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CONTENTS Foreward . . . . Diary of events 1981 . . A Squadron . . B Squadron C Squardon HO Squadron LAD , . . . . . The Mounted Squadron Band Notes 1980781 Exercise Amber Express 'Two Blwes at Warr’ . . B Squadron in America .. Household Cavalry Museum .. .. Household Cavalry Recruiting Team . . Obituaries .. .. .. . . Warrant Officers and Corporals of Horse Mess ‘a day in de life' .. .. .. . Regimental Association—Annual Report Balance Sheet .. Sports . . Coaching Club . 100, 50, 25 Years Ago Nominal Roll .

The cover shows The Travelling Escort leaving Bunk/ngham Palace

In last year’s Blue and Royal I predicted a busy 1981 and so it has proved to be. None of us would, I believe, regret that state of affairs, and a very wide variety of activities, both military and not-so-military, have been

accomplished most satisfactorily by members of the Regiment wherever they may be serving. I would like to take this opportunity of recording my personal tribute to the effort and enthusiasm of every individual contributor to the success of all these Regimental endeavours. For the Mounted Squadron this has, of course, been a particularly special year amongst many recent years of note. The warm spirit which pervaded every moment of 29 July is nowhere better demonstrated than in the scenes such as that shown in this year‘s cover picture— perhaps the highest priced escort of recent times! The wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales was not,

of course, the only event of the year at Knightsbridge where the Squadron carried out all its responsibilities with customary distinction. At Windsor the process of conversion was rounded off early in the year and, with C Squadron returning from Cyprus in March, the whole Regiment embarked on a full year of field training culminating in a major NATO exercise in Denmark in September. Squadrons, 1

or Troops trained in America, Schleswig-Holstein and Canada, and an armoured company of the US 82nd Airborne Division spent a month in Windsor. Throughout the year groups or individuals at all levels have been involved in many other training, sporting and social events and universally earned the praise and appreciation of those with whom they were concerned. In 1982 A and B Squadrons will have consecutive tours with the United Nations Forces in Cyprus while the Regiment as a whole will have another full year of training with the United Kingdom Mobile Force and a large NATO exercise in Northern Germany in the

change once more and B and C Squadrons will exchange their Scorpions and Scimitars for Fox. Conversion will not represent a major problem however, and from 1983 onwards the Regiment will have the dual role of Home Defence and readiness for any task world—wide. This will bring new challenges and another modification to our way of life:and our aim must be to be prepared for anything. It is heartening to note that the Regiment is once again up to full strength in both officers and


future will be made easier and more enjoyable.

At the end of the year, the role of the Regiment will

Al Squadron its strength. The exercise was greatly enlivened by a Regimental road move controlled by A Squadron. During the course of this the majority of HQ Squadron became bogged down and lost ‘somewhere inside an out-of-bounds area’. The Squadron emerged blameless from the incident as the Adjutant had personally checked the route and declared it passable for all vehicles. At the same time 1 Troop returned home from Cyprus with C Squadron. They were heavily bronzed by the Cyprus sun and full of tales of the easy life they had had. An intensive course of re—education was arranged. We are happy to say that they are now fully rehabilitated into the rigours of Windsor life. In April, 2 and 4 Troops left with B Squadron for an exchange exercise with the US 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. This they found to be a fascinating experience as apart from dealing with different equipment, particularly the Sheridan tank, they had a chance to see at least a part of that vast country. Meanwhile, the remainder of the Squadron acted as hosts to C Company, 4th (Airborne) Bn of the 68th

soldiers, and thus all the tasks which face us in the

Diary of Events 1981 It was quite obvious from looking at the forecast of events and the Second-in—Command‘s in-tray in January that 1981 was going to be a busy and demanding year for the Regiment. C Squadron were still away in Cyprus and were due to return in March. A and B Squadrons were to complete their conversion training, to be followed by Troop and Regimental training. This they did and the Regiment took to Salisbury Plain, the first of many exercises there this year, in March. It was wet and muddy and consequently enjoyed by all. In April, B Squadron went to America for three weeks. They stayed with 4/68 Armoured Regiment at Fort Bragg and we entertained one of their Companies here at ‘Fort’ Windsor. B Squadron had a most enjoyable time and mostly came back with mid—Atlantic accents. The Americans also had a thoroughly worthwhile stay and made many friends both inside and outside the Regiment. The other main event of the year was the Field Force overseas exercise in Denmark, Exercise Amber Express. A full report of the exercise by Maj R. C. Wilkinson can be read elesewhere. Suffice to say that despite long journeys with a few hiccups, the Regiment made the most of the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of a foreign country. We held our At Home Day on 21 June which was

Armor, 82nd Airborne Division. This involved a lot

of hard work and another visit to Salisbury Plain, which proved well worth while and was greatly enjoyed. The culmination of the Salisbury Plain exercise took the form of Troop Tests which were won convincingly by 1 Troop under Lt Howard. However, second was a US Troop who put up a very creditable performance in a strange environment. This was the last exercise in which we had Maj Srnith—US Army

C Squadron BRITCON Medal Parade, 20 February 1981

the strange sights of squadrons doing arms drill in stubble fields in Denmark had clearly paid off. We now look forward to annual firing in November. We have had numerous visits throughout the year, including Brig E. H. A. Beckett, MBE, Commander 6th

very well attended: some 1,400 Association members

Field Force; and Col A. J. Hartigan, the Lieutenant-

and families came to see us. After a service at Holy Trinity Church the Regiment and Association marched back to the barracks where the salute was taken by Col Sir Henry Abel Smith, Fortunately, the sun shone

Colonel Commanding Household Cavalry; both of whom have taken up their appointments this year. It has been a remarkable year in Windsor purely

for the afternoon‘s activities, which included a display

Regiment to be together for so long. All that changes, however, in March next year when A Squadron will depart for Cyprus. For the rest of it will be another busy year in which we all hope Salisbury Plain will largely feature.

by the Mounted Band. The Major General‘s Inspection was held on 20 October. Despite the subalterns’ prayers the rain stopped in time for the parade to take place. All went well and


because, while in our present role, it is unusual for the

The past year has been an extremely busy one forTll members of the Squadron, and there can now be few areas of Salisbury Plain which are unknown to us. Nevertheless, our time has been well spent and we have achieved considerable confidence and expertise in the close reconnaissance role. Annual firing at Castlemartin in December was, as normal, cold and damp but some spectacularly good shooting with the Rarden was achieved. As an innovation, an experiment was made in firing at radio—controlled aircraft with the coaxial GPMG. After an astonishingly successful demonstration



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Squadron went on to achieve a 100 per cent destruction of all available aircraft. This failed to amuse their operators. The battle runs were considerably hindered by the wet and slippery going. The Fox has a habit of spinning in a circle in such conditions to the discomfort of those following in the SHQ Land-Rovers. This is particularly so when the GPMG is being fired on the move. In January we resumed trade training for those who had recentlyjoined us, and started preparation for Troop training. From January onwards the rain hardly ceased falling. Our arrival on Salisbury Plain in March only seemed to make matters worse. and the rain redoubled

CoH Baldwin

to Salisbury Plain for regimental training with the Royal Regiment of Wales and various attached arms. This was our first experience, as a Squadron, ofworking with non—mechanised infantry. The end of August saw us back on Salisbury Plain for the work-up exercise for Amber Express. In both exercises three Troops were detached to infantry battalions whilst the remaining two Troops acted in the less-glorious role of rear area security and Task Force reserve. The highlight of the year, Exercise Amber Express itself, took place in Denmark in September. The journey there and back can only be described as a nightmare, relieved only by a very comfortable North Sea crossing


A Squadron farewell to Maj Smith

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as our Squadron Leader Maj Smith, US "Army. He commanded A Squadron for two years, both in Germany and in England, and we have all learned a great deal

from him. The whole Squadron was very sorry to see him go. In May a memorable dinner, organised by SCM Pomroy, was held in the WOs and CsoH Mess to dine him out. We wish him, Connie his wife, and the children, the very best for the future. Shortly after this, 3 Troop left for Canada for a sixweek exercise with the Cheshire Regiment. This was hugely enjoyed by the Troop but unfortunately there are no Fox in Canada and thus the close reconnaissance is done from Land-Rovers, with the obvious limitations involved in a live firing exercise. At the end of May another period of training took place on Salisbury Plain but the weather this time was


kinder, and our Fox proved themselves to be remarkably

reliable vehicles in these dry conditions. This was a very busy period for the Squadron as on our return to Windsor individual Troops were sent off on exercises to assist the Regular and Territorial units of 6 Field Force. This was followed by a further visit


3 Troop in Canada

A Squadron R & R Denmark

on a Danish ferry. The exercise had many amusing moments, not least when the whole Regiment was stopped on the motorway by a ‘peace demonstration‘. Their banner suggesting that ‘Yankies Go Home’ was regarded as misconeeived. Throughout the year the Squadron has carried out its share of various operational commitments. These included drawing up a number of ambulances as emergency cover during the ambulance drivers‘ dispute. These were duly marched up to London and marched back down again when it became clear that they would not be needed. There have been too many changes of personnel in the Squadron this year to mention them all individually. However, we welcome Maj Hardy as our Squadron Leader. Unfortunately, he will not be with us when we move to Cyprus for the summer 1982 United Nations tour. Everybody else is very much looking forward to it.


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B Squadron We started the year quietly with two months‘ individual training. In March we went Troop Training on what was to be the first of many jaunts to Salisbury Plain. On our return to Windsor we prepared ourselves for Exercise Stoney Run, the Squadron‘s exchange exercise with

Infantry. and squeezed in Open Day. Open Day was again a great success and the Squadron actually made a profit this year. In the summer we returned to the Plain twice more, found time for some leave and did the Battle Group Tactical Trainer (BGTT). For this we

Company C, the 4th Light Airborne Battalion, 68th Armor, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The training included talks on US customs, ranks and


traditions, introduction to a Sheridan light tank (without

the aid of a tank) and lectures on drugs, etc. The tour itself, subject of a separate article, was greatly enjoyed by all. On our return we lost CsoH Harkness and Smith to A Squadron on their promotion. Over the same period we gained Csol-l Hunter, Mackenzie and Stretton. all from gunnery establishments about the country: and CoH Thompson on promotion from within, took over Surveillance Troop. In June we returned to the Plain for Squadron training, did an exercise for the School of

s er“ 2 Troop on air sentry

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Porton battle run

kept borrowing. Contact with the OPS, when they could be found, was only maintained whenever the Officers Mess Corporal-Major came forward in civvies on his motor bike. Once the Orange forces landed, we never stopped. We worked for the Field Force, we worked for

and chemical exercise. After 36 solid hours in a ‘noddy suit‘, being continuously doused with CS gas, sprayed with sticky water from aeroplanes, or witnessing 5mg atom bombs exploding in our midst, the general comment was that it was not as bad as it might have been!

the Danes, and if we were not withdrawing in contact,

we were manning demolitions at five minutes” notice, 01' we were counter penetrating. On our return to Windsor all was not over! Some hectic preparation for the Major General‘s Inspection and our yearly sort-out on the square was followed the very next day by a visit to Porton Down for a nuclear

We have now just finished another exercise for the School of Infantry and we are busy preparing for Annual Firing. We say goodbye to Lt Tabor, who is moving on to higher things, and we welcome CoH Elsey to Surveillance Troop. Next year we look forward to six sunny months in Cyprus.


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pitted our wits against the Fantasians on a model. Casualties were calculated by computer from the latest facts and figures, so we were slightly alarmed to discover that the Squadron was reduced to only two cars by the end of the first battle! In early September we embarked for Denmark and the








Express. The work-up period was unremarkable and the least said about our time off in Denmark the better. For the exercise itself, the Squadron, with some ofC Squadron under command, formed the Field Force Observation

a. SHQ! LCoH Dunkley and Capt G. J. S. Hutchison

Post (OP) Line along the North-West Zealand coast. For once there was no need to ensure that OPs were dug in and camouflaged for the mere mention of Royal Marine Commando Special Boat Section (SBS) I‘rogmcn as enemy. was enough to induce a muthed frenzy of activity. Because we were on radio silence. Squadron Headquarters appeared to have little to do except repair the land line to RHQ. which our TA friends behind us


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C Squadron It has been a full year for the Squadron. Your correspondent’s last article left the Squadron basking in the azure stillness of the Mediterranean but unfortunately the last few months in Cyprus were past in a flash. We were visited in turn by the Commanding Officer, the Adjutant and the RCM. The Adjutant‘s and RCM‘s visit coincided with the BRITCON medal parade surely the high point of any six-month tour. The Squadron paraded six Troops of four Ferrets in a moving dusk spectacle which included afeu de joz‘e from the '30 Brownings and a 40mph drive past as the finale. It was the last medal parade taken by the retiring Force Commander, Maj Gen .1. J. Quinn (Irish Army), and this gave the parade the poingancy of a farewell to a well—respected friend. While the preparations for handover to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Squadron of the Queen‘s Royal Irish Hussars in March proceeded smoothly the Squadron participated in three major competitions. Our team in the UNFICYP military skills competition. Lt H. Sutherland, CoH T. Quinn, Tprs Parker and Norris did well in a competition which tested every aspect of infantry skills. The Squadron‘s team did particularly

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Tpr Parker, Military Skills Competition, February 1981 Grenade throwing

well coming third in the competition. Perhaps the greatest triumph on the sporting field was the Squadron Leader‘s almost clean sweep of the trophies in the Near East Ski races held on Mount Olympus. A large number of the Squadron were able to take advantage ofthe excellent facilities provided at Troodos, which presented a welcome


Taking a break during conversion:firing—C Sqn fire-fighting

contrast to the watersports during the earlier days of the tour. The end of March saw everyone back in Britain for some well-earned leave. Returning to Windsor in April, the Squadron started to catch up with conversion training which had been interrupted by our tour in Cyprus. We said goodbye to Maj G. H. Tweedie and SQMC Birt and welcomed in their place Maj H. W. Davies and SQMC Holt. The period of conversion ended with a conversion firing camp at Lulworth. This was most successful but sadly, at its conclusion, we lost SCM Fortt to the gunnery school as an instructor and moved on with SCM Sayer to Salisbury Plain for two weeks Troop Training. We werejoined on the Plain by the rest of the Regiment and took part in a Regimental exercise.

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CoH Quinn dealing with a difi‘icult marquee

HQ Squadron With four dilTerent Squadron Leaders in HQ Squadron during the past year we are certainly used to change. We have woken Lip to change beds to Salisbury Plain, Salisbury Plain, and Denmark. Notes for departments are below:

Lt Dunbar about to inspire his Troop Lt Sutherland admiring his gunner‘s handiwork

In October the Squadron went to Denmark with the Regiment to take part in Exercise Amber Express. The first week was eventful, if only for the discomfort of the stubble field which the advance party had found for us. However, when the exercise proper started a week after our arrival, we held the main breakclean line with

B Squadron deployed forward in an OP role. C Squadron seemed to take a lot of the glory. defending where defence was considered impossible, and finding routes through enemy positions where passage was considered unlikely. (B Squadron did quite well also. Editors' note.) It was a most enjoyable FTX, everyone learning a great deal, and at the end we all returned safely with the exception of LCoH Willacy who, perhaps a little carelessly, left a finger behind in Esjberg.

