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and his links with the Regiment will not, of course, end Field—Marshal
Sir Gerald Templer,
KG, GCB, GCMG, KBE, DSO, DCL The Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding The Household Cavalry and Silver Stick: Colonel H. D. A. Langley, MBE
Commanding Officer: Lieutenant~Colone| W. S. H. Boucher Officer Commanding Househo/d Cava/ry Regiment (Mounted): Lieutenant~Colone| W. R. Edgedale The Life Guards
BATTLE HONOURS Tangier (1662—1680) Dettingen, Warburg, Beaumont, Willems, Fuentes d’Onor, Peninsular, Waterloo, Balaklava, Sevastopol, Egypt (1882), Tel el Kebir, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa (1899-1902).
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CONTENTS Diary of Events . . A Squadron B Squadron C Squadron HQ Squadron
The Mounted Squadron
The Band of the Blues and Royals LAD
The Household Cavalry Training Squadron Warrant Officers and Corporals of Horse Mess . . Major-Generals Inspection Pacific Sports Cavalry Cup Football Team 1973-74.. Blues and Royals Football Team 1973-74 Season
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Kurassier Regiment Graf Gessler (Rheinisches) No 8
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with the termination of this, one of his many high oﬂices. General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick is to take the salute at the march past of the Combined Cavalry Associations on Cavalry Sunday and this is referred to elsewhere in this journal. This last year has brought home to many serving soldiers the great importance of a healthy association to the life ofa regiment. When one sees so many ex-members of the Regiment prepared to come at great expense and inconvenience from all over the British Isles to an open day or dinner to renew their links with the Regiment it is a refreshing reminder that the reputation and standards they have remembered are worth maintaining. With so many emergency tours behind us this year and still in progress we are indeed glad to think of the money and help available. should the need arise. through death or injury of serving soldiers. Fortunately, through the careful management by our honorary treasurer and honorary legal adviser, the funds donated or benefacted over the years have managed to survive, better than most. the vagaries of the British economy. Demands on the funds have been substantial but new attempts to get every serving soldier to contribute one day's pay and to recover the tax from these contributions have done much to keep the funds at reasonable level despite inﬂation. So the Association stands ready to help the Regiment with both moral and practical support. Of course, the Association must help the retired members of the Regiment also. And to this end we nave tried over the last year to introduce a new idea of regional representatives. These representatives will keep in touch with Association members in the area where they live. They will also make contact with people who are not Association members but who served with either of the regiments. In this way we hope that no one who ever served with the Regiment will ever feel in need of friendship and. if necessary, support. Already there has been good response to the call for local representatives and we hope soon to have the whole of the British Isles divided into small and manageable areas. if only so that such practical problems as sharing transport to attend functions can be solved. During the winter of 1975 the Regiment will move back to Detmold and. except for emergency tours and training abroad. will remain there for four years. Everyone in the Regiment will be most anxious to see that the links with the Association are not disrupted and we conﬁdently expect that Major Lewis will be organising visits to the serving Regiment. Members can do a great deal by keeping in touch with local recruiting ofﬁces and the many recruiters we have around the country. At present Regimental Recruiters can be found at Army Careers Oﬁices in the following towns:
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‘ Canterbury. Taunton. Bournemouth. Brighton. Ash1ngton. Newcastle. Surbiton. Wolverhampton. Mansﬁeld.
The best contribution that Association members can make to the well-being of the Regiment is to see that it is well up to strength with the right type of young man. In return the serving Regiment can still offer these men a rewarding and enjoyable career. By way of example. by the time this journal reaches you A Squadron will have just returned from the Arctic Circle, B Squadron will be preparing to go to Jamaica and C Squadron will be in Ulster. HQ Squadron will, of course, be too fully occupied with the Windsor Horse Show and Royal Ascot to have any plans for going abroad. We hope that readers will bring likely recruits to the barracks on Open Day or at other times by arrangement with Major Price. This will be the last opportunity as the Regiment departs for BAOR in October 1975.
Diary of Events In January, as always, we were not complete at Windsor. A and B Squadrons were with us, but C Squadron spent their Christmas in Northern Ireland. The year 1974 got off to a bad start with the Regiment, along with the rest of the country, facing the uncertainty of the fuel crisis and fully realising how drastically our lives could be changed. However, we were not to be allowed to brood on this for any length of time, for on 5th January the ﬁrst full Heathrow security alert blew up to conform with the best of military crises, both at the weekend and the middle of the night. This involved B Squadron, assisted by A Squadron. ﬁelding a different vehicle organisation on four consecutive days to please the whims of the politicians—a feat which belied the ‘nine to ﬁve army‘ accusations in the Press and also quietened the ‘Tanks in London’ headlines. At the end of January A Squadron ﬁnally got away for their Arctic exercise, which was greatly reduced because of the fuel crisis. The ﬁrst cut, apart from the numerical one, was the change from a ﬂight to a sea passage, during which the North Sea obliged with a force 12 gale. C Squadron’s tour in Aldergrove saw one of the major changes in our role in Northern Ireland which was the extraction of the last troop permanently based in Belfast, and the whole Squadron after this was available for working in the countryside rather than in the city. They handed over to B Squadron at the end of February. Our FFR inspection was carried out by Major-General R. E. Worsley, GOC 3 Div. on lst May. He saw what squadrons we had performing many mixed tasks, and the day culminated with luncheon in the ﬁeld in Windsor Great Park. We spent the spring worrying about the implications of the stringent fuel restrictions and perfecting the art of moving squadrons by train when A and C Squadrons carried out their annual ﬁring at Castlemartin. B Squadron returned from Northern Ireland in June and handed over to A Squadron. An interesting statistic that emerged from the B Squadron tour was that they narrowly lost more arms than they found following the sinking of an assault craft on Lough Neagh. B Squadron had only just returned from leave after Northern Ireland when the Cyprus emergency blew up,
and it turned out to be every Quartermaster's dream as hitherto unavailable spares came rolling in. They ﬁnally left for Cyprus together with their Scorpions on 22nd July. The ‘tanks‘ were greeted cautiously on the island and were totally restricted throughout their two-month tour to the Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri. During this period C Squadron got their turn for a security operation and the ‘ring of steel‘ was again clamped around the airport at the end of June, much to the dismay of many a petty criminal who was caught out. At the height of the August Bank Holiday the remainder of the Regiment—C Squadron and HQ Squadron_ found themselves on Salisbury Plain taking part in exercise ‘Salmon Leap”, an ambitious and enjoyable exercise which involved all the Armoured Corps troops that could be mustered from the South of England, but Cyprus and Ireland took its toll. The return of A Squadron from Northern Ireland at the beginning of September ended a run of almost a year, during which time the Regiment was continuously represented at Aldergrove. On their return they were still required to prepare for the autumn AMF (L) exercise in Turkey, which was not ﬁnally cancelled until very much the eleventh hour despite the writing being on the wall for many weeks beforehand. Their exercise was replaced by a small CPX in Southern Germany. C Squadron had a very successful period of annual ﬁring at Castlemartin. HQ Squadron have always had to stay in Windsor and watch the remaining squadrons revolve around the world, but in September they had their chance and exercise ‘Paciﬁc’. in the Far East, took them to the steamy Malaysian jungles to discover the arts of jungle warfare. This was a great success and enjoyed by all. Also at the end of September, despite the chilly security atmosphere, we held our Association At Home Day on 29th September. This took the form of a church parade and various displays and sideshows in the afternoon. Over 2,500 members attended. The main event of the winter was the Major—General’s inspection on Friday, 29th November, which involved some fairly ambitious, even if well practised, footdrill. Fortunately the entire day was a great success. After the Parade, B Squadron went to Castlemartin for their annual ﬁring and A Squadron to Thetford for troop and squadron training. The Colonel of the Regiment came down for the carol service and Christmas lunch on 19th December, which heralded the start of the Christmas break, excluding the administrative chores. The year was outstandingly successful from the sporting point of view. Major A. H. Parker Bowles won the Grand Military at Sandown on Paki, the football team won the Cavalry Cup, and the polo team won the Inter-Regimental, a unique treble.
a ﬁrm target before moving to BAOR in October. A Squadron will continue with their AMF role; B Squadron will convert to tanks and take part in an exchange exercise in the West Indies, and C Squadron have another tour in Northern Ireland.
A Squadron The year started, as usual, with the annual quest of the British contingent to the ACE Mobile Force to ﬁnd the coldest and foulest possible conditions in which to do its thingiexercise Hardfall. In 1974, because of fuel
restrictions, we were only permitted to participate at 40 per cent strength and a team of strong skiers, led by the Squadron Leader and SCM Kersting, set off for Norway in late January. Shortly before arrival there a thaw, followed by rain, followed by a cold spell, reduced the camp to the status of a skating rink and provided an instant excuse to those who ﬁnd it difﬁcult to maintain an upright position even in normal conditions. With only two Scorpions, the emphasis was on dismounted training and a satisfactory standard of ski-ing was achieved by most. SSgt Davies was kind enough to lend his skis to someone who had broken theirs at an early stage. Squadron Headquarters returned brieﬂy to England before going on to north Norway for exercise ‘Argus Express’, an AMF(L) exercise also drastically cut in size by the fuel factors. Although well into the Arctic circle, conditions did not appear to be much more severe than in the south and on the eight days on board an LSL saw us back at the end of Marcl . After ‘Hardfall‘ those who had been on the exercise returned to Windsor to join the half that had stayed behind. This latter half had been busy with trade training, a large slice of guard duties and op ‘Trustee’. Possibly feeling a little hard done by they were, however, heartened to see the ﬁgure of Captain Walker-Okeover entering Combermere Barracks like a man touching the ground for the ﬁrst time after having been stranded outside the top ﬂoor of a skyscraper. LCoH Barrett. Trs Beynon
We have had many notable visitors, not mentioned in
these notes. Brigadier—General Cedershiold, the Director of the Swedish Armoured Corps. Major-General R. M. Carnegie, GOC 3 Div, Major-General J. M. Brockbank, DRAC, and a farewell visit from General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick as Deputy Colonel, and Lady Fitzpatrick, at the end of November. We look forward to 1975 with each squadron having
‘Sorted that one out’ Cornet Barclay
and Hughes were still ﬂushed with victory after having taken the Admin Troop to ﬁrst place in the ski and shoot competition. This Troop’s amazingly quick start in the competition may be attributed to the simultaneous discovery by the Squadron that hot weather compo rations (cold salmon. etc) had been issued by Admin Troop for use at Hjerkinn (temperatures down to —40°C). Tpr Jay was horriﬁed to ﬁnd that the ﬁrst meal in barracks was curry. The Squadron went on block leave in April, and after gunnery refresher training went to Castlemartin for annual ﬁring. The standard of shooting was highly satisfactory and, as usual, the ﬁring point was laid out and details organised under the eagle eye of Cold Pomroy. Some of the Squadron discovered a night club for the over forties in Pembroke, where they met with a friendly reception. On return from Wales, training for Northern Ireland was begun. Ferrets were drawn from the training pool, and some drivers found this the third type of vehicle they had been required to drive and maintain in four months. In June the Squadron took over from B Squadron at RAF Aldergrove the far side of the runway from Belfast airport terminal. For this tour the Squadron was conﬁned to Police Division R to the west and north of Belfast, but excluding the city itself due to the slightly better situation there and the provocative effect of the Whippet cars. Patrolling was therefore limited mainly to country areas. although Lisburn. Carackfergus. Antrim and Randalstown were in the Squadron area. In comparison to previous tours, IRA activity was at lower level. although, with the valuable assistance of the
CoH Pomroy (The Arctic Fox) and Tprs Buxton and Wright
UDR. attempts to car bomb Antrim and Randalstown were foiled and some ﬁnds of explosives and ammunition were made.
under canvas; the heat, the dust, the long hours and the
Perhaps it would be better if the Squadron Leader moved forward
On the lighter side CoH Sayer, in establishing an OP on Rams Island, showed that in order to move across water it is necessary to ﬂoat, unless travelling by aeroplane or submarine. On arrival the OP was joined by a barbecue party, which outnumbered the OP by 17 to l. LCol—I Brown was heard shouting through the darkness in the direction of a surprised Tpr Mundy. ‘Stand fast. No 2 Company’, and CoH Sayer handcuﬁed himself to the skipper of the boat. Three Troop proved that Ferrets do not like going round corners on two wheels, and the Troop Leader carried out an in depth inspection of a manure pit—by falling into it. The spell in Ireland was a short one due to movement planning for exercise ‘Bosphorus Express‘ in Turkey. This exercise was in the event cancelled as a result of the Cyprus troubles, and the Squadron therefore went on leave instead in September. Leave was followed by trade training, an activity only carried out with diﬁ‘iculty in the AMF(L) Squadron. A detachment from SHQ went on an AMF(L) CPX in southern Germany. and November ended with the Major-General‘s inspection, which passed off well. The ﬁrst two weeks in December were spent in Thetford troop training, albeit in reduced strength due to the continuing courses, and a satisfactory standard was achieved in Troop tests. Mr Gurney lost his ﬁrst pair of glasses, broke his second pair. broke CoH Sayer‘s only pair, came top in SMG snap shooting without any glasses at all. and manned an OP. the front of which was traversed at 20ft by Captain Wyburd, without seeing anything at all. Now that Christmas leave is over the Squadron is busy with Arctic training prior to its last ‘Hardfall' exercise before the Regiment moves to Germany. As usual, turnover in the Squadron is high: SQMC Hill has gone to C Squadron, CoH Adams to Sandhurst and Captain Walker-Okeover has returned to the Mounted Regiment. Tprs Barry. Mowbray, Hughes and Gambrell have become civilians, as has Captain Wyburd. whose recent success atthe HGV test may help him achievethe once stated ambition of taking his turn in driving the corpora— tion dustcart past the saluting dais on the next Silver Stick‘s inspection. We welcome Captain Massey back to A Squadron from the Depot. as well as Second Lieutenants Wood and Brown, and SQMC Weeks.
If you happened to have a mother-in-law whom you found to be rather indigestible. or were anxious to put distance between yourself and a girl friend whose ambitions for the future did not entirely coincide with your own, then 1974 was undoubtedly your year for being in B Squadron. Not that we have not been in England at all. We recall the halcyon days on the Boeing Patrol at Heathrow in January when the novelty and publicity lent the operation a dimension of civic recognition not given to the usual round of military duties. Then we had a few weeks here in the summer on our way through from Northern Ireland to Cyprus, and later we were brought back, unscarred except by the sun. to face the wettest autumn on record in time to show our shooting skills, untested through two operational tours, at the windiest spot on the globe, Castlemartin.
