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FOREWORD by Lt Col .I. H. Pitman

VOL. 1 No.8


Colonel-in-Chief.‘ Her Majesty The Queen. Colonel and Gold Stick:


Sir Gerald Templer,

KG, GCB, GCMG, KBE, DSO, DCL The Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding The Household Cavalry and Silver Stick: Colonel J. A. C. G. Eyre, OBE Commanding Officer: Lieutenant—Colonel J. H. Pitman Officer Commanding Household Cavalry Regiment (Mounted); Lieutenant~Co|onel T. C. Morris, The Blues and Royals

By the time this issue of THE BLUE AND ROYAL is received by members of the Association, the Regiment will be approaching the end of its Northern Ireland tour. We shall have spent several months in Londonderry; the whole Regiment in Fort George, to the west of the city. We shall be there in considerable strength: 430 members ofthe Regiment. The Rear Party consisting of 110, mostly from the LAD, will remain in Detmold

to look after the vehicles during the Regiment's absence in the United Kingdom. A tour in Ulster in the role of an infantry regiment, carried out a few years ago by The Life Guards but never previously by The Blues and Royals, is one of the most challenging tasks available to a regiment at the present time. The basic infantry skills learned, in many

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cases some years before. at the Guards Depot have to be thoroughly revised and practised, and numerous skills and techniques relevant to Northern Ireland fully mastered. Although such extreme alterations of role are now accepted as part of the pattern of present-day soldiering, changing from armoured reconnaissance to armour to infantry as the Regiment has done over the last 12 months imposes a most demanding programme. The degree of professionalism required and achieved by every single soldier in the Regiment alone makes this transition possible. The Regiment is fully manned with officers and soldiers, with an increasing number of both wishing to soldier on. This is undoubtedly partly due to the present United Kingdom economic position. but also because the Regiment is well paid, has excellent equipment and is given tasks, both in Northern Ireland and in Germany, for which all can see a clear essentiality. On ouI return tIom Ulster at the end of April after a peIiod of much- needed leave we shall embark on a shortened armoured training season culminating in a majOI exercise in November. We shall then re—gIoup, to take account of the new organisation of an armoured regiment, with fouI sabre squadions and a total of no less than 65 Chieftain tanks. As each crewman nowadays




BATTLE HONOURS Tangier (1662—1680), Dettingen, Warburg, Beaumont, Willems,

Fuentes d'Onor, Peninsular, Waterloo,

Balaklava, Sevastopol,

Egypt (1882), Tel el Kebir, Relief of Kimberley, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa (1899—1902).


Le Cateau, Marne (1914), Messines (1914), Ypres (1914), Gheluvelt, Ypres (1915), Frezenberg, Loos, Arras (1917), Ypres (1917), Somme (1918), Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Cambrai (1918), Sambre, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders (1914~

1918). Souleuvre. Brussels, Nederrijn, Rhine, NW Europe (1944—1945), Iraq (1941), Palmyra, Syria (1941), Knightsbridge, El Alamein, Advance on Tripoli, North Africa (1941—1943), Sicily (1943),

Italy (1943—1944).





has to be proficient in all three trades, driver, gunner and

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signaller, this means that we shall have a considerable training commitment. but one which we are already well on the way to achieving. In spite of a very busy professional life, the opportunities which continue to exist for sport and travel are available to all. As always, it is the enthusiasm of the individual which ultimately decides the extent to which sports and games are supported, but within the Regiment virtually all known. and some fairly unknown, activities are encouraged. The emphasis on equitation continues. with 40 horses in the barracks and all ranks, wives and children taking part. The regimental hunt provides. as it now has for eight years, a useful additional link with many of our German neighbours. The excellent help we have had from our brigade and garrison stalls at all levels ensures that the Regiment is well looked after and contributes fully to the wider aspects of Rhine Army soldiering.



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Finally, the part played by our wives and families must be mentioned. We have over 230 wives and over 280 children in Detmold. The difficulties connected with having one’s own welfare organisation to cope with the inevitable problems are considerable. It is only because of a large amount of voluntary work on the welfare side, ably carried out, that this important department of regimental life works so extremely well.

Diary of Events 1976 The Regiment’s first move into the field for troop train— ing was preceded by two weeks‘ conversion firing at Hohne in mid-February. This enabled all new Chieftain gunners and commanders to put into practice the techniques they had learned in barracks. Although carried out in bitter weather the firing was satisfactorily con— cluded before the Regiment motored up the Weitzendorf Corridor to Soltau Training Area. Here each of the squadrons formed a tented base camp from which the troops could train on a day—to—day basis. Due to the sudden melting of snow most of the area became a quagmire of mud and ‘C‘ Sqn‘s base camp had a small stream running through the middle of it. Half way through troop training the Regiment carried out a series of troop tests. All sabre troops as well as squadron headquarters and two troops from Command Sqn took part. The final result was a win for 4th Troop, ‘C‘ Sqn. commanded by Lt R. A. S. Everard with Col-l Bright. The last three days of Troop Training were spent starring in a documentary television film which was directed by Mr Peter Snow for ITV News at Ten. This was one of four films on NATO‘s answer to the Warsaw Pact armies and was subsequently seen by ten million viewers in Great Britain.

Tprsr Gulley andTberson training a guard dog

Probably the most noticeable difference to this year’s troop training compared with the Regiment‘s previous Conversion firing in wintery conditions

tour in BAOR, was in the increased reliability of the

tanks. Although the average mileage for two weeks was over 300 miles per vehicle, no tank was ever ofi‘ the road for 24 hours and only one out of 47 was not working properly at the end of the exercise. On return to barracks in early March the inevitable task of cleaning off all the Soltau mud, servicing and repairing the vehicles began. Trade training also continued and the Regiment sent a troop from Command Sqn on one week’s patrol ofthe East German border. At the same time ‘B‘ Sqn began working up for two week’s additional training on Soltau with 2nd Bn The Royal Irish Rangers in preparation for exercise ‘Medicine Man 111‘ which is more widely reported elsewhere in the magazine. ‘C’ Sqn paid an unexpected further visit to Soltau in April to star in a training film on helicopter-

borne anti-tank guided weapons. Some of ‘C’ Sqn had to represent the Warsaw Pact armies and had their vehicles redesigned by the LAD with fake guns, turrets and other paraphernalia, much to the surprise and concern of some of the locals in Detmold who saw them driving to the station for loading. On April 21, the Lieutenant Colonel Commanding Household Cavalry visited the Regiment for two days and saw the squadrons and departments at work as well as meeting all the officers and almost all the senior ranks present at the time. The second half of May saw all the Regiment except ‘B’ Sqn busy in their final preparation for Annual Firing in June. However, the weekend before this began, the

Rhine Army Summer Show took place at Bad Lipps-

Lt Gen Sir Richard Worsley, formerly The Royals, inspecting the Guard of Honour commanded by Capt J. P. Greenwell. on his arrival as Commander 1 (BR) Corps

pringe for which the Regiment provided numerous judges and officials as well as a strong team of competitors. We were also invited to run one of the Ofiicers’ Mess dances which occurred over the weekend. Annual Firing finished on June 18 and the remainder of this month and the first half of July were spent preparing the tanks for Combat Team training. The Regiment also carried out two special Ammunition Site Guards and provided 30 security guards for Exercise Summer Sales, the annual Corps CPX. In addition we provided a large number of ofiicials, judges and competitors for the Detmold Open Air Day on July 3. The two weeks’ training on Soltau in July and August split into two halves. The first was a week of Combat Team training where both squadrons practised each of

‘C’ Sqn Chieftains disguised as Russian tanks for an AAC film

the phases of war in a series of separate exercises. The second half was exercise ‘Royal Blue‘, 21 battlegroup exercise set by the Commander 20th Armoured Bde. Unfortunately. due to the harsh track mileage restrictions in operation. the Regiment was not able to cover as much real estate as we would have liked and the exercise was slightly restricted. However. this was a good finish to a year‘s tank training and proved that we are well capable of carrying out our primary role. In addition the reliability of the vehicles was re—emphasised by the fact that only one tank was oh" the road on our return to Detmold. The months of August and September were spent completing a considerable amount of trade training to carry the Regiment over the next six month period

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when, due to a tour in Northern Ireland, no more

tank training will be possible. Those people who were not involved on courses had the difficult task of cleaning up and servicing all the Regiment's tanks. At the end of September these were inspected by the Commanding Officer and then handed over to a small servicing team who will look after them during the Northern Ireland tour. Credit must be given to the squadrons for the amount of hard work and long hours which were put in on the Vehicle park to ensure a suitable standard by the beginning of October. At the time of going to press the Regiment has reformed into three rifle squadrons for the Northern Ireland tour from January to May. In addition a fourth squadron, which constitutes the rear party, will remain in Detmold to run the barracks and man the tanks as required. The Regiment will complete two months’ training for Northern Ireland and will move to Londonderry over the Christmas period. SCpl Patterson

Comfort in the field-SQMC Garvey ironing his pyjamas during

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1. Tprs Sisson, R se, Anderson.

4. RHQ Troop

Rushton, LCpl Owen and COH Robinson 2. Maj 'l‘wecdie, SCM Hill, SCM Preece and SCM Burroughs 3. Cell Bright, Tpr Stott and LCoH Roberts

5. Mr Peter Silo“ of l'l‘N and the Commanding Officer watching the Regiment in action 6. Tprs Harrison, Vickers and Fenwick


lay in marshy ground. The old barriers of barbed wire and minefields had tended to disappear. The clearance of the minefield had previously caused some embarrassing explosions to the East Germans. However, at the time of our visit, the draining and levelling in preparation for the erection of the fence was underway. A great deal of modern engineer plant was being used. No doubt it might have been better employed elsewhere.

The night was spent at our base in preparation for our move back next day. However, time allowed a determined efi‘ort to demonstrate our skill on the dance floor with the Women‘s Institute of the village. Large demands were made on the medicine chest next day and a great thirst for black coffee was noted before we returned to Detmold.

Annual Firing This was the Regiment’s first annual firing since conversion in February this year. ‘B‘ 8qu did not attend, as they were due to start battle-group training in Canada during June. It was a valuable and successful period but was unfortunately marred by continual range fires due to the very hot weather. This was frustrating and meant a subsequent loss of range time. resulting in very early morning starts. On one occasion ‘A’ Sqn had its first round “down range’ at 6 am. exactly. The use of the ranging gun was banned as this was the main cause of fires. The climax of annual firing was an ambitious defensive day-and-night exercise. The night shooting phase. with artillery illuminations, was a particular success producing a high standard of accuracy and a superb visual display for the spectators. This was a great boost to morale after a somewhat disjointed programme.

At one time the border patrol was an operation undertaken to support the British Frontier Service. However, since West Germany has become responsible for guarding her frontiers, the Western allies now patrol in conjunction with the West German Border Force. The aim of the British patrols is to become familiar with the border and to ‘show the flag to the East’. The sector we visited was in the Wittingen area and we established a base in a salubrious Gasthaus in Langenbrugge. The patrol arrived on the afternoon of the 5th and the Command element quickly established themselves in the area of the bar, SCpl Patterson doing his utmost to ensure that a sober evening would result. The next day we joined up with Mr Carter, an ex~ Coldstreamer from the British Frontier Service, and a detachment of West Germans. The Northern half of the sector was patrolled on this day. Great efforts have been made by the East to render the frontier impenetrable to refugees. Here the expanded wire mesh 2 metres high with a further metre underground, denoted the Western side of the ‘Curtain’. Attached to this were anti-personnel

mines ofa vicious nature. Behind the wire was a ploughed strip and anti-vehicle ditch. To the east of this lay a communication road, concrete towers had been erected at vantage points to overlook the barrier. These were equipped with searchlights. A fair amount of activity was seen. The East German Frontier Force, in the form ofa Captain, Sergeant Major and Intelligence Stafi" Sergeant, took great interest in us. The number of photographs they took was most flatter— ing. The soldiers were well occupied building further bunkers and command posts. Great glee was displayed when the East Germans had to push their Trabant jeep to get it started. It is reassuring to know that others have vehicle problems! After lunch in a gasthaus the most northern portion of the sector was patrolled. Here large drilling rigs were employed searching for natural gas. This was the only activity noted before our return to Langenbrugge. The following day was not as bright and the southern half of the sector was generally less interesting, except in the area adjacent to the Mittland Canal. Here the border Capt Lingeman and Col—l Pink.


