlev. M. LSgt Perry, J. S. LCpl Gray, S. J.

LCoH Johnson. Grooms Tpr Pederson, M. A. Riding Staff W02 McGregor, D. LCoH Hatwood, C. T. LCpl Smith, M.

LCpl Boyd, D. R. Provost Staff LCoH Henry, S. LCpl Hamilton, 8. A. Tpr Seddon, C. J. Tpr Singleton, N. D. Training Wing SCpI Lane, E. L. LCpl Dickens. P. J. L.

LCpl Henshaw, J. LCpl Molloy, E. P.

W05 and NCOs Mess

Cfn Cfn Cfn Cfn

CoH Graves, T. J. LCpl Lees, J. D. Tpr Fox, M. R. Tpr Thwaites, B. Tpr Smith,

Elliott, S. Harding, H. M. Hammond, G. P. O'Leary, C. P.

LAD attached to 'B‘ Squadron SSgt Williams K. Sgt Berry, R. C. Sgt James, G. C.

Officers Mess SCpl Bellas, E. N. LCpl Ervine, O. M.

MT Troop

Riding School

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

CoH Mead, I.

Tpr Willis, K.

LCoH Kirkpatrick, I. LCpl Hammond, D. J. Tpr Bissett, I. N. Tpr Brooks, K.

Tpr Pitt, M. R. Tpr Sutcliffe, J. M. N.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Coulson, A. P. Edwards, M. L. Francis, L. M. R. Freeman, M, A.

Tpr Goodwin, M. Tpr Gray, P.

Foster, M. Home, A. R. Kennedy, W. S. McCarthy, 8. Measures, S. Pope, J. P. B. Pratt, P. A. Sullivan, S. A. Taylor, J. R.

Jones, A. P. Stanton, G. W. Guy, 8. C. Jones, P. Hayward, M. R.

LCpl Long, A, Tpr Allen, A. L. Tpr Armstrong, P. R,

Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn

Haywood, P. Kitching, S. Mayhew, K. P. Mitchell, L. J. Paine, N. J. Reid, A. R. Stephenson, G. R.

Tpr Harding, P. Tpr Liddle. P.

Musn Wall, S. J, Musn Williamson, J,

CoH Davies, D. J. CoH Lampard, B. D.

LCoH Hubson, D. LCoH Mackenzie, J. G. LCoH Dyson A.

Tpr Musgrave, R. A.

LCpl Smith, P. LCpl Graham, M. A.

Tpr Nicholls, F. E. Tpr Roberts, A. M.

LCpl LCpl LCpl LCpl LCpl

Avins, J. M. G. Bellis, E. Billington, H. R. Biscoe, P. R. Dawson, K. J. Francis, T. R. Haddock, R. Harmsworth, C. T.

3 Troop Capt B. W. B. White-Spunner

Capt F. G, S. Lukas W02 Brown, M. R.

SCpl MacKenzie, I. CoH Hague, S. R. LCpl Gear, D. J.

LCpl Young, T. J. Tpr Hancock, K. Tpr Tuxford, P.

Tpr Murphy, 5. P. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Nash, J M. W. Peat. A. D. Phillips. A. Rawlings, T. E. N. Rex, J. P.

LCpl Jones, T. Tpr Banks, M. Tpr Birkett, M. J. Tpr Clarke, R.

Tpr Cooling, A. M. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Cowling, J. M. Dickens, P. J. L. Hamilton, P. A. Hinton, D. M.

Tpr Janes, C, R, Tpr Kinniburgh, G. L. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Millar, J. R. Mitchell, P. J, Montgomery, J. K. Reed, S. L. Scott, N, P. Sharratt, J, Stafford, P. R, Utley, S. F, Watlow, M. J. Whit. K,

Tpr Williams, C. J. T-pr Yorke, G. A.

CoH Williams, B. R.

JLR RAC CoH Kearns, B, J. Mai J. Shaw

MVEE (Kirkcudbright) Capt G. J. S. Hutchison

3 Armd Div HO. and Sig Regt

2 ADS SCpI Chillingworth, G. D. SCpI Standen, D.

LCpl Chalmers, A. W.

LCpl Garland, D. J. LCpl Scruton, C. LCpl Tilley, A. M. E. LCpl Watson, K. R. A. D. Tpr Hammond, W. E. Tpr Smith, P. J. Tpr Storey, A. J.

LCoH Cross, A, D.

Unit W02 Preece, G. R.

CoH Armishaw, P. D.

LCoH Martin, W. LCoH Rees, M. N.

MVEE (Chertsey)

LCoH Spencer,

W01 Midwinter, J. L, LCpl Millington, R. J.

LCoH Steeden, J, LCoH Harris, P.

LSP Oman CoH Buxton, P.

LCoH Laidlaw, A. V, LCoH Budge, R, LCoH Tapsell, G. K,

ASMl (Leconfield) LCoH Wynne, D. A.

LCoH Booker, A. W,

CMTT Uganda SCpl Fox, G,

Northern Ireland

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LCpl Havard, D. S. T,

Tpr Nicholson, K.

AC10 Leeds CoH Maskell, P. M.

RAC Signals School SCpl Finch, P. R.


Windsor Tpr Dyche, M, Remount Staff LCpl Phillips, D. M.

LSP Dubai W02 McEvoy, J.

Oxford University OTC W02 Garvey, J.

Army Dog Unit RAVC

655 Squadron AAC CoH Arnold, A. J. T. Princess Marina College

Tpr BuImer, |. R.