The display of military force at Heathrow, albeit treading softly, is now commonplace. But at the opening of last year the sight ofthe Police and the Army working together for public security within Great Britain was enough to set newspaper editors scrambling for the catch-phrases of calamity. One tends to forget that three centuries and more ago our predecessors spent much of their time on similar enterprises. though the hijacker has now replaced the highwayman. Our tour as the Belfast reconnaissance squadron for 39 Infantry Brigade went off very smoothly. We took over from C Squadron and handed over to A Squadron. This domestic succession ensured good continuity, thanks particularly to W02 Harty, who ran the Intelligence cell throughout with patient perserverance, and to SCpl McDougall as overseer of fair play in the stores. The four months passed remarkably quickly although one or two spots on the programme, such as the dreaded dragnet, did seem to go on a bit. But there was a fair amount of variety. In addition to the usual run of surveillance and patrol tasks, each troop had a chance of helicopter operations and some boating. This last, by way ofpatrolling Lough Neagh, led almost to disaster when 4Troop capsized and had a tricky time reaching the shore, It also rather spoilt our end of tour statistics. One of the aims of the tour is to work up a healthy total of arms discovered: to our chagrin, with a proportion of our armoury at the bottom of the Lough, we put in a negative score. During the tour we reorganised so that each troop, whilst retaining some scout cars for ﬁre support, had also an integral assault section to carry out the many dismounted tasks which were an inevitable part of almost all our patrols. And the more active parts of our 800 square miles of country around Belfast were allotted as troop areas: this improved local knowledge and pro— vided a more intensive presence. Together these measures gave a much clearer picture of the who, the what and the where. Our only signiﬁcant casualties, other than to betrothals, were Tpr Thorpe, who thankfully failed an immo— lation attempt, and LCoH Standen, who failed to bend a Browning barrel round a lamp post in the storming of Greenisland.
Guardians of the Peace—2nd Troop at Heathrow
On 20th June we left Aldergrove and scattered for leave, gathering again at Windsor on 15th July to start drawing out our Scorpions and Swingﬁres, and re-form— ing as an armoured reconnaissance squadron. We set about the task fairly steadily because there seemed no great need to rush. Not, anyway, until 7 a.m. on Friday, 19th July, when we received an urgent invitation to ﬂy out to the rescue of Cyprus. The usual seven days” warning was reduced at the drop of a telephone call to 48 hours, and, of course, it was a weekend. But everybody hurried about with reckless enthusiasm, the Quartermasters missed their tea, parcels of vital mechanical
curiosities and hot weather clothing and a myriad
daily tramp to distant ablutions and the dining hall became very wearisome. But The Royal Scots, effectively our hosts, did everything in their power to make us welcome and, within the limits of the possible, we were well looked after. There were a few distractions to break the monotony of the border patrols: escorts to the war zone around Nicosia and along the coast to Dhekelia; spearheading the covering force for the ﬁnal evacuation of Limassol (a damp squib); some refreshing breaks of leave, troop by troop, in the Troodos Mountains: for those of us who are married, HQ NEARELF’s sympathetic concession of a few days back in the motherland during our children’s school holidays. So our 10 weeks‘ Mediterranean sojurn slipped by pleasantly enough. On our departure we mounted a drive past the GOC, Major— General Hugh Butler, and thence to wet windy Windsor. There ensued a fairly intensive couple of months. First priority was trade training, which we had missed out on for far too long. Following the invaluable training and track mileage crammed in to some two months, the courses produced a spate of ﬁrst—class tradesmen who were to stand us in very good stead, particularly for our battle runs during our ﬁeld ﬁring programme in December and February. The results reﬂected great credit on the Squadron’s instructors—CsoH O’Halloran, Sibley, LCsoH Collet, White and Williams.
Simultaneously we were preparing ourselves for the Major—General’s parade on 29th November. Having spent the greater part of the year in modern mounted combat order, it did take us a moment to rediscover our
paces for the early 19th-century infantry manoeuvrings of which our pedestrian companies in the Household Division retain such a fondness. Concurrently we needed to restore our armoured vehicles from battered battle-
stores were showered upon us like confetti, and by
Sunday morning we were lined up on the square at Combermere Barracks, crews front, ready for the OH. The ﬂy out went well enough, though our friendly local airways developed the irksome habit of putting Scorpions on one aeroplane and their crews on another. Inevitably one or the other broke down. And the echelon vehicles were shut out for a couple of days, along with all those vital mechanical curiosities. which tended to be tiresome. But mostly it was fairly painless, thank goodness, because at the far end we motored off the aeroplane straight to the ammunition compound and then out on patrol under command of 19 Airportable Brigade. After the great rush of deployment, gradually the truth dawned. Not only did neither the Greeks nor the Turks want the western Sovereign Base Area, but actually the British Government was not absolutely mad about it. There was also some apprehension about allowing us loose in our aluminium ’tanks’ for fear of frightening the natives. But eventually we settled into a routine which gave us licence to bare our teeth. though without actually snarling, and still allowed us plenty of time in our training bases on the beaches for the pursuits which lend Cyprus its undoubted attractions. Domestically the early problems were sunstroke and grape sicknessitoo much sun and far too many grapes which hung on vines, devoid of labourers, as irresistible
temptations. And a continuing discomfort was living
Disembarking at Marchwood from Cyprus, Tprs Lawson and Rushton
Finally. we congratulate the following on their promo— tion: CsoH Rumbelow and Fox. LCsoH Storer. McAnulty. Baker. Page. LCpls Gardiner. Kempster. Barratt. James. Lock. Stretton.
4th Troop 0n patrol—Cyprus
worthiness to pristine presentableness. and to sharpen our gunnery drills in preparation for the ranges. All this was achieved and to a very high standard. It demanded and declared much of the skill and ﬂexibility of the Squadron and owed a great deal to SCM Bell on the square, to SSgt McCann and Sgt Bartholomew with their team of ﬁtters in the vehicle lines and to CsoH Emery, Sibley and LCoH Collett at the miniature range. The two sessions of ﬁeld ﬁring showed the damage which we could have inﬂicted had we received an invita— tion. In December it was wet and windy. in February it was misty and cold, but ranges are rarely a paradise. The culmination was a battle run for three troops over ﬁve miles in two hours when everything in sight. whether it moved or not, was struck. It was a ﬁtting climax to a year of exceptionally successful busy—ness. As these notes are written we look ahead to a period of armoured reconnaissance training, probably our last. on Salisbury Plain in March; to a dismounted exercise in jungly Jamaica in June; and to our conversion to Chieftain. now just under way, in preparation for our move to Detniold in October. It promises to be another busy year. During the past year there has been a regrettably proliﬁc crop of departureseMajor Couper to the Training Squadron, Captain Rogers on appointment as Adjutant, Mr Lukas to the Mounted Squadron, SCM Bell, who steered the Squadron through two hectic years with bottomless zeal, to the Royal Yeomanry and SQMC Hayward to ATDU. We offer our very best wishes and our thanks for excellent service to CoH Idle, LCoH O’Callaghan, chls Appleyard and Rogers and Tpr Hartley, who have retired, whilst welcoming Captain Hayward, Cornets Bucknall, Roxburghe and Bathurst, SCM Matthew, SQMC Wilkins, CoH Tucker, LCsoH Hennessy, Harkness, Thomson, Collett, Gregory, Tprs Ansty, Charlton, Daley, Greenaway, Hughes, Johnson, Mawer, Rose, Platt, Cleland, Kent, Robinson, Seget, Simons and Wetherall.
Pausing for thought, Major Aylen, CoH Clayton, Cornets Pratt and Bucknall, Tpr Anyon
C Squadron Last year‘s diary ﬁnished with Christmas in Aldergrove. As these notes are being written the circle is nearly complete as preparations are now beginning for a return to Northern Ireland. The last two months at Aldergrove were marked by a gradual withdrawal from the city, which surprisingly was much regretted by some. Cornet Hadden-Paton and his men of 2 Troop in particular claimed to relish the face-to—face contact found in Belfast. rather than the isolation of the country. It is more likely that their reason was the bitter cold of the long country patrols in January and February. The most notable incident during this time, besides several successful ﬁnds of explosives. was a murderous attack on a patrol led by LCpl Grocott during a routine patrol of the airﬁeld. Three highvelocity bullets passed within a few inches of his face. entering the windscreen of his Land-Rover and leaving by the side window. There was towards the end of the tour some consternation caused by Mr Heath (the Prime Minister of the time), who chose the date on which we were due to leave Ireland to hold an election. Inevita— bly C Squadron‘s departure would be delayed. But in the event, after a short but uncomfortable stay in a
factory at Carnmoney. the Squadron left on an overloaded LSL only one day late.
The Squadron scattered to all parts of the country for three weeks” well-deserved leave. During the leave several members of the Squadron went on an adventure training trip with Lieutenant Hutchison to the Guards House, Folda, for a few days ski-ing at Glenshee. In spite of snow, which at times ran down the hill faster
than the skiers. the trip was much enjoyed. It is not quite clear whether the more expert local skiers enjoyed the problems of avoiding speeding troopers with no brakes and little steering. A small team was selected, including LCpl Lampard and Tpr Measor, to go on to Aviemore to compete in the Army Ski-ing Association Championships, where they were joined by Captain Tweedie. Cornet Hadden—Paton also visited. and in spite of never having previously put on skis he was reported to have been seen schussing the Coire C35 in the ‘egg’ position. Although the team was not placed very highly in the races, it was a success to have completed the course at all in View of the very limited training. Captain Tweedie, an old hand at Scottish ski-ing, was placed seventh individually. Throughout their stay the team was very well looked after in an Austro-Scottish manner (beer and whisky) at Karl Fuchs’s hotel. The Squadron returned from leave to the normal routine of Windsor, which was soon broken by a call out to Heathrow. For a week troops were shuttling backwards and forwards between Windsor and Heathrow, causing enormous trafﬁc jams at all entrances to the airport. However, relations with both motorists and the police remained remarkably good. On 10th May C Squadron moved to Castlemartin Ranges for the 1973—74 annual ﬁring. This was the ﬁrst opportunity since we left Cyprus to ﬁre Saladin guns. Inevitably some of the gunnery skills were a bit rusty, but with a lot of time in the FMR, and some very hard work by the gunnery instructors, a good standard was achieved. Even SCpl Livingstone, who had come up from the Gunnery School at Lulworth, was not too unhappy about the results. 5 Troop proved itself to be the best troop on the Urgent Targets Competition, led by Lieutenant Armitage. For the rest of the summer we became involved in a plethora of diﬁerent activities including KAPE tours ranging from Exeter to Blackpool, several minor exercises and providing large numbers to assist with the Game Fair at Stratﬁeld Saye. But the Squadron came together again in mid-August to go on troop training on Salisbury Plain, followed by CRAC‘s exercise ‘Salmon Leap’. This was a most valuable training period, during which everyone beneﬁted greatly. It was the ﬁrst time that the Squadron had worked together on exercise for a very long time, and many lessons were learned. 2 Troop in particular realised it is not wise to drive too fast by night without lights when they turned over a Ferret and crashed a Saladin within [0 seconds of each other. Fortunately no one suffered more than bruises. A lucky 12 were selected to go on exercise ‘Paciﬁc‘, a jungle training exercise in Malaysia. For 10 days in September they were sweating their way through a tough pre—exercise ﬁtness training programme. That this was necessary was amply proved on the exercise. They found themselves struggling for long distances through the jungle heat with very limited water supplies. All the C Squadron partcipants reported. though, that it was a great experience which they would not have missed.
LCpl Grocott’s Land Rover after being ﬁred on by terrorists at
Meanwhile, those left back in the gloom of winter in the Thames Valley prepared for our second annual ﬁring in six months. After our eﬁorts, at Castlemartin in May, the crews were itching to show what they could do. The whole Squadron moved to Warcop in October for 10 days, where not only the Saladins could ﬁre, but also Support Troop could make use of the excellent small arms battle ranges. All crews excelled themselves and earned one of the best gunnery reports on a Saladin squadron that the Lulworth gunnery instructors could remember. 1 Troop narrowly won the Urgent Targets Competition led by LCoH Morris’s crew. But the standard was so high on the battle run that it was thought impossible to single out one troop as the best. Also at Warcop, LCoH Muff shot a grouse, LCpl Wylie won the cross-country race, and 6 Troop ‘A’ team won the assault course competition. It was very good to ﬁnd an old ‘Blue’ running the ranges. Major John Sallis contributed largely to the success of the ﬁring by his thoughtful and effective organisation. C Squadron started favourites for the Regimental cross-country on 22nd November, during the visit of the Deputy Colonel of the Regiment. However, expectations were dashed by the dark horses of HQ Squadron, and we had to make do with the individual ﬁrst place, gained by Tpr Cheshire in a very ﬁne run. Captain Rogers emerged from the mud having convincingly avoided last place, contrary to the expectations of some members of the Squadron. The rehearsals and best boot inspections for the Major—General’s inspection became so much a part of life in November that one could not believe it would ever happen. But it did, and the hours of polishing and drilling were rewarded in the end by a ﬁne parade The faces in C Squadron this Christmas are very diﬁerent from last year. No less than 45 names which appeared in last year’s nominal roll, without including LAD and cooks. have left the Squadron, and an even
larger number have been posted in. The most notable changes have been the departure of Major Lockhart for the Staﬁ in 4 Guards Brigade. and of SCM Hunter, now RCM at Knightsbridge. Captain Corbett returned
to the Squadron and left for civilian life within the year. Captain Rogers visited for a few months before moving to the Adjutant’s Ofﬁce. Lieutenant Armitage has left the Army and Cornets Bagge, Hadden-Paton and De Chair have left for Australia, RMA Sandhurst and the Guards Depot respectively. SCpl Weeks has had to give up the freedom of troop leading for the conﬁnement of A Squadron Stores. We have also had to say goodbye to CsoH Ford, Fisk, McKenna, Hughes and Stubley. SSgt Waterman, too, has left the Regiment on posting. In the places of this sadly long list of departed stalwarts, some of whom had been with the Squadron over two years, we welcome Major Tweedie, who succeeded to the Squadron Leader’s crown, SCM Hill from A Squadron. Cornet Carr-Ellison from Durham University and Sandhurst, and AQMS Lodder, CsoH Stacey, Thurston, Chamberlain, Lloyd and Bellas. Many others too numerous to mention have left and the best wishes of the Squadron go with them. Seldom can a squadron have seen so many changes in its ranks in such a short time. Nevertheless C Squadron spirit is not merely surviving but stronger than ever.
HQ Squadron EXERCISES 1974 ' April saw the Squadron Leader and SCM Simpson on the vast waste of the Salisbury Plain Training Area in preparation for HQ Squadron training. On arrival SCM Simpson stood aghast to ﬁnd the landmarks he had once known so well had depreciated, leaving him in the same predicament as the remainder of the Squadron.
