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Colonel-in-Chief: Her Majesty The Queen It was fitting that in this, our last year in Germany for some time, we were able to end our tour in the armoured role with the chance to demonstrate our skills at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), in Alberta, Canada. The training was rigorous, realistic and fast moving, and was universally enjoyed by all ranks, A marvellous experience which I am delighted to report was judged to have been a great success. I am confident that we leave Germany with a quite excellent reputation entirely as a result of the efficiency and cheerful dedication of all ranks in

Colonel and Gold Stick: General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick, GCB, Dso, MBE, MC

Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Household Cavalry and Silver Stick: Colonel A H Parker-Bowles, OBE

Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel P B Rogers

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CONTENTS Foreword ................................................................................. The Commanding Officer, Lt-Col P B Rogers ............ Diary of Events .............................................. A Squadron Notes B Squadron Notes ............. C Squadron Notes ............. HQ Squadron Notes LAD Notes ....................... Mounted Squadron Notes ...................................................... HQ Squadron Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Notes ................................................................... Windsor Company Notes ..................................

Band Notes .............................................................................. Warrant Officers and Corporals of Horse Mess Notes ....... 26 Recruiting Team Notes .............................................. 28 and 35 The Blues and Royals Association Report Obituary ..................................................... Household Cavalry Museum . .. HMS Broadsword .................................................................... Sports Notes ............. A Hot Air Balloon Flight A Corporal of Horse in the Caribbean Scrapbook ........................................................ .. Nominal Roll ............................................................................

The cover is a composite picture of two water-colours which hangs in the WOs and CsOH Mess and Officers Mess, respectively

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Lt Col Rogers was appointed Commanding Officer of the Blues and Royals in January 1990. He was commissioned from Sandhurst in 1967 and followed his father and grandfather into the Royal Dragoons. He was present on the Amalgamation Parade of The Blues and Royals in March 1969 and served as a Troop Leader with the Regiment on tanks and armoured cars. He has also served with The Life Guards, the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and at the Guards Depot. He was Adjutant from 1975—77 and commanded A Squadron for three years in Windsor and Detmold. In addition to two tours on the Staff and three in N Ireland. he has also served in Cyprus. the Arabian Gulf and Zimbabwe. He has attended the Army Staff College. the Joint Service Defence College and recently gained a Masters Degree in International Relations at Cambridge University. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1986. Col Rogers is unmarried. His interests include field sports, the City and the arts.

Diary of Events 1989 The first part of the year was designed around the summer tour to BATUS and once all the Squadrons had returned it was time to prepare for the Arms Plot Move to England and all the impending handovers, conversion courses and the enormities of the move to Windsor. January: Both the skiing teams were away in Switzerland and Bavaria, and improved once again on previous performances, with Lt J B Poole qualifying for and coming 16 in the Army Championships. On a more military note A Squadron provided a very cold Border Patrol under the guidance of Ct The Lord Ferrnoy in the second week of the year and the whole Regiment commenced conversion courses to Chieftain, for BATUS, as well as upgrading to B2 and B3 for as many soldiers as possible. The let saw the regular fixture of the Officers, Lance-Corporals and Troopers versus the WOs and CsoH Mess, the result was a fine victory for

one of the sides, not involving Officers. Once again we were able to get about 100 soldiers away on Snow Queen for the last time while we’re in BAOR. February: The beginning of the month saw B and C Squadrons away providing site guards for a week at Hemer and Berlebeck. Also the Regiment sent LCoH Ford, Tprs Noon, Barnard and Gaddes away on ‘P’ Coy and received back our first ‘flying soldiers’, many congratulations to them as the first Regimental soldiers in quite some time to pass the course. The Major General came to visit the Regiment with the Silverstick on the 15 and 16 on what was to be his final visit to the Regiment as the Major General. He was impressed throughout by the commitment the Regiment was putting into the various courses and we wish him well in the future. The last major event of the month was the Commanding Officer’s Exercise WANDERING WASTREL. Until the exercise began nobody but the Commanding Officer knew what was entailed, but after two days of crew level orienteering, fitness,

tactics and

patrolling tests, many people realised exactly what was entailed, a close competition developed and was eventually won by a Reece Troop team led by LCoH Voyce. March: On 3 March the Regiment held the finals of the inter—squadron boxing competitions with the blood and brains of 40 Officers and soldiers being battered in the gym, particularly promising performances came from Tpr (now LCpl) Overton and Tpr Franklin. The Regiment also entered the 3 Div SAAM under the auspices of Lt C M B Daly and came back with the most successful Cavalry results. The second week of March saw A and B Squadrons begin their tactical lead up to BATUS with squadron training on the Stapel and Goldrund training areas, and further training at the end of the month included live firing on the Hohne impact area. During March C Squadron started their attachment to the QC HLDRS Battle Group and spent much of their time on various study days and as enemy to the 14/20 KH. April: April was the month for the buildup to BATUS to come into full flood with training days and a two week CPX for RHQ, while the roads between our barracks

and those of A Coy A&SH and A Coy QO HLDRS were

full of vehicles carrying commanders of varying levels to innumerable TEWTS and study days. During the Brigade Exercises PICADOR’S LANCE and IRON CHARGE the Regimental fencing team managed to slip away and come second in the BAOR championships and the basketball team to win the Divisional Cup. May: The preparations for BATUS continued hard into May while the Royal Yeomanry came to Recce for their exercise later in the year. The 14 May was the Combined Cavalry Memorial Parade and it was very pleasing to see a very good turnout by The Blues and Royals. After having recovered from the stresses and strains of Soltau, C Squadron, the LAD and Recce

Troop managed to get away on some adventurous training in the Harz Mountains and Bavaria. May also saw the beginning of evidence to suggest that we would undertake Battle Group Training in Chieftain and not Challenger. June: The first event of the month was the Regimental sports day on the 2nd with a very hard-fought competition resulting in a draw, then on the recount A Squadron just pipped HQ Squadron to the post. The second week in June saw the Blues and Royals Battle Group move off to Soltau on pre BATUS training. Due to various reasons this entailed A and B Squadrons taking over 29 Chieftains from 2 ADS for the duration of the two-week exercise, many of these vehicles being the ones that the Regiment had prepared prior to receiving Challenger. Although unplanned this worked very well because the whole BATUS fleet is made up of Chieftains, though it did remind us all of the inherent problems, many of them forgotten, of using Chieftain. June also saw the Rhine Army Summer Show during the pre BATUS training and entailed a high work rate from the Stables Staff and C Squadron. July: BATUS was looming up for the Blues and Royals Battle Group, while C Squadron went off to join the Queen’s Own Highlanders Battle Group on Soltau on their pre BATUS training with a squadron from the Third Royal Tank Regiment. The Advance Party set off on the 14th for BATUS after we had seen the opening of the Rhine Army (Sennelager) Equitation Centre, which comprises the new riding school and stables, and which will be a great asset to Equitation in BAOR. Under the guidance of Lt I Sanderson of the Life Guards the centre has already started to prove its worth. It was officially opened on 7 July by the Corps Commander, General Sir Brian Kenny. By 24 July the Regiment had managed to get the whole Battle Group to BATUS, even though the RAF tried its best to stop the Unit Emplanement

Officer, Capt L Villers, managing this. The Battle Group deployed on 24 July to start various squadron and company exercises leading up to Exercise GOPHER, the first Battle Group Exercise. Canada was hot, dusty and hard work but everyone performed magnificently and the Regiment performed well above average throughout. August: BATUS continued with Exercises GOSHAWK and GAZALA while C Squadron started the trip out to Canada for Exercise MEDICINE MAN 5.

A and B Squadrons lined up for handover to LG

At the end of Exercise MEDICINE MAN 4 many members of the Regiment managed to get away on adventure training and R&R through Canada and America and then back to BAOR for 40 per cent Regimental Block leave up to the middle of September. September: For many of the soldiers September was the quietest month as first there was the 40 per cent block leave followed by 60 per cent block leave, With C Squadron gently rolling back from Canada. We had the Royal Yeomanry to stay from 29 until l5 October on Exercise GRAND CANYON. October: With all the major military requirements in BAOR finished October was the month when the business of preparing to move to Windsor really started, with courses for conversion to CVR and the preparation of barracks and vehicles for handover. On the 5th and 6th of the month the new Major General, Maj Gen S C

Cooper, late the Life Guards, came on a short visit to meet the Regiment. Although here for only a short time he managed to see many of the soldiers at work and also to see the new Equitation Centre. On 12 October we were visited by a team from the RAC Signals School. On the 15th the Regiment held a very successful Hunter Trials here on the Ranges, involving hard work from many of the Stables Staff. but special thanks must go to CoH Maxwell and LCpl Gynane. October was fast becoming the visits month when on the 16th we welcomed the Colonel of the Regiment for a three—day ViSit with his wife. As ever it was a pleasure to have them to stay and he managed in his visit to see most of the Regiment and also visited the Equitation Centre. On the 22nd of the month the annual Anglo—Germany Race meeting was held at the Hannover, organised by Ct S St M Miller, with CoH Maxwell and LCoH Pearce

coming 2nd and 3rd. From the 23th to the 28th RHQ Troop under the new RSO. Capt A C Scott, performed their last BBGT in BAOR. The end of October saw the RCM give up the chair on commission to WOl (RCM)

H W Hunter, and he now runs the Training Office as Lt T J Quinn. He had an excellent two years as Regimental Corporal Major, running his side of the life in Germany with a firm but fair hand, and it was a fine night when the pipes and drums of the Queen‘s own Highlanders piped him out of his old Mess and into his new one just up the road! November: Conversion training continued hard along with the PRE and Ordinance Ancillary Inspections. On the 3rd the Brigade held a Garrison Sports day with five— or six-a-side teams from every squadron competing at hockey, football, rugby and basketball. The Regiment performed admirably throughout and Headquarters Squadron hockey team ran through to the semi—finals under the guidance of LCoH Eyre, with Capt Q C A Holland showing how to injure as many people as is legally possible for a goalkeeper. The last ExerCise the Regiment participated in BAOR was MATADOR s CLOAK, a Bde CPX in very cold weather, and was undoubtably, RHQ‘s swan song. In the meantime a further eight people, including two officers, passed ‘P Company. ensuring the Regiment keeps it’s 100 per cent pass record. Special congratulations must go to LCpl Smith who, against all odds, came out as top student. proving to the rest of the Army that the Regiment is still up with the best despite an incredibly heavy working ear. y December: With all the hard work for the move to Windsor going on the arrival of the Regimental Band on the 4 December reminded everyone that Christmas was nigh and the Regiment got stuck-into a hard bout of seasonal festivities. On 14 December we said farewell to the Commanding Officer, Lt Col T J Sulivan, who goes off to do the Higher Command and Staff Course and the Regiment wishes him well with his future and we now welcome back Lt Col P B Rogers on his assumption of command. The whole Regiment now looks forward to the move to Windsor and re—réling to 5 Airborne Bde. 3


A Squadron Notes


A Squadron — July 1989

Early in the New Year. we said goodbye to Maj Miller— Bakewell who has gone to a divisional staff appointment. He has been replaced by Maj Wood who joined us from the School of Infantry in Warminster. Since that time the Squadron has been through many changes not least of which has been the rapidity of the turnover of 2le. Capt Clee left the Regiment to further his career in March and his position was taken on by Capt Lane-Fox who then also left in July to go to Knightsbridge for two years. Lt Wilkinson is now trying to find out how long he can hold the job for. The Squadron also said goodbye to SCM and Mrs Wendon who are now working with the Royal Yeomanry in Northern Ireland Welcomed in their place were SCM and Mrs Gimblett. The training cycle started with Troop Training in March on Stapel on the Challengers in preparation for MEDICINE MAN 4 in Canada and ended with conver— sion training on Fox CVR(W) in October for our move to Windsor last year. During this time we fitted in a weekend‘s Battle Group Training at Hohne. on inter— Squadron gunnery competition. the conversion to Chieftain for our drivers and a successful one-day Gunnery camp for the culmination of our intensive training and conversion. The pre—BATUS Exercise in June on Soltau was more than we bargained for when the need arose for us to take over. and subsequently hand over. two Squadrons of Chieftain tanks. A more realistic training scenario could never have been planned. The highlight of the training season was undoubtedly MEDICINE MAN 4 at BATUS, Canada, where the Squadron did exceptionally well. All the Squadron in conjunction with the LAD should be praised for their efforts in keeping a large proportion of these old vehicles on the road throughout the Exercise whilst constantly 4

battling against the soaring temperatures of up to 115 degrees as well as all the other usual Exercise problems. Maximum advantage was taken after the Exercise to see the sights of Canada and the USA in the form of adventure training in the Rockies and leave practically everywhere imaginable. Other expeditions this year included the successful canoeing trip to Norway led by the enthusiastic. if not expert. canoeist Ct Cole who was with us on a six-month commission and who has now left us to go to Caius College. Cambridge. There have been many other successes for the Squadron this year. Cpl Barnard and Tpr Noon were the first to collect their wings, soon to be followed by Ct Holman,

as part of the Regiment’s need for an airborne Troop in Windsor. The Regimental Inter—Squadron Athletics Shield was once more snatched from the clutches of our old rivals Headquarter Squadron. The Squadron also won the Inter—Squadron Tug-of—War. the Inter—Squadron Seven-a-Side Rugby and were runners-up in the Inter— Squadron Football. However. the most important incident of the year was when Tpr Ashdown finally passed his driving test. All in all it was a successful. if very busy, year and we are looking forward to a completely different one in 1990 when we move to Windsor and join 5 AB Bde in their out of area and home defence roles. The Squadron has said goodbye to CsoH Bowden, Rees and Fisher, to H Cav MR, Arborfield and Lul—

worth, respectively; LCsoH Shaw and Wolfenden to Croydon and the Guards Depot; Tprs Bradley, Duncan. O’Niel and Toon to civilian life and Tpr Venables to H Cav MR. We also say a temporary farewell to LCoH Hodges and Tpr Larmouth who are remaining behind in Sennelager.