3 Troop ‘C’ Sqn before their battle run

Excerpts from the GW Journal, 1976

am—June II The Troop was Lip early, despite a low mist and drizzle. With the speed and precision only known to specialists, an excellent tiring point had been laid out by 0800hr. After the safety brief and sporadic gunner barrages falling 100m to our front in an unsuccessful attempt to cause Chaos and panic. the first missile was fired at 09151112 Eighteen missiles were tired from this point with 16 hits, 2 misses. and 3 missile failures.

pm—June 11 Despite poor visibility which later changed in our favour. the GW Troop opened the Regimental last light battle from concealed positions on the right flank. We fired 12 missiles of which only one missed. Thus with 32 missiles there were 25 hits, 3 misses. 3 missile failures and one that could not be fired.

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Warrant Officers and Corporals of Horse Mess The year 1976 started in style with a WOs dinner held in mid-January, to which all W015 and Mess Presidents in

the Garrison were invited. The reason for this muchenjoyed function was to enable the RCM, who had recently taken over, to meet the other VIPs of surround-

ing units. At midnight a head count showed there was still a 100 ()3 attendance and, as dawn broke, the RCM was still trying to win his first game of carpet bowls. During February and March the Regiment and the Mess moved to Hohne for a fortnight’s recruit firing. This was followed by two weeks on Soltau. Dinnerdances and cocktail parties were not on the Soltau train~ ing programme, but the Mess marquee did provide a welcome refuge and hot toddy for any cold commander who was passing through the RHQ area. On return to Barracks we started a round of Squadron dinner nights, with wives in attendance, at which SCMs were given a free hand to organise their own functions, and invite guests who were (or had been) associated with their Squadrons. It was unanimously agreed that these were a huge success and a second round is being held, at the time of writing. At the end of April the Mess, faced with the usual problems of work, duties etc, managed to send a large party to Knightsbridge, for the Cavalry Memorial weekend on May l~2. Previous expeditions from Germany had run to no more than single figures, but this year, thanks to preparation, planning, and some twisting of Squadron Leaders’ arms, the contingent exceeded 30 in number.

The highlight of the Mess sporting scene has to be the Car Rally held on May 31. The event, organised by SCpl

Emery, called for husbands to drive and wives to mapread. Unfortunately the only maps that most wives had seen were those on the walls of the London Underground. It is rumoured that tempers became frayed en-route, and more than one map made its exit through the car window. Some say that SQMC Sibley and Frau won the event and, ironically, the only car to break down belonged to S/Sgt Elliot, REME, During the second week in August the Mess had the pleasure of entertaining a party from the Association, and on successive nights we held a cocktail party and dinner-dance. A full account of the visit can be found in the Association notes and all we can add is that we enjoyed seeing old friends and look forward to their next visit. For those not conversant with Mess life, it’s worth a

mention at this point that, besides those functions listed, we also have a full programme of normal Saturday-night entertainment, including a-la-carte dinners, disco’s, Sunday lunches, and whist nights on Wednesdays. All credit must go to various PECs and committee members whose hard work ensures that our social life is never lacking. There has, of course, been a vast number of visitors to

the Mess since the magazine was last published. Space prohibits a mention of all of them, but they included, amongst others, Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer and

May 28 saw one of our more elaborate functions, a

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formal dinner dance, held at an establishment with an unpronounceable name, on the outskirts of Detmold. The change of scenery did not inhibit members, or lower their capacity to enjoy themselves and the local community present were treated to an exhibition of mess life at its best.

Worsley, and his eminence the Academy Sergeant Major. In conclusion, the Mess has had a most enjoyable and successful first nine months of 1976, with many more functions to come prior to the Regiment departing for Northern Ireland.

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The training programme for the year had given a period of three days in September for the swimming of vehicles on the River Weser at Ohr Park near Hameln. With SCpl Emery away treading the asphalt jungle of Pirbright, the job of setting—up the admin area and tents rested with LCoH Maloney and all those Stalwart section personnel available. The camp was well organised and the food particularly well done by LCpl Page. The first day of swimming got off to a good start. It did not take long for the drivers to master the technique of entering, manoeuvring in the water and exiting. The vehicles all stood up to quite a tough test, partly due to the fact that the River Weser was below its normal depth making the banks steep. Scimitar also swam well. The section were all given the opportunity to drive vehicles in the river. We also managed to persuade the cook, medical orderly, and all the fitters to have a crack at the crossing. In all each vehicle at the site made 55 crossings.

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From all points ollhe compass, we gathered at Knights— bridge to start our visit to the Regiment, at the invitation of the Commanding Officer. This was also to coincide with the visit of the Colonel of the Regiment. For some of the earlier arrivals at the Guard Room, the reception

was right back into the military atmosphere with the greeting ‘Don’t walk on that polished floorl‘ Luggage and haversack rations loaded, we set olT for a pleasant evening drive through the Kent countryside. Arriving at Dover in good time for embarkation.

l. SQMC Lawson, SCM Melia, Lt Heath, W01 Curtis and Ssgt Stewart


advantage was taken for the universal ‘cuppa.‘ Disregarding unfriendly remarks and expectations of adverse sailing abilities, all members remained seaworthy during the voyage to Zeebrugge, bars, cafes and shops being well patronised. Although strict instructions were given regarding disembarkation, one wonders what caused Eric Marchington to get off with the foot passengers, nearly missing the coach. The long journey to Detmold was accomplished quietly. Our reception by the Regiment was, as usual, in

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excess of expectations, the RCM placing the WOs and CsoH Mess at our disposal during the visit. After a short recuperation, we joined the serving Mess members and their wives at a cocktail party and buffet supper, making a very pleasant evening, some members only retiring in the early hours. Next morning proved a mixed bag: some members Visited the town, some the NAAFI and other stores and a small party went to Hermann’s monument: but the highlight was a barrack inspection by the RCM, assisted by Jim Rea and Johnny Bowley as his Orderly Corporals. We wonder how long it took the Cookhouse and Stables to return to normal after their visit. The Colonel posed for a photograph with Association members and then all returned to the Mess, after in— specting the new mini-bus, to which the Association had contributed £1,000. After lunch the Regimental Athletics

meeting was held, and we enjoyed watching various events which closed with the Veterans‘ race. Handi— capping by age produced the usual amount of cheating (birth certificates required next time) but eventually we were off. It is reported that Dabbie Arnold, displaying that old Cavalry dash and will to win, promptly chopped Bunny Austin’s legs underneath him and. using his recumbent form as a spring—board, bumped and bored his way through the straight and declared himself the winner! Bert Johnson, not lodging an objection, was second and, at the prizegiving, Tom Smale volunteered to be third. It says a lot for fitness that only two members

required medical attention afterwards. But why did ‘Spud’ think he would have won if it had only been over 80 yards?—after all, Tom Smale was only about two yards from the tape at the start of the 100 yards! On our last evening, the WOs and CsoH invited

Association members to a Mess Dinner. We assembled in the Waterloo Bar, beneath the Mess, before being

summoned to dinner by Mess Call, sounded by a trumpeter. Prior to this a sweepstake on ages and service of Association members was organised. This produced the astounding figures that the 34 attending members, plus the coach driver, amassed a total age of 2,181 years

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and a service total of 487% years. Tom Barnes was the oldest member, while ‘Spud’ Lewis had the most service. Incidentally, in the person of ‘Spiv’ Thompson we also had a Pearly Prince. The dinner defies adequate description; as RCM Jack Peck said afterwards, with good food, wine, service and companionship, what more could one want. The afterdinner stories and anecdotes savoured of the Arabian 1001 Nights stories with a somewhat rabelaisian and lewd air, where do they dig them up from?! It certainly was an occasion. The wives of serving members joined the party afterwards and with their company, good

Our last morning was spent in final purchases and visits. We also watched the departure of the Colonel by helicopter, After lunch it was farewell time, “Spud” saying what marvellous hospitality we had been greeted with and how thoroughly we had all enjoyed it. RCM Jack Peck, in reply, said the serving members had the pleasure of having us and, judging by the exertions of this visit, they were going into training for the next one. In one last gesture it was decided at an emergency Mess Meeting that the Wooden Spoon, awarded to the Mess Member with the lowest score in the Annual Revolver

conversation and some efi"ort on the dance floor, another

presentiGus Harris—who had always coveted it as at the time he won it in India in 1933 when he was Sergeant Instructor of Musketry to the Royals! As old soldiers are presumed never to die, it is hardly likely that the Spoon will return to the Property Book again.

pleasant evening was enjoyed. marred only by the boob of the member who sat in ‘f/Ie’ chair; name me no Gusses but what a lovely bonus he got!

The return journey was uneventful, except for a couple of short rain-showers (an unusual sight to some of us at that time), a stop to enjoy the pleasant snack and beer provided by the Regiment, and missing our way to end up in Ostend instead of Zeebrugge (who was navigating?). After another quiet voyage, we arrived at Dover to undergo customs and passport checks. The Spoon aroused some curious looks but no embarrassing queries. A quick early morning run to Knightsbridge where a very welcome breakfast was served, thanks to RCM Jim Hunter, and then dispersal to our homes.

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A truly memorable visit; our thanks are due to ‘Spud’ and his committee for organising it, and to the Regiment, with the WOs and CsoH Mess in particular, for their wonderful hospitality. To use someone else’s phrase: “Here’s to the next time.’

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Exercise Medicine Man 111 The latest stage in ‘B‘ Sqn’s extended world tour was a visit to Canada as part of the armoured element in the 2nd Bn Royal Irish Rangers Battle Group. Despite a series of postponements, diversions and a request for French—speakers from the flight deck, the main party landed at Edmonton airfield in the midst of the Canadian Air Controllers’ strike. A six-hour coach trip brought us to Camp Crowfoot, our base for the next month. Very soon after our arrival, we took over the tanks and, leaving behind a local beef mountain, headed for the prairies and the familiar menus of composite rations. We were to do battle with an enemy of assorted pufl targets and decaying hulks scattered over an area slightly larger than the state of Luxemburg. The early days of the exercise were spent acquiring a feeling for lunar navigation. The area boasted few trees and the only easily recognisable one was the horizontal oak flattened last year by The Life Guards. The days were spent carrying out various phases of war, watching minefields being breached and admiring the rich variety of wild life. It was at this stage that the squadron learnt that gopher was not a synonym of the gunners but a small animal whose presence indicated the absence of rattlesnakes.

Having destroyed the laxitzisiatit hoardCs many times over with a courage that would inspire even the mostread of War Picture Library heroes, the battle group fought its last action capturing Lone Eagle Butte. Now the real nerve was needed as the battle of the \vashdown can bring out the worst in even the most even-tempered comrades. Several days on a diet of Coca Cola and hamburgers saw a squadron of sparkling tanks ready to be handed over to the incoming l3th/l8th Hussars. Four days had been put aside for R&R. Downtown Medicine Hat glowed. Calgary was stampeded. the SCM took a party ranching. some senior NCOs joined the flower path to San Francisco. the subalterns mistook the turning and missed Vancouver. the majority visited

views admired. and about 100 miles were covered. The Royal Irish Rangers who organised and ran the camp watched in disbelief the efforts of LCpl Helm. Daily, equipped with unidentifiable bait, LCpl Helm attacked the waters of Lake Abraham seldom failing to produce quantities of Rainbow and Dolly Vardens. The Adventure Training Party flew back to find the squadron preparing for tank inspections and leave, the two extremes of BAOR popularity.