SCpl Lawson, LCpIZCurrah, Tpr Andrews, LCpl Walsh, Tpr Bentley, LCoH Wall, Tpr Beresford, CoH O’Dwyer, Tpr Maycock, Tpr Moore, LCoH Thompson
The Tug-of—war Team
Tpr Andrews and LCoH Wall
There followed a very comprehensive training programme over the few days we were allowed the area. It was good to see the old hands had lost none of their night replen skills, while those new to the Squadron tasks acquitted themselves extremely well. Unfortunately, however, the exercise had to be cut short when it was found that any further night operations were impossible. During the night we had been inﬁltrated by members of the Parachute Regiment. The training was, however, a great success, giving the whole Squadron a good idea of what to expect on the Divisional exercise ‘Salmon Leap‘. In August we once again headed for the now familiar Salisbury Plain. After a series of short individual training periods, the Squadron set about their work in earnest. The value of our previous exercise was really brought home to us when we were called upon to carry out tasks on a larger scale than we had attempted since our Armoured Regiment days. The Squadron showed excellent ﬂexibility during this part of the exercise, which was brought about by a good blend of old and new hands. In all it was a very rewarding exercise for all those concerned (even the Orderly Room staﬁ“ Chief Clerk included). As the exercise ended and the Squadron began their move home the weather departed with them, leaving RHQ in the ﬁeld for a series of test exercises set by HQ RAC. After a number of very arduous days and nights they too returned to Windsor, completing an all round very good exercise. In November we held a dance to say goodbye to SCM Simpson and SCpl Robson, which was a great success. SCM Simpson and SCpl Robson, who will be greatly missed. received farewell gifts from the Squadron. New arrivals include SCM Sellars and SCM Harty, to whom we extend a warm welcome. HQ Squadron had a very good year at sport and this is shown in the relevant sections.
1 and 2 Teams with Trophies
3 SCM Simpson with the Cavalry Cup
4 SQMC Burroughes with the Cup
5 CoH O’Dwyer
Squadron In 1974, besides being inspected in Hyde Park by the Major—General and providing a marching party at the funeral of the Duke of Gloucester, taking part in the Queen’s Birthday Parade, mounting Queen‘s Life Guard 176 times, the Squadron found 12 investiture parties, two escorts for the State visits and the Opening of Parliament. On the military side Tpr Nicholson won the Princess Elizabeth Cup for the best turned out mounted Duty— man, we attended annual regimental camp at Stoney Castle and LCoH Hague (ex-Mounted Squadron) and Tpr Mawhinney received the Queen‘s Commendation for bravery for their action in a stable ﬁre. The Sporting Life featured SCM Peck and CoH Bright in several winning tent-pegging teams around the country. The Squadron entered six Hunter trials in the
spring, our most successful competitors being Tprs Stephen and Hobson. and competed in the Royal Tournament show—jumping competitions. l Troop won the Inter-Troop Shield at Stoney Castle, whilst Recruit Troop carried off the fancy dress, CoH Garvey making a very convincing Snow White. In 1975 we look forward to contributing to a heavily booked quadrille display and in July some very busy days in Edinburgh.
Band of The Blues and Royals The scriber of this literary masterpiece spent days cogitating (whilst the Editor has been agitating) to arrive at the words to be completed for the magazine. Alas. the subject matter of Band affairs oﬂfers little change from previous editions, so I will proceed to bore you yet again. Unlike the swashbucklers of Sabre squadrons who trot the globe, the Band for the moment have conﬁned
their activities and seasonal run around to the home shores. During the year there has been a noticeable .upsurge in the interest in events of pageantry and particularly military music, although this interest is stlll conﬁned to a small section of the population. To say the least, the year has been successful in many ways, With added sounds contributing to the success. To this extent the pop group gave their ﬁrst public performance at the Guards Depot Training Centre, Pirbright, and was well received. With a little more polish and less volume they-Willmake Hughie Green’s ‘Opportunity Knocks’ some tlmein the future. We have re-established the relationship With the
BBC after a long lapse of no broadcasts and had a total of four airings in the one year. With cuts in the Army being the topic of the moment,
the mind boggles at the possibilities of pruning a band on a work—study programming. Such a report of a concert would probably read as follows: 1. The clarinets being many, appear to be playing the same notes on so many occasions. This seems unnecessary duplication, which would prompt the panel to cut this section drastically. Loss of volume can be made up by use of electronics. . The oboes had nothing to do for considerable periods. The number should be cut and the work spread more evenly over the whole of the concert; this way peaks of activity are eliminated. . Much effort and strain was absorbed in the playing of demi-serniquavers. Again this seems unnecessary complication. It is recommended that all notes should be rounded to the nearest semi-quaver. This would allow trainees and lower-grade operatives to be used more extensively. . Composers could give more thought to their work. Too much repetition of some musical passages. No useful purpose achieved by repeating on the horns a passage which has already been handled by the Clarinets. It is therefore estimated that if all the redundant passages were eliminated the whole concert time of two hours could be cut to 20 minutes. . It was noticed that excessive effort was used by the majority of the wind players, whereas one air compressor could supply adequate air for all instruments under more accurately controlled conditions. End of report. This report is more readily understood by readers with a knowledge ofinstruments and methods. However, we can rest assured that musical performance will never come down to such cuts as outlined. As ever, personnel come and go and we wish those who have left, namely LCoH Chesters, Leslie, Sowter, LCpl Bull and Musicians Rowden, King, Stephens,
every success in their new life. And we welcome Musns Burroughs, Jones, Bower, Stevens, Lawrence and Harmer
Under training at the Junior Leaders Regiment, RAC, Bovington, are Jones, Morgan, Hayward, Connaughton, Pierce, Diny, Sandy, Atkins, Stanton, Deverson.
We look forward to them joining the Band and Wish them every success in their training. A list of the forthcoming engagements is published for those who are interested and maybe on holiday somewhere when we are performing. Please look us up and say hello. Mar 28 Windsor Castle Apr 6, I3, 27 Windsor Castle May 4 Windsor Castle May 22—25 Royal Windsor Horse Show June 3—5 Beating retreat on Horse Guards (Mounted Band) Trooping of the Colour June 14 June l7ﬁ21 Ascot races June 22—30 Jersey July 6—12 Bournemouth Manchester Show July 24—26 Embankment Gardens Aug 10—16 Da capo!
LAD There is some justification in saying that 1974 was both depressing and encouraging. Depressing because the enthusiasm was curtailed by a lack of money, encouraging because those same ﬁnancial restrictions forced the Army to become more lean and hard. In spite of defence cuts, the need for security forces was very apparent when the year‘s programme was reviewed. The LAD, whose establishment is based upon a regiment operating centrally, supported separate squadrons on operations in Northern Ireland, the AMP (L) countries, Cyprus and Heathrow, and stood by to assist London ﬂood emergencies. A Squadron section were as busy as they have always been. Unfortunately for the LAD, Sgt Hook was posted on to his artiﬁcer course, and S Sgt Davies, who appeared to be a permanent member of the AMP (L), has received a posting to‘SEE, where he is to complete his Army service. Apart from taking as much of the LAD as they can get on exercise with them, A Squadron section has managed to get an AEC recovery vehicle in place of a Bedford light, and the trial ofa l-tonne Rover as a ﬁtters’ vehicle. B Squadron section also lost their artiﬁcer and sergeant SSgt Milne, who was replaced by SSgt McCann. was posted to BAOR, and Sgt Dale to the TAVR. Sgt Dale’s replacement, Sgt Bartholomew, joined the LAD, passed his artificer board and has now got a course. The section, augmented by the Art Tels, went rushing to
Cyprus with their squadron during the crisis. They all returned bronzed and relaxed. No one showed signs of the exhausting effort the remainder of us were told had been made. C Squadron section lost SSgt Waterman and gained AWMS Lodder. The Squadron paved the way in
Northern Ireland, the section doing an excellent job setting up the LAD organisation, which the following sections were able to use when they went to Aldergrove. HQ LAD lost Captain Jackson-Smith to 9 Field Workshop and gained Captain Figgures from 3 Field Workshop. Although some of HQ LAD regularly support detached squadrons, for many Salisbury Plain was the highlight of the year. Having taken professional advice from A Section as to exercise procedure, HQ LAD returned from the plain without ever getting wet. The photograph shows W01 (ASM) Barry Thomas and Sgt Danny Southcott receiving their LS and GC Medals from Major—General P. J. N. Ward, CBE, GOC
Exercise ‘Snowcross Minor’ followed. This was a langhauf course run at Silburhutte in the Hartz Mountains, West Germany. Congratulations to JTpr MacKay, who came second overall. A remarkable achievement. The Guards Depot small—bore team won the London District Championships with JSQMC Partis as a member. Easter camp was at Tregantle Fort. the Squadron doing most adventure training activities, including shark fishing, a trip on Gladeye, go—karting, aqualung swimming. clay pigeon shooting, canoeing, sailing, etc, plus a very entertaining streak from an Irish ofﬁcer. The summer term was extremely packed. The musical ride and the dismounted lance party were formed. They performed at the Pirbright Gala, The Guards Depot Garden Party and the Major-General’s inspection. Always very impressive. The Squadron also provided many arena parties for various shows, including Royal Windsor, Nottingham, Aldershot, Surrey, the Royal Agricultural Show and many more. The Juniors enjoyed these trips ‘away from the square’. There was an interesting visit to HM submarine Dolphin. Offa‘s Dyke, in case anyone does not know, was built by Oﬂa, King of Mercia, around AD 750. It runs between
London District, on Tuesday, 26th November, 1974,
Towards the end of the year the LAD were centralised but they retained the original sections to support each squadron. The change went remarkably smoothly, thanks to excellent co-operation from some senior ranks in the Regiment and the LAD. The LAD should now be better suited to meet the more stringent and demanding requirements which the Regiment and the Exchequer will undoubtedly make in 1975.
RSPCA SILVER AWARDS FOR BRAVERY Back row—left to right: Sgt Robinson, JCoH N. Lloyd, LCoH S. Hague, Major General H. R. S. Pain, C.B., M.C., JLCoH G. Waterhouse, Gdsm T. McIlwaine, CoH T. Meade. Front row—left to right: Tpr S. Goodyear, JTpr C. Gallagher, JLCpl G. Mawhinney, Gdsm J. Smith
The Household Cavalry Training Squadron GUARDS DEPOT The Squadron have had an eventful year with many changes of training systems, place and staﬁ“. We have said goodbye to Major C. M. Barne and wish him every success on his course at Shrivenham; to Mr Leslie-King, joining the Mounted Regiment, and to many others who have made Pirbright a more amusing place. We extend a warm welcome to Major R. N. O. Couper on assuming command. The spring term started with hunter trials in February at Stonycastle, where the equitation boys successfully robbed their Tech audience of the spectacle of mass injury over the sticks, which they had really come to see. The Commandant Lieutenant-Colonel I. A. Ferguson, SG, presented rosettes at the end of the day.
Pestatyn, North Wales, to Chepstow. a distance of 168
command, and was less busy with the musical ride, per-
miles. About 20 Juniors, including JTprs Carroll, Mowatt and JLCoH Pritchard, walked this in eight days for a little exercise, returning to the Squadron very ﬁt as a result. JLCpl Noddle did well on the Nijmegen marches and received a medal for his effort. On a more tragic note there was a stables fire. which killed four horses. The others were rescued by the brave
forming only once on Guy Fawkes night. The lance party was inspected by Brigadier Vora. Indian Military Attache. Congratulations to Marlborough Troop on winning the Guards Depot Champion Platoon competition. The Squadron also won the Depot cross-country and football competitions. There were visits to Heathrow Airport and the Imperial War Museum. About 50 military attaches visited the Depot on the 28th November, watching Brandon Troop doing the assault course among other things. It was noted that the Russian Attache hid behind the American one when a plastic charge went off on a range demo. ls there a lesson for us all here? We now have 104 Juniors under training in the Squadron, 26 due to leave at Easter and 78 in the summer.
eﬂorts of the staff and Juniors, 10 of whom received the
RSPCA Silver Award for bravery. These were presented by Major—General H. R. S. Pain, CB, MC, Director of Army Training. Among those receiving medals were: LCoH Hague, CoH Mead, Tpr S. Goodyear. JCoH Lloyd, JLCoH Waterhouse, JTpr Gallagher and JLCpl Mawhinney. The term ﬁnished with the summer camp at Folkestone. The winter term began with Major R. N. O. Couper In
.M J[LCpl Paddle with his Nijmegan march medal
Warrant Oﬂicers and Corporals of Horse Mess
Major General’s Inspection
Over the past year the Mess has had a most active time. All Mess members were looking forward to being to— gether again; this proved to be very short-lived. In fact each squadron managed a tour to Northern Ireland and B Squadron, enjoying the sun so much. went back for yet another tour to Cyprus. At the time of going to press, A Squadron are preparing to go to Norway, B Squadron are dhobi-ing their KD ready for Jamaica, C Squadron expending the Regiment’s allocation of small arms ammunition getting ready for another tour to Northern Ireland, and HQ
Squadron preparing to take over all the Regimental commitments yet again. As always, we entertained many visiting dignitaries during the year: Brig-Gen Cederschiold (.DRAC SWEDEN) in July Gen Fitzpatrick in August M/Gen Carnegie in August F.M. Sir Gerald Templer in September M/Gen Brockbank in November M/Gen Ward in November Brig Reid in January to name but a few. Social events never seem to take second place to world affairs, and again, as always, our calendar was full. Some of these included a Spring Ball, Valentine’s dance, formal dance, Cavalry Cup (best it’s ever been), Open Day, Inter— national Polo Day, RCMP visit, Christmas draw and
many others. The Spring Ball, which was an outstanding success, as all 450 who attended will testify, was or-
ganised by RQMC (T) Hunt, whose ﬂair for decorating
SQMC Lawson and ORQMC Yates
was beyond belief (what would he do without Pinewood Studios). The Christmas draw this year broke all records and over 550 people attended. It proved to be a most enjoyable evening, even though there were a few red faces in the ranks of the senior mess members who won some of the booby prizes. Here are a few: An oak-stained wooden mallet (to quell arguments). A pair of upside-downside titles (for those with absent minds). A pair of very elegant drill boots (for best-dressed man). Chromed spoon (for the habitual stirrer). A pace stick (for smaller soldiers). A pair of very large spiked running shoes (for those who wish to run faster). Every function had an excellent buﬁet and W02 Collins and his cooks are to be congratulated. In December we said farewell to SCM Sammy Simpson, who had been with us so long he was on the property book. He has moved to every street and can now be found sorting out the locals near St Paul’s. Others who have left us for Civilian life are: SQMC Robson, CoH Williams, CoH Idle, CoH Norman. To all of them we
wish every success and hope they will return to see us from time to time. We welcome the following members to the Mess and hope their stay will be a long and happy one: SSgt Lodder,
SSgt McCann, now as AQMS: Sgt Cullen now AQMS. To all those who have left us on posting to other units we say thank you and wish you the best in your newjobs. In closing I would like to add that there is no truth in the rumour that the Regiment is changing its cap badge to incorporate a chocolate bar. Equally for those not D & M/Gunnery mindediif you rotate a Scorpion turret ll times in a clockwise direction it does not land in your lap.