-.;. ,. , Xi A Squadron Tug-ol-War Team — Winners of the Inter-Squadron Tug—ofWar Competition Left to right: Tpr Williams, LSgt Musgrave, CoH Bowden, LCpl Round, SCM Gimblett, CoH Dickens, Col-l Fisher, LCoH McGarry, CoH Tapsell

LCpl Stanley, Tpr Ashdown, CoH Fisher at Soltau

B Squadron Notes

Members of One Troop at Goldgrund Left to right: Tpr Mathieson, LCoH Pendlebury, Tpr Winter, Tpr Emery, LCpI Musgrave, Sgt E 6 ‘USA‘. Front: Tpr Gerrard

B Squadron had an extremely busy but rewarding year in 1989. It not only involved Tank fleet changes, the usual round of Exercises, demonstrations etc — but this was the

year the Regiment went to Canada. When we returned from that, there was the hand—over to the Life Guards to

manage as well as conversion courses for aspiring recce men. It is a tribute to the Squadron that this was all handled and performed so well. The Squadron deployed into the German countryside in Nov 88 for Exercise IRON HAMMER. This was to be the climax to the training year. Unluckily, the German weather and ‘Greens’ joined forces on this one to render the movement of 70 tonne Challengers from 30mph across country to 10mph along roads (if we were lucky). Not for nothing did this Exercise become known as “Rubber Mallet’. . . . Christmas was spent wining and dining in the traditional manner, in Lord Fermoy’s case more wining than

dining. Maj Lukas was dined out (and wined) in December 1988 and is now installed in the MOD building in London town. In January the new Squadron Leader arrived in the imposing form of Maj W T Browne to steer the Squadron through the minefields of 1989. Spring found the Squadron in the early days of training for BATUS war. The Goldgrund area was used to conduct low level training in early March, and despite the small training area available gave the troops a chance to shake out, finishing with a fiendish map reading exercise devised by SHQ. In late March the Squadron went to

Hohne and Sl—lQ tried to keep up with the rest of the Squadron in two Chieftains, they almost succeeded but came back gibbering wrecks. For Soltau in June we had to takeover and handback l4 Chieftains. SSgt Baker and

his team performed miracles on the area to keep us going. Scottish voices belonging to our affiliated company from 1 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders filled the airwaves leading to demands for translators. but after the section and tank commanders had swapped places for one afternoon no more complaints were made from either side - except a low moaning from CoH Vickers as his inflatable arm inflated. and he had to be rushed off to Hannover. We returned from Soltau covered in a fine layer of dust in time to finally prepare for our trip to Canada. BATUS proved to be a roaring success showing the Squadron surmounting such impossible hurdles as dust, heat, breakdowns and RHQ not to mention a type of hibernian jamming. On and on we pushed fighting stoutly against overwhelming odds (RHQ again). until . the Squadron reluctantly left the prairie at Endex. We had by all accounts aquitted ourselves outstandingly and could justifiably feel that the Squadron was in peak condition. If the Squadron had a weakness it was that there were on occasions 15 different schools of map reading all of them pretty dubious. not least Lt Dwerryhouse, who joined the Squadron from the Life Guards for BATUS. We thank him for his professionalism and conviviality. Also to join the Squadron from London University was a youthful Ct Tomes. who was asked by Tpr Dewing if his_mother knew if he was out. The end of Medicine Man 4 saw B Squadron bodies cycling, parachuting, rock climbing and other unnatural thrills and spills. Those who took part were LCpl Roberts, Tprs Gerrard, Sellen. Hemming and Cfn McNiven led by Lt Poole. Earlier in the year LCpl 7

How to bog a Chieftain in Canada. LCoH Townsend, Tprs Giddins and Bestwick

Tpr Jones 17 — Chef de Cuisine -— Soltau

Roberts trekked off to the far north to enjoy a Nor— wegian Mountaineering Instructors course. Added to which the Squadron made the most of any decent weather to further our waterskiing skills and bronze our skins at the ‘Paderbomer Wasserski‘. Sadly adventure training this year was limited owing to the general preoccupation with BATUS. The Squadron boxing side in the shape of Lt Wake—

has secured himself a ‘job' teaching cadets in Chatham (They all join the Navy there.) and sadly Tpr Ruddlesdin .


ham, LCpl Overton, Tprs Franklin, Roper, Hooker and ‘9‘

Cfn Phillips demolished all before them and won the Inter-Squadron competition. Hooker surviving a close encounter with the floor of the ring caused by LCpl Jones now the Squadron Clerk. 3 Troop triumphed in the Regimental Orienteering Competition. The Squadron also swept the board in the Troop GTS competition coming lst. 2nd and 4th. Since last year many have moved on to pastures new Maj Lukas to take on the Warlords at MOD, Lt Swayne to the Guards Depot. SCM Evans is now installed in the Families Office where he naturally gives no precedence to his old comrades. SCpl (now W02) Rogers has left to take on the officers on their home ground - in the Mess. LCOH Smith and Tpr Deacon have disappeared to Aldershot to prove their manhood on P Company. LCpl Gray and Tpr Bone are stunning tourists at the Mounted Regiment. Tprs Wignall and Greaves moved to the Depot to prepare the boys there. The tribes of young officers (Cts Scott, Goodman and PO McBride) have

moved back to England on courses. CoH Hollingworth' 8

Capt Ward-Thomas, Mai Browne and SCM Harding

Lt Wakeha‘m'reading up on his military history. Tpr Hooker about to put on his helmet

has left to join the Fire Service. In their places we welcome Maj Browne fresh from a stretch at Colchester. SCM Harding has moved into the hot seat opposite having come from Lulworth. SQMC Dunkley when he is not riding to hounds puts in time in the store. Col-l Miller is running 3 Troop on his return from Bovington and Capt Ward Thomas on return from the more fashionable side of soldiering has proved the arbiter of Squadron taste and discernment smoothing some of the legendary B Squadron rough edges. All in all it has been a year of changes with no stone having a chance to even think about gathering moss. but generally a productive period even to the extent of expanding the Squadron with new babies for Maj and Mrs Browne. LCoH and Mrs Pitt. LCoH and Mrs Freeman. LCpl and Mrs Jones. LCpl and Mrs Smith 39. Tpr and Mrs Jousiffe and SSgt and Mrs Baker.

The Squadron Leader making his presence felt. Battlegroup training at Soltau

C Squadron Notes

Squadron Tiffy left to be replaced by SSgt Paul, fresh from Tiffy School, thrown in at the deep end.

In July Soltau saw the first gathering of the Queen’s Own Highlanders Battle Group Clan, in all of its armoured might. Slight confusion arose over the names of the two squadrons as the other squadron was C Squadron 3RTR. After much debate we became C (Cavalry) Squadron and the 3RTR Squadron became T (Tank) Squadron, so cunningly retaining our own identity. Due to various problems with our own tanks we had to borrow a squadron of Chieftain for the exercise. This proved to be invaluable training for BATUS where the exercises are also on Chieftain. Everyone worked hard and by the end of the period the Battle Group was well and truly ready for Canada. Having finally handed the tanks back to ZADS, 10 sets of tracks, 5 spring packs and 15 pack lifts later, the Squadron returned to Athlone Barracks which now bore a striking. resemblance to a ghost town, without the tumbleweed. The rest of the Regiment had departed for Medicine Man 4. The next three weeks were occupied with the final preparations for Medicine Man 5 and getting the tanks ready to be handed over in February. The big day finally arrived and the Squadron left for the land of sun scenery and gophers. Having taken our tanks over the first few days were spent preparing them for the exercise, and the occasional evening trip to Medicine Hat to sample the Canadian way of life in the Assinibar Inn and the Silver Buckle.


The Queen‘s Own Highlanders Battlegroup in Canada with C Squadron HHG/D on the right

‘I did not realise that we had a C Squadron', the rest of

the Regiment cry. The Squadron have had remarkable success in avoiding the rest of the Regiment, having been attached to the lst Battalion The Queen‘s Own High— landers (Seaforth and Camerons) for BATUS and the work up period. The first major event of the year was the Squadron‘s Christmas party, in February, which due to a great deal of hard work by CoH Simpson and his committee was a great success. A week or so before we went on exercise SQMC Elliot left the Squadron having been with the Squadron for eight years, to take over the Regimental Gunnery Wing, with SQMC Buxton stepping into the hot seat. Training started with the Squadron running its own troop training in the local area. As usual the weather was quite fantastic until we started training when the heavens opened, and did not close until we had finished. LCpl

Perkins managed to impress the 503 G3 from Brigade who was on the exercise for the day by bogging himself in. There was a break from the normal training when for one night the troops sent out foot patrols against each other. Ingenuity came to the fore when Three Troop surrounded themselves with compo cans tied to don 10. Unfortunately even this failed to stop the One Troop patrol. In April a somewhat depleted Squadron of only eight 10

tanks deployed to Soltau to act as enemy for the 14/20 KH. Despite the reduced numbers. the Squadron proved to be more than a match for the 14/20 H, not only inflicting a great deal of damage on the enemy squadrons, but also capturing the BG HQ complete. After much searching, a complete week was found between study days and Scottish language courses, to get the Squadron away for some adventure training in the Harz Mountains. This proved to be great fun with everyone having a go at rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, cycling, and trekking. For once even the weather seemed to be on our side. Sgt Toney doing his level best on the canoeing front to increase SHQ‘s confidence by forming canoe rafts in the middle of the lake and making everyone do a circuit running over the canoes. The cycling also proved to be the cause of some alarming memories, with LCpl Porter breaking the speed limit and overtaking cars going downhill, and LCpl Hiscock doing his best to keep up with only one pedal. Thanks largely to the efforts of CsoH Rendell and Lawson the Squadron held another ”It‘s a Knockout‘ day. which seemed more than ever designed to give everyone a chance to lob large soggy sponges at each other. The LAD went so far as to set up their own pair of stocks, in which LSgt Wright seemed to spend most of the day. All in all it was a great success. A week before we went on exercise SSgt McLeod. the

D Day finally arrived and we all set of for the plains. The first few days were spent on Squadron training, and getting used to live firing exercises, and all the safety rules, for the majority of which the all too familiar steely eye of W02 Manning keeping us in check. We were lucky enough to have a certain amount of Canadian expertise, with CoH Cowton who rejoined the Squadron for the Exercise from the ranks of the Safety Staff.

Home-made fudge. LCoH Homer, LCpls Mulcastor and Tooke with Tpr Carroll

The night of the Squadron‘s first long night move (35 miles), was particularly dark, it therefore fell upon the Capt Scott to lead, this plan was however thwarted when the Zero Charlie’s engine blew up. Maj Rollo to the front again. We next joined up with D Company with whom we were to spend the majority of the exercise. It was here that we had our first real taste of the Scottish exercise life with the bag-pipes being played each evening. Thereafter each exercise was larger and in— volved more players until the grand finale. Exercise Gazala, which was non-stop action for five days. It was during this that SCpl Buxton and his merry crew sank the ammunition truck and the fuel truck, due to the extremely muddy roads, but still managed to get the goods through. By the end of the exercise we had fired over 1,500 rounds to great effect, and never had less than eight tanks operational, thanks to the valiant efforts of crews and the LAD. This was despite LCOH Matthew’s who somehow broke every tank he got on to, and was voted least popular man to fly back to Germany with. After an intensive three days the tanks were serviced and handed over to the next Battle Group. and the Squadron split to the four winds on R and R or leave. Everyone is now busy preparing for the move back to Windsor. Along with the great Regimental move there has been a great deal of movement of Squadron personnel. Sadly we have had to say goodbye to Maj Rollo on his way to the MOD. Capt Scott and SCM Guest both to HQ

LCpl Porter, LCOH Carney and LCpl Hiscock

Squadron, Lt Lydiard—Wilson and Col-I Day to the Mounted Regiment and CoH Rendell to the Guard‘s Depot. The Squadron welcomes its new Squadron Leader Maj White-Spunner. Second in Command Capt Clee. and also SCM Elsey.

HQ Squadron Notes

The handover of Quartermasters January 1989 Back row, left to right: Tprs Pilchowski and Moody, LCpls Roberts and Thomson, LCsoH Sharples LG, Eyre and Beynon, Tprs Benton and Simpkins and LCpl Nixon Front row, left to right: Mrs Boreham, CoH Kent, Capts Brown and Sibley, RQMC Buckle, CoH Mellor and Frauline Leveiohann LCpl Homer at the C Squadron ‘lt’s a Knockout’ competition

The Colonel of the Regiment talking to Lt Lockhart and 2Lt Osborne

The tradition continues in as much as it has been a very busy year. And even surpassed the previous year as we have now got to the 367-day year. After a fairly quiet January due largely to the back-to— back activities of Christmas, in February it was decided to hold the farewell party for the Squadron Leader and Mrs Barclay. This was followed by a farewell from the senior element of the Squadron in the Warrant Officer and Corporals of Horse Mess on 24 February where SQMC Mardon with the Squadron Leaders GREAT— COAT performed a ‘This is your Life” take off. Thankfully the Squadron Leader saw the funny side. Maj Barclay handed over command to Capt Stratton Christensen who was in command of the Squadron until the autumn when he left the army and Capt Villers took over. The Exercise season started in earnest in March with the RHG/D Battle Group which included A Squadron, B Squadron, HQ Squadron and attached arms totalling some 1,100 men moved in total to Hohne to carry out a small Battle Group beat up between 16 and 19 March. Even during this the SCM still managed to complete two 10—mile runs! At the end of the exercise Reece Troop moved to Range 5A. This was in preparation for recruit firing at the end of March. The shooting was first class even showing some of the more experienced gunners the way and proved a sound foundation for BATUS. April was very quite and saw all departments carrying out final preparation for pre-BATUS and for BATUS itself. In May we had some 30 volunteers of all ranks to

go back to London for Cavalry Weekend. In June the Battle Group moved to Soltau for our final preparation before Canada. On the 8th the RCT moved us to Soltau and HQ Squadron assisted in the enormous task of taking over two squadrons” worth of Chieftains from 2 ADS who apparently had not left the confines of their barracks since 1945. The exercise was a resounding success and the RHG/D BG was pleased to see the 1 QOHLDRS BG of which C Squadron was part of. arrive to take over the vehicles and equipment. We could now concentrate on the finer points of preparation for moving out to BATUS in July. On arrival at Camp Crowfoot it was surprising to see that there had been no changes since we were there last in 1986. After a successful takeover of vehicles and equipment the Battle Group moved out onto the prairie to the start of the exercise; 21 days later the dirty and tired Battle Group returned to the mammoth task of preparing the vehicles. stores etc for handover to the l QOHLDRS BG and C Squadron yet again. This was rapidly followed by the Battle Group going on R&R all over North America. From Medicine Hat to Vancouver. to Great Falls and possibly locations we shall never hear of. After arriving back in Sennelager by August 21 the Squadron went on leave half at a time. The Squadron is now concentrating on the handover in February. Capt Villers and SCM W02 Guest have arrived since BATUS.

Maj Rollo mining for inspiration 13


RHQ TROOP This year as with so many before has been a busy one. Since the last RHQ Troop notes were seen there have been the usual selection of CPXs which have tested the Troops linguistic skills in the unending quest for dry beds and hot running water. June saw the Troops final trip to Soltau before the handover, for the pre—BATUS training. It was here that the Regimental Corporal Major proved to be invaluable as an interpreter when attempting to talk to the two Scottish infantry companies. Canada was the grand finale to all the training of the last two years. The Troop worked hard. enabling the

Sadly, the Troop has had to bid farewell to Capt Woyka who is off to the Mounted Regiment, but has been fortunate enough to have Capt Scott taking over the post as RSO.