There was little time to recover in Windsor and two weeks later found us on Salisbury Plain supporting the Combat Team Commander‘s Course on Exercrse Quick Flash. Back to Windsor and I0 days later we were on board SS Prin: Ham/e! on our way to Germany

to operate as an independent Squadron under command of 6(GE) Panzer Grenadier Division on ExerCISe Brisk

Fray. The hundred or so 16-year—old school girls on the ferry was excitement enough but the exercise Itself was a tremendous success with the Squadron operating as a fast-moving screen in front of l7(GE) Brigade.'T‘he

climax ofthe exercise, and of a most satisfactory training season as well, was the capture by the Squadron of the vital bridge in our area which earned everyone many

pats on the back, We are now preparing for annual firing at Castle Martin which we hope will be as successful as the rest of the year.

SHQ/ADMIN TROOP SHQ has reflected both the change of Squadron Leaders and also the loss of SCMs Sayer and Villers. At present SCpl Cain is holding the fort, staunchly supported as always by the regimental clerks, LCoH Giblette and LCpl Haley. Admin Troop have excelled again and amazed our American friends by showing what an SQMC could find for them. LCpl Webb did very well on the grenade stand on the Open Day while Tpr Cawley is now an expert at hot dogs. We were always there, as for instance at 0200 hrs in Denmark waiting to meet the troops as they tripped and garotted themselves on the tent ropes. We congratulate Tpr Cawley on his marriage; LCoH Murrow on his promotion; and LCpl Webb on passing his Skill at Arms. The SHQ Troop that isn‘t there: LCsoH Tabor and Rose; and Tprs Schofield, Vaughan and Smith have

taken on a new lease of life instructing the Squadron in NBC and PT. RHQ TROOP At the start of the training season RHQ Troop found itself with Sultan, the new armoured command vehicle, a new radio equipment called Clansman, and some new personalities, all of which were taken on Troop Training; and the Troop came back wiser after shaking down. We took part in all regimental exercises and most of the Command Post Exercises of 6 Field Force during the year, ending with Exercise Amber Express in Denmark. On the personal side, LCpl Johnson and Tpr Burbridge became married. QM(T) DEPARTMENT We have seen lots of comings and goings again this

LCpl Eyre, Tpr Davies and LCpl Dobbie demonstrating cookery skills to local Danes assisted by LCpl Morgan (ACC)

year. Maj Marsh has sadly left and Maj Handley arrived. SCpl Birt left and came back again to take over as RQMC(T) from RQMC Anslow who has gone

to the Museum. SCpl Stephenson, CoH Kempster and LCpl Cooper have all been promoted. In sport our pistol team of the QM(T) and LCsoH Ashby, Towse and Partis did well, and managed not to finish last. The RQ is coaching the regimental football team this year with CoH Kempster running line. In all, a good year with only two vehicles having to be towed back from Denmark through lack of spares. QM DEPARTMENT The QM Department has had an extremely busy year, and whilst most requests have been successfully met, there have been times when our resources have been stretched. We started the year with the much feared Defence Auditors visiting the Regiment. Many years ago such visits were heralded by a convoy of trucks leaving barracks in the early hours and not returning until late at night: however, nowadays there is very little kit to check but still mountains of paper. Having successfully negotiated the auditors we said a sad farewell to Maj Ray Giles, who left us for the quieter ways of the Royal Yeomanry after many years as Quartermaster, and greeted Maj Jim Heath, who was immediately dispatched to Denmark to recce the areas for the forthcoming FTX, having had no time to get his feet under his desk. Upon his return he was promptly whisked away to Thetford on Exercise Four Arms, quickly followed by Regimental Training on Salisbury Plain. However, by late July he was able to find out where his office was and settle down to some paper work.

September found the Department preceding the Regiment to Denmark to erect a tented city in a suitable field. The RQMC became very attached to this field only

leaving it a month later to return to Windsor. As these notes are being written we are once more preparing to 2 Troop ‘0’ Group ' LCoH Wynne, Tpr Edwards, Mr Kinahan, CoH Arnusha“

Tpr Stones, Tpr Roblnson. CoH Armishaw practlsmg First Aid

depart on our annual pilgrimage to Castlemartin to Firing Camp. 11


During the course of the year we have said farewell to two stalwart members of the QMs, CoH Kay and LCoH Nicholson, to whom we extend our best wishes

for the future. We welcome CsoH Timmis and Thomson, Tprs Painting, Benting and Beard to the department.

This is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg. Over the space of one short year, working a 48—hour day, 9 days a week with no rest and recuperation, we have managed to please no one; do everything; and achieve nothing. On the staff we have many old and experienced faces such as LCpl White, LG, who arrived for a three-day tour of duty, and has been here 18 months. Also we have our Sheriff: he who sees all, does all,

and gets nothing. It is, of course, Provost CoH Mead who, with the assistance of LCoH Clavering, has cleaned up the town. Deputy Sheriffs, LCpls Brown and Hodgson, meanwhile, have kept guard on the Jailhouse. Last of all we have the Troopers or ‘Gentlemen of the Household Cavalry’: each one, according to him, over worked, under paid and abused.


to LSgt Willey who has been posted to 3 RRF in Northern Irelanditheir cricket should show some improvement from now on! On the plus side we have welcomed SSgt Ashworth, LSgts Davies and Cole. We can guarantee that they will be kept as busy as their predecessors. The Paymaster is still available for a suitable ‘swan‘ and he now announces publicly that he would be pleased to go as imprest holder with any squadron planning an overseas exercise this year.

MT TROOP Everyone appears to be leaving us but few arriving. Sadly, we have said goodbye to Capt (now Maj) Lane and SCpl Hughes on posting and LCoH Reid on leaving the Army. We wish them all the best. Capt Kersting has taken over as MTO. The Troop has worked hard on exercises; SCpl Hughes testing the medical expertise; LCpl Riley proving that he can climb trees; and Tpr Twyman proving that he does not like sailing, remaining green for at least three days after arriving in Denmark. But at least everyone has improved their map—reading.



COOKHOUSE SQMS Ball left in February to be replaced by SQMS Barnes, who took one look at the place and got commis— sioned, so SQMS Spring arrived— to stay? We have been kept busy during the year, but the highspot was Denmark, an experience not to be forgotten if only for our brown stew which was sent flying by an exploding extinguisher. The mud was at least as bad as Flanders in 1915 but the cooks still found a place and time for Five—a—side football, happily beating a couple of Squadron teams. We are still looking for fresh challenges, if not in the kitchen at least on the football pitch.

Land-Rover ambulances were equipped in case of a threatened oneday strike by London Ambulance drivers over a pay dispute Tpr (now LCpl) Dick, Col-I Mackenzie. Tpr Ford, LCoH Cook

HOSPITAL The Hospital is still ably manned by Surgeon Lt Col Page and his ever-changing stafl" who continue to treat the sick, lame and lazy. The Regiment has just completed a First Aid test to assess the standard of First Aid competence with regard to starting First Aid Courses, and it would appear that the treatment for Frostbite has changed. One member of the Regiment insisted that frostbite casualties are placed in a microwave oven. The past 12 months have seen a lot of staff changes. LSgt Hyne, LCpl Stein, LCpl Griffiths (LCpl Stein‘s replacement), and LCpl Jones, all RAMC, have departed and LSgt Collins has arrived. We still await two replace— ments. RHG/D departures are LCoH Baston, Tpr Naylor and LCpl Nixon.

REGIMENTAL ORDERLY ROOM The Orderly Room staff have had another busy and turbulent year. The main cause of groaning in-trays was the build-up to Exercise Amber Express, signals by the yard and the loss of three of our staff to the actual

The ORCoH at his executive desk!

exercise. As usual it was all right on the day and all those that were supposed to, actually did get there. We presume that they all got back, as no one was reported missing. The Annual Inspection ofthe unit this year by Maj Gen H. D. A. Langley, MBE, GOC Household Division, went well; this was achieved by dint of hard work by all and juggling of figures by the ORCoH in order to make the actual parade state agree with that of the Major General‘s, which would have made Geofl‘rey Howe green with envy! The Major General‘s reunion with Mrs Cox, Commanding Officer’s PA, took so long that there was little time for him to talk to anyone else. He had time to comment on the tidyness of the Orderly Room and it was just as well he did not wish to see the library, which was bursting at the seams with the accumulated bumph that had been stashed away prior to his arrival. Our annual documentation inspection went well and resulted in the Conference Room being taken over for a week and a half, much to everyone‘s chagrin.

The Paymaster ready for war

GUARDROOM We the Provost staff are situated at the main entrance. Our duties consist of everything the rest of the Regiment can't do. This is because we at the Jailhouse know, do, and see everything. Some of our noted achievements this year have been: a. No bombs have gone off in camp because the mess that they leave behind is unacceptable to the Provost CoH. . Security has become so tight that it has now become easier to go over the wall than through the gate. . The Regimental Billy Goat has been well oiled and fed once a week on petrol, thus the camp has been leaf-free all autumn. . We have managed to ensure the Regimental Barber of a steady income, who with weapons of destruction has managed to remove scalps without killing the victims, which is something which the Red Indians never managed to achieve.

PAY OFFICE The Regiment has been very active during the last year, and this has been reflected in the number of tasks that the Pay Office has been called upon to fulfill. LSgt Willey accompanied B Squadron to America in the spring and ended up having to be bailed out of a Washington jail by the SCM. Pte Simmons eventually managed to escape from the office and enjoy a week‘s sojourn in Germany with C Squadron. But the highlight of the year was undoubtedly Exercise Amber Express in Denmark. How refreshing it was to carry out pay work in the open air, knee deep in health—giving mud, watching in delight as the cool rain dampened the bank notes and rotted the acquittance rolls. 1 don’t know how we managed to drag ourselves away. We have sadly said goodbye to SSgt Newton who has left the Army, to Sgt McCullie who has moved to the more fertile pastures of the QARANC Depot; and

DISPLAY OF BRITISH CAVALRY THROUGH THE AGES In 1982 The Horse of the Year Show will be staging a magnificent musical mounted display with the Household Cavalry Regiment which will be entitled ‘British Cavalry Through the Ages‘. Up to seven regiments (Dragoons, Lancers, Hussars, etc) will be represented with sections of four soldiers in uniforms dating from 1661 right through to pre—war times. Amongst others it is the intention to represent The Royal Dragoons probably at the pie-1939744 War period and this will require the loan of four full dress helmets with black plumes for the duration of the show, which is 4—9 October [982. It is anticipated that there will be no problem in obtaining correct uniform from Military and Theatrical Outfitters, but helmets may prove problematic.

If there are any ex-Royals who would like to see the full dress resurrected for this exciting display and have a helmet that they could loan the Regiment for the duration of the show, would they please contact Roger Pride at the Horse Shows Office, 35 Belgrave Square, London SW1. Telephone 01—235 6431. UNWANTED COMBAT UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT The RAC Tank Museum intend to ‘crew up‘ some of the tanks and other exhibits with properly dressed and equipped dummy figures. If anyone has unwanted items of clothing or tanking equipment they should contact: Lt Col (Retd) G. Forty The Tank Museum Bovington Camp Wareham Dorset

LAD Having taken a census of the comments made by all LAD sections about the past year, it is evident that the

opening scenario is the same in each case. With the outlook of an intense exercise season on the horizon. the LAD had rolled up its sleeves, filled its tool boxes and appeared on Salisbury Plain in the middle of a wet and windy March. As the rain continued and the collec-

herself inconveniently locked out of house and home. and, finally, the guardroom lost the key to their security locker. The CO now has a new lock on his door and others are watching Sgt Clark with new respect! Exercise followed exercise during the busy build up to Amber Express so that sports afternoons became few and far between and A Squadron litters learned that

tion of dead Foxes grew, the old EME took comfort in

his posting and fled. leaving Capt Ferguson to watch the dawn rise over the whole of HQ Squadron bogged in Fox Covert. The exercise season had started. Just as we were beginning to recover our equanimity, a US exchange visit took place during which B Squadron fitters went West to discover a ‘new' approach to military engineering while the rest of us, with some trepidation, returned to SPTA with several of our mechanical foundlings in the tender care of our US visitors. Happily the spirit and determination of all personnel managed to maintain the slams quo of fit equipment and although many hilarious tales have been exchanged over a beer since then, the event was declared to have been ‘an education’

for both sides. Certainly the second annual production by the LAD repertory company of. ‘Die. Bleed or Go Loopy‘ which heralded many unwitting special guest appearances by both US and UK stars, succeeded in causing much consternation and disbelief in American ranks as well as a guided tour of SPTA for one hapless vehicle crew who found themselves in the clutches of Sgt Butt (Col Blimp) in his second Oscar-winning role. During this period a suntanned C Squadron returned to an English spring and a lot of work on their new work does not always finish at 1630 hours. The only interruption to the routine was Op Helical.during which the LAD as a whole performed wonders by correcting the many problems on the ambulances while maintaining the Regimental vehicle availability. Sporting activities have faltered

LCpl Henshaw and Sgt Reid

vehicles whilst HQ LAD worked towards procuring via means both fair and foul the materials required to complete the production onero Hotel. Around the same time Sgt Clark‘s law-abiding reputation came under review when within the space of a week he successfully undertook to pick three locks. Firstly the DoE ofi‘ice staff lost the keys to their security locker containing their wages (very careless), Mrs Hamilton—Russell then found


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nevertheless, SSgt Sloan has confirmed his place in the REME Corps Rugby XV as has Cfn Titherington who also represents the Army. The ASM, WOl Howell, has fenced in an Army competition and officiated at an inter-Services fencing competition while Sgt Wilson, LSgt Appleton and Sgt Oxley succeeded in helping the Regimental Canoe team to victory in their class at the Army Wild Water Championships. Earlier in the year Cfn O'Neill joined Exercise Yeti‘s Progress, the Regimental expedition to Nepal, an adventure which he documented so well that an article was submitted to the CI'a/ismali Magazine. Exercise Amber Express in Denmark, which was the culmination of our year's effort, proved to be pleasantly incident—free and the delight of SCM A Squadron at the performance of the Fox proved that SSgt Flockhart's prayers had been wasted. Alas, no good thing lasts forever and the return road march across Denmark to the port of embarkation almost proved our undoing~l9 breakdowns later, after a journey of l7£ hours and some five hours after the rest of the Regimenti the very tired but victorious fitters limped onto the two ships with all vehicle casualties in tow. Many were asleep by the time the ship sailed one hour later.