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The Band It can be safely said that the Band has had a very successful year with some interesting moments to record. We have, however. been confined to the shores ofthe Mother-

land. The lirst task confronting us was a move to Knights» bridge, and changing over stations with The Life Guards Band. Soon after settling in at Knightsbridge we had to prepare for the Kneller Hall lnspection. For those not quite familiar with this system, it is an inspection which is carried out every three to live years. Every aspect of the Bands function is investigated and assessed. the main parts being the Parade Band and the Concert Band.







dance band, group and orchestra). The report we achieved was ‘Outstanding‘, which is as it should be for a major stalT band. This was due to the hard work put in by everyone and the support the Band got from The Commanding Officer, down. The usual engagements have taken plaeeiie” The Lord Mayor‘s Show, The Trooping, and the additional Lon— don duties of Divine Service in the Guards Chapel,

although our most frequent visits to the Chapel have been for Regimental Weddings. The summer season‘s work was carried out in very dusty conditions during the hot spell and made performances a trying business. The highlight of the engagements was the International Horse Show, which has come to the Household Cavalry

Band after a long reign by cavalry of the line and the Welsh Guards. This was a success and pleased the director of the show who immediately booked the Band for next year. The Luton Pageant was again performed with

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success. The Open Day at Pirbright was combined with The Blues and Royals Association. This made it all the more pleasant when we were able to see old friends and past members of the Band. The future event we are looking forward to is the visit to Germany when, for the last three days, we will be

joined by the Bach Choir to give three concerts of Christmas music and carols, for the Army Benevolent Fund. This is a new venture and one that we hope all will enjoy. Another interesting engagement is the visit of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna to Wembley, when we will be performing as a concert Band with the Drum Horse and Four Mounted Trumpeters. Again at Wembley, for the first

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Cavalry Bands will perform for the Football League Cup Final. This is undoubtedly a breakthrough and we hope such engagements will become more frequent. During the Major General‘s Inspection this year, film shots were taken to provide material for a BBC TV programme ‘Blue Peter‘. In addition working shots were taken with the programme presenter Lesley Judd. This brightened the scene and restrained the Director of Music during rehearsals in the practice room! Sporting activities have been confined to golf, with several of the Band taking up the sport (I wonder why‘?). Musician Janaway won the handicap prize at the London District Golf meeting at Aldershot. The Director of Music won the Scratch and Handicap at the Autumn Meeting of The Army Golfing Society.

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The Mounted Squadron Before returning to ceremonial duties in 1976 the Troops enjoyed another spell at Hickstead. marred only by the frozen ground. Mounted map reading and orienteering formed a major part ofthe training with several organised paper chases and pub lunches as light relief. Shortly after the return of the last troop from Hickstead the Squadron produced a Travelling Escort for HRH Princess Anne on the occasion of her acceptance of The Freedom of the City of London. Lt N. HaddenPaton commanded the Escort and was entertained to lunch at The Mansion House afterwards. On April 1 the Squadron provided part of a marching party on the occasion of the funeral of Field Marshal Montgomery of Alamein. In early May the Squadron formed part of the Escort for the State Visit of President Geisel of Brazil. Despite a hail of flour bombs, eggs and tomatoes at Victoria Station (one narrowly missing the Adjutant) the Escort continued very smoothly. The Major General‘s Annual Inspection of the Regiment took place on May '25, on the dust bowl in Hyde Park (although feverish attempts were made by the QM to produce a green parade groundly). The Squadron acquitted itself well, finding it useful preparation for The Queen’s Birthday Parade which followed shortly afterwards on June 12. Two days later the Squadron took part dismounted in the Garter Ceremony at Windsor. It was with great credit that. despite blistering heat. no member of the Squadron dismissed himself without

permission. The final Escort of a successful season was commanded by the Commanding Officer for President Giscard d‘Estaing's State Visit on June 22. Among our ceremonial commitments the Squadron was involved in the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Royal Tournament, The



the Squadron, 1..('pl Brough and Lt Pratt were in the ”(R learn in the llickstcad (‘ross (‘ountry and. although the latter came a croppcr at the 3rd last fence. the rest of the team went on to get into the prize money only 12 seconds behind the winners. Several other individual performances are worth a mention. LCpl Brough. on the grey mare Yasminc. won two competitions at The Rhine Army Summer Show, and finished 2nd in the Prince of Wales Cup and 3rd in the King‘s Cup at the Royal Tournament; LCoH Webb finished 2nd in the latter on Tiffany. Lt Pratt‘s ambition to win The Grand Military Cup was narrowly thwarted when Number Engaged went down by two lengths to Lucky Edgar. However, he hopes to be back next season for another go. Maj Stringer's pack of bloodhounds received great support in 1976 and many enjoyable days were had with them. A total of 40 soldiers went hunting during the season and days were had with the RMAS Drag. midSurrey Drag and Eridge Foxhounds. After the finish of the summer ceremonial fixtures the Squadron was able to give both men and horses a holiday. and the latter greatly appreciated being at grass at Leighton Buzzard. All returned in time to get fit for Regimental Camp in September. A very full programme w ‘ successfully dealt with and the standard of riding increased greatly. Lt Barclay and CoH Fox came 2nd in the Handy Hunter Competition. CoH Lane and CoH Forrester came 2nd and 3rd in the Show Jumping. Both the JNCOs and Troopers Handy Hunter and Show Jumping were won by the Squadron. The Open Day. run by Lt Pratt, was a great success and 1,400 visitors including the RHG/D Association were made welcome and, hopefully, entertained. Lady Templer kindly gave away the prizes. Finally, on September 21, the Squadron rode some of its horses back to London. a distance of 35 miles, without incident and, as far as could be seen, without

too much discomfort. No doubt this will become the normal practice for future years.

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Staircase Parties at Buckingham Palace and Kape Tours. It was also a bumper year for the Guard of Honour. They appeared on four occasions at the weddings of Capt Birdwood, Capt Boone. Maj Barne and Lt Leslie-King. The Squadron has continued to do well in mounted competitions. During the spring six individuals took part in the Fernie Cross Country Ride in Leicestershire. Out of 80 riders, five finished in the first 30 with Lt Leslie-King 17th and Tpr Goldie 18th. In the Melton equivalent, Lt Pratt just failed to win the Saddle Club and Soldier prize, finishing 2nd in both. Several successful days were had hunter trialing, the best being at Crookham, Surrey, in the team event. Our team was Lt

Pratt on Wiseman, Lt Hadden-Paton on Zephyr. CoH Forrester on Woodbine, LCOH Mosley on Abdullah. They were first to go and despite two casualties tone spectacular dismount and remount by CoH Forrester) finished the two-mile, 26 obstacle course in a time which

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The Household Cavalry Regiment Trainee Wing at Windsor For some time. the idea that the old system of training soldiers posted to the Household Cavalry Regt could be improved on. has been debated at length. Originally all soldiers joining the Household Cavalry were trained at Windsor, regardless of whether they were learning to ride or operate armoured cars. This eventually proved unsatisfactory, because the two daily routines compared unfavourably and. as a result. the Mounted Regt was losing recruits to the armoured car Regt. The next stage was that all armoured recruits were trained at Bovington or Catterick and the Mounted recruits joined straight to London. where they were placed in their respective troops. For the latter this had the advantage that they were encouraged to pass out of riding school as they could see the comparatively attractive life of a dutyman waiting for them. This system was improved on again by forming a Trainee Troop in each Squadron. The advantages were that they were slightly removed from the duty routine in the troops and a better overall standard was achieved. The disadvantages were the lack of facilities in London in the new (and more cramped) barracks. and the fact that any activity of the Regiment interfered with their training syllabus and the availability of their instructors. There was also the tendency to use the trainee troops as ‘slave labour‘ when the ceremonial pace hotted-up. Consequently, this summer. it was decided to initiate a new system. All traineesiwhether posted in from the armoured Regts or arriving straight from Pirbright regardless of cap badge—were banded into one unit and based once more at Windsor. This, it was thought, would ease the problems caused by Trainee Troops in the centre of London. It would also promote a better overall standard of training with less distractions, more regular instruction, and greater facilities at Windsor, where there

exists an indoor and outdoor riding school, as well as the whole of Windsor Great Park. The new Trainee Wing works as follows: all trainees arrive in London where they are kitted out. documented, and placed in ‘HQ‘ Sqn care. As soon as possible they then go to Windsor and, hopefully with no delay, are placed in a ride and given a horse. For the first eight weeks in Riding School they use brown headkits. are taught the basic principles of equitation, and steadily build up their competence and ability. It must be remem-

bered at this stage that, although the great majority of the trainees volunteer for mounted duty, very often tltis will be the first time they have actually touched a horse. let alone sat on it and looked after it. Consequently the nastier habits of horses and the physical effort of riding comes as a rude shock to some, and requires in many cases considerable courage and perseverance to overcome. In the ninth week they change into black headkits and start riding with service swords. The amount of outdoor riding is increased. and sword drill and jumping are mastered. At the end of 16 weeks they are passed out by the Commanding Officer. Concurrently to this riding programme the trainees also attend stable management and veterinary lectures. and learn cavalry foot drill in ceremonial dress. At the end of the first six weeks they are (hopefully) passed off the square and. if possible, trade-tested to Mounted Dutyman B3 standard. For the remaining ten weeks at Windsor they continue with more lectures on advanced stable management. first aid. pay and regimental history, not forgetting refresher drill periods to keep their feet in. After 16 weeks they are sent back to London where they are taken on strength and placed in their respective Troops. There they start a four-week period of riding in ceremonial dress. almost a separate skill on its own, before finally being passed out as fully fledged Mounted Dutymen by the Commanding Officer. The new Trainee Wing is administered by Household Cavalry Regt ‘HQ‘ Sqn and housed in accommodation of the resident Regiment at Windsor. The wing is supervised by an officer nominated from the Household Cavalry Regiment and run from day-to-day by a Staff Corporal. The remainder of the staff are the Riding

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per ride for minor administration. The Household Cavalry Regt has already received the first products of this new system and there are another 60 at present in the pipeline. There has been a definite improvement in the overall standard, especially in their riding ability. This must bode well for the future standard of Mounted Dutymen and the consequent performance of the Household Cavalry Regiment.

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Suord drill on the square at Comberniere Barracks

The year l976 has been a busy year for The Household Cavalry recruiting team. Christmas I975 was the start of our season with further Cadet visits to Combermcre Barracks. Cadet units from the following counties attended thcsc weekends: Cambridge. Derbyshirc. Essex. Glamorgan, Gwent. Kent and London. These visits have proved popular with Cadet units and have also shown results in the number of Household (‘avali'y recruits that they have produced. (‘oH (‘ooksey and Tpr Fogg LG have again been busy visiting shows in England and Wales. in addition to many smaller ones.