QUARTERMASTERS DEPARTMENT The department has had an extremely busy and success— ful year leading up to and including Battle Group Training in Canada. January saw the handover of Quartermasters, Capt S F Sibley, MBE, handing over the reins — and very little else — to Capt M R Brown. The department congratulates Capt Sibley on his promotion and wish him well in his staff appointment with headquarters Army Veterinary and Remount Services in Aldershot. Our best wishes go to him and his family and we look forward to seeing them in Windsor on our return. Easter Monday — what else ~ saw the department under the RQMC, take up residence behind Range 19 at Hohne to host the Regiment’s conversion firing to Chieftain prior to Canada. This was a completely new concept, the department administering the range, ammu— nition and cookhouse, the Squadrons bussing up from Sennelager daily, firing and returning home, the old gunnery warriors of the Regiment were at a loss for words at this flagrant breach of gunnery discipline. The week-long period proved very beneficial for all concerned and the administration was expertly co—ordinated by RQMC Buckle and his ammo bashers and chefs. June saw the full Battle Group deployed onto SLTA for pre-BATUS training, the administration of over 1,000 in the Battle Group having to be seen to be believed, again we rose to the occasion along with W02 Brown ACC the master chef we proved we were more than a match for the inevitable ‘fast balls’ and Regimental Dinners in the field are not a figment of old soldiers imagination. We flew off to Canada in July, only to find Camp Crowfoot and Medicine Hat as they were in the late

TECHNICAL QUARTERMASTER’S DEPARTMENT Every year at this time the department looks back to find that 12 months has passed with alarming speed and that the Regiment’s workload never seems to abate. 1989 has been no exception. Our equipment has caused some considerable disappointment during the training season; resulting in our being forced to take over a total of 29 Chieftain tanks in order to prepare for BATUS (CANADA). Training completed, we moved to BATUS, where once again our versitility was much tested . . . ‘a widget for a M109 SPG? — Never heard of it’! As a battle group we did manage to notch up the record for the highest write-off figure in 1989 however, I’m pleased to report that none of it was due to negligence. ‘Pardon, did you say the FOO’s 432 was on fire oh; and the ammunition is going up. . . fine’! In September after some leave we received four Fox Armoured Cars from UK to commence our conversion training, as there are no Fox spares in Germany it has been a constant battle to keep the equipment on the road. Mind you we were able to convince the RY to leave four of their Fox behind after their recent BAOR Exercise. At present we are forging ahead with our preparation for hand—over and undergoing a very successful PRE. Sadly, over the year we have said goodbye to LCpl Mackenzie, Tpr Marsden and Tpr Winterbottom, but in their place we welcomed Tprs Carrington and Hardwidge and LCpl Nash.

The Colonel of the Regiment talking to LCoH Firth and Capt O'Halloran

1970s, the steaks were still of the same magnitude only

Battlegroup Headquarters BATUS 1989

Battle Group to get on with the business of killing the cardboard enemy. Having worked hard, the Troop then had the chance to play hard. Canadian style. For R&R the Troop hired a house boat on one of the lakes in British Columbia. It was here that, somewhat to the

surprise of the locals, the D Day landings were reenacted by Tpr Johnson attempting to get the boat closer to the barbecue than is normally decent for a waterborne craft, and ramming a jetty. The Troop has managed to keep its social diary full with days at the local water skiing lake and a successful bowling night with wives and girlfriends.

the ice cream flavours had become more numerous. R&R was spent by the department in Edmonton and through the ‘Rockies’ or so they said ~ the RQMC however needed to be alone with his ‘Rod’ and went fishing. Everyone returned fresh from Summer Leave, the Quartermaster completed his recce of Combermere Barracks and our final Ordnance Ancillary Inspection and PRE in BAOR loom ever closer. Demands for MFO boxes and packing material now qualify for 04 demand, stencils read RHG/D Combermere Barracks Windsor and no one is any longer in doubt that we are returning to the United Kingdom. We very much look forward to returning home and reopening old liaisons with the many friends who frequent the Windsor Regiment.

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The Colonel of the Regiment with LCoH Morris and SCpl Towse

MT TROOP MT Troop has worked extremely hard over the last year, with several large exercises at the beginning of It, followed by the build up exercises for BATUS and finally ending with Exercise MEDICINE MAN 4 and well as MEDICINE MAN 5 which several of the Troop took art in. p We now have three months to get the Troop ready for handover to the Life Guards and then sadly the troop will break up because of the new commitments in our future role. Over the past 12 months we have said goodbye to CoH Kirkpatrick, LCoH Needham, LCpls Burn and Cawley,





Members of H0 Sqn during Exercise FIRST DANCE at Hohne

Tprs Bond, Redfern. Heath, Jackson and Cook. We now welcome CoH Goodyear. and Tpr Bell to the Troop. as well as LCol—l Beresford who just can‘t get away from MT.

LAD Notes

LCpl Smith with his ARRV

The LAD has had a very busy year in 1989. The year started with a 100 per cent Board of Officers lasting the whole of January. The early part of the year was taken up with BG training. recruit firing camp and building up to pre—BATUS. During this period we re—learnt Chieftain in preparation for BATUS. Black April saw the start of the ‘Muff’ saga. which in no time flat turned the LAD shop floor into a graveyard. BATUS was very successful. with the weather being very

ORDERLY ROOM NOTES Looking back over the year it is surprising that our wives have found so much to complain about during the last 12 months, as other than our trip to Canada we have enjoyed a relatively separation free year. In February the Orderly Room entered a team in the inter—Troop night orienteering competition. Exercise WANDERING WASTRELL. which caused the ORQMC, OR CoH. Sgt Spiby and Tpr Jones 24 to spend a most uncomfortable evening resulting however in a very creditably result to the embarrasment of many of the ‘Sabre’ Troops. Although spared the pre—BATUS spells on Soltau the Orderly Room deployed in part to Canada to support the

kind, more than can be said for the Medicine Hat water

slide, which claimed several members of the LAD. In May the LAD was fortunate enough to be visited by the REME Staff Band. arranged by SSgt Baker. in his capacity as junior ‘Tiff‘. During their short stay the Band performed a Beating of the Retreat on the sports field attended by a very good crowd. from the Regiment. LAD and various REME from within the garrison. The salute was taken by Maj Birdwood. Afterwards the Band then gave a much appreciated Concert in the WOs

Battle Group with the ORQMC. LCoH Wood, LCoH


Knibbs and Tpr Jones 24 crossing the Atlantic for a change of scenery although as Tpr Jones discovered an office in Canada is not vastly different from an office in Germany except for the temperature and the ladies waiting at the end of the day‘s work! We are now well advanced in our preparation for the return to Windsor and the upheaval this will cause. LCpl Hellewell is to replace LCol—l Williams at the Guards Depot and LCoH Wood and Tpr Jones 24 will replace LCpls Kellett and Findell at the H Cav MR. The following personnel have been promoted during the year; LCoH Knibbs, LCoI—l Hellewell and LCpl Coulson. 16






of the


WOl Quinn. On the Adventure Training side of life 24 members of the LAD went off to Bavaria to experience the delights of hillwalking, abseiling and canoeing. One member of the LAD did attempt shooting the rapids. underwater minus a canoe, he eventually decided breathing was more important. In September three of our ‘Sailors‘ went off to the 3 Div Regatta. the sailing was good but the handicapping system was definitely biased. The LAD has seen quite a turnaround of personalities Tpr (now LCpI) Coulson ‘Here's today‘s polo correspondence, Sir‘

during the past three months with Capt Weatherall departing to SEME Bordon as Adjudant being replaced by Capt Ansell arriving hot foot from the Commando Logistic Regiment. ASM Savage moves on Commis— sioning to the Hebrides being replaced by ASM Lewis from the Course Design Office at SEME Bordon. Both A and C Squadrons have new Tiffy‘s. SSgts Heywood and Paul both straight from the factory at SEME Bordon. On the sporting side of life the LAD has performed well at LAD. Mess and Regimental levels. Sgt (Steffe Graff) Needham has represented the Corps at Tennis. Sgt Tankard represented the Regiment at Cricket ending up as the top scorer. Sgt Mallen continues to run long distances very fast and has represented the Regiment at Cross-Country. The Regimental Football Team is regularly supported by LSgt Foley. LCpls Stephens and Phillips. The LAD were unfortunately beaten in the lst round of the REME Rugby Championships. ‘The Bailly Ball”: however. from the spectators” point of view it was an excellent and enthralling match. If the RQMC retires from Rugby. the ASM can then be the oldest member of the Regimental XV. Now the year is drawing to a close and all eyes are on the 100 per cent PRE of unit equipment in December. followed by the hand-over to The Life Guards. The complete LAD are remaining in Sennelager with The Life Guards and would like to take this opportunity to wish the Regiment bon voyage and good luck in their new r61e in Windsor. ENJOY THE DINKY TOYS.

The Mounted Squadron Notes

The Blues and Royals Mounted Squadron 1989

1989 opened with many different activities. This variety and active life was sustained throughout the year. The first weeks saw the Squadron selecting 20 Remounts. which is an unusually large number of horses. This placed extra work on the grooms but provided the opportunity and potential for some new exciting horses. As well as new horses. new riders appeared at Knightsbridge. The most distinguished being the C.G.S. General Sir John Chapple. who has remained a regular rider with. and supporter of the Squadron. January also saw some soldiers departing on Exercise DANCING BRAVE. which allowed them to breath in some clean fresh air while adventure training in Scotland. February and March were quieter. This allowed time for some personnel changes: Maj D T L Hardy arrived to replace Maj B W B White-Spunner and Lt Woodward to replace Lt Ward-Thomas. Maj White—Spunner had in fact departed in January for the rigours of Staff College but still managed to be often seen hunting at Melton. April produced work in earnest. Soldiers were called in from all the pleasant hide aways such as Melton and training started for the Major General’s Parade, which took place on 2 April. The parade was judged by the Major General to be one of the finest on record. This had not been achieved without excitements on the rehearsals. The memorable excitement was the Adjutant being bucked around during the ‘Canter Past”. He did, however, manage to stay on much to the disappointment of the Troopers. The Princess Elizabeth Cup for the best turned out Trooper also took place in April. The Squadron admirably acquitted itself in the competition and came 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. Why the Squadron failed to also achieve 1st position and the grand slam is debatable. The general census of opinion was that Tpr Bye was easily the best Trooper in the competition. This opinion was consolidated when he was shortly afterwards made the Commanding Officer’s Groom.

The tempo continued into May with a Sovereign’s Escort for The President of Nigeria and the many duties which ‘The Cavalry Sunday” generates. However everyone enjoyed Cavalry Sunday and were delighted that HRH The Princess of Wales was able to attend lunch in the barracks after the service. June,

as always was the

busiest month with the

Queen’s Birthday Parade and the Garter Service. This month will be even busier in 1990 as it is this Squadron’s turn to Carry The Standard on The Queen’s Birthday Parade. July saw the preparations for another Sovereigns Escort. unfortunately this was cancelled at the last moment due to the train strike and the consequent traffic congestion on the roads which would have impeded an escort. This disappointment quickly disappeared as the build up for Summer Camp started. Horses not involved at Summer were sent out to grass. As always. Summer Camp at Thetford was much enjoyed by everyone and especially the horses. The weather remained fine throughout the period and somehow the ground was not too hard and few horses went lame. A good cross—country course has now been established at Thetford and already there is excitement about returning there next year. It is now October, the weather is starting to become cold and the build up for the State Opening of Parliament has started and will be the last major ceremonial occasion in 1989. 1989 has been a most successful year for the Squadron. which has proved itself on all the ceremonial occasions; competed strongly in many equestrian competitions; and furnished a very competent polo team who won many matches at Windsor. The personnel will remain pre— dominately the same in 1990 and the expectations are for another good year.

Maj Hardy and WOII (SCM) Sackett walking the cross-country course at Summer Camp

The Soviet CGS meets Tprs Gaile and McCormack on his visit to Hyde Park Barracks



HQ Squadron Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment Notes




The Major General inspecting The Farriers during his Annual Inspection

It must be remembered that the Sabre Squadrons at the Mounted Regiment would cease to function without the able support of Headquarters Squadron. There are 41 NCO‘s and Troopers and three officers from the Regiment serving in the Squadron. This figure does not include the 35 soldiers who are currently under training. The Squadron is led by Maj Coreth who is ably supported by W02 (SCM) Chamberlain and LCoH Reynolds, the Squadron Clerk and families NCO. Every department has a member of the Regiment as its lynch pin. The QM’s Department is governed by Capt Clayton; the Saddlers posess the legendary CoH Butcher, the Farriers are headed by SCpl Chalmers and the Riding Staff by W02 Pendry, BEM. and SCp] Hayward to mention but a few. Included on the Squadron strength are some new arrivals from the Regiment namely CsoH Bowden and COH Day. LCoH Pilchowski and LCpl Grey. They are all in the Riding School being taught the rigours of life at the Mounted Regiment. The Squadron is involved directly and indirectly with all activities and parades. Members of the Squadron can always be seen riding on State occasions reinforcing The Blues and Royals Squadron as well as in their own roles. It should be noted also that the Squadron leads in a number of sporting activities. The Farrier Major, SCpl Chalmers runs the Regimental Football Team, they reached the semi-finals in the 1988/89 Cavalry Cup much 20

to his credit. The Riding Staff has done well in events around the country including the international military event in which SCpl Hayward was a team member. The marathon team features such eminent people as SCpls Pitt. BEM. and Masson. Finally it should be mentioned that W02 Pendry. BEM. has been deeply involved with the new Monty Roberts method of break— ing horses which featured in the ‘Horse and Hound’ magazine.

2&4 r ' I Regiment falls in prior to the Major General‘s lnspectlon

OPEN DAY H Cav MR will hold its Open Day at Bodney

Camp, Thetford, on 2 September 1990. The gates will open at 1100 hours and close at 1700 hours. Events will include displays by the

Musical Ride and the Quadrille, as well as showjumping and carriage rides. Entry will cost

£1.00 and includes a programme and a raffle

I. y-

ticket. For further information contact Maj M R

Coreth on 01—930 4466 Ext. 2564. Lt Col Morrisey Paine introducing Maj Hardy to the Soviet CGS during the Russian General‘s visit to Hyde Park Barracks

The Blues and Royals Squadron Street Lining Party at the Garter Service

Windsor Company Notes

5 5», Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother with the Lieutenant Colonel C ommanding and W01 (RCM) Fox (now Lt Fox) during Her Majesty 5' visit to Hyde Park Barracks

1989 has been a varied and interesting year for the Household Cavalry Training Squadron. Household Cavalrymen participate fully in all activities including some of the more surprising such as Pace-sticking. In both senior and junior events they acquitted themselves well, though not perhaps with the distinction of the H Cav MR team. 1989 has been of interest because we have seen the switch from a predominance of junior soldier recruits to adult recruits. In 1988 there were but 17 adult recruits. At the time of going to print there have been so far this year some 87 and it is encouraging to see an entire troop of Household Cavalry recruits at present going through the Guards Depot. After the disproportionate amount of recruits sent to The Life Guards this year it is anticipated that the position will become more regular in 1990. With the increase of adult recruits a new adult recruit training Company was formed on 12 April called Windsor Company and commanded by Maj H P D Massey.