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The Mounted Squadron There is no doubt that the main event of our year was the Wedding ofPrincc Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. which saw the Squadron finding No 3 and No 4 Divisions of the Sovereign's Escort, the Travelling Escort to Waterloo Station and numerous Carriage Officers. On the Sovereign‘s Escort the Commanding Officer was the Field Officer and Maj Massey was Escort Commander. Maj Rogers, on an outing from his office in the Ministry of Defence, and Lt Lendrum. filled the front wheel stations (especially introduced to increase security for the procession) whilst RCM Lawson carried the Standard with RQMC Clayton as Standard Cover. On the return journey from St Paul‘s Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother travelled independently escorted by Maj Hayward and Capt Shaw (who were upset that they

Royal Wedding Sandy Gall interviews Tpr Measures on Yukon


did not feature on television at all): SCM Martin carried the Regimental Guidon of The Blues and Royals with SQMC Bright as Guidon Cover, Publicity for the great day started early for us. with Sandy Gall and his ITN team moving into 3 Troop lines where they filmed a rather sleepy Tpr Rowbotham and an even more sleepy Epaulette at early Stables. They were beamed to the nation and interviews followed with the Commanding Officer, RCM Lawson. who lTN thought 'looked as if he had come straight from the Khyber Pass‘ and Tpr Measures. Perhaps the most unforgettable experience ofthe whole day was, for those fortunate enough to participate, the Travelling Escort which escorted the Prince and Princess of Wales from Buckingham Palace to Waterloo. The crowds in front of the Palace were so great that instead of taking the customary route to the Quadrangle via Constitution Hill the Escort had to make its way through the Palace Gardens. It was a ‘high aiguillette power‘ escort with the Commanding Officer and the Adjutant on the back wheels. Maj Tweedie and Capt White— Spunner on the front wheels and the Escort consisting of the Regimental Corporal Major. the Regimental Quartermaster Corporal, SCM Martin, SQMC Bright, SCpl Bellas, FQMC Smith. CsoH Davies, Sackett. Kennard and Evans. with Tprs Stone and Sowden as

advance points and Tprs Walker and Mitchell as rear points. It was a unique experience. especially for the Adjutant, whose horse favoured the canter. but it was generally felt that he coped quite well in the circumstances. and was lucky that the television cameras were the other side of the carriage. The Wedding was, as usual a very busy year. In early March we were honoured to receive on a visit, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mothcr, who toured the Barracks and met as many of the Regiment as she could. Before meeting the families she was presented with a bronze statuctte of 21 Blues and Royals Officer‘s Charger in Mounted Review Order by Farr Hammond (the senior Trooper in the Regiment). RCM

Lawson received her for drinks in the Warrant Officers and Non—Commissioned Officers Mess and then on to Luncheon in the Officers Mess. On a more solemn occasion later on in the month the Squadron had to find a bearer party for the funeral of Princess Alice. Countess of Athlone, which was com-

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manded by Capt White—Spunner. This took place at the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmorc. On 17 March the President of Nigeria paid a State Visit and was accompanied by a Sovcrign‘s Escort undcr Command of Maj Massey from Victoria Station to Buckingham Palace. The Major General‘s Inspection took place in carly May and. for the first time in living memory, the Regiment cantcrcd past. This proved a great success and despite thc anxious horse catchcrs in the audience, no one returned to Barracks prematurely. The Travelling Escort leaving Buckingham Palace

A major commitment throughout the year was the Household Cavalry Quadrille commanded by Capt Shaw and under the direction of Lt Col A. Jackson. MBF. At all the shows at which they performed they were very much appreciated. Their popularity and success is now reaching international borders. Mention must be made of the presentation of the Sherry Shippers Award to the Quadrille for the most outstanding contribution to the Royal International Horse Show. Early June saw a Travelling Escort for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother to Horse Guards for the Irish Regiments‘ Beating Retreat, the State Visit by King Khalid of Saudi Arabia and the Queen‘s Birthday Parade in the same week, followed by the Garter

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CoH Kennard on Farthing Winner, Officers and SNCOs Showjumping

SCpI Bellas The Regimental Dismount

by the Knightsbridge version of‘Rent—a-Mob‘, complete with loud-hailer system to simulate the anticipated cheering. Some horses, much to their rider‘s discomfort did feel that this was beyond the call of duty. Once ‘wedding day fever‘ had subsided we turned our thoughts to camp which was as usual, at Stoney Castle, and t0 reverting the horses from their state of docility necessitated by the Wedding, to being fiery champions of the Handy Hunter Course. Camp was blessed with mostly fine weather, with the exception of the last week when a hurricane blew down the cookhouse and NCOs Mess the night before Open Day.

It was a very enjoyable three weeks, with horses fitter than normal, and a high standard of equitation was achieved. CoH Kennard won the Officers and Senior NCOs Show Jumping competition and was presented with a saddle by Mr Missenden (late RHG) of Harrods. We now look forward to the winter months with as many soldiers competing in training events as possible. During the past year we have said goodbye to Maj Massey to the Staff College, and Lts Voorspuy and Macauley to civilian life. We welcome Maj Carr-Ellison, Capts White—Spunner and Lucas and Lt Daly.

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Service on the following Monday. In all, a very hectic period and we awoke after the Garter Service with a sigh of relief; the horses looking forward to eating as much grass as possible before the Royal Wedding causing their annual holiday to be terminated early and ourselves to have an all—too-short leave period. The Squadron put a big entry into the Military Class at the Royal Tournament and met with mixed success; Arabella, ridden by Tpr Scott was third in the Princess Anne Cup. We also provided horses for the Stoke Manderville Appeal Show Jumping at Ascot and a Cossack Cavalry Charge for the Wembley Pageant: for this latter event we also supplied the Cossacks. July was otherwise occupied with rehearsals for the Royal Wedding, and surprised joggers along the Serpen— tine Road found their morning constitutional interrupted















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Fireworks where we had joined forces with four other Guards Bands at the largest fireworks display since 1749. However, we saw nothing as we had our backs to it all. Christmas found us playing Carols in the wards of the King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor, and New Year was celebrated by playing in cabaret at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London as Big Ben struck midnight. We have been active with the BBC, recording two radio programmes and playing in one live. The two recorded programmes were also repeated. We held a farewell concert in the W0 and NCOs Mess for ex—BCM Daniels, when the baton was handed

over to the new BCM, BCM Whennell. The retiring member then sat out the rest of the concert with the audience, and was able to witness the Band playing a rather unusual version of Colonel Bogey. Musn Yurek spent some days with the Household Cavalry Regiment Coaching Team at various shows, and at the South of England Show he won the prize for the Best Coach Horn playing. The Band played at the Sponsored Picnic in Windsor Great Park where people were sponsored to get there under their own steam. Some people had walked from as far away as Germany, but even though we only had about a mile to travel we went by coacl . At the Royal International Horse Show this year one of the displays was of huntsmen with their hounds. As a result LCpl Burroughs was asked to play calls on a hunting horn during the display. During rehearsals the leader of the hunt informed us that we were not playing the correct calls, so he was asked to demonstrate. Before

playing, he removed his teeth, put them in his pocket and then gave us a lengthy recital. LCpl Burroughs, always one to do things properly, is now having a set of false teeth made in case he is asked to play the hunting horn again. We spent the last two weeks of August sunning ourselves whilst working in Bournemouth. We made many friends in that time and we (especially LCoH Morrison) hope to see them all again next year.

Musn Yurek with the cup he won for the Best Coach Horn Playing at the South of England Show

Band at Stoney Castle Summer Camp

The Band has again had a busy year, a year which included an inspection of the Band in all its roles by the Commandant of the Royal Military School of Music, Co] D. T. L. Beath, and our previous Director of Music Lt Col G. E. Evans in his role as Assistant Inspector of Army Bands. Leaving music aside for a moment, we had our annual medical revision training in April when we met up with our Territorial Army Field Ambulance Unit, and the session was ended with a First Aid Competition which was won by a team led by LCoH Bower. Some members of the Band made a film for the BBC, which was shown during their coverage of the Trooping the Colour Ceremony, in which other members of the Band had to be rescued from blazing vehicles. T/M Mansfield was ‘Team Leader’ for the day and we are proud to report that none of the actors were injured whilst on location. The Band was also required to provide 20

emergency cover during the Ambulancemen‘s strike last summer. The use of the new Drum Horse, ‘Caractaeus‘, on Guard Mounting added a bit ofexcitmentto the Mounted Band Season. Caractacus and rider were seen to head in many directions other than the required one when the Band first struck up behind him. However, the sound of the timpani did not fade as LCoH Marsh continued to play his parts, refusing to accept that all was not going to plan. The wedding of H RH Prince Charles caused the Bands summer leave to be postponed by some four days so that six trumpeters could have the honour of announcing the bride‘s arrival at St Paul’s Cathedral and also of sounding a fanfare from the Whispering Gallery on the emergence of the Bride and Groom after signing the register. The previous night the Band had witnessed the enormous patriotic crowds in Hyde Park at the Royal

The following letter was received by the Director of Music 55 Bolton Road, Harrow,

Middx HAl 4SB 8.9.81 Dear Major Keeling, I am writing to you on behalf of my six-year-old son Stephen, who is a spastic. We have recently spent a holiday in Bournemouth and came several times to hear the Band play in the Winter Gardens. My son thought the music wonderful and has talked about little else except the Band and the Conductor ever since. In fact he pretended to conduct whilst you were playing and continues to do so to the record we bought for him from one of the soldiers after a concert.

He now gets his sister to build him a bandstand out of bricks and plays at ‘Bands‘ for hours. I hope you will not mind my writing to you, but I think that anyone who gives so much pleasure to a handicapped child should know about it. I obtained your name from the record ‘The Sovereign‘s Escort” and hope this letter will find you. The rest of my family enjoyed the concerts very much [00.

With many thanks to you and the Band and hoping we shall see you playing again next summer. Yours sincerely, RUTH ANTHONY (MRS)

Exercise Amber Express by the late Maj R. C. Wilkinson

In September, the Regiment took part in Exercise Amber Express which was a joint AMF, UKMF exercise in Denmark controlled by the Commander Land Forces Zealand. As with all major exercises, initial correspond— ence was followed by instructions. meetings. briefings, recces, orders, a work—up exercise. and finally movement to Denmark nine months later. The Regiment was moved to and from Zealand by road, sea and air. Although stories will long be told of sleepless nights, uncertain delays, misplaced vehicles and aggressive peace demonstrations, we survived both journeys. Our home for the first week was a large exposed stubble field outside Holbaek, where the QM and his advance party had erected a very respectable encampment. Everything was catered for except wind and rain, but fortunately we enjoyed idyllic weather until the last day at Holbaek. The period itself was devoted to low

endlessly on our behalf; a piano was produced for the Officers Mess tent and large farms with suitable facilities procured during the FTX phase. The local people were delighted to see us and were most hospitable.

5qu Lrlr (0 C0: (2 days later)

‘Colonel, I‘m having problems pro— ducing Tpr Cox for The Queen of Denmark’s visit”.

C0 to Sqn Ldr:

‘No, I didn’t mean Tpr Cox, but a Troop of Fox’.

5qu Lclr to C0:

‘But Colonel, Tpr Fox left the Regi— ment six months ago’.

in conclusion, the fog of war will always produce misunderstandings as the Commanding Officer dis— covered:

C0 to Sqn Lzlr:

“Yourself and a Troop of Fox will be required for The Queen of Denmark’s visit to the Exercise‘.

The dreaded stubble field

level and rather limited training. However, we were

able to fire both 84mm anti-tank weapons and SMGs. A party of Troop Leaders controlled artillery fire for

breweries and castles, according to their tastes and desires. During unexpected lulls, SCMs rehearsed their Squadrons in arms drill in preparation for the Major General's inspection. This sight produced looks of consternation and astonishment from neighbouring units, who were unaware of the need for this unrestrained

Queen of Denmark meeting . . . Tpr Fox?

militarism. The weather broke the day before the FTX. Our stubble field quickly turned to a quagmire and all were eager to reach the shelter of farms and woods which were to be our initial positions. Over the next five days the majority of the Regiment were given little break from action. We fought on the beaches of West Zealand, withdrew over a 20km frontage in classic reconnaissance style, and finally advanced in contact during the counterattack. At the same time we entertained a flow of visitors, totalling one Lieutenant General, two Major Generals and three Brigadiers. in the first three days of the battle. Our Danish hosts, umpires and liaison officers worked


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1 RHA and the Close recce Troops were attached to their particular battalions within the Force. Commanders spent much of their time on recces and TEWTs. On one occasion, Capt Hutchison and a Danish Officer found themselves negotiating for the same farm, only to realise they were on opposing sides!

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‘Two Blews at Warr’ C. W. Frearson, Assistant Curator, Household Cavalry Museum The War of Austrian Succession (1741—48) was about many things. Firstly, there was Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria and Hungary and her claim to be Empress of the Holy Roman Empire. Secondly, there was the Holy Roman Empire, (now West Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria and Belgium). This was a joint idea of Charlemagne and Pope Leo III to form an early kind of Common Market. The idea began on Christmas Day AD 800 when the Vatican Chef had overdone it with the brandy in their Christmas pud. The third cause of the war was the big demand in the UK for sock-suspenders made from the viscera of Frenchmen. Two Old Blues left accounts of the war, hitherto unpublished, and both of which are in the library of the Household Cavalry Museum. One account is a typescript of a casebook kept by Dr Buchanan, a Scottish Surgeon and Vet with the Blues. It has the snappy title, ‘A SHORT HISTORY or THE DESEASES COMMON TO HIS MAJESTIES OWN ROYALE REGIMENT or HORSE GUARDS,. COMMONLY CALLED THE BLEws, WHEN ABROAD’. s Our copy was typed by Mrs E. Cheeseman and supervised by Surgeon Col Bulow. The other account is from a photocopied MS kept by a Troop Quartermaster of the Blues, it is entitled:

The Regiment landed in Ostend and marched by way of Ghent to Brussels. They remained in Winter Quarters in Brussels until the ‘season for war" began, I May 1743. The Regiment was accompanied by some women and children, among the latter was little Jack Hobson who proved a point for Dr Buchanan:

Eating cheese too freely is an unwholesome dyet especially for children, as was the case with JACK HOBSON after being costive nine days from living only on Dutch cheese; being Often bathed in warm water. yet dyed the 12th day. Was remarkably sprightly but from bad example had learned to drink Drains. was often Drunk and it was thought his inside was bm'll/ up,

After the winter had passed, the army in Flanders began moving south by way of the Rhine valley and over the Main to Hochst, as Dr Buchanan describes:

After frost we commonly bleed our horses, especially the fattest. We do the same in hot weather, and when the stables are warm and much crowded as we were at Brussells where some dyed suddenly for want of this precaution. We were eighteen days on our march to Hochest where we encamped May 31st, on the Banks of the Mayne. During the march the weather was very dry and warm, roads dusty. Men and horse stood the march better than could be expected.