The main events attended were: May: The Derby County Show. June: Essex Great Show. June: Lincoln Agricultural Show. June: Lord Mayor’s Parade in Cardill‘. June/July: Royal Norfolk Show. July: East of England Show at Peterborough. July: Royal Welsh Show. August: British Timkern Show. During the visits to The Royal Welsh and Royal Norfolk Shows television interviews for the team were arranged with Harlech and Anglia TV. While moving around the country we meet many association members. and other cx-members of the Regiment. who we are pleased to see at any time. We are even now getting requests from all parts of the country for our attendance at shows and other events that will take place in I977. The Life Guards have also given some dates for more Cadet visits. 11 would appear that another busy year is forecast for The Household Cavalry recruiting team. 29

The Household Cavalry Squadron, Guards Depot The last year has seen another major change within the Household Cavalry Sqn at the Guards Depot. Juniors remain Household Cavalrymen until they reach the half-way stage in their training. They are then badged according to the Regimental manning requirement. Where possible they are directed to the Regiment of their choice. Once again the Squadron has had a successful year. winning most of the major Depot competitions. in addition to winning the Champion Platoon competition in both the Easter and Summer terms. Junior Tprs Laidlaw and Gowland. who have since joined The Blues and Royals. both represented the Guards Depot at the Junior Bisley Meeting.

The lfiaster Camp was held at l’cnhalc. in Cornwall. and the Squadron enjoyed IO days ol‘ varied activities such as sand yachting. sailing. canoeing and climbing. Meanwhile a splinter group. including Junior Tprs Maksymiw and Bennett. undertook a cycle ride from John O'Groats to Lands End which raised £l.000 for charity. The Summer Camp. held at Tregantle Fort. near Plymouth. was a great success. Most of the Squadron were able to sail on Gladeye and go shark lishing from Looe. in addition to pony trekking. water ski-ing. climbing. sailing, canoeing and orienteering over Dartmoor. The final exercise of the camp. which included a night landing from ridged raiders with the Royal Marines. sadly had to be cancelled in mid stream owing to a gale. While the Squadron was in Cornwall. LCpl Robertson was crossing the Atlantic on the final leg of the Tall Ships Race. SQMC Wright has taken part in several Tent Pegging demonstrations with members of the Squadron. and some Juniors have managed to get the odd day‘s hunting.

The Household Cavalry Museum The layout ol' the Museum has now been reorganised. including the new Annexe. The Royals collection has been incorporated with the other exhibits in chrono— logical order. The Annexe contains exhibits covering the period up to and including the Peninsular War and the original building houses ottr heritage from the Waterloo period tip to the present day. A new display has been incorporated. including The Royal‘s service in the Crimean War. the presentation sword and pistol belonging to Co] John Yorke, Lt Sandeman‘s sketch book. The Royals helmet of the period and a relicl‘ map of the action at Balaklava.

The Crimean display

THE BLUES & ROYALS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL REPORT 1976 Membership Our membership has increased during the year and. at present time. we have a total membership oljust over _._ 7 700 . Annual Dinner 1976 This year it was suggested that the dinner should be held in the gymnasium at Hyde Park Barracks and this proved to be an enormous success and was undoubtedly the best dinner the Association has held. A total ot‘ 263 booked For the dinner and we could accommodate 300 members. It is regretted that guests cannot be allowed as the Committee feel that it is an Association dinner and.

due to accommodation difiiculties. guests could not be accepted. We should like to take this opportunity of thanking RCM J. Hunter For his very able assistance with the arrangements. Combined Cavalry Parade and Service—May 2 We continue to have the largest contingent on parade and this, of course. is most gratifying to everyone. We hope this trend continues. This year was a special occastion as Gen Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick. GCB. Dso. Min-L. MC, and who is now the Governor ol‘ Jersey. took the salute.


I. JTpr Unett and SQMC Wright hunting with Mr Goschcn’s hounds 2. Cycling front John O'Groats to Lands End


3. .l'l'pr White-Park playing in the SE District Junior seven-a-sule competition 4. JTpr Thornett. winner of the Kini Spur and .l SCM Spencer winnergof the Kiwi Trophy

‘At Home’ Day—September 19 By kind permission ol‘ Lt Col Trevor Morris. who commands The Household Cavalry Regt. our ‘At Home~ Day this year was held in conjunction with that Regiment‘s Day at Stoney Castle Camp at Pirbright. We were blessed with excellent weather and almost 600 tickets were applied for and [uncheons were also supplied to those who required them. Very complimentary re— marks were made on the quality ol‘ these luncheons and we should like to thank everyone for making us so

welcome at this memorable ‘At Home' Day. Visit to the Serving Regiment—August 9-13 This was a most excellent visit and. whilst there is a

separate article on this in the Journal. we must say thank you to the Commanding Ol’ficer and all ranks of the Serving Regiment, for the most excellent way they entertained us. In particular we also offer our grateful thanks to RCM J. Hunter at Hyde Park Barracks and RCM J. Peck who did their utmost to ensure that this trip was the great success it was. Field of Remembrance November 11 The Colonel of the Regiment planted the Regimental Cross in our plot at Westminster Abbey and we are pleased to report that quite a good number of our members also attended. Deaths It was with the deepest regret that we heard of the death of one ol‘ our Committee members. Maj Bill Baker. in May. This was a shock to us all as he had attended the Annual Dinner earlier in the month. He will be a great loss to us. both to the Association and as

a member of the Committee. We offer our deepest sympathy to his widow and children. Annual General Meeting—1977 This meeting will be held in the WOs and NCOs Mess at Hyde Park Barracks on Saturday. April 30. 1977. The meeting will commence at 6.00pm. All members are entitled and encouraged to attend. The following is the agenda and all members are reminded that. if they have any resolutions to place before this meeting. l‘ull details must be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary at least six weeks prior to the meeting.

AGENDA Minutes of the Annual General Meeting. 1976. Points arising from those Minutes. Confirmation of the Accounts for 12 months ending December 31. 1976. Committee: (a)

Under Rule No 13 the following members are

due to retire: 1. Capt L. Evans. 2. Mr F. Provis. (b) In accordance with Rule No 13 the undermentioned members of the Association are recommended by the Committee to be appointed members of the Committee: 1. Maj E. L. Payne. 2. Mr H. Norris. Under Rule No 13 the undermentioned. who was elected to the Committee during the year to fill a vacancy. should now be confirmed as a member: ]. Maj O. M_ Price.

HM The Queen’s Birthday Parade An extremely limited number of free tickets are norni— ally available to the Association for the linal dress rc— hearsal and actual parade. Application to the Honorary Secretary. Applications will not be acknowledged and allocation will be made taking into consideration issues made during the past three years. Members requiring seating tickets must apply direct to RHQ Household Cavalry. ‘At Home’ Day—1977

Alteration to Rules and Constitution of the Aggocp _ _ ation . . The Committee recommend

(‘omliiiied (‘avalry Parade and Service—I977 Will be held in Hyde Park on Sunday. May l. 1977. 11 is expected that HRH Princess Alice. Duchess of Gloucester. will take the salute and the Chaplain General will conduct the service. Assemble on Regimental Marker iii Broad Walk East at 10.50am. Dress will be lounge suits and decorations. All those attending are invited to Hyde Park Barracks after the Parade. Your support in this Parade is encouraged.

that the following

amendment be made to Rule 12 (b) to read as shown. The addition to the rule is shown in block letters. “12(b) That the RCM of the Regiment no matter where the Regiment is stationed. and all Warrant Ofi‘icers. PROVIDED THAT THEY ARE MEMBERS or THE ASSOCIATION. serving at home with the Regiment or with the Household Cavalry Regt shall be ex-ofificio members ofthe Committee.‘ Annual Dinner—1977 Will be held in the gymnasium at Hyde Park Barracks. London, on Saturday. April 30. 1977, Dress will be lounge suits, no decorations. Bars will be open from 6.00pm. Applications for tickets. strictly limited to one per mem— ber, to be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary. Cost of dinner will be: (a) Those over 65 years of agei£2. (b) Those under 65 years of age—£3. The dinner ticket will be used as admission ticket to the barracks and tickets will not be on sale at the dinner. As usual, ladies will not be allowed at the actual dinner. Field of Remembrance, Westminster, Thursday, November 10, 1977

The Regimental Cross will be planted at 11.45am. Assemble at St Margaret's Churchyard at 11.40am. No medals. Regional Representatives Opposite are given the names and addresses of our Regional representatives who are willing to assist with advice or help. They are not authorised to make money grants as these are only authorised by the Committee.

organise this on the same basis as this VIt‘ is . hoped/ to h Th; H ‘ 1 id C' 4 l‘ R . P. _ Y9“ (1.0- “It (‘3 0115310 dVd 1)’ 03" M "1'

Maj B. .1. Loekhart, Deputy President of the Association

Wow“ from C°'.R°ge" North 3 had presented to the Regimental

silver trumpet which the latter

bright). When dates are confirmed members Will be in-

Association. With Maj Loekhart


is (‘01 North and RCM J. Hunter

Correspondence Will all members please note that all correspondence should be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary, as under: Maj C. W. J. Lewis. MBli. 52 Homestall Road. East Dulwich. London SE22 058. (Telephone: (11-693, 2577.) Change of Address All members are asked to inform the Honorary Secretary immediately of change of address. All correspondence returned to the Association results in the name of that member being placed in the ‘Non Efiective‘ file until the new address is received. As an example, a total of 31 Regimental Journals were returned in 1976. The Royal Hospital—Chelsea There are at present vacancies at the Royal Hospital at Chelsea for pensioners either normal service or those with disability pensions. This hospital is strongly recom— mended and should any member require further informa‘ tion the Honorary Secretary will assist. Presentation—Trumpet During the year Lt Col Roger North very kindly presented a trumpet to the Association to be used 21 Association functions such as dinners, funerals etc. This has been presented to the WOs and NCOs Mess at Hyde Park Barracks where it will be kept so that it is easily accessible. On behalf of all members of the Association we thank Col North very much for this lovely gift.



Mr B. S. Austin Mr F. Ashton Mr A. W. Baker Dr D. R. W. Burbui'y Captain R. C. Bucknall Major D. S. Barrington-Browne. Mr D. Barnes

Mr C. B. Chui‘chman Mr M. J. de Carteret Mr C. H. Frost

Mr D. P. Geall Mr A. C. Hards Hon Mrs M. Freeman-Thmnas

Mr G. E. W. Halls Captain .1. W. E. Hanmer |.ieutenant-Colmiel A. B. Houston, MC

Mr G. A. Johnson Mr N. C. Lewis-Baker Mr R. C. Lowe MI‘ E. Marchington Captain J. W. N. Mitchell Mr C. E. Mogg. MlSM Mr R. A. Newman Mr J. Rowlands Captain A. C. Robson

Mr A. V. Roberts Mr R. J. Robertson Mr E. H. Weller Mr 13. .1. Woodman. Mina l.icutcnant—Coloiiel C. G. M. (1 ordon

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0481-44203 Brighton 507399 Godalming 4122

Hummer 383 Lintrathen 225‘

01-890 3765 Bookhain 56025 Oxford 722872 061-681 6712 Loekmabcn 275 0656 861486 Kings Lynn 2762

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(11 $68 8308

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£18.180 74 Nl-jT Assets


1976. £1.561;l975, £1.628t

1.49971 2.262 Units Unicorn Exempt Trust (Valuation 31st December.


1976, £2.54}; 1975. £2,876)

(Valuation 31s

1976. £25,623: 1975. 9.8.645)

Fund for Cha ties

October. 31st

2.459 Units Equities Investment

Current account Deposit account

Ct'RRtNT Assrrs Stock in Hand; Mcmbers' Badges at cost

31st DECEMBER 1976


Excess or INCOME Ovra EXPENDITURE for the year

Regimental "At Home‘ Day

We have examined the attached Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure Account and report that in our opinion these Accounts give respectively a true and fair \ iew of the state of the Association's atTairs at 31st December, 1976, and of the surplus of income over expendituie for the year ended on that date. Chile House. HOGG. BULLIMORE & CO. 2O Ropemaker Street, Chartered Accountants London EC2Y 913A. 1977 January, 13th

He was appointed Crown Equerry to HM The Queen from 1955761. Whilst in charge of the Royal Mews he was admired and held in afi‘ection by the statI‘. He was meticulous in detailieveryone knew exactly what was required of himi and he inspired conlidencc. The result: outstanding success on every State occasion.


hold Division).