The Major General, Maj Gen Sir C J Airey, taking the salute during his Annual Inspection

The stables, under LCoH Hunter. have continued to give good service, teaching recruits the rudiments of cquitation and stable management. LCoH Hunter. LCpl Weller — LG and LCpl Midgley have competed at various events with varying degrees of success at the Royal

Windsor, Staff College and RMAS Horse Shows as well as several hunter trials. In other sporting events, the Household Cavalry Training Squadron has done well. We won the Volleyball beating 5 Coy Irish Guards. and came third in the Basketball. In the Cross Country Running we came second, being beaten by the Junior Parachute Company. In the team event in the Athletics we came third and in the Tug of War fourth. The Squadron has also had a very successful extra mural activities. There have been talks by both RCM Fox from H Cav MR and Maj Kersting from the Household Cavalry Museum which have been both fascinating and entertaining. The Band gave a wonderful performance to us all at the end of November. Household Cavalry instructors and their wives attended a barbecue and families open day in July and we also hired a boat on the Thames for an evening in June. The Sergeants Mess is well supported by the Household Cavalry and it is understood that CoI-I Willacy has a special technique at carpet bowls including cries of “Add 200‘ and ‘Target‘ which cause the opposition considerable confusion. Cavalry Corner furnished by kind permission of the Lieutenant Colonel Commanding is naturally the best display in the Mess.

Band Notes

The Band playing at ‘The Royal Mint Court’

Hyde Park and Intercontinental, not to mention several

prestigious Stately Homes — Blenheim Palace. Brocket Hall. Luton H00 and Warwick Castle. The Trumpeters have been as much in demand as ever. and in addition to their frequent State duties at the Guildhall. Mansion House. Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. they have performed in the Royal Albert Hall. the Royal Festival Hall, and the Queen \.

The Band at Warwick Castle; 9 If last year the highlight of the Mounted Band engagements was our participation in the Royal Tournament, this year it certainly wasn‘t the Putney Show at Wandsworth. Wandsworth? It sounds almost as presti— gious as the Easter Parade at Battersea. a sort of preseason mounted engagement in which we took part on Easter Sunday 26 March. This earlier—than-usual feel of a cold saddle gave us a head start for the mounted season proper which began in earnest in April with mounting the Queen‘s Life Guard on two occasions. and the annual Major General‘s Inspection of the Household Cavalry in Hyde Park. This was followed by three days of Beating Retreat on Horse Guards. and then of course. the great ceremony of Trooping the Colour for the annual Queen's Birthday Parade. Apart from the Lord Mayor's Procession in November that has been it as far as horses are concerned. though we have been as busy as ever in all our other disguises. Our concert engagements this year have been many and varied. In addition to our duty commitments to the Guards Chapel and Windsor Castle we have performed weekly engagements on the seaside bandstands at Eastbourne and Bournemouth. and spent a few days in the Channel Islands taking part in the Guernsey Arts Festival. We have also given concerts in the Corn Exchange at Cambridge, the Fairfield Hall in Croydon. the Ferneham Hall in Fareham, and the Police College at

Hendon. We have performed twice in the Westminster Central Hall. first of all for the Spring Festival. and then a most interesting concert in September where we were 24

combined with the Malcolm Sargent Festival Choir. a concert in aid of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Chldren. We have also played at St Paul’s. the Royal Mint Court. Houghton Hall. Miehelham Priory and Royal Ascot. One of the concert band highlights this year was the week of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna at Wembley. a magnificent display of control and horse— manship. We have made two new recordings this year. — first of all Volume 2 of our ‘Heritage‘ series which is called ‘London‘ (Volume 1 was 'Rural England‘) and secondly. a recording especially aimed at our seaside audience called ‘Bandstand Favourites‘. This is based on pieces of music for which we are constantly receiving requests. (I don‘t want to hear any jokes along the lines of “Can you play ‘Over the hills and far away‘ or ‘In a monastery garden‘ . . . or anywhere else but here") We have also made two BBC radio recordings — ‘Listen to the Band” which was broadcast on 28 October. and ‘On Parade~ which is ‘in the can” and which will be released sometime in the spring of 1990. We also took part in ‘Songs of Praise’ from the Guards Chapel which was broadcast on BBC TV on Remembrance Sunday. 12 November. 1989. On foot we‘ve had a good selection of marching engagements.

including quite


Elizabeth 11 Conference Centre. They have also been to Paris. Monte Carlo and Tokyo (twice). Our other combinations ~ the Light Orchestra and our ‘Combo‘ and dance bands 7 have been equally busy. One of the highlights of our year was the excellent Band Social evening held at the Runnymede Hotel near Windsor on 20 October. 40 ex—band members joined us for this most memorable evening. including Major Stuart Watts. a one time cornet player with the Royal Horse Guards and now Director of Music of the Grenadier Guards. and Lt Col George Evans. ORE. Director of Music of the Blues and Royals from 1973 ~ 1977. We also welcomed as a special guest Captain Colin Reeves. newly appointed as Director of Music to the Life Guards. Our thanks are extended to LCoH Francis for planning and masterminding a most successful dinner and dance. Last year was almost unique in that no—one left the

band and no-one joined. This year we have said a very sad farewell to no less than four long serving members of the band — CsoH Packer and Burroughs. and LCsoH Jones and Wall. We wish them all the very best of luck in their new lives as civilians. and thank them most sincerly for all the years of music they have given to the band. At the same time we welcome four new members to the band, Musicians Downes. Heap and Hickling from AJSM Pirbright. and Musn Horscroft who joined as an adult. We're all looking forward to our move to Windsor early in the New Year to join the Regiment. The only problem is that we shall miss our annual visit to BAOR. That's put paid to the pre-Christmas ‘duty frees'. Never mind. there's always the chance of a visit to Cyprus . . .

number of lucrative

Cabaret Marching Displays (CMDs). These are usually performed late at night as after-dinner entertainment. and this year has seen us in action at several top London hotels such as the Hilton. Grosvenor House. Cafe Royal.

The Mounted Band on Parade

‘Q' . ~“ ‘5‘». . LCoH Haddock at Cavalry Sunday in front of the Memorlal

The Warrant Officers and Corporals of Horse Mess Notes

The Warrant Officers and Corporals of Horse Mess, October 1989

The notes for this year begin with Christmas 1988 which started on 2 December with the Mess Dining Out the Adjutant. Capt M R Coreth. on his departure to the Mounted Regiment and promotion to Major. The next day the Regimental Band gave a concert in the Mess during which they performed a musical history of the Battle of Cambrai narrated by the Regimental Corporal Major. The next fortnight saw the traditional pre— Christmas whirl of events culminating on 17 December with the Mess Draw. organised as always by the RQMC and with a sumptuous buffet served in the Mess ‘Tented annexe‘. Following the Draw there was a pause until 9 January when the Mess invited the Commanding Officer to give his ‘State of the Union’ address at the New Year Dinner following which no—one was in any doubt that 1989 would prove to be an exceptionally busy one for the Regiment as indeed it proved to be. A St Valentine’s Ball was held on 11 February and the attendance proved that romance is perhaps not quite dead in Sennelager. The month also saw a Mess football team soundly beating a combined team from the officers and junior ranks, following which SCM Guest and LCoH Wood nursed the team through to the quarter—finals in the Sergeants Mess League. During March a number of notable events were staged commencing on 3 March with an Inter—Squadron boxing competition, narrowly won by B Squadron and following which the officers joined the Mess for supper. On ll March a fancy dress evening was held with the theme being TVs ‘allo allo’ series and on 13 March a dinner was

given for the units accompanying the Regiment to BATUS. This proved to be a highly successful evening, particularly as many of those attached to the Battle Group had joined us for the BATUS period only. April was a relatively quiet month with a lunch being held on 6 April to mark the departure of SCM Wendon to D Squadron RY and a Cabaret night on 29 April. During May the RQMC organised a dinner for the RQMCs of the Division. On 27 May a Country and Western night was held to ascertain which members of the Mess actually own a pair of Trousers Denim Blue and who was prepared to put them to the test on the ‘Bucking Broncho’. Following a paucity of entertainment in the Mess during the pre-BATUS Soltau training in June the Warrant Officers accompanied by a large number of the younger members of the Mess made the journey to London to attend the Association Dinner and Combined Cavalry Memorial Parade and the following week a number of these stalwarts returned to London for the farewell dinner to Maj Gen Airey. On 24 July the Blues and Royals Battle Group deployed to Canada and following the recovery to Camp Crowfoot a barbeque was held during which each arm gave a sketch for the entertainment of the remainder of the Battle Group’s Mess members. The last of the Regiment returned from leave in mid October The Colonel of the Regiment visited the Mess on 17 October during his annual visit to the Regiment accompanied by the Lieutenant Colonel Commanding,

Col A H Parker—Bowles, and managed as always to speak to the majority of Mess members. After BATUS leave, preparations began for the visit of the Association and the Kassassin Ball held on 28 October to which we are delighted to be able to welcome those members of the Association who were visiting. The Ball was held for the second year at the Kongress Halle in Bad Lippspringe and under the direction of SCM Elsey proved to be a fitting final large function held by the Mess in BAOR. Entertained by the groups ‘The Dooleys’ and ‘Roccoco’ and fed from a buffet unequalled in its presentation and succulence, the Mess enjoyed to the full an evening which will be remembered for many years. An example of the stamina of the Mess members was not only the presence of the majority of the senior members and their families at lunch on Sunday but also all 40 of the Association members. On 3 November the Mess dined out RCM Quinn to the strains of the lst Battalion The Queen’s Own Highlanders Pipes and Drums, an evening which lengthened to Saturday afternoon, and on 10 November RCM Hunter was dined in marking the start of the period leading to our Arms Plot move in February. During the course of the year the Mess has received the following visitors: Colonel of the Regiment Gen Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick Adjutant General Gen Sir Robert Pascoe Major General Maj Gen S C Cooper Commanding House— Brig P J Saunders

hold Division Commander Armoured

Brigade Brig S C Grant _

Commander 33

Col A H Parker—Bowles

Lieutenant Colonel

Armoured Brigade

Commanding The following senior members have departed during the year and we wish them every success in their new osts. p SCpl Blackburn to RAC Centre, SCpl Pendry to H Cav MR, SCpl Honney to H Cav MR, SCpl Morgan to 2 ADS Hamm. CoH Lock to RAC Sales, CoH Maher to H Cav MR, CoH Bowden to H Cav MR. CoH Day to H Cav MR, SCpl Kilvington to Bovington Support Unit and CoH Rendell to Guards Depot.

The Colonel of the Regiment talking to CoH Hollingsworth with SCM Harding in the foreground



Recruiting Team Notes Following the return of our Leader from ‘Down Under‘ (NO CLAIMS ALLOWED) in December 1988. the 1989 Recruiting Season appeared to start with recces taking place in January and February and the Recruiting Team coming together on 1 March. This phase was not without its moments of high drama with a snatch squad stood by on 28 February to get the Recruiting Trailer out of Workshops (it had only been there five months) The four tonner not having had an 'IN‘ inspection then failed its ‘OUT’ inspection and the video broke down. All this in the last week augured well for the season on the road. This was due to start and did on 24 March in Poole. Representing The Blues and Royals this year in addition to SCpl Maskell we had from The Mounted Regiment Tpr Foster who had escaped for the season from his part as Trev in Eastenders. He was a great asset to the team particularly in his role as ‘Mr Electrics‘ at Weymouth, and the Officer Commanding did receive a letter from a Lady Lunatic from Canterbury apologising for insulting behaviour towards Tpr Foster in Canterbury so he returns to Mounted duty highly recommended!!! On permanent attachment to the team we have Tpr Gerald Cook who in addition to turning out for The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at rugby and assisting to hammer The Life Guards has safely driven the four-tonner and Recruiting Trailer over 10.000 miles. The fact that it does not always arrive at the same location as the rest of us is a minor problem! However with the possibility of Navaid Homing Devices being fitted for next year all should be well. Last but not least Tpr Collins (now Mr and lurking in Cornwall) achieved the team‘s double having written off this year’s Land— rover as well as last years. All are advised to steer clear of tractors in the Liskeard area of Cornwall this year in case it’s driven by U NO WHU! With The Life Guards element this intrepid band of 10 took to the road on 23 March with possibly one of the hardest tasks there are these days — Recruiting. With employment in the Civilian World improving and with the lack of numbers available in the age groups we are looking for all this helps to make this a very competative market. Our target this year has been 135 Adults, 100 Junior

Troopers, 63 Junior Leaders and 6 Junior Musicians. To date we are doing extremely well having met our first half year targets and now well into the second to the extent that a troop of 43 Adult Household Cavalry Recruits reported all at the same time to the Guards Depot in September. This must have been a record. Eight were undoubtedly due to the presence of The Recruiting Team in the Bournemouth Area in early April and the hard work of the Recruiter in that area COH Ashby. The Team only returned to barracks between March and October for a total of 10 days during this period. Despite the long hours and hard work everyone has managed to retain a sense of humour this being particularly important when you are spraying the fifth 16—tonne Foden (They seem to grow on trees in Aldershot). The CVR (T) in particular has a few testing moments and a Mounted Dutyman’s kit box Cuirasses etc are no match 28

THE BLUES AND ROYALS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL REPORT 1989 The Annual Dinner 1989 This was held in Hyde Park Barracks, Knightsbridge on Saturday 13 May. A total of 318 Members with official guests attended. We would like to thank the Commanding Officer of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment for allowing us to use the facilities in the barracks. the RCM and Mess Members for making the Mess available to us and the Quartermaster for all the preparation and providing items for our use. SCM Chamberlain organised a very good layout in the Gymna— sium and the Master Chef produced an excellent meal. Combined Cavalry Parade 1989 This was held on 14 May and was again well supported by Members. A party from the Regiment in BAOR joined us to make ours the largest contingent on parade. Members were entertained in the WOs and CsoH Mess at Knightsbridge after the parade. Visit to the Service Regiment