Paciﬁc MAJOR P. T. KEIGHTLEY
Despite tours in Ireland and BAOR, it is refreshing to ﬁnd that troops still exercise in the West Indies and the Far East. It seems a typical military paradox that exercise ‘Paciﬁc‘ took place not in those blue waters but in West Malaysia, or Malaya as we knew it. The exercise ‘Squadron Leader’ was selected and briefed to recce in June for the exercise in October. There was an odds—on chance that it would be cancelled through defence cuts, so QM Tech and he made the most
of a fortnight in Singapore with briefﬂights over endless tall trees ‘recceing’. Luckily a Marine recce party for some future exercise was there as well, so planned orgies by the Royal Navy in downtown Singapore were to an extent diluted Major Richard Corkran of the Grenadiers, who was Brigade Major 28 Brigade, was a particular help in seeing that everything was arranged In October The Blues and Royals had a squadron returning from Cyprus, a squadron in Ireland, a squadron for Heathrow, a headquarters squadron, and achieved a
squadron for Malaysia! In fact, the squadron contained only 45 men of The Blues and Royals and 120 others drawn from 2 Scots Guards (preparing for Belise), 22 Engineer Regiment, just back from Canada. 4/7 DG, who had some jungle experience, 1 Black Watch. RCT and REM E. The Army Air Corps provided a ﬂight and a Royal Marine pilot whose expertise was to save one lost man from a long walk and the whole 160 of us some very thirsty hours. The advance party ﬂew out in a foodless Hercules, which the QM Tech held up at Mesirah for a meal. The rest of us ﬂew out by VClO and were briskly moved to Ulu Tiran for a fortnight‘s jungle course. supervised by the big, brown. friendly Maoris of C Company Royal New Zealand Infantry. Their utter conﬁdence when in the jungle was a great tonic and the perfect complement to the School of Infantry‘s Jungle Wing. who helped us to devise a sensible programme for eavalrymen without vehicles in an infantry setting. We exercised as patrols and troops and ﬁnally as a squadron. Sometimes we got lost, once singly, when he shook trees to attract a helicopter; once as a patrol. when they camped out: and once even the Squadron Leader, with two jungle warfare instructors of Scots Guards and the Medical Corporal Major.
After four weeks of this the Squadron took a week's adventure training break. Cornet Hadden-Paton found a friendly Sultan and taught the Black Watch to ride. The 4/7 DG troop disappeared to a desert island, which Captain Hayward visited in a helicopter at low tide. The RCT and REME found a lovely girl who chartered a yacht and they tried to make us believe that they sailed to we know not where and back. The Royal Engineers just sank into Singapore, to return much the poorer. 1 Royal Malaysian Reece Regiment entertained some of SHQ in Port Dickson and the Scots Guards went water ski-ing. It was all very worthwhile and fun. The ﬁnal week was exercise “Last Bukit’ (hill in Malay). Brigadier Reid, CRAC 3 Div, visited us and saw
the Squadron ﬂy in by helicopter—as a former jungle squadron leader he had experience on which to judge andjudged us “keen and lucky”. The Colonel saw more of ‘Last Bukit’ and judged us ‘lucky‘. The Squadron, who saw the whole of it, may not have agreed! The Engineer Troop blew two helicopter pads with great dexterity, some nerve-racking and a lot of explosive. lst Troop, consisting of Comet Hadden-Paton and CoH Dalziel, marched the farthest, and were ambushed by the 4/7 DG
troop, who then saw off the Black Watch/RCT troop before they all ﬂew out by helicopter from the newly blown landing place. Regretably, lst Troop‘s snake never really got cured well enough to bring home, but it was 10ft long. Tpr Dearden saw a real live wild elephant and SQMC Burroughs practised a ‘foodless day’ on the Squadron. Captain Marsh was seen in the jungle and SCpl McDoughall actually became used to his jungle hat. The ﬁnal days. which were crowded with farewell parties to ‘Kiwis‘ and Gordon Highlanders. were interrupted by the sad news of the death of Major Sharpe (AAC) in a helicopter accident. The RAF ﬂew us smoothly back to a very cold England. It was only shortly afterwards that we learned that exercise ‘Paeiﬁc‘ is to be the last of the autumn jungle exercises in Malaysia. Although Paciﬁc Squadron achieved no great level of tactical training, we lived and moved with skill in the jungle. saw something of the Far East and spent an unforgettable October in Malaysia. It was an experience which we would have been sad to miss.
break came a penalty was awarded which was put, with conﬁdence, in the back of the net. The ﬁnal result was a 1—0 victory to RHG/D. The draw for the 197¢k75 season has matched the Regiment against 4/7 DG. This will be played in early March at Queen‘s Meadow, Windsor. Why not try to come along and support the team, and help give us a victory against very strong rivals. The actual date will be known by February. Cavalry Cup goal scorers: CoH Sibley 3 (penalties), Tpr lronmonger 2, CoH Birt l, LCpl Ford 1, Tpr Rushton 1,SSl Smith 1.
The Blues and Royals Football Team 1973-74 Season
CAVALRY CUP Left Col-I Sibley team captain, RHG/D, Ref, Sgt Marchant. REME, Linesman Maj/Gen Bolton, RACHD, Linesman, SSgt F. Giles R.A.
Right BSM Helps team captain 4/7 DC
The ﬁnal was played at Burtons Court on FA Cup Final day. The game proved to be most exciting from a spectator’s point of view, with both teams taking the upper hand throughout the game. With 10 minutes to go QRll-l were awarded a penalty, which was brilliantly saved by the regimental goalkeeper. At full time the score was 070. During extra time both teams were extremely tired with neither dominating the play. Then at last the
Football Ofﬁcer: Capt (QM) R. R. Giles The regimental football team had two managers for the season, ﬁrst of all RQMC ‘Nev’ Woods and then SCM Sammy Simpson. The season opened with a game against the 2nd Scots Guards in the London District League, which resulted in a 4B] for the Guards. The next two matches were also against the Scots Guards in the Army Cup. Both matches resulted in 2—2 draws, the
second replay was to be held on a neutral ground (Burtons Court). The Regiment played a much more ﬂuid game and had an excellent victory, the ﬁnal score being 6—1. The next match was in the London District Cup against the Coldstream Guards. After being 2—0 up the Regiment slumped to a 5—4 defeat, a most dis— appointing result, especially after such a ﬁne start to the game. In the next round of the Army Cup we were drawn against the 2nd Light Infantry, after a very physical match with the 2nd Ll coming out victors 2—1. The remainder of the season we were committed to playing league/friendly matches against teams such as
Major A. H. ParkervBowles won the Grand Military Cup on ‘Paki’ at Sandown Park, 8th March 1974. He received the trophy from H.M. The Queen Mother
(REME), LCpl Healey, LCpl Ford, LCpl Guest, LCpl Porterﬁeld, LCol-l Jones, Tpr Rushton, Tpr Ironmonger,
This match was no exception; HCR opened the scoring and maintained constant pressure for a large section of the ﬁrst half. The Regiment had to work hard to obtain the advantage required and the ﬁnal result was RHG/ D4, HCR l. The next match was to be against 13/18 Hussars at Bovington. Very little was known about 13/18 H current form. The game was very evenly balanced, and was decided in the latter part of the game with a well-taken penalty. which gave the Regiment a 24 victory. This victory put the Regiment in the UK Zone ﬁnal against the 4/7 Dragoons. The regimental side was taken to Tidworth to watch the 4/7 DG play in a league match; from this their strengths and weaknesses were noted. The
Tpr Charlton, Musn Baines.
match proved to be the hardest to date, again with a
The opening match in the Cavalry Cup was against the Household Cavalry Regiment. The Regiment had played against HCR on several occasions previously
penalty deciding the outcome, giving the Regiment a 271 victory. This victory put the Regiment into the Cavalry Cup Final against the QRlH, the victors in the BAOR zone.
Cavalry Cup Football Team 1973-74 Football Ofﬁcer Manager Trainer/Coach Assistant
Capt(QM) R. R. Giles SCM Simpson SSI Smith LCoH France
Team: SSl Smith (APTC). COH Sibley (team captain), CoH Birt, Sgt Cartwright (RAPC), LSgt Truluck
and the matches were much harder than anticipated.
CAVALRY CUP WINNERS Back row left to right: LSgt Truluek Tpr Rushton. Tpr Ironmonger. LC Healey, SCM Simpson (manager), CoH Birt, Sgt Cartwright, Musn Baines, LCoH France, Tpr Charlton Front row: LCoH Jones, LC Ford, LC Porterﬁeld, LC Guest,
London District League versus Grenadier Guards, result 8-1 victory. RL Sgt Cartwright, SSI Smith LC Ford, LC Healey, CoH Sibley,
CoH Sibley, SSI Smith
CoH Birt, Tpr Rushton
the Irish Guards, RAF West Drayton and Guards Depot. In all 25 games were played during the season with the following breakdown: Played won lost drawn Goals Goals for against 25 13 9 3 81 49
these were to count towards the teams ﬁnal score. The race started on the long walk facing the Copper Horse; the course then veered left and through the ‘pond’, which took some competitors by surprise and gave them a taste of what was to come. After the ‘pond’ it was almost a continuous run in slippery and muddy conditions. Runners would pass behind the Copper Horse and then head for and down Queen Anne’s Ride and ﬁnally ﬁnish on the garrison sports ground. After about 30 minutes of running the ﬁrst competitors started to appear and the ﬁrst three individual placings and times were as follows: lst Tpr Cheshire C Squadron Time- 34 min 25$ecs: 2nd Tpr Moore A Squadron Time: 34 min 27secs:
Listed below are the players who represented the Regiment during the 1973474 season: SS] Smith (APTC), COH Sibley. CoH Birt. Sgt Cartwright (RAPC), LSgt Truluck (REME). LSgt Masters (REME). LSgt Whittle (REME). LCoH Jones. LCoH Mackenzie. LCol—l Forester. LSgt Howes(REME). LCoH
3rd LCpl Guy A Squadron Time: 34mins 50 secs. The overall winning squadron was HQ Squadron with their ﬁrst eight runners ﬁnishing in the ﬁrst 20 places. The prizes were presented to the ﬁrst three individual places and the winning squadron by Lady Fitzpatrick. Final squadron placings: Squadron Individual placings Total Final Placings position A 105 2nd 2 , 3 ,7, l2, l6, 17, 23,25 B 8. I9. 44, 45,46, 50. 51, 52 315 5th 1,5, 14,2],26, 30. 32. 33 C 162 3rd 95 lst HQ 4 , 6 ,9,10.]3.15,l8,20 LAD 1 I. 24, 29. 34. 40. 41. 47. 49 275 4th
O‘ Dwyer. Tprs Guest. lronmonger. Gregory. Rushton. Beecham Charlton. Rushforth. Pearson. LCpls Hewitt (REME), Stewart.
Ford. Porterﬁeld. Fallon.
Guy, Msun Baines. Cfn O'Hara.
P010 1974 Inter-Squadron Cross Country First individual, Tpr Cheshire, C Sqdn. 551 Smith in photograph
This year‘s cross-country run was held at Windsor. It was arranged to coincide with the visit of General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick and Lady Fitzpatrick. The course was just less than 5:}; miles over various terrains. The date for the run was set for Friday. 22nd November, 1974. For about four or ﬁve weeks prior to this date Windsor must have had more rain than it has known for many years. Paths had been reduced to swamps. In one place competitors would have to run
checking him through the ﬁnish
through what can only be called ‘a pond‘. which started to appear on the week prior to the race; it was about 18in deep and 40 to 50yd long. These were ideal weather conditions for a cross-country meeting, but I think some competitors will disagree with this statement. Each squadron produced 12 runners each, eight of
POLO the Inter-Regimental Cup Left to right: Lt Hadden-Paton, Major l’itmau. Lieutenant-Colonel Boucher. Major Parker—Bowles after winning Start of cross country on the long walk
The Household Cavalry Museum Visitors The total number of visitors who signed the visitors book from lst January to 3lst December, 1974, was
Kurassier-Regiment Graf Gessler
1,425. This was roughly the same ﬁgure as for 1973. The lowest monthly ﬁgure was 58 (March) and the highest 307 (in September, which includes 145 on the 29th September, the At Home Day). More than half came
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during the four months June to September, (780). Overseas visitors came from Australia, Belgium, Canada,
Denmark. France, Germany. Italy, Jamaica, Malta. New Zealand. Rhodesia. Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States of America.
THE BLUES AND ROYALS POLO TEAM 1974 Lt N. Hadden-Paton, Major J. H. Pitman, Lieutenant-Colonel W. S. H. Boucher and Major A. H. Parker Bowles
Acquisitions There were no major acquisitions over the period. with the exception of books, purchased or given by authors who have received assistance from the museum library. Annexe
The regimental polo team, having been in the ﬁnal of the Inter-Regimental Tournament for each of the last three years, achieved its objective in 1974 by not only winning the tournament, but also, in Germany, by
defeating the winners of the BAOR lnter-Regimental. The team throughout was: No. 1: Ct N. Hadden-Paton No. 2: Major J. H. Pitman No. 3: Major A. H. Parker Bowles Back: Lt-Col W. S. H. Boucher Having fought their way successfully through earlier rounds, the semi-ﬁnal was a close-fought affair, the Regiment only very narrowly beating a much less experienced Welsh Guards team who really distinguished themselves by skilful and determined play. The ﬁnal was billed to be played not on our home ground at Smith’s Lawn, but at Tidworth, where on previous occasions the team had not played well. Our opponents were the Scots Dragoon Guards, a higher handicapped team and well-respected adversaries from previous years. On this day fortune favoured us and we, for the ﬁrst time in England, although we had won the BAOR Inter-Regimental in 1969, became the 1974 winners by a reasonably comfortable margin. Two months later, at the beginning of August, the team ﬂew to Germany to play the traditional match between the winners of the two Inter-Regimentals. It is interesting that over the years it is as often as not the visitors, riding borrowed ponies which they have never ridden before, who prove the winners. So it was this time, and after a fast, clean match we defeated our old friends, the l7th/2]st Lancers, who the previous year in England had won against us in the Inter-Regimental ﬁnal. As the visitors we were most generously and well mounted on this occasion. The regimental team also entered for other tourna— ments during this most enjoyable season and achieved considerable success.
There are very few minor jobs to be completed before it is at last taken over from the DoE. Records The more important and older records of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals have been microﬁlmed as a safeguard.
An Alliance of The Blues and Royals with this Regiment, of which the late King George V had formerly been Colonel—in-Chief (1913), was recently conﬁrmed by the B91171? and Royals (R. J. T. Hills, “The Royal Dragoons’, The standard of this Regiment is shown and described here With notes on some of the campaigns in which it has taken part, as evidenced by the ribands attached to the staffhead. Originally Dragoner regiment No. 8, it was later granted its present title as recorded on a silver ring around the staff and also on a gilt plate on the belt ‘pre— sented by Prince Friedrich of Prussia on conversion to
Kurassier status in June l8l9 consequent upon the review by His Highness on the 26th of that month’. This standard, in guidon form, is of black material edged and fringed with gold braid, A pile wavy, scarlet in colour, issues from each corner to meet beneath the central design. On each pile wavy is the Royal monogram WR, crowned and framed in a wreath ofgold. The central design shows the Prussian black eagle, armed and crowned in gold, upon a white ﬁeld with, above it, the motto Pro Gloria er Patria on a black
scroll, all within a golden wreath, the Royal crown in its proper colours above.