During the month of May 1743 Edmund Cox, a cadet with the lst Guards was informed by his Colonel that he had been granted a ‘Commission in the Blews’. He set out to join his new Regiment as a Troop Quartermaster (a Warrant Rank), and caught up with his new friends whilst they were marching from Brussels. Cox joined the Blues at Tirlemont and joined the march to Hochst. At the same time, King George II Trooper, The Blues, 1742


THE. . . WRITINGS OF EDMUND cox, BEING A JOURNALL FROM MARCHING OUT OF ST JAMEs‘s PARK To FLANDERS AND ELSEWHERE, MAY YE 26 IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1742‘. This latter was donated to the Library by Capt Thomas Dunne, formerly The Blues and now keeping a sharp look—out for illegal Welsh immigrants in his capacity as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire. (The Editor of The Blue and Royal claims to have a perfectly valid Work Permit). l have amended the dates where necessary as both authors use the Julian, (old) and Gregorian (new style) Calendars indiscriminately. The spelling is strictly sic. 1742 Par: lst, The Regiment embarked at Gravesend Septr. thh 1742 in good health, without any remarkable accident to man or horse; had a good passage to Ostend being only three days at sea with fair weather: the most part Of officers and men were sea-sick, The soldiers were allowed by the publiek, one pound bread, half a pound salt butter. and one quarter pound cheese for dayly dyet, with two quarts small beer, Or half a pint brandy. for drink; which was not a sufficient quantity. the weather being cxtrcamely hot, we found it necessary to give three quarts beer for which extraordinary quart the commanding Oflficer gave his receipt to the Master of the Ship. Officers servants had the same allowance.

was leaving England and journeying to join his army of English and Hanoverians on the Main. The King joined the army on 20 June 1743, near AsschaiTenburg on the River Main, and was persuaded by his German generals to abandon the south bank of the Main to the French. The French moved cannon to the south bank and sank the barge transports bringing the Allies food and forage up the river from Hanau. Buchanan describes the great hardship and hunger suffered by the men and horses. Edmund Cox’s ‘Journall’ (dates converted) reads:


June ye 26 in the Evening an Order was Given to our whole Army to Strike their Tents after Watch Set (Guard Mounting); And to be Ready to March upon the First Notice: We Lay on Our Arms all Night and at 3 in the Morning. . . Received Orders to March. They saw the enemy in a "Moving Posture‘. About 10 in the Morning Their Cannon began cannonading our Army very Briskly. We meet their Army about 12 o'Clock and gave them Battle.

This was the battle of Dettingen, but Edmund Cox does not tell us that the English and Hanoverians spent four hours ‘right dressing‘ in the line of battle before the battle proper began. He was presumably with the baggage column which was moved off the road to allow the rear-

most battalions to come forward.

Dr Buchanan, the day after the battle, writes: The night passed amidst the Groans of the dying. and the complaints of those who survived them. Men and horses were greatly fatigued and could bear it no longer.

mm...“ As the English were not officially at war with the French, Dr Buchanan visited the English wounded, left on the field of Dettingen for the enemy to tend.

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Colour of the French ‘Black Musketeers’ taken by the Royal Dragoons at the Battle of Dettingen, 1743

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I was sent to the French camp in order to visit the wounded of our Army. Thcir Surgeons went round the hospital carrying a tub of Brandy and Syringes w1th which they washed the wounds.

The doctor goes on to mention the hardy wives and children of the Blues.

Plan’of the Battle of Dettingen 27 June 1743

It‘s surprising what people can do when forced to it: many tender women and young children marched with us last year thro Germany. were never a horsehacke. nor carried in waggons. At Windsor Forest Camp children ol‘cight years old ma rchcd from Glasgow to that Camp in one month's time. One of our Troopers wifcs in Germany marched 36 hours with the child in her arms the fourth day after delivery.

WINTER QUARTERS 1743 - 1744 Our Danger was so great we would not Venter another Days Journey in It; So get passage in a Large Vessell at Arnheim to


One was 'to be hanged But as the Minester was praying to him; He Slipt in amongst the Croud and get Clean ()ll'.’

B Squadron in America (Exercise Stoney Run)


Exchange training in the United States appeared on every ‘forecast of events‘ from early 1980. It was on; it was doubtful; it was unlikely; then came the mora—


Even winter quarters in Brussels were not free of hazards to life and limb:









somehow other exercises were cancelled, dates were changed to slip into another financial year and an exchange exercise with Company C of the 4th (Airborne) Battalion ofthe 68th Armor was finally on.

DECEMBER. Nothing Material happening til Ye (6th) then the Townspeople and Our Huzays (Austin—Hungarian Cavalry) Quarreld. One of the Townspeople was Killed; One his hand

Cut off; and several on Both Sides wounded. Decber Ye (let) All the Huzars went out of Town.

The Squadron Leader went across to North Carolina

in late January to try and prepare our American hosts for the shock to come. In late March Capt Hutchison and SQMC Pinks went out on the advance party to take over our Sheridan Tanks, Scout Jeeps, Accommoda—

THE CAMPAIGN OF 1744 Alas, it was not to be a good summer—for cricket or war according to the doctor:

tion blocks. bedding, etc. On 6 April the Squadron main body entered the movement system at South Ccrney and

24 hours later emerged some 4,000 miles away in the heat of Fort Bragg, the home of the US 82nd Airborne Division. The 82nd, the Spearhead Division of the US

We took the field May I9Ih NS. I744 and encamped on a wet soyle amongst ranke com; the weather cold and wet. Agues and Quincies, with slight aching pains were frequent. At first taking the field it’s common to have many kicks from the horses. being then in great heart and full of play. On leaving Garrison the men are apt to get drunk over night in taking leave of their Landlords etc. and we have many accidents nixt day and much confusion in passing the Gates.

Army, has all its units on the same ‘Post‘ which, comkids“

pared to Combermere Barracks, Windsor, was somewhat of a military Disneyland.

in the hands ofa Troop Leader, proved to be an awesome weapon system, even if of little danger to the targets. Added realism was provided by the smoke and flames from the burning range tower that in good Blues and Royals tradition was ‘accidentally' burnt to the ground

Cox writes of English ‘Sportsmanship’ (old style) June Ye (15th) Their was a Quarrell between our Regiment and Genll Ligoniers (i.e. 7DG) Which began by a Boxing Match. But each Regiment taken their own mens Parts; and being very Malicious to each other great Numbers of both Regiments was Engaged with Swords and Clubs: a great Many was Wound‘d on

(we were told to use it as a target!)

Other days were spent on exercise both with and against infantry battalions practising their anti-armour defence, and also against B Company 4/68th on their test exercise. On these we proved that tanks do not hover over swamps (CoH Hunter): that Jeeps won‘t run without petrol (Lt lnnes-Ker): that CS gas is really quite effective against the unprotected (‘dear‘ B Company 4/68): that C rations are different (Hickory-flavoured peanut butter was found to be tricky for breakfast but

both Sides.

Dr Buchanan’s remedies were not always in accord With ‘human rights‘: Desertion was the most prevailing distemper, and thought to proceed from the inactivity of our Army; all nations equally subject to it, but more especially the Irish. It was not known amongst the horse. their pay was too good to run away from; nor was there any such thing amongst the Highlanders, being ashamed of their great desertion on coming over. Mild remedies were at first tryed, viz: wheeping, but (e.g. flogging) not proving successful, and the desease growing dayly more desperate, desperate remedies must be put in practice, and hanging was the only specifick.

June Ye (lSth) two Soldiers Shot for Desertion.

The MO describes the end of a dismal summer. Sept“. 29th NS. we decamped from Anstaine Camp, had violent rains. high winds, and cold weather during the remaining part of the Camp". and the encamped near Ghent we were in want of provision. the weather being so very bad, none of the inhabitants could come to camp. Some tents were tore to pieces. and some could not be pitched on account of the high winds.

The men and the accoutrements were so wet as to be unfit for duty. The horses starving with cold and hunger. During this weather the Officers sat in the Sutlers tent night and day.

And QM Cox ends the campaign with an escape story (the men referred to here are not Blues) GHENT: OCTOBER I744: ‘Ye (10th) two Men was brought to the head of our Regiment to have the Sentence ofa Genll Court Martiall put in Execution:


Tpr Munroe in the Swamp

George II, the last King of England to lead his Troops in battle. Dettingen 1743

good for sunburn): and that ‘XO‘ has a certain ring about

US Range briefing

EPILOGUE Maria Theresa never ruled the Holy Roman Empire, but her husband, Franz, did#(l745765). .Their marriage was barren until a Dutch gynaecologist gave Franz a lecture on the birds and bees and the Emperor caught on. They produced progeny like rabbits and the last one of all, came to a sticky end at Sarajevo in 1914, the spark which started the 1914—18 War. The UK market for French sock—suspenders slumped and the British took to Golden Delicious, the flavour is

it that ‘Second—in—Command‘ rather lacks. We also discovered that American beer is weaker than British beer but you could still drink too much. We found

We soon got to grips with our ‘new~ equipment; we had to, for two days later we were to fire the Sheridan main armament and even a few Shillelagh missiles provided so generously by our hosts. We found Sheridan gunnery, apart from the bigger bang and rather Violent platform rock, was much the same as on Scorpion. The Shillelagh missile on the other hand was a delightto fire, and rarely missed! To end our first weekin America our hosts gave the whole Squadron a splendid barbeque

about the same. at the ‘Guh and Rod Club‘ where steaks, beer and tall

Dr Buchanan changed his name to Jonathan Miller and went on TV. Edmund Cox married at Windsor in 1747 and happily continued his ‘Journall‘ to February 1762. Not many old Blues remember him now, apart from Ben Goodacre, Jock Neill and Maj ‘Spud‘ Lewis.

stories flowed. _ . In the middle week the Commanding Officer VISIted the Squadron He witnessed what was undoubtedly the military highlight of the tourithe Machine Gun Battle Runs! Our allies allowed us to do lire and movement with one leg on the ground, which produced the odd interesting moment, especially for the unarmoured safety jeeps. A -50 machine gun on gimbal mountings


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Lord Robin limes-Ker and LCOH Meiklcjohn resting in the USA


singing as you run quaint. and keeping our dressing, US style, while jogging, impossible. We enjoyed two eggs. grits, bacon, hash browns, waffles and maple syrup on one plate for breakfast, not to mention the milk and Coke on tap. We listened with rapt attention to our ‘Snakes and Other Nasties~ lecture from the Medical Platoon Leader (not Col Page). We learned that Swamp Vipers attack first and ask questions later (this explained why LCoH Fisher was seen tippy-toeing around his tank in the swamp—same swampi). we heard how ticks, chiggers, poison ivy and coral snakes could ‘ruin your day‘ (an expression that has since been grossly over-used), On the cultural side, we did an interesting guided tour of Washington, at the start of our R & R period in the Washington area. This, together with the odd weekend trip to Myrtle Beach or nightly trip to Fayetteville. was all the Visiting we were able to squeeze into our short stay. Then, finally on 29 April we flew home at the end ofa most enjoyable and valuable exchange.

Household Cavalry Museum We are pleased to say that Mr Frearson resumed full— time duties in the Museum in January l98l after his long period of sick leave. W02 Anslow, RHG/D, has also joined the staff on attachment. The Museum has been open each day from Monday to Friday inclusive (except Bank Holiday weekends) and on Sundays during the summer months. The attendance ligures have dropped this year but this is in line with the normal tourist figures as there have been far fewer visitors to Windsor. However, during the year a number of school contingents, Cadet Forces, and our own recruits have visited the Museum, and we have also

been pleased to welcome a number of ex—members of the Household Cavalry visiting the area. We are always pleased to see ex-members of the Regiments who are in the Windsor area, and during the year we have also answered numerous enquiries from the public concerning relatives who have served through the ages and, of course, queries regarding the uniform and equipment of the Regiments. During the year we have received a number of very

valuable military reference books from the library of the late Marquess of Cambridge who served in the lst Life Guards which have been donated by his widow, and

we have also received the following for our Museum collection: Medals of the late Lt Col R. B. Gore, l RD, presented

by his daughter. Bust ofthe late Earl Mountbatten of Burma, presented

by the sculptor, Mr Maxwell. Officer‘s helmet ofthe 1 RD presented by Lt Col E. C. York. Medals of the late Tpr Humphries, 2 LG, presented by his widow. Spirit stove used in the South Africa War and medals of Tpr Cutler, 2 LG, presented by his daughter. The Museum Committee are always pleased to accept items of interest concerning the Household Cavalry. and any members who have such items and would be prepared to donate them for display, or to loan them permanently, are asked to communicate with the Curator.

Household Cavalry Recruiting Team Although the recruiting figures for both Regiments are extremely good it has been a very busy year for The Household Cavalry Recruiting Team. The season got under way with a visit to Mill Hill Royal Engineers Open Day followed by Biggin Hill Air Display at the beginning of May. The end of May and the first 10 days ofJune saw the team on the Scotland KAPE tour. This consisted of shows in Edinburgh and the border counties, followed by Glasgow and the surrounding districts. A mention should be made of certain misfortunes that occurred during this period; first, there were two punc—

Fire and Movement

The Team, which has two major shows to do before finishing the season, consists ofthe following: Maj Price, W02 Hawley, LCoH Reid, LCoH Corway, LCpl Gawthorne (LG), LCpl Walton (RCT), and Tpr Bowen (Clerk). We have been supported by 14 Mounted Dutymen from both Regiments and 21 Crewmen from the Sabre Squadrons. During the autumn we are hoping to put the Caravan into Workshops for refurbishing plus the fitting of a Video Turret and, money permitting, a new ther system and steps.

tures on the caravan, then a seized differential on the

Land-Rover plus a broken half-shaft, all as usual, on a Bank Holiday weekend. CoH Harding in his enthusiasm to unload the Fox from the back of the Foden, borrowed the GOC Scotland‘s

car ramps and subsequently squashed them flat. As it was a Bank Holiday he left his name, rank and number and pushed on. This resulted in some heated discussions

between Scotland and Windsor by telephone and a rather large bill to be paid. July and August were taken up with shows at Dagenham, Bassingbourne, Nottingham, St Helens, Bingley, Southwell, Doncaster, Cromer and Peterborough.








Words of advice on a tombstone in the graveyard of Winchester


Maj J. Flores (X0 4 '68 Armor) receiving the picture from Maj T. J.



‘Here sleeps in peace a Hampshire Grenadier, Who caught his death by drinking cold small Beer. Soldiers be wise from his untimely fall. And when ye’re hot drink Strong or none at all.’

Perhaps a mention should be made ofa combined show by The Guards information Team and The Household Cavalry Recruiting Team which lasted for two days at Pontins Camp at Southport. Although the teams worked hard and long hours on the static displays they were also involved in Knockout Competitions, Gun Races and Marching Displays, much to the admiration ofthc public. The Royal Wedding was celebrated by both Teams organising a Barbequc on the beach to which the Pontins stafl‘ were invited. This was an enormous success and the wreckage was cleared tip at 0700hrs the following morning by personnel still left standing.

Tpr Pratt With Miss Cromer during a recent Recruiting Fair


Obituaries quarters Household Division where he was soon recognised as one of the most knowledgeable and authoritative officers on Household Division ceremonial.

war with the Scottish Horse. After his regular service ended he joined the Territorial Army and served with the Parachute Regiment for a number of years. Amongst his many qualities he will be remembered as a good soldier, a keen sportsman and an enthusiastic member of the





remember the

hospitality which he made freely available at his home. The esteem in which he was held was shown by the

very large attendance at his funeral. He will be sadly missed. Our deepest sympathy goes to ‘Mac' his wife and associate in all his activities.