The 1989 Recruiting Team

for a CVR (T) breaking its securing chains and hand— brake cable on the back of the Foden and heading for the cab. The team has carried out something in the region of 85 appearances ranging from major shows to cadet evenings and we have met many ex Household Cavalrymen in our travels and what a delight it is to see them. This time last year I enclosed in the magazine an information sheet and details of the Recruits we required and this has produced a magnificent response from Association Members in particular Mr J E Simpson from Bramhall near Stockport in Cheshire and Mr P Woodford from Barry in South Glamorgan have been outstanding in forwarding names and enquiries to this office. We will require this assist— ance for the forseable future and I do ask you to keep in contact with my office and continue to act as Recruiters. Between the two Associations this gives us approximately 6.000 Recruiters throughout the United Kingdom. If you are in the Windsor Area then call in and see us. The offer of a brew still stands. A very successful and busy season was concluded by The Life Guards in October on returning from a 5 Airborne Brigade Exercise in Otterburn. A and C Squadrons drove down routes through North East and North West Districts stopping off to call at Villages/ Towns on the way this was a great success and it is hoped we will be seeing lots of Geordies and Scousers in the not too distant future. In 1990 the Recruiting team will be in the following areas and we hope to see you (and Potential Recruits) then: March London District April South West District May South West and North East District June North West District July North West District and Scotland August Wales September South East District

We were delighted to receive an invitation from the Commanding Officer for an Association party to visit the Regiment in Germany. As this was to be the last visit due to the return of the Regiment to the UK it was delayed until 27 October. Forty Members travelled by air from Heathrow to Dusseldorf where they were met by CoH Hastings and we were soon on our way by coach to Sennelager. On arrival at the Barracks we were given half an hour to settle in and then we were entertained in the Officers’ Mess. Our Members so enjoyed themselves and the hospitality we were given that our meal which had been prepared in the WOs and CsoH Mess had to be delayed. The highlight of our visit was the Mess Kassassin Ball which was held in the Kongresshalle Bad Lippspringe. This will be reported elsewhere in the Journal but our Members were so well looked after by the Ball Commit— tee and the Mess Members. Our party was seated at the various tables with the Mess Members and their wives and we were amazed at the marvellous layout shown in the Ball Menu. Although transport was available throughout the evening to return members to the Barracks. the fact that so many stayed for the Champagne Breakfast at 0315 hours indicated how much we had enjoyed it. We offer our congratulations to SCM Elsey and his Committee for arranging such a well organised function and to SQMS Brown. the Master Chef for producing such excellent food. . We were pleased to see the Mess Members and their wives again for lunch on Sunday 29 together with their families. On Sunday evening we were entertained to a games night in the Junior Ranks Club where the Junior NCOs and soldiers put on a very good show for us. This time we won three out of the five trophies which were presented at the end of the evening. On Monday 30 October. after a tour of the Barracks and a visit to the PR1 Shop we assembled in the mess for Lunch and farewell drinks after which we were escorted to Dusseldorf by COH Hastings. After a slight delay and a very good flight we arrived back at Heathrow at 1945

hours. All of the party agreed that it had been a memorable weekend for our last visit and have said how impressed they were with the very high standards they had seen throughout the Regiment. We would like to express our thanks to the Commanding Officer for allowing us to make the visit, to the RCM and members of the WOs and CsoH Mess for all their hospitality during our stay. Our particular thanks to SCM John Guest and his Committee who were responsible for all the arrangements and the excellent programme for our visit. Forthcoming Events 1990 The Annual General Meeting will be held in the Band Practice Room at Hyde Park Barracks, Knightsbridge on Saturday 12 May 1990. The meeting will commence at 1830 hours and members are encouraged to attend. Members are reminded that if they have a resolution to put before the meeting it must be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary at least four weeks in advance of the meeting. AGENDA 1. Minutes of the 1989 meeting. 2. Points arising. 3. Confirmation of the accounts for the period ending 31 December 1989. . Committee members. Under Rule 12 of the Constitution and Rules Mr A C Hards and Mr C P Missenden are due to retire. The undermentioned members of the Association are recommended by the Committee to fill these vacancies: Mr D Ellis Mr F G Collingwood. 5. Any other Business Annual Dinner 1990 The Annual Dinner will be held in Hyde Park Barracks on Saturday 12 May. 1990 at 1930 hours. Dress — Lounge suits, no medals. Bars will be open at 1730. There is no

accommodation available in Hyde Park Barracks but some may be available in the Union Jack Club or Victory Services Club — details of these are printed below. Applications for dinner tickets will be limited to one ticket per member and only official guests will be allowed. Details of the cost of tickets are given on the proforma and those wishing to attend should fill in the application form and return it to the Secretary with their cheque or postal order. Should any member know of an Association Member who would like to attend but cannot afford the price of a ticket. please notify the Honorary Secretary who is authorised by the Committee to give a free ticket in such cases. To assist the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment with security, the dinner ticket will be used as an admittance ticket to the barracks and only those in possession of a ticket will be allowed in. Tickets will not be on sale at the door. Ladies are not allowed to attend the dinner but will be welcome to attend the Mess afterwards. Combined Cavalry Parade and Service

This will take place in Hyde Park on Sunday 13 May 1990. Assemble on the Regimental Marker in Broad 29

26 January 1990 (d _.



H DE PINNA WEIL Hon Treasurer E L PAYNE Hon Secretary


ALLIOTT BULLIMORE Chartered Accountants

9 Kingsway, London WCZB 6XF.

£100,228!“ 222,041.45

over Expenditure

Balance at 1 January 1989

Excess of Income

General Fund

5,314 51 5,348.05



3,321.07 1,067 92 2,833.65

and fair view of the state of the Association’s affairs at 31 December 1989 and of the surplus of income over expenditure for the year ended on that date.


6,876 64 12,523 39



29,633.00 Net Current Assets

1,548 75

1,548.75 Sundry creditors

LESS: Current Liabilities

5,206 66 2,396.00

7,881.81 306.09

2,810.66 891 25


30,401 :55 77.28




1,041 .25

1,041 25



715.87 22,273.01 161.73


1988 £ 65,595.66

AUDITORS’ REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BLUES AND ROYALS ASSOCIATION . . _ . We have audited in accordance with auditing standards, the attached balance sheet and income and expenditure account and report that In our opinion these accounts give a true

London SW1E 6HQ


Division on the other. It will work closely with the

Excess of Income over Expenditure for the Year

Household Division Employment Agency Wellington Barracks Birdcage Walk


full use of it.

District (01-930 4466) Extension 3423. In his absence, messages can be left on his answerphone. The Agency will act as a point of contact for potential employers UK-wide on the one hand, and for all those about to leave or who have left the Household

Total Expenditure

to provide a vital service. It can only exist if we make

Buffet dance Visit to BAOR

(Tuesdays. Wednesdays and Thursdays) between 1030 and 1630 hours. His telephone number is London

Christmas Cards Less: Sales

of the Division, either seeking civilian employment themselves. or who know of a serving or exGuardsman in that position are urged to register with Maj James or pass on details to him. The Household Division Employment Agency is there

6,587.58 1,239.53

the future. they are asked to contact Maj James with details. Equally important. past and present members

Cost of magazine Less: Sales

Maj James plans to be in his office three days a week

know of suitable opportunities elsewhere now or ill

Auditors' remuneration Printing Postage Miscellaneous expenses Annual report and magazine

strong feeling that the Household Division should and could do more to look after its own. The Household Division Employment Agency has therefore been set up and is now open for business. It is run by Maj (Retd) Idris James, Welsh Guards, and based in Wellington Barracks (Room 2—32).

1,861 .16 948.75

of retiring and retired members of the Household Division, as it has for the rest of the Army. That valuable service will continue; but there has existed a

Regular Forces Employment Service and. through that connection. with Resettlement Boards countrywide. It will also have strong links with the Corps of Commis— sionaries. If any reader can either offer job opportunities or

4,731 66 2,870.50

HOUSEHOLD DIVISION EMPLOYMENT AGENCY Some ten years ago the decision was taken to close the Guards Employment Society. Since then, the Regular Forces Employment Service has catered for the needs

Cost of dinner Less: Sale of Tickets

local telephone directories. The Association provides all its services free.

Grants, assistance, etc. Subscriptions and donations Annual Dinner

obtained from Resettlement Officers, Job Centres and


Association Office The Office of the Blues and Royals Association is now located at Windsor. All correspondence should be addressed to:


At Home Day

The Regiment will be arranging an At Home Day at Windsor during the second half of 1990. At the time of going to press details are not available and those interested in attending should complete the proforma requesting further details.

The Regular Forces Employment Association

This Association exists to help members of the Regular Armed Forces to find employment and to settle in civilian life. If you have served with good character in the non-commissioned ranks of the Forces for a minimum of three years, or less if you are being discharged on medical grounds, the Association is at your service. The Employment Officers, all ex-Regulars, are situated at Branches throughout the United Kingdom and are in close contact with local employers and Job Centres. Addresses and telephone numbers can be


fore recommended.

Social Evening This will be held in the WOs and NCOs in Hyde Park Barracks on Saturday 20 October 1990. Those interested should complete the proforma requesting further details.

Current Assets Cash at bank: Current account Deposit account Sundry debtors

Forces WIth applicati on. Members are your advised that rooms are booked quickly

for Cavalry weekend and early application is there-

17,315.80 11,071 00 531.29

Cavalry Memorial 1“ Hyde Park at 1050 hours on Sunday 11 November.

you will need to send proof of having served in HM

18,773.46 12,838 00 974.23

e available from the

. London. A service of remembrance will be held at the , . _

(at cost)

Hoiigigery “8:36:33 “C ets “’1

London W2 2HF. This is just by the Marble Arch in Edgware Road. The joining fee is £7.50 and

Market value

{fad at tge GagnsonfChllzrch orllleundaydl November.

Income Subscriptions and donations Dividends on investments Deposit account interest

members. The fee for joining is £5.00 with an annual subscript ion Ofasking £400forIf details. you “are not a member you should wrlte The Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymore Street Street

Churchv d l . ard at 1120 hours ' Dress — Loun ge suits 9 no me 35_ , . Windsor. The normal serViee of remembrance Will be


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$30135: flora: $16,126:?“e,§vg‘,‘§,:e{;e‘§,§§gnfg. THE BLUES AND ROYALS ASSOCIATION


a. The Field of Remembrance will be opened at 1130


1' {hedumscgll giljck TCIUb’ Sandell Street, Waterloo on on J. his club has 340 single rooms and

Remembrance 1990



1989 E 70,595.41

available for Association Members. Those wishing to

attend should write to the Secretary by 19 May 1990.


NOTICES Accommodation in London Two places offer reasonable accommodation in the _ , centre .of London and details are reprinte d for your

The Secretary The Blues and Royals Association Combermere Barracks Windsor Berks SL4 3DN (Telephone Windsor Military 0753 868222)


Walk at 1050 hours. Dress — Lounge suits and decorations. Members attending are invited to Hyde Park Barracks after the parade but for security reasons admission to the barracks will be by ticket only. Tickets will be available from the Secretary at the Annual Dinner or in Hyde Park before the parade. Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Parade 1990 The Parade will be held on Saturday 16 June and the final rehearsal on 9 June. A limited number of tickets for the Inner Line of Sentries (standin g only) will be

RCM Quinn is rldden out by the Adiutant and SCMs

OBITUARIES Notification has been received of the deaths of the following members since the last Journal was published.

Three RCMs photographed with Lt 001 T J Sulivan at the Kassassin Ball

Blues and Royals Open Day will be held at Combermere Barracks on Sunday 9 September 1990.

Enquiries should be directed to the Association Secretary.



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32 Park View House. Hurst Street. London 14 Kingfield Road. Solihull. Warwickshire 82 Duncombe Street. Grimsby 127 Longfield Crescent. Sydenham. London 50 Water Orton Road. Castle Bromwich. Birmingham 54 Leasway Puthoe. Bedfordshire St Davids Home. Castlehill Road. Ealing. London 45 Gilbert House. Churchill Gardens. London 93 Sochi Court. Hesters Way. Cheltenham Greathousc Cheshire Home. Kington. Langley.

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32 Charlwood House. Lillington Gardens. London

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22 Manoel Road. Twickenham. Middlesex 1-1 Laburnham Road, Tcesville Eston. Middlesbrough 17 Middlemoor Road. Frimley. Camberley. Surrey Beverstone Castle. Tetbury. Gloucestershire 13 Shear House Broadway. Worcestershire

Date Died


OBITUARY W01 J A CLARKE, MBE MAJ A L ROOK, MC late Royal Horse Guards (The Blues)

WOI Clarke enlisted into the RHG on 6 March 1950 and served with the Mounted Regiment until 1954. He was then posted to the service Regiment where he served until 1973. He transferred to the Long Service List in 1973 from which he finally retired on I August 1988. During his career he served in Cyprus and Northern Ireland and has been awarded the meritorious Service Medal and the long Service and Good Conduct Medal with Bar.

By Lt Col D J Daly formerly The Blues and Royals Laurence Rook wanted to join the Royal Navy, but his eyesight was not good enough. and as he loved the sea he joined the Maritime Artillery, where he was in charge of anti aircraft guns on merchant ships. When this Regiment was disbanded. two of his senior officers. one a Scots Guard, and the other a ‘Blue' tried to persuade Laurence

to join their Regiments. ‘The Blues‘ won. and Laurence joined the Ist Household Cavalry Regiment in Egypt with whom. he remained until the end of the war. In 1944 in Italy Laurence set up an Observation Post during one night. accompanied by a trooper. During the early morning he noticed a German Observation Post, and leaving the trooper behind, stalked the German. captured him with all his marked maps and marched him back to our lines. having to go through a minefield on the way. The rest of the Germans were only 100 yards away and Laurence could hear them talking. For this gallant action he was awarded the Military Cross. Laurence loved his dogs, and many people in Germany after the war will remember his wirehaired Dachshunds. ‘Trixie’ and ‘August, who always went with him, even on large Exercises. Many times the Staff Car had to be left behind, because the dogs had disappeared down a rabbit hole. He was completely unflappable, was much loved by his officers and always known as ‘The Crow' or ’The Leader’. When he left the Army in the 50‘s he took up farming. first in Sussex, where he was also a joint Master of the Bridge Hounds, then in Gloucestershire.







originally with cattle, and subsequently mainly arable. He found time for many interests outside farming. the most important being hunting. He sailed at Cowes as a member of the crew of ‘Fandango’ on various occasions. He was a keen and competant fisherman. fishing the Spey every year. thereby sadly missing the Regimental Dinners. On giving up hunting, he even took up ski bobbing, and particularly enjoyed his shooting. and running his own small shoot. Laurence was an excellent horseman starting show jumping after the war in BAOR. He was a member of the British Show Jumping Team at Rotterdam and various other places after the war including Dublin in 1949 and White City. Towards the end of his tour in Germany he became involved in Combined Training. It was suspected this would enable him to get more hunting leave. He competed at Badminton in 1951, in 1952 he was part of the Three Day Event team at the Helsinki Olympics on Starlight. where he had a nasty fall. He won the individual title at the European Championships at Basle and Windsor. and the same Team won the Team Gold Medal at the Stockholm Olympics in 1956. When Laurence gave up competitive riding he became 34

WOI Clarke with his wife after receiving his MBE at Buckingham Palace

Photograph courtesy of Harold Photography


heavily involved in National and International Horse trials. and for many years was a British Delegate for the FE]. During this time he was also “the eyes‘ of Colonel Sir Michael Ansell at the Royal International Horse Show. He travelled a lot judging at Horse Trials in many places. and was Technical Delegate at two Olympic Games. _ Laurence was one of nature’s ‘Gentlemen’ except in war or riding competitively. His quiet sense of humour, friendliness and sound advice made him many friends of all ages. A modest winner and a good loser. Not for him the ‘punch in the air’, but just a quiet pat on the horse’s neck. Recently he had given up shooting. but it always gave him the greatest pleasure to watch his man friends enjoy themselves. His birds flew well and the lunch afterwards was always of the highest standard. He was a most generous host and those lucky enough to have stayed at Beverston will remember the greeting: “You know where the drink cupboard is, help yourself”. We say farewell to a wonderful friend. a good sportsman. and a brave soldier who will be greatly missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, Jane. who was always by his side giving encouragement. They were indeed a wonderful team.