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The Deputy Colonel of the Regiment, General Sir Desmond Fitz-patrick, GCB, DSO, MBE, MC, and Lady Fitzpatrick paid a Vistt to the Museum on Thursday let November, 1974
The Standard with Distinction rihands displayed
H.M. King George V as Colonel of Kurassier Regt. Graf Gessler
THE BLUES AND ROYALS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL REPORT 1974
The Riband Distinctions 1. The
181243. 2. Military decoration with swords 1848—49 campaigns. . Cross awarded to combatant arms for the Seven Weeks War campaigns, I866, _ Franco—Prussian War, 1870-71, with 10 gilt battle Clasps. . Centenary decoration banderole. 1900. . Iron Cross in gilt metal spear frame at staff head. Campaigns 1806~07 Napoleonic Wars, Eylau. Jena, Friedland. 1813715 War of Liberation, Leipzig. 1848749 Revolutions, Schleswig.
1866 Seven Weeks War, K61iiggratz. 1870—71 Franco—Prussian War.
Ofﬁcers inP arade Full Dress, 8th Kinassiar Regt. c. 1912
The Standard Belt Of leather. with covering of green velvet (regimental facings colour), edged and decorated with design in gold braiding and provided with two brass clips for attachment is a loop on the staff. The standard was borne by a warrant oﬁicer or a senior NCO selected from among the best swordsmen in the Regiment. The photograph of the ofﬁcers and drawings of shoulder titles are kindly loaned by Mr R. J. Marrion. R. N.
‘At Home’ Day—29th September, 1974 The serving Regiment again excelled themselves when they acted as hosts for the ‘At Home’ Day at Windsor on Sunday, 29th September. A total of 2,200 luncheon tickets were issued and from ﬁgures received most people took full advantage of these. Despite the difﬁcult task imposed on the messing staff, they did a ﬁrst-class job and the committee would like to take this opportunity of thanking the master cook and his staff for their hard work.
unable to entertain with their musical ride due to the fact that the horses were in segregation at that time. The church service was extremely well attended and it was difﬁcult to obtain seats for those who arrived late. Colonel Sir Henry Abe] Smith commanded the Association party in the march back to barracks, where the salute was taken by Brigadier Roddy Heathcoat—Amory. Again a day to be remembered. Field of Remembrance—7th November, 1974 The Colonel of the Regiment again honoured us by planting the regimental cross in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster. There was not quite such as good attendance as last year, but it was still well attended.
Annual General Meeting This will be held in the WOs and CsoH Mess at
Applications for tickets on the enclosed proforma to Hon Secretary by Saturday, 19th April, 1975. Tickets will
be limited to one per member and only ofﬁcial guests will be allowed. Tickets will be issued on a ﬁrst come ﬁrst served basis and they will NOT be on sale at the door. Due to the sharp increase in cost of dinner, the price this year will be £2. As usual, ladies will not be allowed.
Combined Cavalry Memorial Service The ﬁfty-ﬁrst annual parade and service will be held in Hyde Park on Sunday, 4th May, 1975. Dress: Lounge suit and decorations. Assemble on regimental marker in Broad Walk East at 10-50 am. The Association banner will head the contingent. This year the salute will be taken by General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick, GCB, Dso, MBE, MC, and your committee hope that we shall again have a record number of members at the Parade. After the parade members will be welcomed with the Household Cavalry Regiment at Hyde Park Barracks. At Home Day The ‘At Home’ Day will be held at Windsor on Sunday, 28th September, 1975. and the serving Regiment has invited all members of the Association to attend. Details about this will be circulated to all mem— bers later in the year.
Combermere Barracks, Windsor, at 6 pm. on Saturday,
HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY CENTRAL CHARITABLE FUND BALANCE SHEET STATEMENT OF HCCCF AS AT 22nd NOVEMBER, 1974 £ £ HOLDINGS 1,510-93 Investments 55214 Deposit Account 7252 Current Account INCOME Day‘s Pay Scheme
Tax Refund Interest on Dividends Donation from Paul Maze
6,248-55 200-03 24289 10000
2. Mr J. Neill, MBE
Balance 4th December, 1973
3rd May, 1975. All members are entitled and encouraged to attend. The following is the agenda and all members are reminded that if they have any resolution to place before the AGM this must be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary at least six weeks prior to the meeting. 1. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 4th May, 1974. 2. Points arising from those minutes. 3. Confirmation of the accounts for period ending 3lst December, 1974. 4. Committee: (a) Under Rule 13 the following members are due to retire: 1. Mr G. A. Johnson
(b) In accordance with Rule 13 the undermentioned of the Association are recommended by the committee to be appointed members of the committee: 1. Mr F. A. Simpson. 2. Mr W. Flaxman 5. Any other business.
Paid LG Association
Paid RHG‘D Association Paid Army Benevolent Fund Household Division Agency
2,150-00 2,150-00 340'00
SSAFA Bank Adjustment Total Expenditure
Balance as at 22nd November, 1974
3000 150 6,821'50
Annual Dimer, 1975 As a result of the proforma sent to all members a few years ago it was agreed that once during the home service of the Regiment the annual dinner should be held at Windsor. As it is expected that the Regiment will move to Germany at the end of the year, the committee have arranged that the 1975 dinner will be held at Combermere Barracks on Saturday, 3rd May. 1975. Dress: Lounge suits. No decorations. Bars will be open at 6 pm.
Field of Remembrance—Westminster Will be opened at 12 noon on Thursday, 6th November, 1975. Assemble at St. Margaret‘s Churchyard at
11.45 am. The Association cross will be planted by the Colonel of the Regiment. No medals. The Blues and Royals Club The annual dinner will take place at Hyde Park Hotel on Tuesday, 3rd June, 1975. Black tie. 7.30 pm. for 8.15 pm. General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick. GCB, Dso. MBE, MC. in the chair. NOTICES Subscriptions—Annual Members These are now due for 1975 from other rank members as per enclosed proforma. HM The Queen’s Birthday Parade An extremely limited number of free tickets are normally available to the Association for the ﬁnal dress re— hearsal and the actual parade. These are standing room only. Members requiring seats on repayment should apply direct to RHQ Household Cavalry at Horse Guards. Application for the free standing tickets to Hon Secretary. Applications not acknowledged. Christmas Cards Members requiring Christmas cards should apply direct to the Hon Secretary this year. It is hoped that copies will be on display at the ‘At Home‘ Day on 28th September. 43
Association Lapel Badges Available from Hon Secretary price 13p. Correspondence Would all members please note the following change of address of Joint Hon Secretary: Major C. W. J. Lewis. MBE, 52 Homestall Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 OS. Telephone 01~693 2577.
Annual dinner—4th May. 1974
Membership The membership at the present time is: Officers 376 Life members 1.062 Serving members 615 Annual members 28 Total
Those who have died in 1974
This was held at Hyde Park Barracks and was ex— tremely successful with an attendance of 290 members. No guests. other than otlicial guests. were allowed but to all those who applied tickets were issued. A few members arrived on the night of the dinner but these could not be accommodated. Our thanks are due to all those who helped to make a very successful evening, and in particular we should like to thank RCM D. York for all the wonderful arrangements for the bar facilities and the hospitality of the WOs and NCOs Mess. Our thanks are also due to Mr John Wilkinson of Telefusion for again supplying the close circuit TV, which worked admirably. Combined Cavalry Parade and Service—5th May. 1974. It is with the greatest pleasure that it can be reported that the contingent of the Blues and Royals Association was the strongest on parade and the committee would like to thank all those for their attendance. HRH The Prince of Wales took the salute and he was very impressed with the parade.
This is a slight increase on 1973 due to a number of ex— members of the Regiment applying for membership. The annual membership has declined slightly due to members not having paid their subscriptions for the year.
Maj (QM) D. F. Robarts Duke of Roxburglie
Maj R. F. H. Fabling Col P. P. Davies-Cooke Col R. C. G. Joy Maj M. J. P. Starkey 304631 J. P. H. Adams 79 Leavesden Road. Watford. 304188
A. E. Oates Grandi. Wood Fen Road
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Dunkenﬁeld, Cheshire. R. Keeble
Edgware. Middx. J. Corcoran
38 St Brides Avenue
16 New Streetﬁelds Dunmow, Essex. C. D. Keenan Thorton Heath. Surrey.
Long Eaton, Notts.
233 King Street
31 Tunbury Avenue
W. Cree 54 Cedar Avenue
23215356M. J. Hallmark 720 London Road Oak Hill Stoke-on-Trent. 1204 W. J. Mantell 24 Vine Street Romford, Essex. 304649 A. F. Wilkins
611 Weymouth Road
Folkestone, Kent. T. Tutty
F. P. Bignell
69 Ecclesbourne Road
Littleport, Cambs. 7578699 A. Scott
73 Leyburn Road
Chatham. Kent. H. C. Gauld Bank House 350 Muswell Hill London. C. A. Bowles, MM 42 Buckfast Avenue Fiinton—on—Sea, Essex.
Edmonton N18. 6087055 V. G. Merry 85 Taynton Drive Mertsham, Surrey.
T. Ruﬁ” 41 St. Lukes‘ Road Old Windsor Berks.
Regional Representatives—Association Your committee have given careful consideration to having regional representatives throughout the country with a View to improving the present system of where assistance and advice is required by members. This could be investigated by the representatives concerned and their recommendations forwarded to the Honorary Secretary for consideration by the committee. The representatives
will not be authorised to make money grants but it is felt that a better idea of the particular case would be available to the committee. Below is a complete list of those who have kindly volunteered to act as regional representatives and any member who requires assistance may contact them. Members may of course still apply direct to the hon secretary.
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Name Mr B. S. Austin Mr F. Ashton
66 Sefton Avenue. Harrow Weald, Harrow. Middx
20 Quinton Park. Cheylesmore, Coventry
Surg/Maj D. R. W. Burbury
Blueball. Payhembury, Honiton, Devon
Mr C. B. Churchman Mr D. P. Geall Mr J. Rowland
18 Selby Road. Hollin, Middleton, Manchester
Capt A. C. Robson
Parkside, St Aidans Road, Carlisle. Cumbria
Mr A. C. Hards
38 Glendale Drive, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey
Capt R. C. Bucknall
The Glebe House, Colwall, Nr Malvern, Worcs
Capt J. W. E. Hanmer
The Mere House, Hanmer, Whitchurch. Salop
Maj D. S. Barrington Browne
The Wessex Yeomanry, Highﬁeld House, Somerford Road. Cirencester. Glos
Mr E. L. Coles
The Garden Path, 4 Normandy Road. Hastings. Sussex TN34 2ND
Mr E. Marchington
39 Propps Hall Drive, Failsworth, Manchester M35 OWB
Mr G. A. Johnson Mr R. A. Newman
113 Field Road, Feltham, Middx TW14 OBE
63 King George V Avenue, King‘s Lynn, Norfolk
King's Lynn 2762
Mr R. C. Lowe
40 Cherwell Drive, Old Marston. Oxford OX3 OLS
104 St John‘s Avenue, Kempston, Beds MK42 8JR 1 Ashford Road. Brighton BN1 6LL
— Brighton 507399 —
@httuatp Brig R. C. G. Joy, DSO Ronald Cecil Graham Joy was born in 1898 and educated at Winchester and Sandhurst. He was commissioned into The Royal Dragoons in 1917 and became a captain in 1928. Apart from his natural ability as a soldier, he quickly became known as an outstanding games player, notably at football and cricket. He was a formidable fast bowler and as well as playing for the Regiment was several times in the Army team and would have been considered for England had he had the time. He was also a keen horseman and was in the Regimental pigsticking team which won the Muttra Cup. . At the beginning of the war he was a major and_in December 1941 was wounded by a German air strike on The Royals‘ Regimental HQ when Col Heyworth was killed. He succeeded to command of the Regiment which he held until September 1942. He then went on to be 21C of 4th Armoured Brigade to Brig Harvey, who paid him the tribute of saying what a standby he was in times of need and how much missed when he left to command 2 Armoured Brigade, his ﬁnal command appomtment. Ronnie Joy was a quiet, modest man of great charm and good humour. He was a very keen and expert shot and a great lover of all things connected With the open-air life, where his natural ability and enthusiasm provided a wonderful background to his soldiering. He Will be remembered by his friends as a good companion and a loyal Dragoon.
Col Philip Ralph Davies-Cooke, CB, TD, DL, JP Ralph Davies-Cooke, who died in October 1974 at the age of 78, was a staunch Royal who never missed any regimental function or dinner if he could pOSSlbly get there. Hejoined the Regiment in 1915 from Eton and RMA. Sandhurst, and saw service in France, where he was
wounded. He subsequently went to Ireland with the Regiment and on return to England in 1923 he retired and then joined a Territorial unit. the 5th Royal Welch Fusiliers, from
He then transferred to the
Yeomanry to serve with The Queen‘s Own Yorkshire Dragoons. In 1939, resulting from his war wound, he was not
passed as fit for service abroad with the Yorkshire Dragoons, but continued to serve in this country until the end of World War II. when he retired from the Army
to concentrate on his numerous duties in public serVice. such as High Sheriff of Flintshire and many others which occupied him until his death. His son, Peter, served with The Royals for about
seven years from the end of the war. Ralph was a landowner in North Wales and Yorkshire and was a popular and respected citizen in both localities. where he had houses. But hisjoy was to attend any regimental occaSion. where his laugh and enthusiasm endeared him to many Royals who had never actually served with him Since he left the Regiment over 50 years ago. 45
Major D. F. Robarts, MBE His shock of fair hair inevitably meant that he should be called ‘Snowy’ and by that name he was known by all and sundry. ‘Snowy’ joined the Blues in March 1931, a little older than his contemporary recruits, and shortly after passmg out he was posted to the Orderly Room as clerk. With the outbreak of war and the expansion of the Household Cavalry 3 vacancy occurred in the Orderly Room of the London Regiment. This he ﬁlled and his career gathered momentum. In 1948 ‘Snowy‘ was commissioned as Lieutenant Quartermaster, retiring in 1962 with the rank of Major Quartermaster. During this period he had a tour of duty with the Inns of Court Regiment; he was also Hon Secretary of the Blues Comrades Association. His hard work and devotion earned him the MBE. About this time a building to house the Household Cavalry Museum came into being and 'Snowy‘ was appointed Curator as a retired oﬂicer. The arranging of the many exhibits, the cataloguing and so forth required a great deal of imagination and hard work. This he put into it. In 1966 he decided to take up a civilianjob in Slough. ‘Snowy’ was, above all, a devoted family man. He had a charm of his own which made him popular with all ranks. He was not physically robust and his later years
were marred by indiﬁ‘crent health. In September of this year he died. ‘Snowy‘ will be missed by his many friends. C. E. F. SSM C. A. Bowles, RVM, MM Squadron Sgt Major Bowles. who died in May 1974. had been a Royal from the time of his birth, as he was born in married quarters in the Regiment. He enlisted as a boy in 1910 and served with the Regiment in India (twice). South Africa and Egypt. In .1932 he transferred to the Ceylon Mounted Riﬂes as an instructor.