After two years in Horse Guards he then returned to

The Blues and Royals in Detmold as a Squadron Leader and during this time took his Squadron to Northern Ireland with the Regiment. ln I978 he was back with the Mounted Regiment, this time commanding The Blues and Royals Mounted Squadron, and went on from there to be Regimental Adjutant. His last of many parades before becoming Second-in—Command of The Blues and Royals was the Royal Wedding and it was typical of his generosity that he exchanged chargers for the return from St Paul‘s with a young officer who was having a difficult time on an overexcited horse alongside Her Majesty‘s carriage. Richard was an officer with some very special qualities and we remember particularly his dedication to his Regiment, his firm insistence on the highest professional standards coupled with a sympathetic awareness of the needs of the soldiers under his command, his foresight

and his unfiappable commonsense. In an age where there there is never sufficient time, he found time for everybody and there are many members of the Regiment who have cause to be thankful for his wise and gentle counsel. To all he was a true friend, one of Nature‘s

Richard Wilkinson was one of the nicest men one could ever hope to meet and. when he died suddenly on 1 December while taking part in a Regimental run in Windsor Great Park, the tragic loss of a young life was hard for his family and many friends to understand and accept. His was a wonderfully happy marriage, with two charming young daughters, and he was Second-in Command of the Regiment he loved and which meant so much to him. He joined The Blues in Germany in 1964 as a Troop Leader but was soon posted to the Mounted Regiment where he was to spend a good deal of his service over the years, and which he came to look upon as his second home. It was during his first spell at Knightsbridge that he collected his nickname of ‘Jumbo‘. When he returned to the Regiment at Windsor he became Signals Officer and Assistant Adjutant which he did throughout the important and testing time leading up to, and immediately after. the amalgamation in I969 in Detmold. It was during this period that, together with Robert Campbell and Bill Stringer, he was instrumental in starting up the Weser Vale Bloodhound Hunt which, under the auspices of whichever Household Cavalry Regiment is in Germany, still gives untold pleasure to officers and soldiers of many Regiments and German civilians. The Weser Vale has done much to cement friendships with the local community and is a living memorial to Richard‘s enthusiasm and love for the countryside. In I972 he moved back to Windsor with the Regiment as Second-in-Command of the AMFtL) Squadron, after which he returned to the Mounted Regiment and now, 10 years later, he is still remembered as an outstanding adjutant. In 1974 he became Staff Captain at Head—


gentlemen, and a fine example of how strong Christian faith can be. For those who did not know him, no mere words can adequately describe the impression he made on, and the respect he elicited from, those who did. First and foremost a devoted husband and father, he

had many friends and interests outside the Army. He lived an outdoor life, being a keen gardener, and rode to hounds in a typically brave and enthusastic manner while always showing the greatest courtesy to others. In a more cultural sense he was a very proficient painter and was passionately fond of Opera. All these things he did with a twinkle in his eye and any conversation with him was invariably punctuated with an impish sense of humour. Something very good has gone out of all our lives and our deepest sympathy and our prayers reach out to Margaret, Eugenie and Anne Marie.

Warrant Officers and Corporals of Horse Mess The Members of the Warrant Officers and Corporals of Horse Mess saw the old year out in the customary style with a first-class Christmas Draw under the ever efficient control ofthe RQMC. Also during the Christmas Festival we were entertained to cocktails in the Officers Mess and saw the New Year in with a traditional party. The New Year Dinner was held on 9 January and the Commanding Officer addressed the Mess with a ‘State of the Nation” speech which predicted the very busy year we have had to contend with.

During April we were hosts to a company of the 82 Airborne Regiment, United States Army who were on an exchange tour with B Squadron RHG/D. We enter— tained them to a St George's Day Dinner and made friends with them in a truly traditional fashion. Other

functions throughout the year have included a number of ‘A La Carte' Dinner nights, a Casino night. Fancy Dress Dance and the very popular Band concerts. The Mess held a Spring Ball in May with some 300 people attending and an Autumn Ball in October with about 400 people present. On both occasions very good use was made of the Household Division Marquee to increase the somewhat limited space ofthe Mess building During the first Troop Training Exercise of the year on Salisbury Plain, there was a report that the Space Invader machine (which the Mess had obtained to entertain members‘ children at Sunday lunch times).

RQMS GEORGE ALBERT (BERT) JOHNSON It was a great shock to hear that Bert Johnson had died on 4 October I98]. Despite being a quiet and selfeffacing man he went out of his way to help everyone, and was as a result well known to many members of both The Royals and the present Regimental Association. He was always present at Association Functions and was a regular visitor to the Regiment. His work as a committee member was invaluable and many will recall that he carried the Association Standard on a number of occasions. Bert Johnson joined the Royals at Aldershot and served with them throughout the worldgAbbasia in Egypt, Meerut in India, Palestine, the Western Desert, Syria, France and Germany were amongst the many places where he saw service. He also served before the

had been brought on the area to allow gunners to practice their shooting techniques. This may not have been the case but the RCM seemed to be very gunnery consCious! The Mess has been hosts to the Coldstrcain Guards. Scots Guards, and Royal Berkshire Regiment Associa— tions, along with the Thames Valley Police Motorcyclists,

each for their annual Dinner nights.


RCM and Mrs Patterson in walking out order


For Exercise Amber Express, the Mess in Windsor

closed and was re-established in a cornfield in Denmark using a multitude of marquee tents. This became our home for the first part of the exercise and imposed great strain on the Mess staff who had to feed and serve all our own Mess members plus those of the other units attached to us. The Mess strength at this stage was well in excess of 200. . _ . During the year the Mess has been Visited by Maj Gen

D. H. A. Langley on the occasion of his inspection of the Regiment. The Major General was accompanied by the Brigade Major with his notebook at the High Port,

and in the Mess we were able to show them a Video film of the Parade. Other visitors have included Maj Gen Roy Redgrave and

Maj Gen



Reid on their retirements and

Brig E. H. A. Beckett. the Field Force Commander. 31

A Day in De Life

The plumber problem was inlinitely more serious. Of the two ablution blocks in the camp one was totally

by Capt M. H. Lingeman

out of action and blocked off with Dannert wire, and the

other one served HQ and Support Companies who to— gether numbered 540 men. The hygiene situation would have given an RAMC inspection team severe palpitations butfthc cheerful soldiers carried on regardless. which made it worse. The local council plumber had been seconded


anuhoi in. 23mm in ’

to us in the early days but after the section of Pioneer

Platoon detailed off to assist him had tried to stuff him down a manhole, he had declined a second invitation.

I collected George Mutumbi, the lanky and amiable cx-ZANLA Second-in—Command, and set off to visit

Mounted Review Order (Tropical)

military publications to improve himself. He had a ready sense of humour and a Renault 5 which I was teaching him, rather reluctantly, to drive.

The sitrep itself was pretty average. There were 98 absentccs, the Brigade plumber was now not coming until next week, and the OC Support Company had crashed his car the previous evening apparently without

the Quartermaster, a cheerful and as yet willing exZANLA called Harahwa Charles. He had a problem which was the fact that the twice—weekly ration truck brought masses of food but as he only had three working gas—operated chest freezers, nearly a third of the fresh rations went bad before they could be eaten. The fact that the Master Cook had been appointed largely on the basis of his Chinvariga or guerilla pseudonym having been Denis the Menace, may have had something to do with it.

injuring the other nine officers who were his passengers.

guerillas, 414 were ex-ZANLA guerillas, 200 were exRhodesian Army, and three were don't knows. There

The fact that OC Support Company, known affectionately as Brooke Bond, did not actually possess a driving licence, was delicately glossed over. The absentee rate hardly rated a comment either. Some 35 soldiers and NCOs had never reported to Mtoko after block leave, a number of people usually

was also the Battalion cat, ‘Two Three‘, who was on

failed to return from courses, and in addition there

ration strength (fed by the duty clerk) but seldom under command for movement or for very much else. Actually ‘Two Three‘ was under sentence of drowning by the Battalion Commander who, although otherwise an excellent chap, disapproved of all animals except for cows which were highly acceptable as part payment for a wife; the usual basis for negotiations being four cows. It seemed a curious rate of exchange, four cows for one, but all things are relative. The Battalion Commander was a highly intelligent and

were gaps in the minefield surrounding the camp. Also the system of leave passes was imperfectly understood and loosely applied, the system being to wander out past the sanger that did duty as a guardroom, announce that one was ‘going for ofl‘, and make tracks for Salisbury. Anything less than 10 per cent AWOL was therefore normal. (At Birchenough Bridge, in the south of the country, a battalion who had not been paid for

alert ZlPRA called Todd Mpala, whom I addressed as

would come back to work when there was money on the table, and an 87 per cent absentee rate.)

e as , The Officers with their b eloved guide and mentor

The sign at the entrance to the camp had arrived on the ration truck from Salisbury the day before and looked very smart. On a rifle—green background bissected by two narrow red bands, the white letters stood out clearly in the bright African sunlight: 23 INFANTRY BATTALION NATIONAL ARMY OF ZIMBABWE. The barrier was manned by Cpl Mupwapwa, the pride of the Regimental Police, who was unfortunately neither

bright nor outstanding, that early in the day, so it took some time before the barrier was raised and we were allowed to drive into the camp. Outside the wooden huts which contained Battalion Headquarters, a gang of prisoners were apparently bent on cutting down every bush and shrub in sight under the approving supervision of the RP stafl". ‘Stop!’ I cried despairingly, ‘who is in charge here?‘ After the question had been repeated the customary three times, Sgt Subanda eventually stepped forward and answered with the time-honoured phrase. ‘I am de one!” It was clearly going to be one of those days. Another one of those days. W02 Sheridan, Royal Artillery, and I had been with the Battalion since its formation in October 1980, when the officers, warrant officers and NCOs had done their basic training at the Zimbabwe Military Academy at Gwelo. We had gone with them to the Depot of the Rhodesian African Rifles at Balla Balla, where they had done a further three weeks training with the 800 recruits who had joined us straight from their Assembly Points all over the country. While they went on block leave for three weeks we had pleaded, negotiated and compromised with the staff officers at 2 Brigade, and

at Army Headquarters in Salisbury, for more vehicles, tools, typewriters, training aids and paper clips. And finally we had brought them to the delights of Mtoke, some l40km north—east of Salisbury.


Of the total strength of 1,044, 427 were ex-ZIPRA

Commander and towards whom I behaved in public exactly as I would have towards my own Commanding Officer. Well, not quite, as I discovered on my return to Windsor! He would no doubt have been looking more intelligent and alert that morning had he not spent most of the previous night killing one of my few remaining bottles of whisky with the local doctor. The doctors goodwill was important to us as while our medical platoon was being trained we sent our daily ZOO—odd VD cases to the village hospital. As a result of this selfless devotion to duty and Dewars, the Commander was therefore not at his best and “Two Three” had her narrowest escape so far. We had realised ‘Two Three” was a her when she personally recruited ‘Two Three Alpha‘, ‘Bravo', ‘Charlie‘ and ‘Delta‘. The Adjutant, another ex—ZlPRA, was waiting with the daily sitrep. His name was Emmanuel Matatu. and like all Adjutants he was smart, young and in danger of being too sharp for his own good. Unlike most adjutants nowadays, he was also keen and professional and read

two months, wandered

off in droves shortly before

Christmas, leaving notes in the guard tent saying they

Gateway to Paradise

On our way back to the Oflficers Mess for coflee we suddenly heard a loud bang and looked up to see a cow with a rather perturbed expression flying through the air behind Defence Platoon‘s accommodation. On closer inspection, it turned out that the cow had somehow got into the minefield despite the numerous warning notices, and having stepped on a mine, had been sent sailing 50 yards due west. The wretched animal was still alive so the Battalion Crack Shot was summoned to despatch it. Unfortunately, he missed with his first shot and his rifle was so rusty that he was unable to cock it

again for a second shot. While he was hustled away by a scandalised RSM Sighabela (‘You bloody thing you. lef di lef di lef di‘) into close arrest. another steady-eyed

a .

Troop level recovery

killer was found and the job was done. Brooke Bond was elected by an overwhelming majority to enter the minefield to attach a rope to the cow‘s hind legs, which he successfully did while all the captains watched interestedly, in case the operation went wrong and resulted in a vacancy for promotion. (A previous incident at Balla Balla had in fact pro— duced a Warrant Ofliccr‘s vacancy when in the middle of a drill parade W02 Radasi of the 60mm Mortar Platoon was struck by lightning while executing an about turn 33

in slow time; which was a very shocking experience. He was always referred to as ‘de late Radasi‘ and was our first casualty.) After this dramatic scene the British contingent retired to the house in the village where we lived, for a few toots before graze (drinks before lunch). We were relatively comfortable in what had been the District Commissioner‘s mess and was now the British Officers and Warrant Ofiicers Mess, Mtoko. Pinned to the door we found a letter from the District Commission addressed


The Annual Dinner 1981

to ‘The Oflficer Commanding the British Army', which

I immediately sent to Windsor with a claim for pay of acting higher rank, We were looked after by a cook called Samson who, at the age of 53, had two wives. aged 30 and 18, and by a general duties boy called Meshak, who lost socks. Sergeant-Major Sheridan‘s attempts to teach Samson to make Yorkshire pudding having produced even more curious results than usual, we had a fairly quick lunch and drove back to the camp, stopping off at the Farmers‘ Co-op to buy another six bags of whitewash on the Battalion account. On arriving at Battalion Headquarters we were greeted with the news that the telephone was still out of order and likely to remain so as the Post Office engineers who had arrived to repair it had been refused access by the guard, who had threatened to shoot them if they tried to set foot in the camp. Having locked up the Provost Warrant Officer we started the weekly Company Commander’s conference which was noticeably short on Company Commanders. 0C A Company had been suflering from spiritual problems and had been given three weeks‘ sick leave to go off and see his nganga (witch doctor). The new CC C Company had not arrived yet and the old one was still in Salisbury awaiting General Court Martial for, amongst other things, assaulting a member of the guard at Balla Balla and seizing his rifle, and ‘brandishing the said rifle in the African soldiers‘ canteen, causing the soldiers there being to flee, and to cause damage to the said eanteen‘.


elected to the Committee during the year to fill vacancies created should now be confirmed

the Gymnasium.

as members: MR P. BELL B3 Cooks’ Course

One good thing about these conferences was that everybody spoke good, if occasionally picturesque, English (but standard reply to the question, “How are you?~ was, ‘Ah, in fact, it is quite fine‘). My own grasp of Shona was limited to ‘Eh‘, which meant yes; ‘Ah’ and ‘Aiwali‘, which meant ‘no’, and ‘certainly not‘, respec— tively; and ‘Oh', which meant either ‘I haven‘t quite grasped what you are getting at‘: or, ‘I have got the point and will go away and do nothing about it‘. The conference finished at 5pm with a decision to hold a Battalion drill competition to select the two Companies/Squadrons/Batterics who were to provide the Guard of Honour for the Anniversary of Independence Day celebrations in Salisbury. Pondering the fearful image that this conjured up the local representatives of the British Military Advisory and Training Team (BMATT) Zimbabwe, climbed thoughtfully into our dusty Renaut 5 and drove away into the sunset. narrowly missing a cow in the middle of the road as a result. It had been a long day.