The GOC NW District, Maj Gen Crowfoot, presents SCpl Catlin with his Meritorious Service Medal

Burnley Army Careers Office‘s chief recruiter. S_Cp1 David Catlin. has recently been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. SCpl Catlin has been in the Army for 28 years. and for the last 20 of them in the Household Cavalry. The majority of his regimental service was spent in the riding scene responsible for running stables. training horses and riders and involved with polo and ceremonial. In 1974 he was a member of the winning British Services Three—Day Event Team in Israel. He was awarded the LSGC in 1977. In 1979 he was posted to

Manchester as an E1 recruiter and in 1983 he transterred to the Long Service List and became the LSL in charge of the Army Careers Information Office (ACIO) in Burnley. He met his wife. Margaret. there after recruit— ing her son into the Army. In the six years since he has run the Burnley ACIO he has more than doubled the number of annual enlistments. He was presented with his MSM by Maj Gen Crowfoot. GOC NW Dist. at



27 April 1989.






Household Cavalry Museum STAFF: Maj A W Kersting (Ret’d) (Formerly RHG/D 1954-1986) Mr A E Woodbridge (Formerly 306573 RHG from 1944—1948) The Museum is open to the public throughout the year from Monday to Friday inclusive and on Regimental Open Days and Dinners. There continues to be a flow of enquiries from relatives of those who served in the Household Cavalry and a steady request for information from Military Historians, Militaria Collectors, Model

. Water colour painting ‘Shaw at Waterloo’, given by Miss Shaw. , Pencil sketches by Meade-King, given by Mrs MeadeKing. . Horse Grenadier Sword, purchased by The Museum Committee. . War Diaries 1914—1918 written in the field by J B Bickersteth lst Royal Dragoons. Given by E J Bickersteth.

Makers, the press, writers and travel agencies. Visitors

during the current year included His Grace The Duke of Wellington, Lord Combermere, The Major General and

the Russian and German Trade Delegations. Other visitors included organised Tours by the Tourist Board, Cadet Units, Junior Leaders, Military Historians, in-

dividual members of the public and ex members of The Regiments and their families. The following new additions were received during the current year.

1. Oil painting of Maj Edward Kelly ILG, loaned by Mr Purnell.


MEDALS Farr SCpl LOVEGROVE RHG — 1914 Star, War Medal, Victory Medal, LS and GC.

Tpr MOORE 2 LG — 1914 Star — War Medal, Victory Medal, LS and GC.

Maj J ENGLISH RIASC, Ex Sgt lst Royal Dragoons — Mons Star, 1914—1918 War Medal, 1914—1918 Victory Medal, Geo V Indian NW Frontier Medal, Geo VI Indian NW Frontier Medal, 1939—45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, 1939—45 War Medal, LS and GC Medal, INDIAN LS and GC Medal. ‘v


‘l’ll tell you what my old son. . .‘

Left to right: Sgt c Stockwell (LG), Sgt L Williams (RHG) up R Darby (RHG)

Association Members gather for the Cavalry Sunday Parade


F C Cook (RHG)

An early photograph of a Bamangurato Chief named Khane’ who was presented with a set of RHG full dress uniform by a delegation of two RHG officers a warrant officer and trooper, along with a letter from Her Majesty Queen Victoria. The purpose of the expedltlon had been to further relations with the Matabele nation



Since Broadsword came out of refit in October 1988 she has hardly stopped, steaming some 30,000 miles around the UK, South to the Falkland Islands and back home

again via the West Indies. After the ship’s post—refit trials, five days were spent enjoying the pleasures of our affiliated town, Chester. We arrived after a high-speed dash up the West Coast, in time to join the Charity Red Nose Day and sporting a red nose. We had a thoroughly successful stay with many and varied social events, cocktail parties both on board and on land, civil dinners and dances. Many of the ship’s company were involved in charity events and sporting activities, including a battle royal against our old rivals Chester RFC. We left Chester on 15 March and sailed for Portland Naval Base for our Basic Operational Training (BOST). A six—week intensive training period which covered a wide variety of skills from basic seamanship to coping with natural disasters. Also exercised was our ability to deal with missile-carrying aircraft and of course surface and subsurface vessels. At the end of the week The Admiral pronounced himself happy and Broadsword sailed to join the operational fleet. The ship had a short break in Portsmouth before sailing for Stavanger in Norway for calibration and accuracy tests of the weapons and sensor systems. As this only involved a small percentage of the ship‘s company, the remainder were kept busy playing sports against the Norwegian Navy and looking after a party of schoolboys from Marlborough. We returned to Devonport in early May for main— tenance and a well-earned summer leave. The ship departed for Portland and South Atlantic work—up exercises on 3 July. The aim was to familiarise the ship‘s company with the specific types of threat that might be expected in a period of increased tension from Argentinian forces. After a week we returned to Devonport for a thoroughly successful families day when over six hundred of our families and friends came to see exactly how their

husbands, fathers, brothers or boyfriends made a living. A second week of training followed with a successful Seawolf missile shoot and long-range encounter exercise. Three days prior to sailing for the South Atlantic technical problems arose resulting in an enforced ten-day holiday during the height of the English summer! We eventually sailed on 25 July and, to keep everyone busy, settled down to much physical exercise under the watchful and only too willing eye of our PTI. The ship, too, was prepared for the physical rigours of the South Atlantic with careful greasing of upperdeck fittings to ensure against cold and salt water damage. We arrived in East Cove on 11 August and were met by a jubilant HMS Newcastle whom we were to relieve. After transferring mail and messages and cold weather kit we were left to familiarise ourselves with our new surroundings and to prepare for our first patrol the next day. Our r61e was to provide a military presence and to maintain the Falkland Islands Protection Zone. To that end we were to keep a watchful eye on the fishing fleets. It was these fleets that provided our first excitement when a pair of over-zealous trawlers (known as the ’appy family’ due to their curious names, API 11 and AP] IV) were found some miles inside the zone. Plenty of people have gone on short exchanges with other Falklands—based units such as the Royal Engineers, the RAF Phantom flight and the RAF Regiment Rapier detachment, and many of the ship’s company have taken advantage of the great opportunities for adventure training and sport. One highlight of the tour was our detachment to South Georgia which gave us our first chance to see icebergs, the huge colonies of King Penguins in St Andrew’s Bay and much breathtaking mountain scenery. The ship returned to patrolling the Falkland Islands in October and as this is written we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our relief, HMS Penelope. We shall hand over and then sail north for Barbados, the sun and home.

Sports Notes

Hounds in full cry

THE WESER VALE HUNT Lt Col T J Sulivan Maj W T Browne Maj G T R Birdwood Capt G M D McCullough Lt W F C Wakeham Lt W F C Wakeham Huntsman: Maj B F Watts Secretary: Mrs J Sanderson Whippers—In: Lt S StM Miller Kcnnelman: Tpr Gladstone To date the Weser Vale Hunt has had a very full and successful season. There has been an upsurge in interest from both Messes and the junior ranks have become more involved. The Huntsman for the third successive season is Lt W F C Wakeham. He has been joined in Mastership by Maj W T Browne and Capt G M D McCullough and, very recently, by Maj G T R Birdwood. The (almost) full time whippers-in have been Lt Miller and Mrs Sanderson. Tpr Gladstone is the Kennelman and the main runners have been Lt Wilkinson and Tprs Plummer Maloney and Vickers. At the time of writing we have missed two days’ hunting due to problems with the weather. The second day of which, was the meet on the day of the twentieth anniversary Hunt Ball. This was a great pity, though the Chairman:

Joint Masters:

Lt W F C Wakeham, the Huntsman shows hounds at the Rhine Army Summer Show. The 1989 season was the twentieth anniversary of the WVH

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REGIMENTAL CRICKET The basis of a fairly useful Cricket team was set up in May, with the Inter-Squadron Competition. This was won by a B Squadron Team which boasted both Regimental Cricket officers and four other Regimental players. This was an extremely fun day, and was very useful to the selectors particularly as some of the stars of previous seasons had left the Regiment. The first two games of the Squadron competition were quick affairs, with HQ Squadron easily finding 41 runs to beat A Squadron and B Squadron needing only 69 to beat C. So the Runners—Up final was between A and C Squadrons and promised to be an interesting game. However, in reality A Squadron gave themselves an easy task of scoring 50 runs in 16 overs. This was largely due to some fine bowling figures from Ct Holman and Tpr Henderson. In the Inter—Squadron final two very strong sides looked like providing a very good game of cricket. HQ Squadron batted first, but got off to a bad start, with Sgt Tankard being caught for only 18 and Sgt Ritchie scoring 1. However, SCpl Elliott piled on 37 before being caught by Maj Browne, and LCoH Evans scored 19 against his future Squadron. B Squadron’s star bowler was Ct Scott who bowled five overs and took three wickets for 14 runs. So after their allotted overs, HQ had

only managed to make 136 for six. However they did possess four of the Regimental bowlers. All this did not worry B Squadron who scored 138 for two, with the



A typical M eet on the Senne

weekend was not totally spoiled. A ‘String’ of celebrities from the past visited us, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable dance. The hounds have gone fairly well this season. This is largely due to the fact that everyone has been able to put more time and work into the Hunt. The Huntsman has also been fortunate to have two regular, and capable whippers-in. In what has been a relatively good season, it is difficult to pinpoint the highlights, though the day Mr Willie Poole (the Huntsman/Journalist) visited must be one and the hunting at Reelsen would be another. This latter day was a mid-November meet with a definite chill in the air. Though the frost was coming out of the ground for the first time, the wind and tempera-

ture dropped and, by line three, hounds were fairly flying. The field also came home in extremely good cheer. The other two notable days were; firstly, the day the Commanding Officer fell off and broke his collar bone and wrist; and, secondly, the day the Huntsman and the

Riding Master both fell off in a lake on the Sennelager Ranges much to the glee of the Whippers-in. In all, it has been a most enjoyable season. However none of this would have been possible without the help of Maj Bryan Watts who retires this year, after 20 years as the Secretary of the Weser Vale. His place has kindly been taken by Herr Horst Moog who has supported the Hunt for many years. We shall all miss Maj Watts and it 40

was appropriate that his farewell gifts should have been presented at the twentieth anniversary Hunt Ball by one of the co-founders, Maj Bill Stringer. TENNIS Tennis has kept a low profile in the Regiment in recent years and more effort has been made this season to get tennis on a more competitive footing. For the Summer months while the Regiment was

Regimental Cricket Officer Lt Wakeham on 65 not out and Mr McBride on 48 not out. The Regimental Cricket was a different story. The Regiment was knocked out of the 3 Div Cup in the first round by 26 Engineers, even though we had home advantage. This enabled us to concentrate on the competition that we really wanted to win a the Cavalry Cup. The first round of which was a bye, and in the second we beat 14/20 King‘s Hussars. There then came a two-month break because of Canada. The Semi—final of the Cavalry Cup was therefore not played until late September when we were finally beaten by ZRTR away. The Regimental players of note were W02 Evans, CoH Vickers and Sgts Tankard and Toney. In all, it was a great fun season. though not quite as successful as it might have been.

away the tennis courts were not well attended, however,

a nucleus was provided mainly by a hard core from the Officer’s Mess personnel. The standard consequently improved with our reputation spreading round the Division, so much so that we found other teams glad to give us a walk over rather than be embarrassed in the Divisional Competition. Our year was not without success. lst VI: Runners-up 3 Armd Div Competition. Capt Morse and Sgt Needham: Winners Paderborn Garrison Doubles. Sgt Needham: Winner Paderborn Garrison Singles Represented 3rd Armd Div. Capt Morse: Winner BAOR RAPC Championships Runner-up Paderborn Garrison Singles. Ct Goodham: Semi—Finalist Paderborn Garrison Singles. With a strong nucleus of players still with us in Windsor 1990 should be even more successful.

as. ..\~ _ The finalists In the Inter-Squadron Cricket B and HG Squadrons

HQ Squadron Football Team. Winners of the Inter-Squadron Football Competition Back row, I to r: Tpr Buttertield, LCoH Clavering, SCpl Elliot, LCpls Mackenzie and Ditchburn, LCoH Knibbs Front row, Ito r: LCoH Wood, Tpr Clerehugh, Sgt Toney, Tpr Dalrymple, CoH Broughton

FOOTBALL 1988/89 proved to be an enjoyable season with the Regiment achieving third place in the 3 Armd Div League. In the Cavalry Cup we were defeated by a strong team from the 16/5 L. putting up a spirited showing in the first half but sadly running out of steam and ideas later in the game. The annual Inter-Squadron competition was once again very successful with each squadron playing each other twice on a league basis and the Final played in front of the Regiment by the two top teams on the 28 April. The finalists were HQ and A Squadrons after C Squadron forced a draw with the fancied LAD. In the preliminary matches A Squadron had beaten HQ Squadron by 2~1 so the makings of a good final were in prospect. A Squadron stood up well to early pressure but with the pace of Sgt Toney the newly posted in PTI helping himself to two goals and LCoH Wood scoring well from a free kick, A Squadron were 3 nil down at half time. Sgt Toney completed a deserved hat trick early in the second half and there followed further goals from LCoH Clavering and a fourth from Sgt Toney to make the final score a convincing 6—0 for HQ Squadron to retain the trophy. We look forward to the coming season. with a favourable draw in the UK Zone of the Cavalry Cup we hope to go at least one better than last year. The players of the year award was as follows: lst LCoH Wood HQ Squadron 2nd Tpr Clerehugh C Squadron 3rd LCoH Knibbs HQ Squadron Our congratulations to the three players named and hopefuly some new young talent will force its way on to the silverware in 1990.