Maj C. W. .1. Lewis

from February 1942 to November 1944. during its formation and subsequent advance through France. His next appointment was to Command 1st Household Cavalry Regt. which had returned to North West Europe: he commanded it during the advance through Holland and Germany. showing great initiative and drive. In January 1950 he was appointed Chief of Stall HQ London District. where he played an important part in welding together the Household Cavalry and the Brigade of Guards into the Household Brigade (now the House-

Rtmzixstsrrp 1W ACCL‘\it‘i.:ti‘i;i) FUNDS Balance as Excess of Income over Expenditure for th C V6211”

BRIG W. M.'SA LE Walter Sale’s death leaves a great gap in many lives. He joined The Blues in 1924 after being at Osborne. Dartmouth. and New College. Oxford. due to cuts in Naval establishment. Walter immediately endeared him— self to all ranks in the Regiment by his friendliness. efficiency and ability. He was a natural leader of men. a strict disciplinarian and his men possessed a fine esprit de corps. Always keeping in mind the welfare of the individual soldier. Walter once discovered that the ration of lavatory paper was completely insufiicient. He made such a strong case for an increase that it was granted. to the benefit of the whole Army! When war broke out he went to the Middle East in Ist Household Cavalry Regt. but was detached to the Staff in 1940. A year later he returned to England to join 2nd Household Cavalry Regt as 21C. His efi‘ective— ness as a Stafi‘Officer was again recognised in his appoint— ment as AA and QMG Guards Armoured Division.


It is with regret that we record the tragic deaths in a traffic accident of LCoH W. Carroll. Cfn R. Donovan. REME. and Mrs P. Cutler. wife of Sgt Cutler. REM E. Deepest sympathy is extended to the relatives con— cerned and to Sgt Cutler on his sad loss.


24053496 LCoH W. Carroll. with Regiment.

Cost of Magazine

88 Beacontield Road. London SE9.


BridPOI‘I- Dorset

Annual Report and Magazme:

153 South Street.

24076575 Ex-Tpr B. w. Stewart.

Auditors‘ Remuneration Printing. Stationery and Postage Miscellaneous Expenses L 6. : Miscellaneous Receipts

F. A. Newsoit.


Exprxorruar Giants td Assistance to Members _ Subscriptions and Donations Annual Dinner: Cost of Dinner Lem : Sale of Tickets


3.71445 2 314 90 116 16 30-55

3 Updale Close. Potters Bar.

3.30154 2.857-44 86-84

Ex—Cpl E. L. Coles. 4 Normandy Road. .

I.\CO\1E Subscriptions and Donations Divi ends on Investments (Gross) Deposit Account Interest Badges. Ties. etc.

.1061 7


Windsor. Ex-Cpl J. F. SpalI‘ord.



INC JIE AND EXPENDITURE fol ‘ the year end ing 31.91 DECE IIBER, 1 9 76

Queen Anne Gate.


l7l Granville Avenue. Slough.


Ex-SQMC K. Ball. iiirivi.

iNVESTMENTS s 25.224 Shares in United S“ Trustee Combined Charitable



Ho\ TREASURER Capt H. de Pinna Wei] Hos SECRETARY


10.149 09

E\—LCpl H. Grace. 151 Trinity Road. London SW19. E\~Farr SSgt B. Turp. ll\ M. The Royal Hospital. Chelsea.

AU( itors‘ Remuneiation

Ot/zur Ranks 2829 Ex-Tpr A. V. Young. 40 Compton Way. Abergele. 935519 Ex-SCM W. Jenkins. 1 Crown Cottages.

9.76 5.76

4 419 99

Brig W. M. Sale. (yo. oar; Maj W. G. Baker


so "t .)1-1

Those who have died in 1976

The Transatlantic Race


The yacht Kulrri, owned by tlte Joint Services Sailing Centre. took part itt the STA Transatlantic Race from Boston USA to Plymouth. The Army crew consisted of five officers and seven soldiers and no less than three of the selected crew were Blues and Royals. ttamely Maj Barne as Skipper and Navigator. LCpl Robertson and Tpr Booker. We flew to Boston and spent two days preparing the yacht for the race as well as helping with the Bicentennial Celebrations. After an exciting start we led the race consisting of yachts from 11 countries until we entered the iceberg area off Newfoundland. We spent four days in thick fog in that area and the daily radio net gave out the locations of all known icebergs. This “as only useful if you knew where you were! The crew quickly adapted themselves to the ship‘s routine: four hours on watch. four hours oll‘. 24 hours daily for nearly three weeks. Water \\ as rationed to one pint each a day for washing and shaving. Bread was baked every day before breakfast with varying degrees of success. We met our first whales ofi~ Newfoundland Bank. Ttvo were seen dead ahead which required a rapid alteration of course and a rush for the cameras. Luckily they felt surprisingly photogenic and one of the 20—1011 monsters did a series of Moby Dick style leaps in the air for us. LCpl Robertson complained of toothache which gave Maj Barne the opportunity of practising filling a tooth. complete with anaesthetic. Later on he again became a medical guineavpig. receiving. under protest. tvt o stitches in his head. For the last 1004 miles the wind headed us and the drizzle and the steady drop in temperature confirmed that we were approaching England. However. morale remained high. especially after finding a crate of whisky under LCpl Robertson's bunk. We crossed the finish having sailed the Atlantic in 18 days and 9 hours to gain a second place in the Class and second O\ crall. Tlte total distance we sailed was 3.025 miles,

The Guards Home Fund The Guards Home Fund is a Household Division Charity which olTers financial assistance for the daughters of serving members of the Household Division. for the daughters of pensioners born while their fathers were serving in the Household Division ,and for the daughters of past members of the Household Division, who are now dead. The broad aim of the Fund is to provide ntoncy to 36

Tpr Booker and l.(‘pl Robertson relax on the nay to the start

house girls in the abmc categories who ltave no homes of their own. and to assist any girls under 2| years old who are preparing for a serious trade or occupation. by giving money towards uniforms. instructional fees and Handling expenses. The Fund will also sponsor holidays for girls in the above category who are in need of assistance. Anyone who thinks that his daughter may fall into any of the ahme categories should apply to Regimental Headquarters. Household (‘a\alry. for further details.

Dgerchester welcomes the Regiment at the Annual Officers’ Club Dinner in June

' FOOTBALL NOTES 1975-76 SEASON Havmg arrived in BAOR just after the start of the football season, the management had to sort out quickly a squad of players to represent the Regiment. ' .We entered squadron teams in the 20 Armd Bde minor units league, which gave an opportunity to the non-Regimental players to have a game. and also for any talent to be spotted. We also entered a Regimental team in the 4 Div Major Units league, which is very competitive. The team had a fair amount of success finishing up about half way in the table. In the Army Cup BAOR zone we reached the quarter— final stage but were knocked out by Scots DG. The next real obstacle was the BAOR zone of the Cavalry Cup. We were drawn against the Royal Hussars in round one at Sennelager. This was a good, hard-fought game and finished 2—2 after extra time. The replay was at Detmold the following Saturday and the Regiment won 2~0. This meant we were to play the 13/18 Hussars from Hohne on home ground. The game was arranged for a Sunday in April. The first half was entertaining with some good football but, alas, no goals. In the second half the Regimental team

went ahead after 10 minutes and increased the lead after about 25 minutes, only to allow the visitors to draw level

just before the end. The game went into extra time but 13/18 Hussars scored the all-important goal to win an exciting match. The following have represented the Regiment during the season: 551 Smith, SCpl Sibley, SSgt Humphries, SSgt StanhopePowers,

CoH Birt,

LCoH Porterfield,



LCoH Hague, LCpl Guest, LCpl Merry, LCpl Sutherland, LCoH Fallon, Tpr Kent, and Tpr Woodings.

Tucker's Eleveni the Officers footballteam

ORIENTEERING The Regiment only started serious orienteering after arriving in Detmold. A small group soon became enthusiastic and several training sessions took place before venturing into competitions. Our first major outing was to Hameln for a Divisional League event where a great deal was learned—especially as to how easy it is to get lost! Slightly more success was achieved in the BAOR Cavalry meeting, despite many of the team returning from an exercise the night before. In the 4 Div Championships, the team did extremely well, considering their lack of experience. Capt Green-

The Regimental Skiing Team: L to R, Ct Hanmer, Lt Everard, Maj Tweedie and Capt Boone

SKI—ING A selection weekend was held in early December as a result of which a team, consisting of the two old hands

pleasant drop on one side. All competitors, except one, successfully negotiated this peril, giving the team 2nd place once again, with 35 Engineer Regt the winners. At this point disaster struck in the form of the committee. A misinterpretation of the rules by the team led to disqualification, robbing it not only of the end place for the race but the overall 2nd position as well. On this rather demoralising note we left Ischl for the Army meeting at Alpbach. Capt Birdwood headed North for

relay event which was held on the second day. The teams were normally selected from Maj Ball, Capt McColville, Capt Greenwell, W02 Desborough,

(Maj G. H. Tweedie and Capt C. H. Boone), and two of the young hopefuls (Lt R. A. S. Everard and Ct W. R. G. Hanmer) set off to train in Alpbach and Ischl. On arrival the usual December problem faced the team: how do you train without snow? Closer investigation showed that the odd gulley had some and so, uttering groans and cries as the rocks bit even deeper into the bottom of the skis, the team set to it. Maj Tweedie

i481 Smith, CoH Weston, CoH Gillingham and Tpr

seemed to have lost none of his skill, even though his

Tweedie and Capt Boone, with much head shaking,

style had long been abandoned: Capt Boone never had any style, anyway. Lt Everard seemed puzzled that any-

found they were unable to keep up with the younger skiers and were hard pushed to maintain their seeded positions in the second fifteen. A series of falls left the team lying well down in the order. The only success during, the meeting was in The Lady Hamilton Vase, a ‘race‘ with some very odd rules. Unfortunately no-one can remember who won, least of all the judges.

well, CoH Weston and 881 Smith took part, and won the


one should want to dart in and out of poles, and Ct

Hanmcr tried to keep up. Two weeks later, at the start of the 4 Div meeting,

Regimental Football Team 1976-7 Back Row: Left to Rt. LCoH Fallon, LCoH Porterfield, Tpr lronmonger, SSgt Gray, Tpr Nash, LCpl Barratt Front Row: Left to Rt. LCpl Sutherland, Tpr Martin, Tpr Kent, LSgt Morgan, Tpr

Charlton, LSgt Mousley

Capt G. T. R. Birdwood joined the team at Ischl. Ischl is a medium-sized Alpine village in the west of Austria with some excellent ski-ing to suit all standards. The locals were extremely helpful and set three testing courses. The team obtained second place in the giant slalom and the special slalom. Even Capt Birdwood managed to remember his route down the confusing array of red and blue poles. Next on the agenda was the [Skin cross—country race, performed on langlauf skis. This is a nightmare to most downhillers but is necessary to qualify for various grants. It turned out to be worse than envisaged as the race was run in a blizzard. Maj Tweedie was seen in his usual predicament—ski-less, after both bindings broke. Capt Boone gave an excellent imitation of a one—legged ostrich as he completed the last 2km on a single ski. Capt Reed Felstead, ski-ing for the l4th/201h Hussars. collapsed at the finish and had to be carried off. Fortunately he made a speedy recovery. Two days later. the nerve—testing downhill race was held. Part of the course ran down a narrow mountain track With a very un—

Hohne ranges. His loss, and the improved standard at

the Army meeting, were too much for the team. Maj


\’ so:


Capt Birdwood on the Cresta competing in the Coppa d’Italia

HOCKEY On casting one‘s mind back over the 197546 Season. and being asked to sum it up in one (long) sentence. I feel it would have to be as follows: ‘We may not have won the 4 Div Eastern League. The Army Cup. The Jubilee Cup. or even the 20 Armd Bde six-a—side tournament: however. we did enter them all with a good spirit and enjoyed ourselves.‘

THIC \VESER VALE HUNT 1975-76 SEASON When the Regiment returned to Germany we found that these bloodhounds were now in their seventh season. There are six couples of hounds in kennels. A draft of young hounds was received from Maj Stringer in April 1975. Between then and January 1976 the pack hunted on over 30 occasions. Rabies curtailed hunting in the second half of the season. However. agreement has now been reached with the local Kreis that we can hunt within restricted areas. provided no rabid animal has been found there. In this way we hope to continue hunting in a country where this disease is now endemic.