Charlie Bowles was a very ﬁne equitation instructor and was the SSM (R1) of the Regiment for many years. He was always helpful and had great patience with recruits under his instructorship. In addition to his military duties. he played for the regimental cricket team for many years and could always be relied upon to give a good account of himself. He was awarded the Military Medal in World War I and this was richly deserved. To his widow and sons we offer our deepest sympathy in their loss. He will be sadly missed by the Association as he was a very loyal member until recent years, when due to his illness he was not able to attend functions.
The Helping Hand Army Benevolence in Action
It is sometimes argued that in today‘s society those who in adversity stand in need of help of one kind or another are already cared for well enough by the State. In fact it is the case that State assistance is often too little or too late, and that it is frequently encumbered by provisions which are too inﬂexible to meet the need. A quicker, more responsive and more humane source of help is often needed and this can only be provided through the voluntary efforts of those who are more fortunate. Soldiers, exsoldiers and their dependants are neither more nor less likely to need such help, but when help is needed it is only right and proper that it should be available in the ﬁrst instance through the Army’s own benevolent organisation. which is described in the following paragraphs. It was in the early 19th century that a number of corps and regiments ﬁrst created charitable funds of their own, subscribed by themselves and by the inhabitants of the localities in which they recruited, to help those who had served in their ranks who were in need of assistance. This joint concept of self—help, and help from the public, is still the basis upon which Army benevolence operates. for the public cannot be expected to subscribe unless the Army makes a worthy response itself. Later on, at about the turn of the century, a number of national charities to serve Servicemen and ex-Servieemen were established. Notable among these were SSAFA and the Forces Help Society.
Despite this pioneer work no centralised system of Army benevolence existed until the end of the Second World War saw the establishment of the Army Bene— volent Fund with capital provided by the Army’s share of the rebate accumulated from Service canteens and clubs at home and overseas. The ABF’s charter was, and
still is, to give ﬁnancial help to the charitable funds ofthe corps and regiments and also to other charities, such as
those already mentioned, which serve the soldier, exsoldier and his dependants. This injection of money was vital at the time, as the internal resources of the funds and charities concerned were quite inadequate by themselves to provide for the cases of need amongst the millions who had served in the two world wars and their dependants. Today, there are still about a million soldier survivors of the two World Wars. Add to these those now serving and those who have served since 1945 and the total becomes about ﬁve million, nearly a tenth of the population. Thankfully a very large percentage of these will never need help, but it is obvious that the load is a very heavy one if realistic support is to be given to those who do. Few would begrudge help being given to old soldiers. or their dependants, who need it but it is only natural for the serving soldier to think more about the present and recent past. It needs to be remembered that the soldier of
today is the old soldier of tomorrow, and both are eligible for help from Army benevolence whenever and for as long asitis neededvso, too, are their dependants. No genuine case has ever been turned away; but ifthis happy state ofalTairs is to continue the Army must give the lead and be as generous as possible~in providing the funds. One day perhaps those who contribute now may be grateful for their own “dividend” from Army benevolence. Until 1960 the Army Benevolent Fund ate into its capital in order to fulfil its task. This could obviously not continue so an appeal organisation was created with its sights set on raising £350,000 each year, £200,000 from within the Army and the remainder from the public. From the beginning the appeal to the nation has con— centrated on commerce and industry in a series of campaigns throughout the United Kingdom. In addition, national fund-raising enterprises, mainly in London, have been organised, such as Royal variety shows, ﬁlm premieres and military musical pageants at Wembley Stadium. In all these the Fund has received enormous support in all forms from many individuals and institutions, including the Army itself. The Army set about its task of raising its quota with a will, the principal method being the introduction of the Day’s Pay Scheme, launched in 1965. In this scheme everyone in the Army is asked voluntarily to give a day’s pay a year to his own corps or regimental association for benevolent purposes. The traditional generous nature of the British soldier is well illustrated by the fact that some £400,000 each year is available to corps and regiments from this source. of which something over £130,000 is passed on to the Army Benevolent Fund. Overall a high percentage of all ranks now contribute to Army benevolence in this way, although some regiments and corps have responded better than others. If the response could be 100 per cent, it would go a very long way towards achieving the annual sum needed. The Army also raises money in other ways. Districts, formations, garrisons and Army schools are contributing directly to the Army Benevolent Fund the proceeds of Army days, displays, tattoos, Retreats and other events which the public attend. This is a source that could perhaps be more proﬁtable than it is. Tens of thousands of the general public are entertained each year by the Army at the various tattos, shows, etc, held throughout the
country, often at no cost. They are enthralled by the skill and precision of what they see and are only too ready to show their appreciation in a practical way. The Army must not be slow in recognising and encouraging this willingness to give. In a number of notable cases this is already being achieved in magniﬁcent fashion. Last year the Aldershot Military Display raised £10,000 for the Army Benevolent Fund, the Tidworth Tattoo £5,000 and
£8,000 from the German public via the Berlin Tattoo. Units, although primarily concerned with raising money for their own corps 0r regimental association, are also helping in the same way. Many of them have also implemented the Army Board‘s wish that 10 per cent of the proﬁt from gaming machines should go to the Army Benevolent Fund. The appeal organisation is well and truly established. It has set Army benevolence on a sound long-term footing. In combination. corps and regimental associations and the Army Benevolent Fund now have the resources to enable them to make a reasonable response
to the needs of those serving the ex-Servicemen and their families in times of difﬁculty. So far this article has dealt with the history of Army benevolence and how the funds are raised, but the primary purpose of Army benevolence is to provide relief. In doing this the Army Benevolent Fund does not deal directly with individual cases. Its role as the Army’s central charity is to support the benevolent work carried out by corps and regimental associations, and by the national charities which serve the Army. and to act as co-ordinator throughout the whole ﬁeld of Army benevolence. There is no need to dwell upon the sums of money spent on the various forms of help provided, beyond making the point that last year this totalled nearly £1 million. It is, however, important to draw
attention to the very many forms of help available to those who may need it. The most obvious need is to make cash available when some personal disaster occurs. This is done in many cases for both serving soldiers and ex-soldiers wherever they may be located. Each case is diﬁerent and the story which follows is but one of very many. A corporal and his family were victims of a ﬁre in their home very shortly after he had left the Army. A six—year-old daughter died in the ﬂames and the corporal suffered severe burns and lung damage in his rescue attempts. To help themin their tragic circumstances, the Army Benevolent Fund made an immediate grant of £550. There are all too many other tragic stories that could be told. Army benevolence also gives vital direct support to the soldier, the ex-soldier and their dependants through the very large contributions made on behalf of all regiments and corps to other charities whose function is to help Servicemen and women. Two examples are Queen Alexandra‘s Hospital Home for Disabled Ex—Servicemen and the Royal Cambridge Home for Soldiers’ Widows. These and many other similar charities, including SSAFA and the Forces Help Society—some 50 in alliare supported ﬁnancially by the Army Benevolent Fund so that they may continue their excellent work, but no assistance is given until the charity has been thoroughly investigated to ensure that it is worthy of support and that the need for help exists. Nor are the problems of employment on discharge overlooked. The Regular Forces Employment Association, which'gives such a good service to those seeking a job on discharge, is also supported. The children of soldiers and ex-soldiers are a particular concern. Holidays are provided in special cases. and help is given with school bills. The children of serving soldiers who are severely handicapped pose a particular problem. . Many local authorities provide admirable educational day centres to which such children would normally be sent. The soldier and his family. however, are often on
the move. and may be stationed in remote parts of the United Kingdom, or abroad, where no such facilities exist. To meet the needs of these children the Army Benevolent Fund has made a start by purchasing vacancies in an imaginative and expanding residential organisation called the McIntyre Schools. which is particularly well suited and staffed to care for all cases of sub-normality in children. A further way in which serving soldiers are helped by the Army Benevolent Fund is by the provision of 47
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(Valuation at Blst October, 1974, £20,073; I973, £36,322) 785 United Equities Investment Fund for Charities
25,224 (1973—21224) Shares in United Services Trustee Com«
1,641 17 LESS: CURRENT LIABILITIES Auditors’ Remuneration
Stock in Hand—Badges Cash at Bank: Current account £1,347'54 Deposit account £2,044-38
Regimental ‘At Home' Day
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Subscriptions and Donations Annual Dinner: Cost of Dinner Lats: Sale of Tickets
Grants and Assistance to Members .
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on that date, and compared We have examined the annexed Balance Sheet as at 3lst December, I974, together with the Income and Expenditure Account for the year ended them with the Books and Vouchers of the ASSO‘I ation and certify them to be in accordance therewith. HOGG, BULLIMORE. GUNDREY & CO, City Gate House,
131 SLOANE STREET, LONDON, S.W.1 Telephone: 730 7564
HON TREASURER Captain H. de Pinna Weil HON SECRETARY Major C. W. J. Lewis
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REGIMENTAL SHIRTMAKERS TO THE BLUES AND ROYALS
BALANCE SHEET —— DECEMBER 3151, 197-1
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there is still a long way to go if we are to make the Army‘s standard second to none. Although a total of some £900,000 annually is now available to the Army Benevolent Fund and corps and regimental associations, working together, with which to provide relief, an annual target of£l§ million is necessary to meet the real needs of today. There is still a large gap to be ﬁlled and the value of money is constantly falling. The appeal to the nation for support will continue to be pressed with the utmost vigour by the Army Benevolent Fund appeal organisation. It is hoped too that the aim will be achieved of a 100 per cent contribution to the Day‘s Pay Scheme by all serving soldiers, and that the money raised from the public through Army activities will increase, despite the heavy calls on the Army today. The target is clear enough; and if everyone concerned knows and under— stands the worthiness of the cause and what is needed, the aim must surely be attainable. Happily no one knows what the future holds for him or her, but should misfortune befall you your support for Army benevolence and the Day‘s Pay Scheme is your assurance that help will very quickly be at hand, whenever it may be needed, and for however long. The Army Benevolent Fund. January 1975.
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in the whole ﬁeld of benevolent work in the Army, but
The BLUES and BOYALS ASSOCIATION
immediate ‘grants to those discharged prematurely for compasionate or medical reasons, who are likely to be faced with difﬁculties for which they have had no time to make adequate preparations. In recent years, of course, cases arising from service in Northern Ireland have ﬁgured very largely in the work of Army benevolence. Financial help has been given to the families and dependants of soldiers killed or discharged because of their wounds. Those soldiers so severely wounded that they have had to be discharged have been given substantial grants to enable them to made a fresh start in civilian life. Where compensation through the courts has been awaited, interest-free loans have been made to prevent or alleviate hardship. Yet a further source of help provided by Army benevolence is the Serving Soldier Loan Scheme, under which interest-free resettlement loans are made to serving soldiers on compassionate grounds during the last year of their service to help them prepare for their return to civilian life. The foregoing is no more than a brief summary of all that Army benevolence is able to do. Those who want to know more will ﬁnd it set out in the Fund’s annual report and the yearly information leaﬂet, which are available in units. It can be seen that tremendous progress has been made
NOMINAL ROLL as at 3lst December 1974
A Letter from Kyrenia, Cyprus, 1974
HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS
Sunday. 24th November. 1974. Having been forcibly plonked at the table to answer letters, 1 feel that it might be a good occasion to write to you, having just replied to a letter from Muir. First and foremost. we are well and quite happy now that we are once again back in our own house. not having lost a lot cashwise, but gained a lot about the guts and character of some people. It has been quite an experience these last few months. The morning of the coup I was going into Kyrenia for my usual fortnightly haircut. just after 8 o‘clock. Panic.
People running in all directions. A fair amount of small arms ﬁre up towards the castle and police station. Barbers shop shut! Post oﬂﬁce shut, bank also shut. All of the food shops had got their shutters locked. I had a drink and then leisurely drove home. Just past the house that David rented, which is now a military camp, was a T34 across the road, gun traversed in such a way that the only thing they could hit was their own (Greek Cypriot) troops. A funny fat Greek ofﬁcer with huge dark glasses and long hair hanging below his collar stood in the middle of the road waving a Mark I Sten. I shouted in English to him and went on. The National Guard conscripts did not know where to ﬁre or at whom. The next couple of days were quiet. Of course, the radio was dishing out wonderful news of what the military had taken over—‘Black Mac' killed and the rest. Then came the morning of the Turkish invasion. It started about 0430 hrs and they really came in force. Aircraft with rockets and bombs striking at the Greek National guard posts. The Cypriots had not got a chance. no air cover, not knowing which way the attack was coming. Before long the road west of Kyrenia was a shambles of burning Land'Rovers with 75mm recoilless guns. civilian cars trying to bolt for Nicosia and the odd T34 brewing up. From the house above ours we had a grandstand view of it all. On Sunday, 24th July, things got a bit tight: 3in mortar shells were falling around and the Turkish destroyers were having a go from the sea. At 5 o‘clock that morning the house next door got a direct hit on the concrete roof of the patio and another one landed on the ground at the back of us. By that time another couple had parked themselves on us. They were a bit isolated. Meanwhile water and electricity had failed. The Greek Cypriot troops were falling back on Kyrenia. We were giving them water and doing up their cuts and bruises. Then one rotten Greek ofﬁcer. after being given water, demanded that I drive him into Kyrenia, having pulled out his revolver and stuck it into my stomach. I refused to leave ‘Nutty‘ on her own. the other couple having gone oﬁ‘ to rustle up supplies (both wet and dry). Things got a bit awkward. so I offered the ofﬁcer the keys of my car and off the lot went. Thank goodness. Things quietened down a bit until the cease ﬁre. On Wednesday, the 24th, ‘Nutty‘ and l were checking on the other houses in the estate when we saw a patrol of Turkish soldiers coming down through the woods. We went to make ourselves known but the old trouble of language came in and we were not understood. OH we were marched, up into the hills behind to their company,
where we were kept fora couple of hours explaining to an English-speaking ofﬁcer where everybody lived and what Greek troops. if any. were in the area. Then just before 2 o’clock we were told to go home, pack a bag. get our passport. as we were going to be taken to Kyrenia. By the time we got back home the Turkish soldiers had been to our homes and searched for Greek troops and possibly arms: they had also rounded up the rest of the residents. who awaited us with suitcases packed ready to move. No transport. so off we went on foot. a struggling crowd of 10. Instead of going to Kyrenia we were directed to Five Mile Beach. Golden Rock. I had got a builder‘s wheel— barrow, on which we piled the cases. The temperature was about 110 degrees. We were given a lift in a Turkish Army lorry for the last mile or so. On arrival at Golden Rock we were put with several others into a house on the Cliffs above the beach. Our numbers by then were 18. No food and the only water from a pool in the garden. We stayed there until the Friday night. Meanwhile. on Thursday and Friday morning was the seaborne landing by assault craft. Ringside seats! They landed just below us, a wonderful sight. Friday night we were taken by truck to The Dome in Kyrenia. together with 600 Greek Cypriots. At least we had a mattress to sleep on and water to wash with, but the food! We were fed by the United Nations boys who had a post at The Dome. They went out each day taking what they could from the already looted shops. Then they were turned out and we were left under guard by Turkish troops and fed on Red Cross rations—beans, rice. black bread and olives. That lasted seven weeks. Then we were given permission to return to our home—wbut British only. Five hundred Greeks are still in The Dome. Our houses. when we got back. were in an awful state,
well and truly turned over. Most of our clothes gone. Watches. clocks. radio. all our cutlery: they even took my medals. Our house. as we had a Calor gas stove. had
Lt-Col W. S. H. Boucher Major P. T. Keightley Capt P. B, Rogers
RCM J. M, Heath 8H0. Major J. S. Crisp
SCM Sellars, J. W. SOMC Burroughs, M. G. LCoH Timmis, R. W. LCpl Tompkins, S. F.