CoH Wilcox, N. P. W. 1 Regt AAC Lt A, E. M. Mitchell

MVEE (Kirkcudbright) LCpl Hayward-Jones, J. A, B.

Musn Searle, M.

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CoH Cliff, A.

AC10 Brighton CoH Harris, R.

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Holdees W02 Greene, 8. F. W02 Hill, J. M. W02 Sproats, R. J. SCpl France, A. G, SCpI Hughes, C. CoH Barber, P. E. J. LCpl Swindlehurst, M. K. Tpr Quinn, A. D.

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Hawley, H. Jamieson, M. S. Martin, K. E.

Col D. S. A. Boyd-Ministry of Defence

Col GS (W) PM (CH)

RHO. Household Cavalry

W02 Weston, A. J. CoH Bourne, N. W. CoH Freeman. K. R. RHG/D OFFICERS SERVING

LCpl Hunter, D. Tpr Wood, 0. H.

Ministry of Defence Lt Col D. J, Daly


Lt Col H. 0. Hugh Smith, MVO Lt Col J. J. F. Scott

SCpI Sackett, N. P.

Maj H W. Davies

CoH Quinn, T. J.


H0. London District CoH Preece, D.


Tpr Slinger, A. F. M. Pirbright LCpl MacDonald, A. LCpl Walton, S. P.

RAC Sales Team CoH Cook, M. F.

W02 Stacey. M, P.

Capt A. A, Wood

HQ Household Division

CoH Kilvington, J, A. CoH Pendry, T, A.

LCoH Nolan, G. B.

Capt M. A. J, Gurney

The Life Guards

Capt R. C. D. Lendrum

AT ERE (As AT 14 OCT 1982) Melton Mowbray Tpr Greaves, H. B. Tpr Hennessy, M. Tpr Kendrick, K. Tpr Morris, G.

AC10 Stoke

CoH Kempster, I. K.

Kuwait Liaison Team

Tpr Williams, L. G. Tpr Young, A. J.

Armoured Trials and Development

BR Army Training Liaison Staff Kenya W02 Pomroy, H. S. J.


W01 Sibley, S. F.

Tpr Tunnicliffe, S.

CoH Catlin, D. G. I.

LCoH Miller, D. G,

Musn Allport, N. M.

Smith, |. D. Smith, T. Sowden, D, G. Stokes, L.

AC10 Manchester

CoH Wilde, G. E,

Lt L. M. J. H Kisielewski~Dunbar

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Tpr Rudd, M, P. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

RAC Centre D and M School

H0. London District Kneller Hall Musn Alderson, D. Musn Biscoe, J. J. Musn Gilder, V.

7 Cadet Training Team

SCpl Stacey, M. B,

Riding School


LCpl Musgrave, A. G.

Guards Depot Maj B. W. Lane Capt T. C. Boles Capt J. W. Sellers

RAC Centre Gunnery School W02 Fortt R, A, W02 Adams, K. G.

Tpr Rowbottom, C. J.

1 Troop

Lt L. M. J. L. Kisielwski-Dunbar CoH Pitt, 0. J. LCoH Jackson, G, LCoH Goodall. B. LCpl Hammett, M. A, LCpl Gaskell, N,

Maj R. R. Giles

Capt N. Hadden-Paton

Tpr Monks, K. A.


Royal Yeomanry

LCpl Clark, M, S.

Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn

Tpr Jousiifte, A. P. Tpr Kibble, L. J.

Tpr Wright, S, P.

LCoH Burroughs, C. J, LCoH Connoughton, K. J. P.

Lt Col P. T. Keightley

CDE Porton Lt Col D. J. S. Wilkinson

'C' Squadron Royal Yeomanry


W02 Weeks, N. SCpI Reid, H. SCpl Smith, D. A.

Lt Col T. C. Morris, MVO

SCpI Wall, B, G.

BATT SUDAN Lt Col J, A. Aylen

CoH Gardiner, R. L. CoH Perry, 8. J. LCoH Andrews, D. S.

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

LCpl Keen, N. S. Tpr lronmonger, D.

Riding School

CoH Rushton, D. W.

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CoH Taylor, A. D.

LCoH Clarke, R. H.

Lt Co] B. J. Lockhart Capt C. C. Bucknall

Tpr Chalmers, A. P. Tpr Devere Walker, G. P, E.

RAC Centre SCpl Fisk, P. E.

Royal Military School of Music

2 Troop Lt S. R. Bullard

CoH Kennard, S, D. A. CoH Barber, P, E. J. LCoH Jervis, J. M. LCoH Howland, A. R. LCpl Gibb, A. G. J.

Lt Col G. E. Evans, OBE Trumpeters Musn Peglar, G. N.

Musn Cairns, P. J.

LCpl Maddern, K. D. LCpl Smith, N. Tpr Bayliss, S. L,

BAND OF THE BLUES AND ROYALS Maj B. T. Keeling W02 (BCM) Whennell, R, A. W02 Parson, A.

Tpr Begg, C. W.

SCpl Tanner, R. W,

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

SCpI (TM) Mansfield, R. A. COH Orritt, C. J. CoH Morrison, M. L. LCoH Baines, S. L. E. LCoH Brammer, M.

Binks, M. J. Brainwood, C. J. Care, C. C. Clayton, D. V, Cooke, A. W.

Tpr Daly, l. S.

LCoH Packer, F. J.

Tpr Davies, N. J, Tpr Duckham, J. W.

LCoH Marsh, P. LCoH Bower, V, LCoH Stevens, M. P.

Tpr Ellis, A. J,


RHO. Household Cavalry Maj G. H. Tweedie

ATDU Maj J. S, Olivier

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