Combined Cavalry Parade 1981 On a very pleasant day the Association once again excelled in the numbers marching, and Hyde Park Barracks was again overflowing with members of the Combined Cavalry who took advantage of the hospitality laid on by the Household Cavalry Regiment.

‘At Home‘ Day 1981 The Association ‘At Home‘ Day is the one function which is enjoyed equally by members and their families both serving and retired, although we must not forget that it is the serving Regiment and their attached personnel who always put in all the hard work to ensure such a pleasant day for all. The 1981 visit to Windsor was no exception and the standard of entertainment, food and hospitality was as good as ever. Many comrades remarked on the cheerfulness and good spirits of everyone. It was nice to be there.

AGENDA Minutes ofthe Annual General Meeting l98l. Points arising from the Minutes. Confirmation of the accounts for the period ending 3| December 1981. Committee: ((1) Under Rule 12 the following members are due

MI Williams in his new ‘Batricar’. The Regimental Association

MR ARNOLD MR BRENNAN (C) Under Rule 12 the undermentioned who were

slight alteration in the seating arrangements we found that we could have seated more. This will be reflected in the number of tickets available in 1982 when we look forward to seeing about 350 members sitting down in

FORTHCOMING EVENTS 1982 Annual General Meeting 1982 The Annual General Meeting will be held in the WOs and NCOs Mess at Hyde Park Barracks on Saturday 1 May 1982. The Meeting will commence at 6 o‘clock pm. All members are entitled and encouraged to attend. The Agenda is as follows and all members are reminded that ifthey have a resolution to place before the Meeting this must be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary at least six weeks in advance.

assisted with the purchase

by the Committee to be appointed members of the Committee:

The Annual Dinner was well attended and due to a

Visit of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to Adelaide, South Australia, on 9 October 198l The Guards Association of South Australia formed a Guard of Honour HM The Queen talking to J. Harris (Royals). P. Fieldon and .1. Bowen, both ex-Blues, were also on the parade

to retire: MR EDWARDS MR FLAXMAN (b) In accordance with Rule 12 the undermentioned members of the Association are recommended


MR J. COSGROVE Any Other Business.


Annual Dinner 1982 The Annual Dinner will be held at Hyde Park Barracks on Saturday I May. Dress: Lounge Suits, no medals. Bars will open at 5 pm. Applications will be limited to one ticket per member

and only official guests will be allowed. The cost of tickets will again be held down to £500 for Members and £3-50 for those over 65. Should any comrade know of a fellow member who would like to attend but cannot afford the price of a ticket, please notify the Honorary Secretary who is authorised by the Committee to give a free ticket to any such genuine cases. To assist the Mounted Regiment with security the dinner ticket will be used as an admittance ticket to the barracks and only those in possession of a ticket will be allowed in. Tickets will not be on sale at the door. As usual, ladies will not be allowed to attend the dinner but they will be welcome to attend the WOs and NCOs

Mess afterwards.

Combined Cavalry Parade and Service—1982 Each year the Committee of the Combined Cavalry ‘Old Comrades‘ allocate the Parade to a particular Association and the 1982 Parade and Service has been allocated to The Blues and Royals Association. This will be held on Sunday 2 May 1982, and will take place in Hyde Park, London. His Grace, The Duke of Beaufort, KG, Pc, ocvo, MFH.

has kindly consented to take the Salute and General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick.chB.Dso, MBE, MC, will command

the parade. The Regimental Band will also be present. The Chaplain General will conduct the Service. For many years this Parade has been well supported by the members of the Association and, our numbers have far exceeded Inost other Regimental Associations taking part. The Committee, however, request all members to make a special effort to take part in the 1982 Parade and Service in view of the fact that it is the Association year. We know that we can rely on you to attend if you can possibly do so.

“At Home” Day The Commanding Officer has again invited the Assocration to join the Regiment on Sunday 4 July. Lunch will be available and although car parking may be difficult the Regiment will make some arrangements within the area. Please return the proforma as soon as possible. RememberiLunch tickets are limited due to

Address of Honorary Secretary All correspondence should Honorary Secretary:

Remembrance 1982 1. The Field of Remembrance will be open at 12 noon on Thursday 11 November 1982. Members are requested to assemble at the Regimental plot in St Margaret‘s Churchyard at 1150 hours. Dress: Lounge Suits, no medals.

2. Regimental Remembrance will take place with the laying of both the Regimental and the Association wreaths at Holy Trinity Church, Windsor, on Sunday 14 November 1982. Those wishing to attend should apply to the Honorary Secretary for tickets and should be seated by 1035 hours. After the service members are invited to march back to barracks with the Regimental contingent and the Band. Members will be welcome to visit the WOs and NCOs Mess for a drink on the return to barracks.





LONDON SW7 lSE Telephone: 01—930 4466 Ext 2517

space, and it‘s first come, first served.

Her Majesty The Queen‘s Birthday Parade 1982 A limited number of tickets should be available to the Association for the rehearsals and the actual parade on 12 June. Members who would like tickets should please apply in writing to the Honorary Secretary. An application form will then be sent and as the numbers asked for always exceed the numbers available a draw will be held during early May. If you have had tickets during the last five years, please don't apply. Applications must be with the Honorary Secretary by 23 April.


NOTICES Accommodation A lot of members remember the days when accommodation in barracks seemed to be plentiful and you could always get a bed for the night with the Regiment in Windsor or the Mounted Regiment at Hyde Park. Those days are now gone and rarely, if ever. can the Regiments accommodate comrades in comfort. It could well be worth a reminder that the Union Jack Clubiw which is still situated outside Waterloo Station, has

417 single rooms and 43 doubles. Under a recent change in the rules all ex-servicemen who served for at least two years are eligible to become members, and the fees for joining are only £3 with an Annual Subscription of £2. Accommodation and food are extremely reasonably priced. Widows of Servicemen may become Honorary Members and stay at the Club also. If any member wishes to take advantage of this for 19821 would suggest that they write now, asking for an application form to: The Secretary The Union Jack Club Sandell Street Waterloo London SE1 8UJ

Christmas Cards

3 A small Service of Remembrance is held at the Cavalry Memorial in Hyde Park at 1050 hours on Sunday 14 November. Any member who attends will be welcome to visit Hyde Park Barracks afterwards.

The Regimental Christmas card will again be on sale direct from the Quartermaster at Combermere Barracks, Windsor. It is hoped that some will be on sale at the ‘At Home‘ Day on 4 July.

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

A (It/rem

Telephone No.


Lintrathen Lodge, Kirriemoir, Angus DD8 5JJ Rueeroft, Wombleton. Kirbymoorside. Yorks Y06 5RX King‘s Wall, Malmesbury. Wilts SH 16 9BJ

Lintrathen (50756) 228 0751 31093 Malmesbury (06662) 2338 Donhead (074788) 600 Cirencester (0285) 2367 or



The Mere House. Hanmer, Whitchurch. Salop

Parkside, St Aidans Road, Carlisle CA1 lLS Parkend by Heck, Lockerbie

20 Quinton Park. Cheylesmore, Coventry 12 Bristowe Avenue, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM8

38 Glendale Drive, Burpham. Guildford, Surrey GU4 7JA 17 Middleton Road, Horsham. Sussex RH12 US 39 Propps Hall Drive, Failsworth, Manchester M35 OWB

Ripplesdale. l8 Glebeland Close. Coyehurch. Bridgend CF35 1HE Combermere, 2 Blickling Close. South Wootton. King's Lyric, Norfolk PE30 3JE 18 Selby Road, Hollin. Middleton. Manchester 87 Chafiinch Way, Dufi‘ryn, Gwent NPl 9WR 43 Filching Road. Eastbourne, Sussex BN20 8SD

396 Field End Road, Eastcote, Ruislip. Middlesex HA4 9PG 2‘27 Stenhouse Gardens, Edinburgh EH11 3EN



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

c o The Royal Sussex Yeomanry, Highfield House, Someford Road, Cirencester, Glos GL7 1TT


Hanmer (094874) 383 Carlisle (0228) 21866 Lockmaben (038781) 275 Coventry (0203) 503976 Chelmsford (0245) 72141 Godalming (04868) 4122 Horsham (0403) 66639 Manchester (061681) 6712 Bridgend (0656) 861486 King‘s Lyne (0553) 674583

Eastbourne (0323) 20702 01868 8398 Edinburgh (031) 444 1127

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Major Captain LCOH Tpr Tpr Not known Trumpet

H. D. Head M. Frostick Bell P. Gough Appleyard B. Ford

Hunters Moon, New Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol

19 Walkerscroft Mead. London. SE21 Not known Shiplake Lock. Lower Shiplake. Henley—on-Thames, Oxon (RHG) Compton Cottage, Stillington. York 33 Meadow Road. Weaverham. Northwich. Cheshire

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(Royal Dragoons) l9 Perrase Walk. Park North. Swindon. Wilts

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Not known 304194 304718 2339 Not known 23933019 2208302 22556199 6077 Not known Not known

CoH SCM SCM Not known Tpr Tpr SCM Tpr Cpl SSM W02

B. S. Austin F. Provis E. E. Hand A. Hodges J. W. Bolshaw R. H. Callaway J. G. Clements B. Mark D. M. Law B. Johnson J. Beasley

23 Little Stoke Road. Stoke Bishop, Bristol 2 Northolm. Edgeware. Middlesex 16 Francis Road. Hounslow. Middlesex ll Bicester Road. Twyford. Buckingham lnglenook. lvy Lane. Macclesfield SKll 8NR The Cottage. Nunton, Salisbury. Wilts 75 Michael Stewart House. Clem Attlee Estate. Lillie Road. SW6 Glebe Road. Laugher. Nr Gorseinon. Mid»Glamorgan 7 London Street. Edinburgh Not known 48 Primrose Hill Road. Hampstead. London. NW3

14 06 81 1307 81 28 08 81 1011 81 19 ll 81 03 12 81 05 01 82 11 01 82 21 01 82 Not known Not known

Should you hear of the death of a comrade please notify the Honorary Secretary as soon as possible giving the following details: 4 Details of the funeral arrangements 1 Number 2 Rank on leaving the Regiment 5 Name and address of Next of Km 3 Full name and address

In each case we will attempt to get a representative along to the funeral with a wreath. 11‘ this is not possible a wreath will be sent to the funeral director in advance.





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(Valuation at 31 December 1981 15921041980 £9,019) 1,443 Equities Investment Fund for Charities Accumulation


25,224 (1980 25,224) Shares in United Services Trustee Combined Charitable Fund at cost (Valuation at 31 October 1981 {3897841980 £41.7l7) 5.694 (1980 5,694) Units Equities Investment Fund for


Lexy: CURRENT LIABILITIES Auditors‘ Remuneration

CURRENT AssL‘rs Stock in Hand4 Members' Badges at cost Cash at Bank4 Current Account Deposit Account Cash in Hand

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Chile House.

(‘lmrterer/ Accountants


We have audited the attached Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure account and report that in our opinion these Accounts give respectively a true and fair View of the state ot~ the Association‘s alTairs at 31 December 1981‘ and of the surplus of income over expenditure for the year ended on that date



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let's Miscellaneous Receipts Annual Report and Magazine Cost of Magazine L(’A‘.\'.‘ Sales

Miscellaneous Expenses

Auditors’ Remuneration Printing


Cost 01" Dinner Less: Sale ()I'I'ickels

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661-27 M___4 “4351.34

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W. R. MARSH 4Hun. Secretary

H. DI: PINNA Wriie4Huni Tremurer

REI’RESFN'TtD BY: ACCUML‘LA'ri—D FUND Balance at 1 January 1981 Excess of Income over Expenditure tor the year

Deposit Account Interest

Subscriptions and Donations Dividends on Investments (Gross)


Income and Expenditure Account for the year ended 3 I December 198 I


wish him the best ofluck in the world outside. Results for 80/81 season: Played Won Drew Lost 30

Winners. Major General‘s Cup Lord Innes-Ker. Capt Hadden-Paton, Commanding Officer, Maj Hardy, Lt Sutherland

POLO I am delighted to report that the Regiment had a more successful season than last year. It was also most satisfying to beat our arch rivals, the Life Guards, for the Major General‘s Cup. The season started hesitantly; Capt Hadden-Paton played initially for the successful civilian team ‘Dorcas Farm', which left three Regimental players—Maj Hardy, Lt Sutherland and Lord Robin Innes-Ker—to form a team for the civilian competitions. The reason for this split was that a team now has to be four goals or plus to enter a civilian competition. Our four polo players, unfortunately, only grossed three goals (Capt HaddenPaton

+2, Maj Hardy —. 1, Lt Sutherland

« l


Lord Robin lnnes-Ker — 1); however, a fourth player was secured for many of the competitions and the team often surprised many people by winning. We are particularly grateful to Lord Patrick Beresford for often being the fourth player and helping us to win. Next year‘s polo season may again start hesitantly, as Maj Hardy is being posted and Lt Sutherland will not be returning from his riding course until mid-June. This means that initially there will only be two established players, Capt Hadden-Paton and Lord Robin lnnes-Ker (whose handicap has now been raised from — l to 0). However, it is hoped that various younger players will start next season as the Guards Polo Club has recently acquired more ponies, and perhaps Lt Col Parker-Bowles may return to polo again. 40

CRICKET The season was short, largely because of bad weather, and the Regiment as a result managed only three games. The first was a friendly match at Acton against HCR. This was played in horrendous rain, on 27 May. We reached a total of 135 for 8 in 30 overs—quite an achievement! HCR provided little opposition against good bowling from LCpl Crawford and Capt Ferguson and managed just 31 runs. With lire in our blood we went to Pirbright on 15 June to play the Scots Guards in the London District Cup. On a good wicket we reached a total of 190 for 7 in the allotted 35 overs (109 scored by LSgt Willey). After a good tea we kept our opponents to just 146 for 6. This was a good game to win. The following day we returned to Pirbright to meet the Depot X1 in the next round. After a good start by SQMC Holt and Lt Tabor, we collapsed with a total of81. The Depot had no trouble beating our poor score, winning by 7 wickets. The season closed with the traditional match between the Officers Mess and the W0 and CsoH Mess, played at Eton College. A close match contended by both teams, amusing the players and spectators alike. It ended in a victory for the W0 and CsoH Mess Xl by 21 runs. led by RCM Me A. Patterson who seemed to enjoy bowling his heamers at the Commanding Officer.