LCpl Lloyd, M. W. Tpr Anderson, J. Tpr Nash, I. F. F.
Tpr O’Brien, W. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Quartermain, P. J. Corway, G. P. Smith, T. G, Rose, G. S. Kennett, G. Smith, F.
QM Capt R. R. Giles ROMC Rainger, P. D. CoH Howick, D. A. CoH O’Dwyer, A. J. LCoH Craig, A. J.
W05 and CsoH Mess
LCOH France, A. G. LCOH Kay, D.
Tpr Craggs, C
LCoH Law, K. LCoH Taylor, K. A. LCpl Copsey, R. J. LCpl French. C. J. LCpl Goodman, P. J. Tpr Birch, L.
Officers Mess SCpl Cook, K. W.
Tpr Rigler Tpr Davis I. M. Tpr Pearson, E. J
LCoH Back, R.
LCoH Bond, 8. T. LCoH Kearns, B. J. LCpl Davidson, J. M. LCpl Wasp, G. Tpr Davies, W. Scpl Thomas. L. H. Recruiting Major 0. M. Price (retd) CoH Cooksey, P. D. LCoH Frampton, D. J.
Medical Centre Surg/LtACol J. M. Stewart SCpl Gook A.
LCpl Reeks, G. J.
Provost LCoH Freeman, K. R. LCpl Rochford, A. R.
Tpr Annis, M. Tpr Golding—Bosworth, M. Tpr Nixon, R. J.
ACC W02 Collins, H.
MT W02 Harty, J. L. LCoH Young, D. LCpl Graves, T. J. LCpl Cook, L. LCpl Cooper, J. E.
LCpl Cousins, B. (LG) LCpl Henchion, M. LCpl Pearce, D. J. LCpl Callaghan, K. Tpr Ballantyne, A. R. Tpr Brownhill, D. Tpr Bird, P.
Tpr Callingham, P. A. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Clews, J. A. Dearden. J. P. Gowland, G. R. S. Harris, R. Hewitt, J. W. Hoyle, C. Innes, A. Lukowski, P. H.
Tpr Mitchell, S. J. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Nicholson, G, A. Phipps, T. J. Russell, P. F. Scannell, T. J. Tapsell, G. K. Vasey, M. A. Harvey, N. R. Humberstone, A.
RHO. Troop Lt M. H. Lingeman SCpI Lawson, P. B.
LCoH Wall, 8. J.
Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
LCpl Guest, J. LCpl Guy, N. LCpl Herratt, C. Tpr Buxton, P. Tpr Jay, R. Tpr Miller, D. Tpr Tabor, B. 1st Troop Ct T. P. E. Barclay Ct A. A. Wood CoH Sayer, C. LCpl Grimes, F.
LCpl Harding. D.
ORQMC Yates, T. B. CoH Sturrock, V.
LCpl Howard, J. Tpr Vaughan, R. Tpr Booth, S. A. Tpr Holton, A. J. Tpr Partiss, J.
LCOH Quinn, T. LCpl Allen. R.
Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
ROMC Hunt, H. SCpl MacDougall, W. R.
LCoH Gregory, D. LCoH Kennard, S. D. A.
LCoH Crowley, P.
LCoH Maskell, P. M.
Capt W. R. Marsh
COH Birt, R. V. CoH Freeman, E. S. P.
SCM Kersting, A. W. CoH Martin, M. LCoH Buckle, R. LCoH Greer, R.
CoH Black, R. Tpr Hall, J. F. Tpr Hirst, J. W.
Capt J. G. Handley
been used as a troops’ cookhouse. What a mess! The house next door, having a swimming pool. had been the bath house. All round the pool were the troops cast—offs. Naturally they had changed into our clothes. At ﬁrst we were not allowed to live at home, only to clean up and return to The Dome to sleep. but later things got quieter. Water and electricity were restored and life became normal once again. We how have freedom of movement. with passes, to enable us to get to the Greek side of Nicosia for food and essentials. In all it has been quite an experience, but we are both very well, having lost a bit of weight over the period, about 2 stones in my case. Having now got things all cleared Lip. we are preparing along. long list of things missing in the hope that some— body will pay for it all. We intend to stay out here guarding our property against refugees and looters until the spring, and then possibly come back to the UK for a holiday. God! That will be a rare old reunion with so much to talk about. Must pack up. Please give my regards to all. All the best. Yours, SAM.
LCpl Walsh, N. C. T. A. LCpl Shakespeare T. H. LCpl Currah, M. J. LCpl Fallon, D. Tpr Bentley. P. W. Tpr Berestord D, Tpr Underwood, P. Tpr Maycock, S. C. Tpr Andrews, D. S. Tpr King, P.
Sgt Shealer, E. H. LSgt Suffolk, M. K. LSgt Boyce, T. LSgt Hewitt, C. M. LCpl Eckhart, W. LCpl Mulgrove, F. LCpl Scott, D. C. LCpl Spencelev, R. J. LCpl Reed, L. Pte Buttle, D. R. Pte Carter, 8. F. P. Pte Duckett, R. W. Pte Francis, P. J.
Pte Jennings, P. R. Pte Marsden, K. Pte Scott, I. G. Pte Wyllie, |. A.
Sgt Cartwright, G. J. LSgt Macdonald, J. B. Cpl Hedley, W. G.
Stables LCOH Partridge, R. S. Gynnasium Staff
SSl Smith, R. J. (APTC) LCpl Ford, M. J. LCpl Rushforth, D.
A SQUADRON Squadron Headquarters Troop Major J. G. Hamilton-Russell Capt H. P. D. Massey
LCoH Moloney. J.
LCpl Beynon, K. Barrett, C. Devlin. D. Guest, D. Hall, L. Holbrook, S. Hodges, D. Kirkpatrick, I. Masson, T. Norris, P. Padgett, J. Redman, G. Shields, A. Towse, J. Whittaker, A.
RAPC LSgt Ayre, R.
Alexandrou, P. Burt, E. Frampton.K. Holloway, R. Jaryckyj, S. Kent, N. Morgan, D. Mundy, P. Sanders, |. Slater, P.
2nd Troop Ct R. A. S. Everard CoH Villers. L. LCoH Gillingham, S. LCpl Gardiner, T. Tpr Gough Tpr Haworth. T. Tpr Lloyd, l. Tpr Moore, S. Tpr Rogers, L. Tpr Simmons, K. Tpr Tait, W. Tpr Tyson, J. 3rd Troop Lt M. A. J. Gurney LCoH Harris, D. LCOH Gellatley, W.
LCoH Smith, D. LCpl Brown. D. LCpl Haley, C. Tpr Robertson (50) Tpr Smith, H Tpr Weightman, P. Tpr Wookey, C. 4th Troop CoH Pearce, D. LCoH Dodsworth, LCoH Palmer, |. LCpl Joplin, K, LCpl Reid, P. Tpr Bryan, K. Tpr Cianter, H. Tpr Crowley, D. Tpr Fawkes. W. Tpr Gazey, |. Tpr Waterman, A. Tpr Wood, M. Tpr Womack, J.
RAPE Major D. K. Mumford SSgt Thomas, M. B.
LCoH Feldwick, L.
5th Troop CoH Pomroy, H. LCOH Manning, M. LCpl Mead, I. LCpl Webb, D. Tpr Ashby. B. Tpr Beecham, K. Tpr Harland, D. Tpr Johnson, P. Tpr Merry, B. Tpr Pexton, l. Tpr Robertson (74) Tpr Wright (77) Echelon
SOMC Weeks, N. CoH Scammell, J. LCoH Barrett J.
Guards Depot Tpr Gulley, N. RAC Para Squadron
LCpl Wright (34) Tpr Bowhay, D.
B SQUADRON Squadron Headquarters Troop Major J. A. Aylen Capt H. T. Hayward
SCM Matthew, J. A. CoH O'Halloran, D. A. LCOH Mackenzie, I. LCoH McAnulty, R. E. LCoH Standen, D. C.
LCpl Sackett, N. P. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Burnham. R. L. Breakwell, T. R. Bryson, S. W. Henry, S. lronmonger, K. Mayo, M. S. Millard, W. P. Murnan, D. Pugh, M. H. Towns
1st Troop CoH Tucker, J. LCpl Chamberlain, D. A. LCpl Wilkinson. B. D. Tpr Budden, A. E. G. Tpr Hulland, F. A. Tpr Mellor, D. Tpr Ricketts. H. B. Tpr Shaw, l. D. Tpr Thompson, S. W. Tpr Windrass, R. 2nd Troop Ct J. Shaw
CoH Sibley, S. F. LCoH Williams, R. J. LCpl Kempster, l. K. LCpl Lock, M. J. Tpr Anderson, |. Tpr Barker, S. M. Tpr Clarke, I. Tpr Gregory, M. R. Tpr. Hulme, P. J. Tpr Kinlock, J. E. Tpr Littler, M. E. Tpr Wheelhouse, J. H. 3 Troop Ct C. C. A. Bathurst CoH Clayton, J. W. LCoH Page, |. LCoH Smith, T. J. LCpl Hunter, H. W. Tpr Charlton, M. F. Trp Daley, J. Tpr Napier, C. M. Tpr Platt, W. Tpr Rushton, D. M. Tpr Sissons, P. J. Tpr Thorpe, G. J. Tpr Wilson, R. L.
Tpr Jarvis, S. P,
Ct C. C. Bucknall 2nd Troop
CoH Emery, A. W. LCoH Collett, T, G. LCpl Stretton, P, F, LCpl Wendon, H. Tpr Ansty. J. M. Tpr Fairbrother, J. J, G. P. Tpr Firth, P. Tpr Murnan, D. Tpr Murrow, F. A. Tpr Owen, R, P. Tpr Seddon, A. l'pr Timlin, R. 5th Troop
Cr A. J. C. Pratt CoH Rumbelow, H. W. C. LCoH Thomson, G. LCoH Whyte, J. A. LCpl Baratt, A, L. LCpl Gardiner, R. L. Tpr Anyon, A. Tpr Greenaway, C. J. Tpr Lawson, P. J.
Tpr Reynolds, D. J. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Rushton, D. M. Seget, J. Taylor. A. S. Wilson, A. L.
6th Troop Ct The Duke of Roxburghe CoH McEvoy, J, LCoH Hennessy, W. LCpl James, G. R, Tpr Allen, S, J. Tpr Bowden, T. J. Tpr Dakers, A. Tpr Moss, T. M,
Tpr Perkins, P. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Simons, R. A. Vetters, D, R. Walden, S. Wetherall, K. Towns
Admin Troop SCpl Wilkins, G.
LCoH Finch, P. R. LCoH Pentith, T. LCoH Gregory, J.
LCoH White, M. J. LCpl Giblette. J, E. Tpr Bennett, J. Tpr Burgess, D. R.
Tpr Garfirth, J. M. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Johnson, K. P. Jones, D. R. Loft, C. L. Murray, I. Reynolds, B, J. Robinson, B.
LCoH Robinson, D. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Blake, G. G. Burrows, J. J. Hughes, N, McKenzie, A. Miller, G. T. Quinn, J. Lee
CoH Thurston, D. LCoH Evans, B. R. C. LCoH Chaloner, G. R. LCpl Porterlield, A. LCpl Rose, C. W. Tpr Beard, J. M. Tpr Cheshire, A. J. Tpr Metcalfe, A. E. Tpr Prusak, R. Tpr Williams, M. A. 3rd Troop
Lt G. J, S. Hutchison CoH Woollard, R. LCoH Edwards, (3. M. LCoH Thompson, S. P.
LCpl Wright, P. A. Tpr Bailey, K. G. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Finlay, F. C. McLuckie, A, W. M, Robbins, A. Stephenson, A, Taylor, A. D, Vickers, S. A.
Tpr Aitken, P. D.
Tpr Aldridge, A. D. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tor Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Adey, J. E. Crooke, E. J, Gowland, J. W. Jones, K. R. Measor. J. F. McLaughlin, D.
5th Troop CoH Bellas, E, N.
LCoH Muff, A. E. LCpl Lampard, B. D. LCpl Stephenson, W. LCpl Byrne, D. J. Tpr Broderick, K. Tpr Bushall, A. J. Tpr Hastings, A. 6th Troop
CoH Jones, N. W, LCoH Jones, K. M, LCpl Clilf, F. A. LCpl Davies, D. J. Tpr Anderson, C. R. Tpr Averill, R. Tpr Bateman, M. Tpr Christie, A. F.
Tpr Cook, M. F. Tpr Ellis, J. M. Tpr Ellwood, M. J. Tpr Fenwick, P.
Tpr Gillard, P. K. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Goodwin, E. J. Hart, N. Holland, R. Hulmes, D.
Tpr Jeflries, M.
Tpr Stoddon. K, A.
LCpl Gurdin. N, T. LCpl Hayward, N. A.
Tpr Thompson, M. R. Tpr Thomson, W, K.
LCpl Shell, J. J.
MT Troop CoH Lloyd, W. J, LCpl Hutton. R. J. Tpr Birchall, R. Tpr Chirgwin, D. H.
Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Bramely, M. Brzozowski, S. Harris (483), P, Robertson, M. Sinclair, S. Smith, D. P, Tuckwood, A.
1st Troop CoH Stacey, M. P.
Johnson, A. D. Kirkwood, W. J. Little, D. P. T. Luke, J. Nicolson, D. R. Nolan, G. B. Rees, N. P. Rowbottom, M. S.
LCpl Dow, R. J,
Allison, |. R. Cooper, S, Cox, T. P. Doodney, B. M, Goodyear, A. M. Hardy, C. B. Henney, P. High-Stephenson, K, Hurley, B. R, Lambert, B. T. Maplesden, H. J. L, Mawhinney, G. B. Perrin, S. P. Pyne, R, J, Randall, A. W. Robinson, K, L, F. Sangster, S.
2nd Troop Lt G. T. R. Birdwood
Capt C. H. Boone
Tpr Harrison, I. Tpr Haynes, T. W.
SCM Peck, J. SOMC Hawley, H.