CoH Weston, LSgt Morgan and LSgt Mosley

CoH Triggs, CoH Bellas and others

REGIMENTAL CROSS COUNTRY RUN The Regimental cross-country run was held in the Detmold area on May 28, 1976. The course was about four miles in length. The only qualification for the runners was to be the same age or younger than the Commanding Officer and there was a total of 385 participants. The winner was Capt Greenwell. with Tprs Bowhay and Eckersley second and third, respectively. ThegCommanding Officer was eighty-third. ,




, _



Amie. .

The Regimental Hockey Team: Back row L to R. l.Sgt Hoadley, LCoH McAnult)‘. LCoH Bond. CoH McEvoy. LCoH French. Front row L to R. LCoH Hennesy, LCoH Pentith. Maj Olivier. CoH Birt, Sgt Bingham

Maj Hanorth Booth. and Maj Wilkinson with their hounds. Tpr Moore. a quarry is on the right

A l. The finish of the log race

Some hunt followers at Holzhausen


2. Chain of command raceithe winning gulp by Ct Wood

SWIMMING GALA The Regimental Swimming Gala was held in our own pool on Wednesday. July 26. This date was chosen_to give the Regiment a relaxed afternoon immediately prior to the Soltau exercise. The ‘normal‘ strokes produced individual wins by CoH Sayer ‘A‘ breaststroke: LCpl Arnold ‘C‘. butter— fly. and a graceful win in the freestyle by the Adjutant. Captain Rogers. The obstacle race involved a log (arranged by the 'PT Stall) and some tyres in the water. As neither the Swim—

3. The start of the relay race

ming Ofiicer (Capt McColville) nor his 21C (CoH Sayer) could get through the tyres. it was decided that only the log should be pushed through! After much hard work and a few bruises gathered en route. Headquarters Sqn team were first out of the water with their log. The Chain of Command race involved the passage of a can of beer from one end of the pool to the other. with the assistance of a CoH. the SCM. the Squadron Leader. the Orderly Corporal. to 21 Trooper and finally a Troop Leader. ‘A‘ Sqn just beat Command Sqn by a fast gulp from Ct Wood. 41



, :

After the tremendous success of the Regimental team last year it was difficult to provide a sequel. This year Maj Parker Bowles and Lt Hadden Paton formed the nucleus for an English team with Maj Lockhart and Capt Walker-Okeover. However, they unfortunately lost to our old rivals the Welsh Guards, and had to bow out of the English inter-regimental competition. In Germany the prospects looked slightly better and we started off well by beating first the Rsyal Hussars and then Queen‘s Royal Irish Hussars in a convincing manner. And so to the final against the 13th/18th Hussars which, perhaps explaining the standard of play, was held after the Rhine Army Horse Show Ball. From the start things went badly and, in spite of endless attacks, we just could not find the flags. The 13th/18th Hussars took on an early lead which they managed to hold on to through some tense moments at the end to win 4*} The Regiment was represented by Lt Col Pitman. Capt Birdwood, Lt Livingstone- Learmonth and Ct Horsford.

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CANOEING Tprs Keen and Bushcll took part in Exercise “Thruster”, the I976 white-water expedition in Austria and Southern Germany.

FISHING CLUB Fifteen members of the Fishing Club entered the BAOR Championships on the Docktor See, near Rinteln. Results were: W02 Harty, 3rd Individual and 2nd in Section; SQMC Patterson, 4th in Section. The team were

» a», w , , ”we“

3rd overall and won the Dresdener Bank Cup. In all, the Club won 10 trophies in their first BAOR Championships.

OFFSHORE SAILING We were only able to enter the 4 Div Offshore regatta this season due to exercise commitments. However, the Cutlass skippered by Maj Davies, and crewed by SCpl

LCOH Kenna"! at the helm

Howick and LCoH Kennard, was placed 3rd.


' §

SQMC Patterson, W02 Collins, LCpI Bramley, Tpr Nash and W02 Harty with their trophies




For the Sportsman

For Her

Sportshoes Sports clothing ' S ports equment

Jumpers, Blouses Skirts, Slacks BI J k ac ets, azers

Tennis equipment

Casual Wear

Riding equPment

HOSlerY: scarVeS

x, REGIMENTAL BASKETBALL The Regimental Team is entered in the 20 Armd and 4 Div Leagues. The new season started early September

' Tpr Keen 0n the 1972 Olympic slalom ( arise at Augsburg


English spoken

HERBST DETMOLDS INTERSPORT~FACHGESCHAFT f. SPORT u. MODE PaulinenAEcke Bismarekstrasse —— Telefon 25775 LCoH Lock, LCpl Sutherland and Tpr Elliott in action against 187 US Army Airborne Regt

and to date the Regiment has played 5 matches, of WhiCh we have won 3, lost 2.

Regimental Athletics Meeting

The Officers v the “’05 and CoHs Cricket Match

CRICKET After 1975‘s successful season in Windsor, hopes for this year‘s cricket were understandably high, with many of the team still with us. However, events were to get the better of us; annual firing at Hohne, ‘B’ Sqn in Canada, the Regiment on Soltau and (finally) leave all combined to prevent us putting out our full team for the whole summer. One match was rained 011” as we were in sight of victory, and another completely washed out. The WOs and CoHs Mess against the Officers Mess, provided an amusing match and it required a century stand by Lts Bucknall and Roxburghe to help the officers reach 150. Despite hefty blows by SQMC Patterson and SCM Smart. the WOs and CoHs failed by 29 runs, having been foiled by some unusually good bowling by the Adjutant and Capt Bols. It was an interesting game much enjoyed by all. REGIMENTAL ATHLETICS MEETING The athletics meeting was held on August 11, one of the very few days during the summer when all the squadrons were able to field a team. There were several good performances, especially in view of the lack of time for training. Ct Thomson-Jones showed his prowess by winning the 110m hurdles, 100m sprint and the long jump. He thereforejust beat Tpr Cheshire who won the 1,500m and 5,000m in very convincing style for the Victor Ludorum Cup. These two gave 'C‘ Sqn a sound

base for victory in the inter-squadron competition. clinched with victories by LCoH Blomquist, Tpr Beard and LCpl Harris in the 400m, 800m and the triple jump events. ‘B’ Sqn—in the persons of Ct Miller-Bakewell. SSgt Elliott and LCoH Lock—dominated the throwing events, and also won the 4:». 100m relay and 200m sprint to achieve a good second place, HQ ‘A’ were the highest fliers in the pole vault and high jump. ‘A’ Sqn achieved second place in no less than six events to produce sound results, tieing with HQ ‘A‘ on points and only being demoted to 4th place on an inferior result in the relay. The very hard work put in by 881 Smith in setting up the meeting was amply repaid by a most successful and good humoured day of sport, attended by the Colonel of the Regiment and Lady Templer. Even the foul perpetrated by Maj Olivier (B) on SCM Hill (C) in knocking him to the ground in the Chain-of—Command race did not lead to a serious diminution in good will. The veterans also produced a very tight finish, which did credit to the handicapper, RCM Peck‘s inside know— ledge of the form. The last event of the day was the final of the Tug-ofWar between ‘C’ Sqn and “HQ” Sqn, which produced a very exciting win for ‘C’ Squadron on the third pull. amidst the usual scenes of high excitement. A most impressive array of cups and trophies was then presented by Lady Templer.

1. Tpr Cheshire winning the 1500111 2. Ct Bagge Jones The LA!) 'l‘lIg—t)l'-W:Ir team

JUDO The Judo Club has made a modest but wo1thwhile stait, with a hard core of enthusiasts eager for assault and battery. We now have five yellow belts afte1 our grading in August amd hope to be a1ranging matches before the Northern Ireland tour. FREEFALL PARACHUTING Three groups from the Regiment have taken part in f1eefall parachuting at Sennelagei. The aim is to haVe a small regimental team ready to compete in the next BAOR Championships. This year only Tpr Flatt competed and was placed 17th.

FENCING Despite the small number of active fenceis1n the Regimerit, we have been well represented111 the BAOR fencing fixtuies this yea1. The three--man team of Ct FolliottVaughan (sable), SQMC Lawson (toil) and CoH Villers((epee) having won the Divisional competition, went on to come 2nd111 the BAOR Championship and qualified fix the Aim) Finals. In addition Ct FolliottVaughan came 2nd and CoH Villers 7th1n the Sennelager Open Foil Championships.

Some of the competitors and their winnings. L to R: FLCpl Hows, LCoH Sherwin, Maj Davies, Ct Wood, Tpr Walton (LG), Maj Smith-Bingham, LCoH Hague, Maj Haworth Booth (LG) LCpl Hayward, Maj Wilkinson Some freefall enthusiasts, standing: Tprs Harrison, Spencer, Adey and LCpI Timlin. Kneeling: LCpls Reid, Cook and Mundy Ct Folliott \aughan and CoH Villers

LCpl Reid after a safe landing

THE REGIMENTAL STABLES ‘Haven’t they done well’—in the words of a well known television personality. To date, black horses have won nearly £450 in various hunter trials. events, and shows around BAOR. Particularly pleasing is the fact that this is not the work of two or three individuals. Eleven of our 17 horses have been placed during the year, ridden by every rank from Lieutenant Colonel to Trooper. The most successful Show was the Rhine Army Summer Show. Tpr Walton made a good start on the first day by winning the soldiers dressage competition for the second year running, with several others being well placed. The other important wins were Maj Wilkinson on Widow in the BAOR Show Jumping Championship, LCoH Hague on Young Pretender in the Dunhill Trophy for the competitor with the highest total of place points; and the ‘B’ team consisting of Capt Boone, Lt Barclay and LCoH Sherwin in the BAOR team jumping. The most successful combinations this year have been Maj Wilkinson on Widow, Lt Barclay 011 Utopia and LCoH Hague on Young Pretender. Widow has been a well-known competitor in BAOR for some time now, whereas the other two were newcomers at the beginning of the year. LCoH Hague’s success was perhaps not all

ICoH Hague and Maj Wilkinson “inners Champion Pair competition

The Rhine Army

that surprising as he is a member of the riding stall”. However, Lt ‘Harvey' Barclay, as he is now known. caused a few raised eyebrows with his particular style of riding. It is hoped that his posting to the Mounted Regt and the tender care of the Riding Master will modernise his seat. The Regiment had the responsibility of running two competitions this year. The first was the Cross Country phase of the Spring One—Day Event. The course was designed by Maj Smith-Bingham and built. mainly by Lt Carr-Ellison. A testing course was produced. with several quite noveljumps. Despite the fears ofa number of competitors, it rode very well and sorted out the wheat from the chafl‘. The Weser Vale Hunter trials in September, this time designed and built by Lt Bucknall, was thoroughly enjoyed by all, particularly by the many Germans who attended. As always. success is bred by hard work behind the scenes. Maj Smith-Bingham has put in many hours designing, building and inspecting courses, schooling hopeful jockeys and giving tips and advice from his wealth ofexperience. Last, but not least. were the grooms, whose hard work and devotion during the year have been a major contribution to the success of the Regimental Stables. 47


NOMINAL ROLL as at lst September 1976

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Gledhill, C. Lees, D. Mobbs, D. S. Watson, T. Wynne, D. A

LCoH Fallon, D. Tpr Humberstone, A. P. Tpr Nicholson, G. A. Tpr Reynolds, B J.