RUGBY The 80/81 season for the rugby team started badly as the results show, losing seven of the first ten matches. This was mainly due to the absence of our ‘prima donnas’ and all credit must be given to the young players who played on regardless of the lack of success. The team made some very good friends in the rugby world. By December, with the return of CoH Kilvington and LCoH Vickers from courses and with the addition of Ct Hollings the teams were considerably strengthened and the results soon changed. We ended the season with a flurry, with nine wins and two draws from our last 14 games. We had a good run in the London District Cup losing eventually in the final to the Welsh Guards. The season ended in late May with an inter—Squadron seven-a-side competition with six Squadron teams

Two individual members of the Regiment have been

entered. The final was won by A Squadron first team,

The season began with a foull—the posting of our

who beat C Squadron. The score was 18—0. The new season 81/82 has got off to a very good start with two fine victories against a very strong local team, the Old Windsorians, and against the Household Cavalry Regiment. This season looks like being our most successful for many years. With the return of C Squadron to the fold and the posting in of SSgt Sloan, CoH Lock and LCoH Rose, we have our strongest teams for some time. With all this extra talent, those less talented have not

Football Officer and mentor Maj B. Lane to the Guards Depot. We wish him well and will miss his early calls

been forgotten, and a second team has been formed, led

by SCpl Buckle. The seconds play their first game in October and will play regularly as long as the support is maintained. Six of the team have been selected for an Army trial in November; they are: SSgt Sloan, CoH Kilvington, CoH Lock, LCpl Harris and Tpr Mills. The final note for this season is a sad farewell to LCoH Windrass who has now left for Civvy Street. He has played for eight seasons for his Regiment and we

Centre LCpl Platt; Right LCoH Spencer

FREE-FALL PARACHUTING very successful in the Free-fall parachuting world. LCoH Spencer was second in the Army Championships and is now a member of the British Eight-way Team. LCpl Platt was 11th in the National Championships and is now a Free-fall instructor. We have every hope that they will both make the British Free-fall Team soon. FOOTBALL

rousing the squad for training. The season as you know is eight months long and these notes will not cover every event and personality.

However, we started in the league with great zest and showed promise for the forthcoming Cavalry Cup Competition with noteable victories over HCR 3—1, MOD 2—1, and Training Regiment RA 2—0. We congratulate CoH Guest for some well-taken goals and also LCoH Barrett (’keeper) for saving some almost certain ones. We had a longish run in the SE DIST Cup but were eventually beaten in the quarter-finals by the winners of the competition, Royal Engineer Training Regiment, 3—5. Sadly, because of operational commitments, we were only able to put one team in for the Household Division Five-a-Side and although they failed to win they managed to frighten some of the ‘big guns‘ in the competition. The League Cup produced a fair run in which Tpr Donnelly and LSgt Willey produced some tremendous football. Obviously, the Cavalry Cup is the main objective for the Regiment, and we were drawn in the first round against the old enemy QRIH at home. By the time we were due to play the match seven of the team had been posted as individuals around the world, and while their

other talents were required elsewhere their football skills were greatly missed on the day. As a result the stand-in team were massacred 6—0. The new Football Officer is Lt J. A. Livingstone and the new manager is RQMC(T) Birt. If you consider yourself a footballer of any worth and would like to play in the team please contact either of these two.


Coaching Club

Longman and Strongi’th’arm are now part of Dover Street Trophies Please note that we have moved from 13 to 18 Dover Street where the same staff are able to offer an even better service

in the new larger premises. Dover Street Trophies Limited Regimental Jewellers to the Household Cavalry

Household Cavalry Coach winning the Military Class at the South of England Show Maj Davies, Lt Hollard. Musn Yurek

18, Dover Street, Piccadilly, London, W1X 3P8. Telephone: 01-493 4677 or 01-493 8308 Due to the restriclionr on the [we offilel it was“ not possible to compete at a great many A'llOllll‘ or conrpvtiliomx Holl’t’l‘t‘i‘, Lt Howard won the Military Coaching Class at the Royal Windsor Home Show anzl rlltrj Dar/"m (lirl likewise at the South o/‘Englandflhow. Two pairs also competed at the Lowther' Three-Day (’l't’llf.


The Blues Regimental Coach in front of the old Officers Mess at Windsor. The Regimental Coach had been at rallies of the celebrated ‘Four in Hand Club’ from its beginning in 1860


. . Coaching I98'I—J.une at Windsor Ma] Dawes mth the reins

One Hundred Years Ago—1882 The Blues began the year at Windsor and moved to Regent‘s Park Barracks in late April. On 1 and 2 August a Squadron embarked from the Albert Docks at Woolwrch, forming part of the Household Cavalry Comp-owe Regiment for service in Egypt where the Egypt1an Army, under Col Arabi Pasha had revolted against the Khedive, threatening the vital Suez Canal. route to the Eastern regions of the Empire. The Squadron landed at Ismailia on 22 and 23 August and the following day were under shell-fire at El Magt‘ar. On the night of 28 August, they charged Egyptian troops at Kassassin in an inconclusive battle which achieved popular fame in ballad and pictures as ‘The Moonlight Charge’. T On the morning of 13 September, the British Army

under Gen Sir Garnet Wolseley, attacked the main

um .,


The ‘Assyrian Monarch’, the Troopship which brought home the [st Life Guard Squadron and the first detachment of The Blues, plus horses. The ship arrived at the South-West India Dock, London, 19 October 1882, taking 13 days from Alexandria

Egyptian Army who were behind defensive earthworks at Tel el Kebir. The action, which took 35 minutes decided the campaign. The Household Cavalry entered Cairo on the morning of 15 September. They disembarked in London at the South-West India Docks on 20 October 1882. The three-month campaign had only light

Visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra to Combermere Barracks, Windsor, together with their children; the Commanding Officer, Col F. G. Burnaby, and the Officers of the Regiment

casualties, The Blues lost two men killed, eight wounded

and 24 horses died (seven of them at sea).

Lt Col Frederick G. Burnaby (The Blues), was born 3 March 1842,

educated at Harrow and in Dresden. Commissioned in The Blues 30 September 1859. In the days when cavalry officers got 60 days ‘Hunting Leave’ as well as the normal quota of Privilege, he was able to travel in Central and South America, Spain and Morocco, South Russia, Spain, the Sudan, from Kazala to Khiva (1875) and from Scutari into Armenia and thence Batum (1876), to fight on the Turkish side in the Turco-Russian War of 1879 and to contest, in the Tory interest, the election at Birmingham where he supported Winston Churchill’s father (1880). Student of military ballooning and author of several travel books, he was killed in action at the Battle of Abu Klea (Sudan), 17 January 1885. Commanded The Blues from April 1881 to his death

Regimental foot drill parade, with Band at Windsor, 1882. The drill square is now occupied by the Squadron Blocks and what was then the lawn, or Barrack Green, has given way to the square and

Officers who went on the Egyptian Campaign, 1882. They were: Lt Col Milne Hume, Maj the Hon Oliver Montagu. Capts Brockle— hurst, Childe-Pemberton, Selwyn, Lord Binning, and Mr J. Willoughby. Their gauntlets were the personal gift of HRH the Prince of Wales who was very disappointed at not being granted permission to accompany them on the campaign

vehicle park

The Royals were in Ireland with Troops at Longford, Ballinrobe, Athlone, Castlebar, Gort, Carlow and Dublin, from 18 November 1881 and throughout 1882. The Regiment were informed by War Office letter 61002/486 that: ‘Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, has been graciously pleased to sanction the badge of an Eagle, with the number “105”, being worn on the forage caps of the Officers. The cap in question being the pattern approved for active service and at peace manoevres’. On 20 September Her Majesty was graciously pleased for the ‘Royal Dragoons to bear on their Standard (sit), the Lt Col Edmund Baron Hutton, Royals. First commissioned 30 March 1860; Lieutenant 23 September 1862; Captain 8 May 1867; Major 10 April 1876; Lieutenant Colonel commanding the Royal Dragoons 10 April 1881; Colonel 10 April 1885. He died 17 March 1904


word DETTINGEN in commemoration of the battle fought at that place on the 27th June 17437 (from: ‘Diary of The Royals”).

Blues Non-Commissioned Officers who went to Egypt, photographed at Regent’s Park Barracks after receiving their medals

Trooper in Egyptian ‘Field Service Marching Order‘ from a water colour by H. Payne in the Household Cavalry Museum. The uniform was blue with white web equipment


Fifty Years Ago—1932 On ll

March 1932, Lt Sir Peter Grant-Lawson.


(The Blues). won the Grand Military Gold Cup on his own horse, ‘Castletown‘. Two Troops of the Regiment under Capt W. M. Sale took part in the King‘s Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade. The other Officers were Lt the Earle of Erne and 2Lt the Viscount Somerton. On 25 November, His Majesty King George V intimated to the Commanding Officer that there were too many men without moustaches in the Household Cavalry and that such men did not look well when wearing helmets. The Colonel requested the men concerned to grow moustaches. The Royals were in India, at Secunderabad and marched from there to Meerut (north-east of Delhi) between 26 and 30 October 1932. Just before the move, on 18 October, RSM F. J. Mander's young daughter. Norah, died


18 October.

Change of Stations, 25 August 1932 Windsor t0 Knightsbridge. The Blues causing a 1932-type trafiic jam crossing the Hammersmith Broadway

less than two months

before he was due to retire and return to England after 23 years’ service.

RSM F J Mander, The Royals. He joined The Royals 1909 and served in the 1914-18 War in NW Europe. He was RSM from 28 January 1923 to 7 December 1932, shortly after the Regiment moved from Secunderabad to Meerut. He was succeeded by RSM H. R. Morton 8 December 1932

Lt Col Denis Coteridge Boles. The Blues. Born 4 .lune 1885 at Bridgend, he was educated at Eton and commissioned 17 let Lancers 12 May 1906. He served with the 17 let in Flanders and France 1914-18 and transferred to The Blues 2 November 1929 and commanded the Regiment from 26 June 1930 until retiring in June


Lt Col Francis William Wilson Fitzgerald, Royals. Born 8 December 1886: he was commissioned in the Royals 8 February 1908. Captain and Adjutant from 12 September 1914 to September 1917; he served in the 1914-18 War in Europe. Lieutenant Colonel commanding The Royals from 23 December 1931 to 21 December 1935. He was

Colonel from 13 October 1946 to 9 December 1954


‘Boxman’ and ‘fans’ 1932

RCM G. R. ‘Bonny’ blitchell (The Blues). Enlisted 191 I, he embarked as Corporal of Horse “ith the Regiment for Flanders on.6 October 1914. He took part in the ‘l3th May’ bayonet charge In 1915 at Frezenberg and “as mentioned in despatclies. He “as awarded the Cross of the Order of St George. August 1915 and became SCM September 1916. He was RCM from March 1928 to his retirement 111 May 1933. “hen he “as succeeded by RCM W. Fmdell

Soyereign‘s Escort of The Blues at the State Opening of Parliament 1932. Arriying at the Victoria Tower Gate. Escort commanded by

Lord Forrester


Twenty-five Years Ago—1957 The Blues were in Cyprus, having been there from March 1956 and remaining there until 1959, throughout

the entire period of the State of Emergency. They were the only armoured Troops to serve on the island throughout this time. None the less, the Queen‘s Birthday was

celebrated in Nicosia at a Parade taken by His Excellency the Governor General, Field Marshal Sir John Harding.

The Governor’s Troop (of The Blues) escorted the Governor from and to Government House, while B

Squadron guarded the route. Three Troops from A Squadron,







Squadron The Household Cavalry Museum, 1957. It was then five years ‘of age’ and the Custodian was Mr Walter Twidell, RCM from 1933 to 1939. It was sited in a room above the old Troops Dining Roomland

Support Troop and HQ Troop did a drive past, commanded by Maj J. N. P. Watson. The Royals were at Wesendorf, north of Brunswick and west of Celle, throughout the year; 15 April saw the 50th Anniversary of the Regimental Journal, The Eagle. In January, Lt Eric Payne returned to take up the new appointment of ‘QM (Tech.)‘. He had last served iv9iih The Royals as Orderly Room Sergeant in January 1. The Eagle of June 1957 printed the Battle Honours granted to the Regiment for the 193945 War.


”5‘ , TM”,





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RSM Edwards, lst Royal Dragoons, 1957

met Man-m."

The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Nicosia, Cyprus, 13 June 1957 A Troop 01" ferrets of A Squadron taking part. Left (nearest camera), Col-I D. Godfrey-Cass, last RCM of The Blues and first of The Blues and Royals; Centre, Ct Hon C. S. Fox-Strangways (who was later murdered by Greek Cypriot Terrorists at Famagusta on 8 July 1958)

Lt Col Geofi'rey Thomas Alexander Armitage; Born 5 July 1917; Commissioned Royal Artillery 26 August 1937 ; transferred as Major to The Royals 9 February 1951. He commanded the Regiment from 7 March 1956 to 4 January 1959. Major General 3 August 1957


Capt some 1942 some

Hadden—Paton came across this poem amongst old papers of his father's. It was written in July when the Royals had been going in reverse for time and as a result morale was at a low ebb. MUDDLING THROUGH

The blazing heat, the blasting bomb and shell,

Ming/ed with sand and dust to shape equality with hell; Tanks, guns and humanforms blown high, Returned to earth in fragments there to lie. What man on earth would make this life his choice? What mortal in approval lend his voice

Wefight to rid this troubled ii'orldfrom war That liberty and peace may reign once more. Hot air and ranting words can’t win afight The empty phrase that ‘Right must triumph over Might" We need, if victory shall crown our cause,

Determined action, not an undecided pause. Let some strong manfi'om out the British race

Gather up reins, take post, and set the pace. We are his minions and willfollow steadfast true ,' But, Christ alive, let’s cease this mmltlling through.

To this foul carnage, blood, and endless/ear,

The crippling of each home life and career." Escort to the Guidon; Left, SSM Vow-as; Centre, (with Guidon), RSM Edwards; Right, SSM Finch. Reproduced from the ‘Eagle’ 1957. RSM, now Mr ‘Skip’ Edwards carries the banner of The Blues and Royals Association at Regimental functions


Maj A. J. Dickinson, Field Marshal Lord Harding, SCM J. Neill Cyprus 1957

There is one reason and but one indeed Why Britain and her allies spurn the Christian creed,

Shortly afterwards Monty appeared, visited every Regiment and convinced them that they were going to ‘knock Rommel for six out of Africa‘, which by May 1943 they had done. 49

Nominal Roll as at September 1, 1981 HEADQUARTERS SOUADRON RHD. Lt Col J, G, Hamilton-Russell, MBE Maj R. C. Wilkinson Capt W. T. Browne Capt R. A. K. Field Capt R. B. Yates

W01 Patterson, M. A. W02 Greene, B. F. CoH Greer, R, D. LCoH Beynon, K. E. LCoH Reeve, A. D.

LCoH Reynolds, B. J, LCoH Seget, M, P. LCpl Hodges, P. H.

Tpr Broughton, A. D.

LCpl Riley, D, L, Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Edmonson, C. W. J. Frith, S. C. Greenwood, I. S. Needham, J. W. F. Renton, R. Twyman, M.