SCpl Wright J. G. M.
Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Tpr Whiting, B. J,
Jones, N, Moore, R. D. Murray, A. K. Phillips, D. M. Railton, D. Sanson, S. Sellens, J. P Stephen, l. J. Tonge, D.
Board, D. B, Craig, C. S. Crockford, M, Fogarty, P. D, Fenton, J. Foster, S, E. Kershaw, F. E. Marchington, P. Marsh, R. Panter, S. R. Pendry, T. A. Waterhouse, G. K,
Tpr Webb, A. J. Tpr Whall, M. W. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Harding, M. A. Hobson, D. Campbell, W, Allen, B.
3rd Troop Lt T. B. R. Leslie-King CoH Bright, R. J. CoH Fox, G. A.
Lt S. C. De Chair LCoH Barber, P. E. J. LCpl Love, K, D, Tpr Baldwin, C. J. Tpr Booker, A. W. Tpr English, W. A. Tpr French, P. J.
Beck, E. Caldwell, M. N. Carr, P. J. Clarke, M, P. Crotch, A. F.
LCoI—l Bowden, D. LCoH Cummings, G. LCoH Claridge, D.
Tpr Goldie, P. H. Tpr Hutcheon, J. P. Tpr Eardley, A. M. Tpr Nuttall. R. J. Tpr Cross, P. R. Musn Janaway, P. A.
Musn Lawrence, K, J. Musn Packer, F, J. Tpr Price, K. W. Tpr Rabbits, S. D. Tpr Reekie, M.
Musn Roberts, D. J. Musn Robinson, P. Musn Tickner, G. HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT RHO Capt P, R, L. Walker-Okeovcr RCM Hunter, J. R.
CoH Greene, B. F.
Tpr Tonks, R. Tpr Goodyear, S. Lt B. Lane LCoH Ayscough, F. LCoH Hough, A. LCoH Baker, K. LCpl Armishaw, P. Tpr Dunderdale, M. Riding School SQMC Wright, P, LCoH Hague, F. Tech Trades CoH Murtagh, M.
LCoH Williams, B. MT SOMC Edwards, J. LCpl Edwards, A. Tpr Hoskin, J, Tpr Smith, I.
Sergeants Mess Tpr Farmer, G.
Major B. J. Hodgson SCM Jamieson, M. 3. MT LCoH Gratton, A. E. LCoH Eastwood, F.
Tpr Wells, G.
Equitation Staff LCoH Church, M. T.
LCpl O'Gilvie, T. B. LCpl Webb, C. J. Ouartermaster's Department Capt (OM) W, A, Stringer ROMC Story, J. E.
Messman O/B Wing Major D. V. Smiley LCoH Harman, B. Ouartermaster's Department
CoH Aucutt, G, BAND OF THE BLUES AND ROYALS Capt G. E. Evans
BCM Middleton, R. SCpl SCpl SCpl CoH
Wise, P, Blogg, G. Todd, R, Daniels, D.
CoH (T/M) Hayne, G.
Musn Williams, P, Pupils at RMSM, Kneller Hall Musn Bower, V.
Musn Burroughs, C. Musn Sabourin, S. Musn Stevens, M. LAD REME Capt E. C, Jackson-Smith ASM W01 Thomas, M. B. W02 Lodder, D. W. W02 Turnbull, R. W, SSgt Bevan, J. 5891 Davies, J. H. SSgt McCann, G. C. Sgt Bartholomew, R. Sgt Cullen, D. M. Sgt Green, N. Sgt Leeming, P. M, Sgt Seear, S. W. Sgt Smith, B. A,
Medical Centre Capt P. L. S. Hard LCpl Smith, G. L. Pharmacy
FOMC Woodman, E. J. Provost Staff LCpl Grun, A. C. F. Tpr Baker, S. C, Tpr Stewart, P R, Tpr Swindlehurst, G. W,
Officers Mess CoH Westwood, A. J. M.
W05 and NCOs Mess Tpr Davey, l. V. Tpr Dykes, A.
Tpr Hall, G. R, Tpr (LLCpI) Walters, B. J.
LCpl Healey, A. LCpl Jaskulski, C. LCpl Renwick, R. LCpl Frew, J. Musn Baines, S. Musn Brammer, M, Musn Buckley, A, Musn Bullock, R,
Musn Clark, M. Musn Cooper, P.
Major I. M, D. L. Weston Capt Capt Capt Capt
H, W. Davies T. W, Tucker D. M. Reed-Felstead (DoM) D. H. Mackay
Lt J. P. Greenwell Lt H. St J. Holcrolt Lt B. W. Lane 2Lt N, Hadden-Paton 2Lt F. G. S. Lukas
2Lt R. H, G. Faber 2Lt R. A. K. Field 2Lt T. l, S, Livingstone-Learmonth
Tpr Elliott, J. A. Tpr Hammond, W. E. Tpr Harvey, S. R.
Holdees CoH Sheen, L. D,
Lt-Col D. S. A. Boyd Lt-Col D. J. Daly
CoH McClean, S. C. SCpl Cross, C. J.
Lt—Col D. J. S. Wilkinson
Lt-Col J, A, C. G. Eyre
Major J. A. Dimond, MC
MVEE (Chobham) AYSC, Corsham 14/20 H Air Sqn DDM JLR RAC
RMAS Oxford University Gds Depot RMAS Bristol University Oxford University Bristol University RMAS
SCpl Lee, P. A. CoH Sproats, R. J. LCoH Chillingworth, G. D. LCpl Reeve, T. LCpl Sedgwick, G. G.
CoH Sampson, W. H. T.
CoH Whitworth, B. RAC Para Sqn LCpl Reid, P, No 1 (Gds) Indep Pare Coy
HO LON DIST
LCoH Stratlord, B. T,
Sgt Southcott, D. Sgt Welch, D, LSgt Edwards, S. J. LSgt Goldsmith, B. R.
CoH Preece, D. C, F. CoH Proctor, B, E.
THE LIFE GUARDS CoH Fortt, R. A.
LCoH Murray, 8.
LSgt Hill, D, LSgt Howes, B. LSgt LSgt LSgt LSgt LSgt LCpl LCpl
Hudson, D. Masters, T. L. Mungeam, L. M. W. Truluck, V. S. Whittaker, G. L. Baker, N, S. Barratt, M. G.
LCpl Graves, P. G. K. LCpl Kelly, E, G. LCpl Mitchell, B. P.
CoH Austin, J. M. LCpl Hows, J. V. Tpr Moylan, T. Tpr Chiles, A. Tpr Toney, J.
MVEE (Kirkcudbright) LCpl Hyndman, W. T. Tpr Curtis, T.
SCpl Greenwood, C, E.
LCpl Young, D. P. Tpr Caley, P. J. Tpr Coffey, J. P. Tpr Duke, |, Tpr Kitchen, R, M. Tpr White, K. J.
RHKR (V) W02 Hunt, C. W. M, (BEM)
Robinson, M. A. Scott, A. J. Simmons, M, Tirebuck, W. R. Watson, D. H. Williams, D. H, Wormstrup, H.
AAC Centre LCpl Marriott, A. D, 3 Regt AAC Tpr Stevenitt, A.
Demner. A. J. Dennis, G. Ewen, K. A, Fleming, T.
RAC Trg Rogt CoH Brown, M. CoH Stacey, M. B. W02 Stephenson, A. K. SCpl Cox, W. G. SCpl Hales, N. J, CoH Desborough, W.
CoH Pitt, D. A,
4 Regt AAC CoH Clay, K,
Kuwait Liaison Team W02 Hayes, B. W. G.
7 Regt ATC SCpl Melbourne, D. W. CoH Stratlord, J. W.
LCpl Wright, B. G.
Cfn Cfn Cfn Cfn
JLR (RAC) ARMY AIR CORPS
LCpl LCpl LCpl LCpl LCpl LCpl LCpl
Union Defence Force CoH Haine, M.
AA CollegFArborfield CoH Midwinter, J. C.
CoH Cain, P. F. M.
CoH Weston, A, J.
W01 Wood, N. L. P.
Cfn Horncastle, A. Cfn Jinks, A. M,
RAC Centre RAC Centre Regt
W02 Bell, P. G.
Cfn Marks, A, J,
LCoH Bradley, A.
Cfn Marshall, C, J. Cfn O'Hara, D, J. Cfn Rash, N. K,
D E: M School SCpl Burton Johnson, H
CoH Hughes, K, C,
Cfn Pearce, K. J.
Cfn Smith, W, Cfn Swift, D, R.
Signal School SCpl Preece, G. R.
Royal Yeomanry SCpl CoH CoH CoH
Kelsall, C. G. Benn, T, Reid, H. Fisk, P.
LCpl Moreley, J. M. Tpr Elsey, S. R. Tpr Meredith, L, T.
Cfn Tring, J, W,
THE BLUES AND ROYALS OFFICERS AT ERE Officers Senior to the Regimental List VOMG Maj-Gen R. E. Worsley, OBE GOC Eastern District Maj»Gen D. J. St M. Tabor, MC Commandant RAC Centre Brig R. M. F. Redgrave, MC Brig R. M, H. Vickers, MVO, OBE RCDS CRAC 3 Div Brig P. D. Reid Deputy Director MOD (Military Brig H. S. Hopkinson, MBE Assistance Office) Col GS GS (OR) 17 Col J. B, Evans Lt-Col T. A. K. Watson
SC A0 (Ops) HO 4 Div SC HO H Div 16/5 L Air Sqn
THE BLUE AND ROYALS PERSONNEL AT ERE CoH McKenna, D. P. RHO. HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY CoH Norman, 8. A. W02 Desborough, J. A, CoH Pinks, M, W02 Wennell, D. J,
CoH Elmslie, |, J. S. Musn Creedy, A.
Equerry to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Sgt Smith, A. E.
Cfn Bowel], C. J.
Regimental Barber LCoH Fisher, J. E, P.
Tpr Jackson, G.
Musn Ward, C. Musn Watts, P.
LCoH Hatherall, B. S.
LCpl Orritt, C.
NDC DAA Er OMG HQ 4 Go: Armd BDE
G503 HQ RAC Centre Staff College Gds Depot SAF JLR RAC
Chn Banner, J. K.
LCpl Platt, S.
Regil Adjt—RHQ Household Cavalry
Major J. D. Smith-Bingham Major C, M. Barne Major D. V. Smiley Major P. M. R. Brook, MBE Major (QM) T. J. Williams Capt A. N. D. Bols Capt R. C. Wilkinson
Packer, F. Prosser, K. Roberts, D, Robinson, P. Ruddle, G. Spurs, D. Tickner, G.
LCoH Parsons, A.
LCoH Turner, H,
Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn
LCoH Whennell, R,
LCpl Bourne, N. W. Tpr Perrin, J. G. Tpr Steven, T.
Miller C. Morris H. Pitman J, Lockhart 0. Hugh Smith
LCoH Gowling, K.
LCoH Shillabeer, M. A.
D. T. J. B. H.
Major A. H. Parker-Bowles
CoH Manslield, R.
LCoH O'Gorman, P. W. P.
Major Major Major Major Major
Musn Morrison, M.
CoH Manslield, R. CoH Tanner, R.
Tpr Fishwick, S. N.
Tpr Higham, J.
Grilliths, E. Harmer, E. Hempseed,R . Janaway, P. Lawrence, K. Marsh, P.
Musn Jones, A.
The Caterham Company
Tpr Davies, M. E.
LCoH McWilIiams, J. S. Tpr Pike, P. M.
Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn
LCoH Wild, (5. LCpl Reid, J.
LCoH Forester, R. W. LCpl Dane, |. R. LCpl Hyett, S. P.
Household Cavalry Squadron Major R. N. O, Couper
CoH Davis, J. LCoH Gimblett, K,
LCpl Brough, G. W. LCpl Douglas, M. R. LCpl Mitchell, J,
Musn Becker, J. W.G.
HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY SQUADRON GUARDS DEPOT
SOMC Hague, M.
LCoH Butler, R. LCpl Slade, I, L. LCpl Nisbet, R, J. Tpr Baston, C. G. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Regimental Coach LCpl Kelsey, M. Tpr Frankland D.
Trainee Troop CoH Garvey, J.
CoH McGregor, D.
LCpl Pitt, 0. J.
Tpr Harris (854), R,
Tpr Mackay, S. J.
CoH Holt, M, L, CoH Lane, E, L.
Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
Tpr Davis, J. H. Tpr Fairclough, D.
LCpl Mosley, R. G.
LCpl Blomquist, I, R. LCpl Scarrott, J, P. Tpr Rex, N, P.
THE BLUES AND ROYALS MOUNTED SOUADRON SHO Major J. J. F. Scott
LCpl Wylie, D. c,
LCoH Sidebottom, R,
SQMC La Roche, M. J,
LCoH Stickels, J. LCpl Roberts, P. J.
1st Troop Lt A. S. Lukas CoH Patterson, M. A. CoH Jones, C. E.
LCpl Toghill, C. T.
LCoH Morris, W.
Major G. H. Tweedie
Tpr Wilcock, C.
Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
SCM Hill, M. J,
Squadron Headquarters Troop
LCoH Henesy, M. J. LCpl Salisbury, K. W. LCpl Burness, J. H. N, LCpl Kelsey, J LCpl Piowowarski, J. S. Tpr Baldwrn, A. G, Tpr Brashill, M. Tpr Bubear, A, J. Tpr Davey, l. V. Tpr Penn, G, C. Tpr Plank, A. Tpr Popple, S. Tpr Railton, D. M. Tpr Rainger, C. M. Tpr Rees. G. A, Tpr Stevanovic, L. Tpr Stonehewer, G. Tpr Winstone. B. C,
4th Troop CoH Chamberlain, D, LCoH Dalziel, J. R. LCoH Perry. 8. J.
Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr
CoH Marcliington, L. J. LCoH Warren, W. J. LCoH Smith, B.
Attached HO RAC Centre G301 HO London District G801 and 0C ATDU
HO. East Dist
Gunnery School SCpl Chapman, L. C, SCpl Livingstone, J. A.
LCoH Flude, A. J. AYSC (South)
CoH Shaw, S. M. ATDU
12 INT Er SY Coy
W01 Hearn, B. SCpl Hayward, P. M, F.
CoH Docherty, J. CoH Lyons, T. G.
RAC Sales Team CoH Grinyer, R. V, C. CoH Maskell, W. R.
BATU (Suffield) W02 Melia, P. B.
RMAS SCpl Smart, R. E. CoH Adams, K. G. LCpl lkins, T. R.
CoH Triggs, J,
Long Service List W01 Godfrey Cass, D. L. W01 Kidman, J. F.
W01 Clarke, J. A. W02 Martin, K. E.
6501 German Armour School AAC, Chepstow
CoH Anslow, R. J.
W02 Frearson, C. W.
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we come from both world wars. We come from Kenya, Malaya, Aden, Cyprus . . . and from Ulster. From keeping the peace no less than from war we limbless look to you for help. And you can help, by helping our Association. BLESMA (the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association) looks after the
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