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The Inter-Mess Rugby Match 1989/90 Season

Mrs Williams learning the ropes in preparation for her balloon flight

RUGBY 1988/89 SEASON Like last year the early part of 1989 proved to be extremely mild so instead of the usual enforced closed season due to snow and ice, when Saturdays were spent watching old Barbarians videos or worse still shopping with the wife we continued playing throughout January to April playing some 26 games before being forced to stop to go on exercise in late April. As we had been knocked out of the RAC Cup (whilst our best players were out of the country) back in September we decided to hold an alternative cup com— petition and challenged six RAC Regiments to a match. We beat all six, including 3 RTR, this year’s losing finalist in the official RAC Cup. The most enjoyable game played was against the Blackhorse RFC a touring team from the American Forces Germany. We won the game 45 points to nil and they then stayed on for the night joining the Rugby Club for a barbecue in the early evening and some serious rugby conversations late into Saturday night and Sunday morning. As we did not win any trophies last season we decided to present our own, with Tpr Trinick HQ Squadron winning our best young player award. The players also presented the RQMC with a pewter mug, nobody had the heart to tell him it was for 21 years continuous playing and not for the best old player. The new season got off to a promising start with a new strip (yellow and black hoops) being bought, taking up nearly two-thirds of the Regiment’s welfare grant for 1989. 42

Rugby in BAOR has dramatically changed this season with teams being formed into leagues for the first time. This has added extra spice to the season and introduced us to new units whom we do not normally get to play. A round trip now of 150 miles for a league game is not unusual, however, the results so far have been a bit

disappointing compared to our normal standards. So far in the new season we have played 15 games winning nine and losing six. In the Cup Competitions we unfortunately went out in the third round of the Army Cup to a very strong 22 Air Defence Regiment RA, we do not like to talk about the score. We are still in the RAC Cup and have hopes of getting to the final for the second time in three years. The biggest problem is losing players to courses and postings. We lost four in one go Lt Daly, Ct Holman, LCoI—I Smith and Tpr Trinick to Aldershot on a Pre-Para Course, and SCpl Kilvington on posting to the RAC Centre in Bovington, but we keep finding replacements, W01 (ASM) Lewis has been posted in and has taken over coaching as well as being a player. Other new players being Tpr I-Iemming from A Squadron and LCoH McGarry almost fully converted from football. We held an Inter-Squadron 7-a-side competition at the beginning of October with A Squadron winning the competition only by the narrowest of margins over B Squadron, by scoring just 1 extra try. Finally a mention of the Inter— Mess match which was played in front of the Association during their visit. The WOs and CsOH Mess over— whelming the Officers, Lance-Corporals and Troopers team by 43 points to nil.

At the Windsor and Caterham Company Families Barbecue the two first prizes in the draw were flights in a hot air balloon. To our astonishment our ticket was drawn out and I was called up to choose an envelope which was a flight with ‘Adventure Balloons’. Glynn was not over enthusiastic so I was lucky enough to be given the chance to fly — my first trip in a hot air balloon. On the evening of Monday 18 September 89 I arrived at a farm in Hartley Wintney to assist the pilot and three other passengers to inflate the balloon. Longsleeves and trousers were necessary due to our close proximity to the burner and gloves for those holding the ropes. Some flying passengers wore hats (noticably those whose hair was a little thin on top). We were instructed to enter the basket one by one when the balloon was fully inflated and just beginning to rise and fall gently. We were told to hold on to the rope handles or padded edge of the basket tightly. The ground crew cast off the guy line and we rose very gently and rapidly until we were 1500ft off the ground and I could see Glynn and the girls waving, disappearing into little specks below. It was a calm evening and we didn‘t feel as if we were moving at all, the ground just seemed to drop away and although the burners fired into action about every 10 minutes or when we needed to rise above tree tops, It was very peaceful and tranquil. We did some low-level flying over Horsley Wood and were in fact able to see and converse with some soldiers on exercise.

The duration of the flight was 1 hour and we were tracked throughout by the recovery vehicle with whom we kept in constant radio contact as we did with Blackbush Air Traffic Control. The views were magnificent but I felt that with five occupants, the basket was very crowded and we were constantly changing position so that the pilot could keep a lookout. Finally when we reached the outskirts of Camberley we had to land in the first clear space we could find — we held on to the inner rope handles so that our hands wouldn’t get banged if the basket leans on its side. We braced ourselves with knees slightly bent, crouching inside — just as well because the basket did lean over and drag along the ground. I was relieved when we finally came to a standstill and we were allowed out. holding down the basket so that it didn’t unintentionally take off. We deflated it quickly and I looked around expectantly for Glynn and the girls but we had landed in a locked council field so they couldn’t get in. Unfortunately this meant that we had to manhandle the balloon, the basket, the cylinders and ropes to the nearest gate to load up the van. We finally left the field after a wonderful evening. I had enjoyed the flight immensely, the flying rather than the physical work at the end but it was just my luck to land in a field with locked gates. An Air Experience flight with 'Adventure Balloons‘ costs £79 — they also do Somerset Ballooning weekends. Pony Trekking, Dry Slope Skiing, Trial Biking. Caving and Speedsailing. It could be just the thing for you.

A Corporal of Horse in the Caribbean

Scrapbook 1989

by CoH Burbridge

CoH Burbridge and a friend at St George's Kaye, Belize

In February 1989, I was informed by RI-IQ, that I would

have to do a further six months at The Guards Depot. The thought of this, as you can imagine. did not exactly fill me with joy. It did, however, give me the opportunity to embark on a form of soldiering, that would otherwise

not be open to me. The Welsh Guards were off to Belize on a six—month tour. I applied to go with them, and with a lot of help from the OC Household Cavalry Squadron. Maj Massey, I finally flew out on 3 April 1989. My arrival initially caused a little confusion as the Main Party had not been aware of my attachment. This didn’t last very long once I was placed in the Training Wing. I was welcomed by the training officer with the words welcome aboard, draw your kit this afternoon, and be on the heli pad at 0800hrs tomorrow”. I spent the next four weeks in the jungle initially as a student and then later, due to a manning problem, as an instructor.

The manning problem was caused by a jumping pit viper taking a dislike to the leg of one of the Welsh Guard instructors. This incident did two things: firstly, it gave confidence in the Casevac Procedure and secondly everyone’s jungle awareness came on in leaps and bounds. The opportunity came one weekend to go fishing. I have never fished before but the idea of a few days on a Caribbean Island appealed to me. Our destination was St Georges Kaye, the adventure training island used by the British Forces Belize. This is where those who can be released can go for a weeks water sports, sailing, water

skiing, scuba diving, offshore canoeing and windsurfing. We went fishing with a local out on his boat along the 44

Reef. the biggest fish caught was a 17lb barracuda, with a half a dozen smaller ones. My contribution, was a specimen of about 31b, I did catch a bigger one but it got away; honest. My last month was spent on field firing in the Mountain Pine Ridge area. The area itself is vast but with no permanent Ranges. We had to build everything

The ‘morning after the weekend before‘ After the Battiegroup warm-up exercise at Hohne in March

ourselves, from firing bays for the 66mm and 54mm,

pairs fire and manoeuvre CQBRs. to section, platoon and All—arms Company Attack Ranges. As with all field firing it was a steady progression leading up to the finale on the last day. This was a company advance to contact. With everything from Armoured Recce support to Artillery fire and Fighter Ground Attack supplied by two harriers firing rockets and dropping 10001b bombs. By the way the Harrier pilots missed the target with all their 10001b bombs. the pilots put it down to technical problems and the technicians put it down to pilot error. The fact of the matter is that the final assault on a position is by the infantry on foot with grenades and his SASO helped in no small part by the 76mm on the Scorpions. Its effect with a direct hit on a properly constructed bunker is quite devastating and definitely impressed the Foot Guards. I flew out from Belize on the i6 August to have a few weeks leave before starting a course at Bovington at the beginning of September. I took with me a few lasting memories of Belize and the Welsh Guards. The Welsh Guards are a highly professional unit able to change from ceremonial to the hardships of Jungle Warfare and carry out each task equally well and I recommend them, should any of you reading this fancy a few months away.

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Lady Fitzpatrick visits the kindergarten accompanied by Mrs Lawson


The Adjutant, Capt Mountain, counts the cost of loading In the Commanding Officer’s tank

SCpl Manning, the Regimental Signals Squadron CorporaI Major


dwood, Capt Scott (A&SH), Ct Miller and Capt Lane-Fox at Sollau on pre-BAT

Tpr Curley and LCpl Barnard

lst Household Cavalry Regiment Dining Club The 44th Annual Dinner and Reunion will be held in the WOs‘/NCOS‘ Mess. Hyde Park Barracks‘ on Saturday. 6 October I990. ‘If you go down in the woods today...‘ Members of A Squadron take a cat-nap at Soltau

Enquiries to Tel: 01—478 3-152 or 01—830 8155‘ LCpl Shaw

The Colonel of the Regiment with Capt Clee and 56p! Hastings


The Colonel oi the Regiment with SCM Elsey and the RCM

Wilkinson Sword Ltd, Mr Malcolm Ordever

The 1989/90 Regimental Ski Team Left to right: Tpr Lickiold, Capt Scott, LCpI Morris, Lts Poole and Dalziel, Tpr Hapgood, Lt Lockhart


Colonel commanding and Lt Sanderson while Farr Edwards is at work


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Part of the HQ Squadron Tug-of-War Team during the Regimental Athletics Day

Nominal Roll as at 3 January 1990 HEADQUARTERS SOUADRON RHO Lt Col P B Rogers

Maj G T R Birdwood

LCpl Thomson, D P P Tpr Pilchowski, D M Tpr Renton, R W Tpr Moody, S C O

Capt E B S Mountain

Capt Q C A Holland Capt A C Scott Lt T J Quinn W01 (RCM) Hunter, H W

W02 (OROMC) Reeve, A D SHQ Capt L Wliiers

all (I) Department Capt D O'Halloran SCpI Partis, J SCpI Towse. J LCoH Mom's, S LCoH Hendon, B V LCoH Flrth, P

LCpl Nash, J M w

W02 (SCM) Guest, J R SCpI (SOMC) Mardon, T A LCoH Gardiner, R L LCpl Fugatt, P R Tpr Butterfield, A G Tpr Brown, L P Tpr Cembell, M Tpr Dalrymple, B A

Tpr Carrington, D W Tpr Herdwidge, N

Families/FRI Lt G A Fox CoH Meilor, D W02 Evans, B R C

LCpl Roberts, M A MRS Senneleger Surg Capt A Y D Moss

Comd Troop

SCpI Manning, R P

LCpl Lambert, K a

CoH Davies, P G

LCoH Harris (23), S K LCoH McGuire, P LCoH Peat, A D LCpl Lowen, G L

LCpl Polley, N F LCpl Snell, B LCpl Ditchbum, M J

LCpl Bowtell, A o LCpl Robertson, K W

LCpl Gibbons, S F LCpl Sulley, P L Tpr Carr, J B Tpr Jackson (85), N C Tpr Mann, P Tpr Triniok, C J

Tpr Welsh, P Tpr Johnson, 8

Orderly Room

CoH (ORCOH) Broughton, A o LCoH Wood, 0 H

LCpl Couison, A P LCpl Molyneux, M S Tpr Jones, D A Tpr Jordan, M D

Unit Admin Office Major R J Morse (RAPC)

W02 (SOMS) Wall, E G (RAPC) w02 (SOMS) Murray, E P (RAPC)

Officers Mess W02 Rogers, L D LCoH Brooker LCpl Trow, S P Tpr Suter, P B

LSgt Comm, L J

LSgt Hall, J c LSgt Shaw, A LCpl Cameron, M LCpl Cleland, W T LCpl Francis, P A LCpl Hepple, M A LCpl Hodges, D N LCpl Measor, M T LCpl Moore, D M LCpl Pallrey. S J LCpl Ritchards, S R LCpl Slater, P A LCpl Taylor, S LCpl Tervet, J A Cfn Browning, S P Cfn Deignan, S P Ctn Evan, R Ctn Farrand, E P Cin Grinnell. J J Cin Henderson, J C Cfn Kilminster, M B Ctn Lynch, T Ctn Martin, S A Cfn McKeown, A Cin Morris, D A Cfn Roper, C S Cin Sounder, B D A SOUADRON


Maj A A Wood WOs A CsoH Mess CoH Ifirkpatrick, | LCoH Barugh, S M LCpl Cawley, M J

Tpr Ellis (62), K L Tpr Edwards (77), J C

Stables Troop Lt | Sanderson CoH Maxwell, S A LCoH Scruton, C LCpl Peers N R H Fan Edwards (67) M L Tpr Osmond, V E LCpl Gynane, C

WVH Kennels Tpr Gladstone R P J

APTC Sgt Toney, M A

Lt A J P Wilkinson W02 Gimblett, K CoH Harris, P LCpl Elston, P B LCpl Round, S J Tpr Ashdown, C N Tpr Bowden, J R Tpr Brown, T E Tpr Henderson, N 1 Troop

Ct C H E Garnett CoH Fisher, J C CoH Sanderoock LCoH Atkinson, P C LCoH Plater, | M LCoH Voyce, D C LCpl Panter, A D LCpl Stanley, A P Tpr Holden, L A Tpr Hutton, M J Tpr Leak, C J Tpr Moxey, R L Tpr Newman, J L D Tpr Raynes, P R

Sgt Brockbank, S (RAPC)

LCoH Knibbs, P M


LSgt Brownhill, A o (RAPC) LSgt Foulds, J s (RAPC)

W02 Brown, T E Pte Creswell, J W

LCoH Morris (35) M

Sgt Brabbin, A D

2 Troop

Pte Doors, B Provost and War Dog Section CoH Parsley, A LCoH Bradley, C D

Sgt Nutt, D LSgt, Addison, I H LSgt Armstrong, B

Tpr Foot, J P

LSgt Ashton, G C

Tpr Wood, P M

LSgt Ball, A L LCpl How, K J LCpl Price, N

MT Troop W02 Armishaw, LCoH Wynne, D LCoH Bereslord, LCoH Lassen, B Tpr Davies (80),

LCpl Wright, J A P D A D

Pie Brydson, G P

LAD attached to H0 Squadron S A

Capt D N T Ansell

Tpr Davies (65),R J

W01 Lewis, R M

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

w02 (AOMS) Deeley, R K

Dixon, D Giligan, M A Jackson, (33) D S Parkin 5

W02 (AQMS) Swirles, M K SSGt Lutton, W J SSgt Winnaed, A

Lt A D w Dalzeil (CEME) LCoH Hodges, 27 LCpl Elliott. C J LCpl Twor‘t, N M Tpr Collins, R G Tpr Glynn, J D Tpr Hallford, L F Tpr Rath, J E K 3 Troop Ct S St M Miller CoH Dickens, J D LCoH Brockhurst, C H LCpl Ferrnor, D A Tpr Drew, J P D Tpr Fardell, I P Tpr Hemming, M A Tpr Larmouth, P Tpr McCabe, K R Tpr Short, A D W Tpr Venables, P D