0M(T) COMMAND SQUADRON Regimental Headquarters Lt Col J. H. Pitman Maj H. 0. Hugh Smith, MVO Maj R. C. Wilkinson Capt P. B. Rogers Capt J. G. Handley Capt C. C. McColvilIe (R Sigs) Capt G. T. R. Birdwood

RCM Peck, J. SCM Preece, G. R. W02 Harty, J. L.

W02 Wilkins, G. Scpl Chamberlain, D. E. Scpl Fortt, R. A. SOMC Garvey, J. Scpl Grinyer, R. V. C. Scpl Livingstone, J. A.


Lt T L. S. Livingstone Learntonth Ct J. R. Q. Folllott-Vaughan Ct M. C. Horsford

Ct A. A. Wood

chl Priddle, P.

Ct T. NI. Voorspuy

Cln Pickup, J. N.

SCM Smart, R. E. SOMC Weeks, N. CoH McKenna, D. P.

Ctn Speed, S.

Maj J. D. Smith-Bingham Capt C. H. Boone

Lt H. St. J. Holcrolt

Cfn Rice. J. J.


Sayer. C. J. Smith, D. A. Villers, L. Gillingham, S. N.

LCoH Gardiner, T. E. LCoH Grimes. F. C. LCoH Hyndman. W. T.

CoH Freeman, E. S. P. CoH Freeman, K. R. CoH Harkness. P. J.

CoH Reid, H. LCoH Bond, B. T.

LCoH Bowden, D. J. LCoH Collett, T. G.

LCoH Gurdin, N. T. LCoH Gregory, J.

LCoH Jones. K. M. LCoH Maskell, P. M. LCoH Porterfield, A. chl chl chl chl chl chl chl ch| chl chl Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Andrews, D. S. Budden, A. E. G. Chamberlain, D. A. Currah, M. J. Dearden. J. P. Maycock. S. C. Reid, J. D. Smith, H. Wilson, R. H. Windrass. R.

Ballantyne, A. R. Bentley, P. W. Beresford, D. Bushell, A. J. Carter, G. P. Clavering, M. Crowley, D. Ellwood, M. J. Eyre, R. W. Frohwein, P. G. Guest, D. E. Gulley, N. Harding, D. Harris, R. Henry, S. lberson, K. W. lronmonger, K. Jarvis, S. P. Mann. D. C.

Tpr Millard, W. P. Tpr Millington, R. J. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Murrow, F. A. Nichols, K. M. Nolan, G. B. Nutchey, A. C. O'Brien, W. D.

Tpr 0rd, R. B. Tpr Pick, G. W. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Robinson, B. Rose, G. S. Ricketts, H. B. Riley. D. L. Smith, T. G. Stoddon, K. A. Thompson, M. R. Underwood, P. Vetters, D. R. Whyte, A. P.

Tpr Williams. M. A. Tpr Wookey, C. T.

LAD Section Ssgt Stanhope-Powers, J Sgt Watson, 8. Lsgt Penny, W. ch| Ash, S. R. ch| Foster, R. A. chl Routledge, J. A. chl Sutherland. J. G.

LCoH Mead, |. LCoH Thomson, S. P.

LCoH Williams, B. chl chI ch| chl chl chl chl chl chl chl chl chl Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Beynon, K. Booth, 5. A. Bryan, K. E. Buxton, R. P. Frampton, K. A. Lloyd, R. l. Merry, E. B. Morgan, D. W. Mundy, P. Rogers, L. D. Stockford, K A. Tabor, B. P.

Tpr Womack, J.

Tpr Burgess, D. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Brovtn, J. Bennett, J. Davies, W. Dunkley Harrison Hughes. N. Loft, C. Murray, I. Miller, G Pexton Quartermain. P. Storey

Cfn Clark Cfn Day, S.

Capt W. R. Marsh

Lt J. McM. Carr-Ellison CoH Bright, R. J.

Scpl Anslow, R. J.

CoH Birt, R. V.

LCoH Rose, C. W.

LCoH Kennard, S. D. A.

chl Birchall, R. Tpr Adev. J. E. Tpr Anderson, C. R. Tpr Gillard, P. K. Tpr Johnson, A. D. Tpr Keen, N. S. Tpr Parker, G. R.

LCoH Stephenson, W. chl Booth, S. A. chl Hosken, J. R. ch| Jay, R. |. K. chI Partis, J. Tpr Burgess, D. R.

Admin Troop

Medics LCoH McAnulty, R. E.

CoH Lloyd. W. J. LCoH Seager, C. R.

LCoH Wright, P. A. chl Chirgwin, D. H. Tpr Cheshire, A. H. Tpr Cross, A. D. Tpr Hart, N. Tpr Hulmes, D. Tpr Thornett, A. D. Tpr Wray, K. W.

Cfn Quinn, T.

'C' SQUADRON Squadron Headquarters Troop

Tpr Fowler, D. J. Tpr Kirkwood, W. J Tpr Steel, S.

1st Troop Ct T. P. Bagge

Capt A. N. D. Bols Capt M. H. Lingeman

CoH Rumbelow, H. LCoH Standen, D.

SCM Hill. M. J. CoH Pinks. M.

chl Timlin, R. ch| Wilson, A. Tpr Clark, l. Tpr Garlirth, J. Tpr Greenaway, C. Tpr Kent G. Tpr Lawson, P. Tpr Mayo, M. Tpr Rose, A. Tpr Sisson, P. Tpr Thompson, J.

LCoH Davies, D. J.

LCoH Phillips, G. A.


W02 Collins, H. Sgt Shealer, E. H. Lsgt Boyce, T. Lsgt Hewitt, C. M.

Officers Mess SOMC Patterson, M. A. chl Davis, I. M. chl Lloyd, M. W. ch| York, G.

chl Whiting. B. J. Tpr Birch, L. Tpr Kirkwood, W. J.

chl Jarvis, T. L. chl Marsden, K. ch| Scott, D. C.

Tpr Loft, C. L.

Pte Abbott Pte Bayley, T. T. Pte Carter, S. F. P.

Pte Ellis, A. W. Pte Hendy, R.

WOs and 050" Mess

Pte Page, C. G. G.

Tpr Little, D. P. T. Tpr Stott, |.

Pte Wyllie, l. A. Pay Office

Medical Centre Tpr Bzozowski, S

W05 and CsoH Mess CoH Stratford, J. W.

Lsgt Suffolk, M. K. chI Buttle, D. R.

Pte Lewis. M.

RAPC Maj R. A. Ball Ssgt Thomas, D. J. M. Sgt Quinn, M. Lsgt Francis. S. Lsgt Morgan, R. A. Lsgt Mousley, R.

Tpr Noddle, R. Tpr Ricketts, H. B. Tpr Steele, S. A.

LAD REME Capt A. C. Figgures W01 Curtis, W. T. Ssgt Coombe, B. R. Ssgt Elliott, W. Ssgt Gray, J. Ssgt Stanhope-Powers Ssgt McKay, H. B. Ssgt Stewart, G. Ssgt Webster, K. A. Sgt Cave, J. W. Sgt Ward, B.

chl Harris. R. chl Newman, D. R. ch| Taylor, A. D. Tpr Bailey, K. G. Tpr Beard, J. M. Tpr Luke, J. Tpr Morris, 8. Tpr Prusak, R. Tpr Shaw, P. Tpr Stones, |. Tpr Thompson, W. K.

Surg Capt P. L. 8. Hard Capt T. W. Tucker


Sgt Smith, B. A.

1st Troop

Capt C. M. Wilson (RAChD) Lieut J. M. Heath

CoH McEvoy J.

Scpl Emery, A. W. LCoH Callaghan, K. J.

Ct W. R. G. Hanmer

SCM Melia, P. B.

LCoH Mackenzie, l.

LCoH Moloney

LCoH Hunter, H. chl James, R. chl Owen, R. Tpr Bowden, T. Tpr Breakwell, J. Tpr Cleland Tpr Daley, J. Tpr Gardiner, R. Tpr Mawer, J. Tpr Platt, W. Tpr Simons, R.

CoH Bellas, E. N. LCoH Armishaw, P. D. LCoH Perry, S. J. ch| Arnold, A. J. chl Cook, M. J. chl Harris. P. Tpr Baylor, J. A. Tpr Coutts, A. D. J. Tpr Finaly, F. C. Tpr Haynes. T. W. Tpr Rowbottom, M. S. Tpr Whitepark

SOMC Lawson, P. B. CoH Barrett, J. A.

LCoH Young, D. E. chl Hoyle, C. chl Hutton, R. J. chl Innes, A. chl Hempster, l. K.

Lsgt Lsgt Lsgt Lsgt Lsgt Lsgt Lsgt Lsgt

chl Padgett, J. T.

Lsgt Adds, P. F.

chl Quinn. J.

Lsgt Lsgt Lsgt Lsgt

2nd Troop

Lt C. C. Bucknall

3rd Troop

Ct A. J. Miller-Bakewell CoH Cain, l. CoH Hennessy, W. LCoH Murray, 8.

LCoH Finch, P. chl Pugh, M. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Ansty, J. Blackburn, S. Breakwell, J. Charlton, C. Elliott, C. Firth, P. Gowing, W. Harris Reynolds

Admin Troop

SOMC Sibley, S. LCoH Lock, M. LCoH Wendon, H. LCoH Williams, R.

2nd Troop Lt W. T. Browne CoH Thurston, D. LCoH Evans, 8. R. C. LCoH Lampard, B. D. chl Elsey. S. R.

Tpr Ellis. J. M. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Fenwick, P. Harrison, I. R. McLoughlin, D. Metcalfe, A. E. Sinclair, S. M. Vickers. S. A.

3rd Troop Lt The Duke of Roxburghe CoH Stacey, M. B. chl Davis, J. H. chl Measor, J. F. chl Robertson, M. Tpr Crooke, E. J.

Regimental Police chl Bramley, M.


LCoH Craig, A. LCoH O'Gorman, P. W. P. Tpr Adams, M. Tpr Corway, G. P. Tpr Goodyear, S. Tpr Mullen, R. A. Tpr Nash, |. F. F. Orderly Room OROMC Sproats, R. J. CoH Weston, A. J.

LCoH Chillingworth, G. D. LCoH Davidson LCoH Davidson, J. M. chl Cooke, L. chl Goodyear, A. M. chl Reeve, A. D. Tpr Bellamy, D. G. Tpr Fairfax, S. Tpr Simmons, E. K.

Musn Roberts. D. J. Musn Harmer, E.

QM Capt R. R. Giles RQMC Stephenson, A. K. Scpl Howick, D. A.

CoH O’Dwyer, J. A. CoH Taylor, K. A. CoH Maskell, W. L. LCoH French, C. J. LCoH Kay, D. LCoH Law, K.

LCoH Pentith, T. chl Piwowarski, J. S.


LCoH Crowley, P. F.

ch| White, A. G. Officers Mess ch| York, (3.

Mai G. H. Tweedie

R. J.

ROMC (T) Macdougall,

LCoH Blomquist, l. R. LCoH Roberts, P. J.

Cfn Moffatt, C.