Sgt Birrell, R all Department Capt M Brown

Sgt Malian, S R

ROMC Buckle, R M G CoH Eyre, R w LCoH Mitchell, P J

Sgt Tankard, A K Sgt Turner, D LSgt Chapman, J S


Sgt Needham, c B

4 Troop Ct A McA Holman CoH Tapsell, G K LCoH Mills, S J LCpl Martin, W

LCpl Schotield, D A Tpr Duncan, A D Tpr Wheatley, W J Tpr Whiting, C E Tpr Williams, C D

Admin Troop SCpI Taylor, A D LCoH McGarry, P Tpr Charming, C A J Tpr Findell, R J Tpr Goldsmith, P Tpr Kendle, D H B Tpr Light, A Tpr Phillips A | Tpr Reason, J J Tpr Stokoe, W Tpr Trethowen, D 3 Attached to 7 Para Regt RHA (Belize) LCpl Barnard, R D Tpr Curley, W Tpr Jones, G E Tpr Toon, C J N LAD 889! Haywood, B LSgt Foley, S LSgt Lamb, L LSgt Money, C LSgt Segar, P LCpl Berdett, I LCpl McNaughter, | Cfn Duncan, T Cfn Morris, J


5H0 Maj W T Browne Capt C R F Ward Thomas W02 (SCM) Harding, M A CoH Mitchell, M D LCoH Freeman, M A LCoH Pitt, C M J

LCpl Dewing, N J LCpl Hughes. D J LCpl Jones, C N Tpr Franklin, D P Tpr Jones, N W G Tpr Roper, R R D Tpr Stickiand, C G

LCoH Evans J A LCoH O'Brien, W D LCpl Rubens, M J Tpr Church, J A Tpr Glasgow, K F Tpr Hooker, L P Tpr Oxtoby, K J Tpr Pass, J Tpr Wilson 4 Troop Ct M C Goodman CoH Vickers, S A LCoH Elliott, L J LCoH Pendlebury, D LCpl Overlon. T L Tpr Anderton, A Tpr Atkinson, R D Tpr Brakes. S R Tpr Howell, I M Tpr Sellen, P C Tpr Tate, R M M Tpr Telling, D J Tpr Vickers, R

Tpr Wild, 3 A Admin Troop SCpI (SQMC) Dunkley, G M LCoH Smith, P LCoH Binks, M J LCpl Darby, | LCpl Murphy, S P Tpr Bond, 8 R Tpr Brown, J L Tpr Hogsden, D M Tpr Horsfield, R M Tpr Jousiffe, A P Tpr Lee, A N Tpr McGill, G J Tpr McGough, P D Tpr Presbury, L Tpr Watson, I P Detached Lt The Lord P M B Fermoy (Attached QOHIdrs) LAD SSgt Baker, G Sgt Corner, K Sgt Herbert, A LSgt Bennett, A M LSgt McKenzie, D LSgt Shaw, A LCpl Pate, I S

LCpl Philips, T N Cfn Butler, M L Cfn McNiven, G W Cfn Smith, J J


1 Troop Lt J B Poole CoH Ham's, A M LCoH Hastings, G K LCpl Clement-Shipiey, J O LCpl McCarley, S P LCpl Musgrave, R A Tpr Gerrard, S J Tpr Lawson, V J Tpr Marshall, 8 J Tpr Mathieson, J G Tpr Winter, M W 2 Troop Li R D D Reid CoH Maxwell, P G

LCoH Smith, T LCoH Townsend, P LCpl Smith, M R Tpr Bestwick, M P Tpr Callow, T Tpr Deacon, P A Tpr Gaddes, A R J Tpr Giddins, S J Tpr Hemming, N G Tpr Randall, M R 3 Troop Lt Wakeham, W F C Ct W J M Scott CoH Miller, D G

Capt G M D McCullough, Capt C B B Clee W02 Elsey, S R CoH Simpson. P W LCoH Carney, R J LCoH Crocker, P S LCpl Byrne, J LCpl Hiscock, D R LCpl Mardon, A D LCpl Porter, D G LCpl Pycrolt, A G Tpr Fowler. M R Tpr Hamilton, P A

LCpl Clayton, P J Tpr Davies. A G Tpr Hunt, L Tpr Johnson, R M Tpr Licklold. P M Tpr Maxwell, 8 Tpr Simms, D W Tpr Ward, J C 3 Troop CoH Lawson, P J LCoH Kent, G S LCpl Young, P C LCpl Morris, A J LCpl Perry, M A C Tpr Beaumont, M N Tpr Elliott, C M Tpr Jones, C J Tpr Mackay, S H Tpr Mowbray, M J Tpr Welsh, D E Tpr Williamson, M I 4 Troop Ct C A Lockhart LCoH Homer, D S LCoH Spandley, J P LCpl Hagan, J C LCpl Ibbotson, T Tpr Brown, P Tpr Carroll, P F Tpr Evans, Tpr Freeman, W C Tpr Lochrane, J L Tpr Maloney, P J Tpr Plimmer, D F Admin Troop SCpl Buxton, R P LCoH Ford, H LCoH Frampton, K A LCpl Brown, S M LCpl Monks, K A LCpl Smith, P R LCpl Thomson G Tpr Bowen, G M Tpr Caile, D Tpr Campbell, M P Tpr Cierehugh, A Tpr Davies, S Tpr Henderson, S J Tpr Liddell, M Tpr Pickford, S R Tpr Robinson, S M Tpr Stables, M J Tpr Turner, T J LAD Section SSgt Paul, M G Sgt Kingdom, M Sgt Scott, W G LSgt Coleman, M LCpl Davis, 8 M LCpl Stephens, P J LCpl Reynard, S P Cfn Carr, D Ctn Cassie, M G Ctn Brently, M 8


wor (RCM) Davies, D J 1 Troop


CoH Cowton, K M LCoH Matthew, G C LCpl Perkins, M J LCpl Sykes, J A Tpr Ball, M Tpr Henderson. L J Tpr Martin. S Tpr Nixon, R E Tpr Shaw, J P Tpr Thomas. P J Tpr Weall, G J

Maj M R Coreth W02 (SCM) Chamberlain, D A LCoH Reynolds, 8 J LCoH Cross, A D

Lt c M B Daly LCoH Farmer. A P

Saddler: Shop CoH Butcher, J D

LCpl Goodwin, M Tpr Daly, I S Farriers FSCpI Chalmers, A FCoH Storey. A J FLCoH Smith, P J Farr Davies, W J Farr Measures. S Farr Newman, 3 J

Riding sum SCpI Haywood, C T LCoH Mitchell, P J LCpl Wood. G Riding Statl — Windsor W02 Pendry, T A, BEM Provost Starr CoH Rushton, D W LCpl Stafford, P R Medical Centre CoH Gregory, J Tpr May, S L MT Troop LCpl Davies, I S Tpr Cross, B J Tpr Hart, A K Tpr Riley, 8 P Tpr Walding, J J Olflcers Mess LCoH Tuxtord, P Tpr Jones, L E WOs and N005 Mess SCpI Masson, T R CoH Hyndman, W T

Tpr Codd, | Tpr Ward, M A Training Wing LCoH Pitt,, 0 J, EEM CoH Henney, P LCoH Bulmer, | R Sicily Ride CoH Bowden, T J LCoH Pilchowski, G W Tpr Feist, D R Tpr Griffiths, N L Tpr Harrison. 8 D Tpr McNamara, K Tpr Salmon, P Somme Ride

CoH Day, K R LCoH Gray, D R Tpr Bone, A J Tpr French. 8 G Tpr Hackman, R C Tpr Hockings, C G C Tpr Iceton, G S Tpr McThune, P J Tpr Ormesher. J

RHQ Capt R J Onslow

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2 Troop

LCpl Jones, T Tpr MoBain, G Tpr Prentice, S J


LCpl Barrett, S B LCpl Hodgson, G

LCpl Soovell, A M Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Adcock, D R J Allison, P T Coleman, W J Coslaln, M O Dewe, J M Duffy. M T S Foster, W E Fozzard, D Hughes, A B Ireton, J K McCorrnack, S J Pearse, T Sweetman, C l Taylor. J W N Turner, T D F

2 Troop Li A J P Woodward CoH Fernley, C CoH Greenaway, C J LCoH Graham, M A LCoH Shatiiil, T W LCoH Terry. 8 M LCpl Coombs. P J LCpl Jenkins, D A LCpl Munroe, G LCpl Tims, C J LCpl Twyman, P Tpr Bone, R C Tpr Bye, C E Tpr Cain. T R Tpr Cowen, A J Tpr Hooper, M A Tpr Jaques, C A Tpr Mclnnes, T Tpr MoGregor, I A Tpr Moore, R A Tpr Robertson, M P Tpr Shaw, T W D Tpr Stafferton, R K Tpr Thomas, C G J Tpr Variey, N J Tpr Welsh, G S 3 Troop

Lt J H Winfield-Digby CoH Maher, V P CoH Clavering, M LCoH Smith, N A LCoH Stokes, L LCpl Cox-Rusbn'dge, S A F LCpl Flynn, N A LCpl Spencer, N D Tpr Adams, C A Tpr Bentley, R M Tpr Dunderdale, J Tpr Edgar, P J Tpr Gardner, A C Tpr Goodwin. R A Tpr Link, S V Tpr Moore, G P Tpr Naonr, J L Tpr Oxley, K Tpr Pugh, J S Tpr Slingsby, D P Tpr Warburton, A D Tpr Welsh, A M Tpr Walker, C D Officers Mess

LCpl Ruff, D R Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Black, G J Byme, J J Courtney, L J Goldsbrough, K


Maj o 'r L Hardy

Orderly Room LCoH Seget, M P G LCoH Galvin, P W

Capt The Jon J H A Broughton SCM Sackett, N P SQMC Wasp, G LCpl Kellett. N LCpl Beulah, M Tpr McMullen, D S Tpr Wright, S J

0M Department Capt J W Clayton CoH Grimes. F C LCoH Wheeler-Smith, I D LCpl Bridgewood, J E LCpl Findell. M J

1 Troop Capt G C N Lane Fox CoH Gear, D J CoH Flynn, M J LCoH Ham's, P D LCoH Miles, D M

WOs and Sgts Mess Tpr Boggan, J Tpr Horne, P J Tpr Smith, K J Melton WTI' Tpr Downing, T J Tpr Lee, J | Tpr McGarry, J E Tpr Morrison, K Tpr Murray, D A Windsor Tpr Adams, C D Tpr Biggs. J J


Tpr Peat. P l Tpr Thome, N P

Col J G Hamilton~Russell, MBE Dep Comd BAS 8. AMS Washington

Guard Depot Stables Tpr Wiswell. A P

Col P T Keightley Dep Comd 1 Int Bde H CAV MR HOLDEE STRENGTH Long Military Equitation Course Capt G V Woyka Lt J A Lydiard Wilson

Col H 0 Hugh Smith BA LVO DA Kenya Co] A H Parker Bowles, OBE Lt Col Comd H Cav Col J D Smith-Bingham

Italian Riding School Capt S H Cowen

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RAC Centre LCoH Flanagan

RMCS Shrlvenham Li W R B Jowitt

14/20 H SCpI Mawer, J

Edinburgh University Lt W E H Bagnell

ACIO Bournemouth CoH Ashby. B

London University Ct S C Tomes

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Ct J O S Boyd Ct Ct Ct Ci Ct Ct Ct Ct Ct

G R Breitmeyer M J Erskine M J A Kent M J Hamilton Russell O P J Hawes J E A |ngs»Chambers E J N Seyfried J M S Wilkinson C York

DS (Armd) Combat CFB Cagetown Maj G H Tweedie

HO Wprus Farr Francrs Med Can Windsor LCpl Armstrong

H0 UKLF Maj D M Reed-Felstead Maj P J Tabor

BAND OF THE BLUES AND ROYALS (Royal Horse Guards and 151 Dragoons) Maj R G Tomlinson W02 Bramrner, M W02 Bower. V SCpl Stevens, M P SCpl Marsh. P CoH Connaughton. K J P CoH Stanton. G W CoH Hayward, M R LCoH Haywood. P

LCoH Billington. H R LCoH Pegler, G N LCoH Francis, T R LCoH Haddock. R LCpl Paine. N J W F LCpl Howe, R B LCpl Wilson, D G LCpl Kinsler, G L Musn Antclii‘i. P J Musn Coales. S C Musn Dixon, S K Musn Downes, P Musn Gough, R L Musn Hassack. P W J Musn Heap, K A Musn Hickling. D C Musn Horscroi't, S J Musn Hughes. G Musn Kimberley, I Musn Preston, P Musn Pumell. P | Musn Richardson. M T Musn Stretton. J L Musn Whitfield, A Musn Lindsay, A Detached/Posted LCoH Kitching, S Musn Collin. I Musn Groves. A Musn Milne, J Musn Mitchell. I L

Guards Depot Maj H P D Massey Capt C J Sayer Lt J A C Swayne MOD DelK Export SVC Maj H St J Holcroft

RHG/D ERE LIST AS AT 18 DEC 89 HQ Household Cavalry W01 Bourne, N W CoH Barber, P E J CoH Hyatt, S P CoH Hart, N CoH Freeman, K R LCoH Sturgeon, E J Tpr McCrossan, S C

UN|COM Team CoH Hammond, B RARDE Klrkcudbrlght LCpl Dear, A M Tpr Decicco. A A

QOY Maj J Shaw

7 Cadet Trg Team CoH Robertson, A S


RAC Trg Regt Catterlck CoH Atkinson, L CoH Seager. C F

MOD ACGS Bristol UOTC W01 Harkness, P J

48 Gurkha Int Bde Maj R C D Lendrum RMAS SCpI Rose A J

AATC Maj B W B White-Spunner

4 Regt AAC SCpl Cook, M F BATUS CoH Smith, M Maj J A Livingstone

PMC Arborfleld DAVRS Maj S F Sibley. use

CoH Rees, M N CoH Harrison

RAVC Trg Centre

Capt D McGregor

RMCS Shrlvanham LCoH Hows, P P

italian Riding Course Capt S H Cowen

2 Armd Del Sqn SCpI Morgan. D W

HQ 22 Armd Ede Capt J S P Swayne

Guards Depot (Held Strength) Tpr Greaves. J B Tpr Preston, A D Tpr Wignall, K Tpr Page, J L S

Princess Marina College Lt R D Greer

1 Scots Guards (Berlin) LCoH Whiting. B J

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CoH Carpenter, T M

Maj W R Rollo


RAC Gunnery School W01 Stretton, P F

SCpl Wright, P A

Maj F G S Lukas

RARDE Chertsey Tpr Vosper. N J

BATUS W02 Manning, M J

Maj A J Miller—Bakewell

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12 Cadet Trg Team W01 O'Gorman. P W P

ACiO Norbury CoH Baldwin, A G

HQ 3 Armd DIV

‘Perhaps thebravest man

CoH Barry, P K

Tpr Smith, I M MOD DGFVE Maj J S Oliver


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