Tpr Noddle, F. Tpr Taylor, A. Tpr Wetherall, K.

4th Troop

SOMC Midwinter, J. C. LAD Section Ssgt Elliot, W. Sgt Bingham, S. Lsgt Cave, J. Lsgt Jones chI Helm chl Miller chI Pugh, P.

Tpr Kinloch, E.

Tpr Jaryckyj. J. S. P.

Tpr Wood, M. J. Tpr Wright, K.

SHO Troop Maj J. S. Olivier Capt H. T. Hayward Capt J. B. Greenwell Lt G. J. S. Hutchison SCM Burroughs, M. CoH Triggs, J. LCoH Stretton, P. chl Rushton, D. ch| Smith, G. chl Gregory. M. Tpr Anderson, |.

Tpr Jervis, J.

Ashby, B Barrett, C J. Brown, J. Burt, E. J. Carroll, R. M. Devlin, B. Dunn, S. Fulbrook, M. K. Gazey, I. Gough, B. M. Gray, D. Harland, D. W. Haworth, T. Heywood, D. Homer, D. J. Holmes. l. Howland, A. R.

Tpr Johnson, P. A L. Tpr Jones. A. Tpr Joyce, K. Tpr Kent, N. R. Tpr Lamonby, J. A. Tpr Lashley, D. Tpr McCready, |. P. Tpr Mardon, T. A. Tpr Martin, W. Tpr Miller, D. G. Tpr Mockett, S. J. Tpr Moore, 5. H. Tpr Noddle, R. Tpr Robertson, A. S. Tpr Russell, P. F. Tpr Shields, A. Tpr Slater, P. J. Tpr Spencer, D. W. Tpr Tait, W. R. Tpr Tennyson, P. D. TprTodd, R. Tpr Towse. J. Tpr Tyson, S. R. Tpr Vaughan, A. R. Tpr Waterman, A. Tpr Weightman, P. Tpr Wilcox, N. P. W.


chl Barratt, A. chl Jones, D.

LCoH Hague, S. R. LCoH Partridge, R S. LCoH Sherwin, P. C. A. chl Hayward, N. A. chl Hows, J V Tpr Allison, l. R. Tpr Beecham, K. D. Tpr Eckersley, G C. Tpr Hulme, K. M. Tpr Kennett, G. Tpr King, P. D. Tpr Perrin, S. P. Tpr Renton, R. W. Tpr Thomas, D. F, Tpr Thorpe, G. T. Tpr Walton, C. G. Tpr Wilcock, C.

Gymnasium SSI Smith, R. J. chl Bryson, S. W.

chl Reid. P.

Sgt Cook, R. K. C. Sgt Sgt Sgt Sgt Sgt Sgt Sgt Sgt

Cutler, G. J. Murray, G. W. Wheatley, J. R. Gates, C. Bingham, S. J. E. Cannon, J. Watson, S. Stokes, J. W. Metcalf, R. Walker, C. C. Priddle, P. Black, J. A. Wyke, J. W. Poflley, T. R. Beatty, D. P. Jones, F. H. Hoadley, J. Penny, W. Tranham, M. D. Chesswas, J.

Cfn Cfn Cln Cln Cln Cln Cln Cfn Cln Cfn Cln Cln

Liepa, R. Hannigan, P. E Mollatt. C. P. Wilkinson, G. Dixon, G. S. Wright, M. B. Clarke, A. G. Day, S. Dickson, J. M. Pickup, J. M. Powell, J. E. Quin, T. J.

Cln Rice, J. J. Cln Cln Cln Cln Cfn Cln Cln Cfn Cln Cln Cfn

Speed. S. Edmonds, K. Thomson, A. L. Jones, S. A Davis, R. D. Owen, T. C. Talbot, R, B. Domerecki, J. A. Quinn, P. Tooze, M W. Coyle, M.

THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT RHO. HCR Lt Col T. C. Morris Capt P. R. L. WalkerAOkeover RCM J. R. Hunter H0. Squadron SHO. Maj B. J. Hodgson

SCM Bell, P. G. LCoH Davies, M. E. LCoH Eastwood, P.

chl Dow, R. J MT LCoH Sedgewick, G. G. chl Scarrott, J. P. chl Pike, P. M. chl Sanders, M. F. Tpr Mitchell, 8. J. Tpr Robbins, A. Tpr Wheelhouse, J. L. Tpr Ciantar, H. Tpr Hodges. C. D. QM Department Maj W. A. Stringer

ROMC Story, J. E. CoH Mansfield, R. LCoH Shillabeer, M. A. LCoH Storer, P. Tpr Board, D. B. Tpr Doodney, B. M. Saddler's Shop LCoH Hatherall, B. S. chl Perrin, J. R. Tailor‘s Shop Tpr English, W A. Coaching Club LCoH Kelsey, M. Tpr Marchington, P.

chl Robinson, R. D. Tpr Bishop, A. P. Tpr Callingham, P. A. Tpr Chappel, P. N. Tpr Clews, J. A. Tor Coffey, J. P. R. Tpr Crawford, |. Tpr Duke, |. Tpr Gimblett Tpr Goodall, B. Tpr Gowland, G. R. S. Tpr Holton, A. J. Tpr Hyndman, G. K. Tpr Jackson, G. Tpr Johnson, K. P. A. Tpr Kitchen, R. M. Tpr Logie, B. Tpr Maggs, E. Ft. Tpr Moss, T. M. Tpr Norris, P. W. H. Tpr Phipps, T. J. Tpr Steven, T. Tpr Tapsell

chl Hilliard. K. C.

LCoH Webb, C J.

chl Levett. S. ch| Merchant, R. chl Pugh, P. chl Burley, G. M. ch| Kelly, E. G. chl Wilkinson, T. R. AchI Foster R. A. AchI Hughes, E. F.

chl Brough, G. W chl Ogilvie, T. B.

Tpr Tonev, J.

Cfn Bruce, I.

Tpr Vasey, M. A.

Scpl Burton~Johnson, H.

Cfn Cln Cfn Cfn

CoH Catlin, D. G. l.

Cln Holmes, W.


chl Millar, J. W. H. chl chl chl chl chl chl ch| chl chl chl chl

Cushing, R. J. Sutherland, J. G. Galley, P. Routledge, J. A. Hollingshead, D. M. Abson, A. Ash, S. R. Cowey, G. C. Cullen, J. J. Helm, J. Henze, W. W.

Watts, L. L. McCarthy, T. E. Fisher, R. A. Youngman, P. C.

Post NCO chl Bareham, l. Orderly Room Tor Eardley, A M. Medical Centre Tpr Baston, T Riding Staff

Officers Mess Scpl Westwood, A. J. M. chl Holbrook, S. P. ch1 Penn, G. C. Tpr Winstone, B. C. WOSand NCOs Mess CoH Jones, C. Tpr Fogarty. P. D.

Tpr Wliall, M. W.

Tpr Wheland, J. Tpr Garland, D. J. Tpr Dykes, A.

Tpr Becker, J. G. Tpr Brookes, S, E.

Provost Staff

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

chl Campbell, W. Tpr Lambert, B. T. Tpr Wasp, G. Tpr Murray, A. K, TrainingWing Windsor Scpl Stubley, l. LCoH Kelsey, J. Tpr Toze. A. M. Tpr Plank, A. Trainees LCoH Thompson, G.

LCoH Graves, T. J. chl Vaughan, R. Tpr Sowden, D. Tpr Lawson, M. Tpr Johnson, C. S. Tpr Rutherford, S. N. Tpr Unett, M. Tpr Dick, l S. Tpr Holdfonh, T, C. Tpr Lander, G. Tpr Marsh, N. Tpr Gril'iths, C. Tpr Less, J. D. Tpr Hancock, K.

Tpr Taylor, M. R. Tpr Thwattes, B Tpr Wise, 8. B. Tpr Seddon, P. J. Tpr Watson, K. R. Tpr Willacy, F. RHG/D MTD SQUADRON 5"!)

Mai B. J. Lockhart SCM Sellars, J. W. SQMC Hawley, H. LCoH Bourne, N. W. chl Henney, P. Tpr Scrutm, C. Tpr Aldridge, A. D. Tpr Mawhinney, G. B. Tpr Marsh, R.

Tpr Chiles, |. T. J. Tpr Kirkpatrick, |.

Tpr Clarke, M P. Tpr Craig, C. S. Crockford, N. French, P. Fairbrother, J. J. D. Goldie, P. H. Gear, D. J. High-Stephenson, K. Holland, R. Stewart, F. R. Waterhouse, G, K. Webb, A. J. Young, T. J.

LCoH Morris, W. TLCoH Hyett, S. P. LCoH Mosley, R. G.

LCoH Pitt, 0. J. chl Hammond, W. E. chl Kershaw, F. E. chl Pendry, T. A. Tpr Aiken, P. D. Tpr Baldwin, A. G. Tpr Bartlett, M. C. Tpr Bissett, l. N. Tpr Booker, A. W. Tpr Cooper, S. Tpr Hardy, C. B. Tpr Hobson, D. Tpr McKnight, S P, Tpr Maplesden, H. J. L. Tpr Moore, R. D. Tpr Nuttall, R. J. Tpr Pyne, R. J, Tpr Randall, A. W. Tpr Teagle, K. Tpr Walker, D. M. Tpr Williams, G. Tpr Whopples, G. V.

Robinson, P. Ruddle, G, C Sabounn. S M. Sandy. A. C, Stevens, M, Tickner, G, A.

Musn Ward, C. A.

CoH Davis, J. LCoH Barber, P E. J. LCoH Douglas, M. R. chl Stephen, I. J. chl Rowland, W. S. chl Towns, S. Tpr Armitage, A. J. Tpr Baldwin, C. J.


Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn

CoH McGregor, D. chl lkins, T. R.

Deverson, G. J. Diffey, B. K. McKerlie, D. E. Parsons, S. T. Smith, H. F. Stanton, G. W.

NBC School Scpl Stacey, M. P.

Tpr Seget, M. P.

9/12L, NI Tpr Masson. T. R. Tpr Anyon, A.

CoH Stratlord, B. Tpr Baxter, A. D. R.

Tpr Anderson, J. Tpr Edwards, A. Tpr Lukowski, P. H. Terells, G. R. C. Tpr Farmer, G. Tpr Allen, S. J. Tpr Rex, N. P.

MVEE, Aldershot LCoH Webb, D.

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GOC Eastern District GOC Berlin (British Sector) DDAT CRAC 3 Division

Brig H, S. Hopkinson, MBE

Dep Commander West Midlands

CoH Forester, R. W. LCoH Sackett. N. P.

Col J. B. Evans Col J. A. C. G. Eyre, OBE

22 SAS


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Colonel GS GS(OR) 17 Lieutenant Colonel Commanding Household Cavalry

chl Littler, M. E.

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Capt J. W. Matthews Capt D. M. ReedAFelstead Capt H. P. D. Massey Capt (DOM) D. H. Mackay Capt B. W. Lane Lt M. A. J. Gurney Lt R. A. S. Everard Lt A. J. S. Bagge Lt J. Shaw Lt A. W. Kersting 2 Lt R. H. G. Faber

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9 UDR Scpl La Roche, M. J.

Section) HQ UKLF (AOMG (Otg)) CAAT Iran

AAC Arborfield

Admin Comdt NBC School

CoH Dalziel, J. R.

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LCoH Platt. S. M. LCoH Orritt, C. J.

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LCoH Renwick, R. J. LCoH Baines, S. L. chl Jaskulski, C. chl Frew, J. L, chl Hempseed, R. l.

chl Griffiths, E.

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OOMY WOI Wood, N. L. P. Household Cavalry Hospital Tpr Nixon, R. J.

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Musn Musn Musn Musn

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