Admin Troop SOMC Taylor, K. A. LCoH Callaghan, K. J,

CoH Bowden, T. J. LCoH Blackburn, S.

Cfn Hammond, G, P. Cfn High, S. E. Cfn Molloy, E. P.

Cfn O'Neill, M. Cfn Rees, l. M. Cfn Russell, l. S. Cfn Titterington, S. B.

LCoH Murrow, F. A. LCpl Webb, A. J. Tpr Cawley, M. J. Tpr Cranfield, S. M. Tpr Endean, A. M.

Tpr Kellen, N. RHO Troop W02 Triggs, J., BEM

LSgtIRafterty. S, LSgt Taylor, K. C, R. LCpl White, S. W. Cfn Dabinett, J. A.

Household Cavalry Hospital Surg Lt Col J. P. A. Page chI Sheppard, M. R.

ACC W02 Spring, R. C. Sgt Hewitt, C. M. LSgt Carr, M. LSgt Clarke, L. G, LSgt Rush, S. P. LCpl Barber, P. LCpl Carberry. P. M. M. LCpl Loughrey, S. A.

Training Wing Lt J. A, Livingstone

LCpl Morgan, P, E.

LCoH Greenaway, C. J.

W02 Harris, D. F.

LCpl Pritchard, S.

LCoH Robertson, M. LCpl Cross, P, R. LCpl Davies, P. G.

SCpl Cain, P. M. F.

Pte Clark, S. Pte Bartlett, J. R.

LCpl Garfirth, J. F.

Recruiting Team W02 Hawley, H. LCoH Corway, G. P. LCoH Reid, P. Tpr Bowen, C. A.

LCpl Harris, A. M. LCpl Johnson. A. D. LCpl Manning, D. LCpl Sisson, P. J. Tpr Burbidge, A. Tpr Gibbens, P. R. Tpr Landy, S. Tpr Mills, R. J.

8H0. Capt M. A. J. Gurney LCoH Giblette, J. E.

LCoH Rose, A. J. LCoH Tabor, B, P,

Pte Gibson, l. A. Pte Logan, G. W.

Pte Powell, G. Pte Troke, D. Pte Winder, A, J.

Officers Mess Staff SCpl Brown, M. R. Col-i Seager, C.

LCoH Hunt, P. R. J. LCoH Scarrott, J. P. LCoH Whiting, B. J.

’A’ SOUADRON 5H0. Troop Maj D. T. L. Hardy Capt T. P, E. Barclay

SCM Villers, L.

LCpl Challinor, |, D. Tpr Wilson, R. P.

SCpI Reid, H. CoH Gillingham, S.

WOs and CsoH Mess Staff

LCoH Breakwell, T. LCoH Goodhall, B.

LCpl Davies, W. V. LCpl Haley, C. Tpr Naylor, S. J, Tpr Schofield, D. A.

CoH Shillabeer, M. A,

Tpr Smith, T. G.

LCpl Loft, C. L. LCpl Mitchell, P. J,

Tpr Sycamore, A. J. Tpr Vaughan, M. D.

Pte Jones, G,

SCpl Scammell, J. A. G. LCoH Weightman, P.

Tpr Gray, D. E. Tpr Moody, S. C. C.

LCoH Jay, R, LCpl Wright, K. A.

Tpr Atherton, S. J. Tpr Broughton, A. D. 1 Troop

Lt G. H. Howard QM Department Capt J. M. Heath

W02 Adams, K. G. CoH Pentith, T. CoH Thomson, G. CoH Timmis, R. LCoH Butcher, J. D,

LCoH Callingham, P. J. LCoH Masson, T. R.

Provost CoH Mead, l. LCoH Clavering, M. LCpl White, A. C. Tpr Phillips, M.

RAPC (Pay Office)

LCpl English, W. A. LCpl Mayo, M. S. Tpr Benting. C. C.

Tpr Beard, J. M.

Pte Simmons, M. J.

A. S, Cassie Ashworth, K. E. Cole, M. J. Garfirth, D. C. Willey, P. R. J.

Tpr May, C. S.

Capt A. W. Kersting CoH Hutton, R. J. LCoH Harding, D, LCoH Smith, G. L. LCoH Watson, J. M, LCpl Beresford, D. LCpl Boden, P. LCpl Kirkwood, W. J. LCpl Nixon, R. J.


Tpr Roberts, T, Tpr Underwood. E, Tpr Willes, P, A,

CoH Baker, K. M. CoH Chamberlain LCoH Baldwin, A. G. LCoH Gardiner, R, L. LCpl Gulley, N, LCpl Lashley. D, LCpl Musgrove, A. G. Tpr Brockhurst. C. R.

Tpr Drinkwater, |. R. S. Tpr Ellison, M. J. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Fry, C. N, Fowler, D. K. Jones, A. McKinney, B. A. Mealor, N, S. Nicolson, D. R. Townsend, P. Turnbull, S. J. Yates, G.

5 Troop SCpI Harkness, R, J.

Coll Grimes, F. C, CoH Wright, P. A. LCoH Gregory, J.

SSgt Goldsmith. B. R. 889! Sloan, G, A. Sgt Beeke, T. H. Sgt Butt. C. F, Sgt Clark, A, Sgt Craw, J, Sgt Fulcher, A. T, Sgt James, G. C. Sgt Whelan, T. P. Sgt Wilson, G. R. LSgt Brennen, P.

Tpr Brennan, N, J. Tpr Custerson, M. R.

LSgt Granville, K. S.

Tpr Walter, J. A,

LCpl Weatley, D.

Tpr Elston, M. J. Tpr Crooke, E. J, Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Gauntrey, D. Herring, M. R. Morrison, 0. R. E. Pittman, G. W. Robertson, K. W. Saunders, P.

Tpr Shea, M.

'C' SQUADRON SHQ Troop Maj H. W. Davies Capt W. R. Rollo

LCoH Allen, K. B,

LCoH Mawer, J. LCoH Morris S.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Hogan, C. J. Ibbotson, T. Smart, K. A. Taylor, R.

Z Troop Lt Lord Robin Innes-Ker CoH Rose, C. W. LCoH Henney, P. LCpl Dobie, R. J. Birch, G. W. Hastings, G. K. Holdsworth, J, Magowan, C. G. Pilchowski, G. W. Round, S. J,

3 Troop Ct J. D. McKelvie

CoH Thomson S. P. LCoH Mardon, T. A.

LCoH Robertson, A. S. LCpl Evans, J. A.

LCpl Ward, S. A. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Cottee, T. K. Henden, B. V. Hone, P. W. Hyde, J. R.

LCpl Dobbie, G. LCpl Harris, 8. K, LCpl Johnson, S. K.

LCpl Lilley, M. A. Tpr Davies, S, A.

Tpr Helliwell, G. P. Tpr Merriman, S. Tpr Miles, D. M. Tpr Robinson, A. J. 1 Troop Ct M, G. Wellings CoH Harding, M, A.

LCpl Hyland, M. LCpl Legg, K. R. Tpr Arthur, T. P. Tpr Cooper, B. Tpr Crocker, P. Tpr Giddings, M. L. Tpr Heath, S. M. Tpr Mobbs. D. S. Tpr Munton, N. C. Tpr Norris, N. J. Tpr Perry, M. A, Tpr Pycroft

Lt D de 8 Kinahan

CoH Elsey, S. R. LCoH Cook, M. F. LCpl Hollingworth, K. P. Tpr Dawson, K, A. Tpr Dowson, R. A, Tpr Simms, T. J. Tpr Horwill, N. Tpr Young, P. J

CoH Stretton, P. F. LCoH Hastings, A. P.

LCoH Meiklejohn, S. S. LCpl Farmer. G. Tpr Fugatt, P. R. Tpr Joyce, P. A. Tpr Maxwell, P. G. Tpr McCarley, A. Tpr Rookes, R. D. Tpr Tucker, E. C,

LCpl Dick, l. S. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Atkinson, P. C. Flynn, M. J, Ford, H. Foulkes, T, |, Harris, R.

CoH Rushton, D. M. CoH Armishaw, P. D. LCoH Waterman, A. LCoH Barry, P. K. LCpl Cross. A. D. LCpl Logie, B. W. LCpl Plater, |, M. LCpl Watson, T. A. LCpl Williams, P. T. Tpr Armstrong, M. J, Tpr Spandley, J. M.


W02 Dearden, E. J. SSgt Goldsmith, B. R. SSgt Sloan, G. A. Sgt Beeke, T. H. Sgt Butt, C. F. Sgt Craw, J. Sgt Fulcher, A. T. Sgt James, G. C.

LSgt Taylor. K. C. R.

Dabinett, J. A. High, S. E. James, P. Rees, D. M,

LCoH Nisbet, R. J. LCoH Hart, N. Officers Mess SCpI Bellas, E. N. Tpr Ervine, O. M. WOs and NCOs Mass CoH Graves, T, J. LCpl Bradley, C. D.

MT SCpI Hughes, K. C. LCpl Teagle, K, Tpr Bissett, |. N. Tpr Brooks, K. Tpr Watson, P, R. Medical Centre LCoH Henry, S. PTI LCoH Dyson, A. Regimental Police CoH Evans, B. R. C. LCpl Williams, G. LCpl Long, A. Tpr Dyche, M, A.

LAD attached to A Squadron SSgt Flockhart. T. M. Sgt Oxley, M. LSgt Perry, J. S. LCpl Corker, A.

Training Wing SCpI Lane, E. L. CoH Bond, B. T.

LCpl Gray, S. J.

Cfn Elliott, S. Cfn Henshaw

4 Troop Ct N. D. Harman CoH Morgan, D, W. LCoH Cowton, K. LCoH Elliott, C. D, LCpl Eyre, R. W. Tpr Baguley, M. Tpr Bridgewood, J. E. Tpr Byrne, J. Tpr Dear, A, N. Tpr Decicco, A. A,

Orderly Room

OROMC Weston, A. J,

Cfn Titterington, S. P. Cfn Hammond, G. P.

LCpl Smith, P. D. W.

LCoH Holloway, R. S. LCoH Wasp, G. LCpl Brooker, A. W. LCpl Brooks, C. P, LCpl Hodgson, A. M, LCpl Kitchen, R. M. LCpl Lambert, K R. Tpr Dawes, H. P. Tpr Day, K. R. Tpr Hale Wood, P. Tpr Hutton, M, A. F, Tpr Lawson, B.

SCpl Hatherall, B S. SCpl Law, K. LCoH Perrin, J. G. LCoH Robinson, R. D. Tpr Bates, S. Tpr Flower, P. J. Tpr Hudson, K. |. Tpr Jones, N. Tpr Lawson, M. G. Tpr Thwaites, B.

LCpl Molloy, E. P.

Cfn Cfn Cfn Cfn

LCpl Harding, H. M, LCpl Marr, G. P.

SOMC Pinks M.

QM Department Maj W. R. Marsh

LCpl White, S. W.

LCoH Taylor, A. D. LCoH Willacy, F. S. Bulmer. |. R. Carney, R. J. Finch, D. S. Hershaw, M. Horner, J. Matthews, K, T. Morley, J. D. Moule Ryan, G. M. Seed, l.

Maj H. T. Hayward LCoH Gratton, A. E. LCpl Kirkpatrick, l. Tpr Allen, A. L. Tpr Smith, P, J.

Sgt Clark, A.

LSgt Rafferty, S.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr


LAD attached to H0 Squadron

W01 Howell, R. J.

LCoH Goodyear, A, M. LCoH Wynne, D. M, LCpl Steeden, J. Tpr Austin, H. S. Tpr Brown, G. Tpr Clark, P. C. Tpr Dillon, R, S. Tpr Edwards, D. L. Tpr Harris, P. D. Tpr Parker, J. T. Tpr Parkin, G. Tpr Terry

Lt L. M. J. H. Kisielewski-Dunbar CoH Standen, D. C.

Lt Col A. H. Parker Bowles Capt N. Hadden-Paton RCM Lawson, P. B.

CoH Kearns, B. J.

CoH Lock, M.

3 Troop


RQMC Clayton, J. W, Admin Troop SQMC Holt, M. L.

Sgt Wilson, G. R. LSgt Brennen, P. LSgt Granville, K. S,

W02 McKenna, D. P. 5H0. Troop CoH Bryan, K. E. LCoH Clarke, R. H. LCoH Manning. R. P.

LCoH Rogers, L, D. LCpl McSheehy, J. T. Tpr Brown, S. M. Tpr Cook. G. R, Tpr Cowton, |. A. Tpr Dugdale, P. A. Tpr Duncan, S. Tpr Monson, B. Tpr Stones, l,

CoH Manning, M. J.

Tpr Westgate, N.

Admin Troop

6 Troop

Sgt Whelan, T. P. 2 Troop

Tpr Simmons, D, P. Tpr Wood, N. J.

Lt M. R. Coreth

Tpr Kent, P. Tpr Mouncey, D, Tpr Prunty

LCoH Howland, A, R. LCoH Coutts, A. L.

Tpr Kershaw, E. D.

4 Troop

Tpr Hiscock, D. R.

LCpl Atkinson, L.

LCpl Mitchell, M. D. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Tpr Harris, K.

Sgt Holmes, L. (RAAC) LCoH Firth, P,

Tpr Hodges, C. J.

Ct A. M. S. Knowles

Maj T. J. Sulivan Capt G. J. S. Hutchison

Tpr Pielou, S, Tpr Proffitt, M. J, Tpr Van-Rooyen, A, L.

W02 (SCM) Sayer, C. J. CoH Quinn, T. J,

CoH Harman, B, R. LCpl Stephenson, A.


Tpr Nicholson, K,

Tpr Ellis, K. L,

SOMC Rumbelow, H. W.

CoH Kilvington, J. A.

Tpr Morris, M. Tpr Neary, S. J. Tpr Nichols, M. T.

Tpr Hoare, M. A.

6 Troop


LCpl Barclay, R. J,

LCpl Brown, M. LCpl Fernley, C.

Admin Troop

Lt E. H. Hanmer SCpl Smith, D. A.

Capt K, E. Ferguson

LCoH Rushton, D. W. LCoH Stubbs, D. J.

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

Tpr Davis, |. M, Tpr Young, M, E.

W01 Howell, B. J. W02 Dearden. E. J.

1 Troop Lt P. J. Tabor CoH Hunter, H. W. LCoH Dunkley, M. G.

LCpl Mason, K. H. LCpl Taylor, M. R. Tpr Barugh, S. M. Tpr Brooker, D. M, Tpr Campbell, W. A. Tpr Douglas, D, Tpr Harwood, M. C. Tpr Hancock, N. P, N. Tpr Pembroke, M. J. Tpr Richards, M. J, Tpr Simkins, A. J. Tpr Snell, B. Tpr Weller, R. J, Tpr Williams, C. R,

2 Troop

LCoH Vickers, S.

Hartill, E. A. Large, |. Morrall, P. D, Mayers, R, P. Rutland, D. J,

LCoH Fisher, J. C. 4 Troop

APTC (Gymnasium) SSgt Jenner, R. A,

OM (T) Department

Tpr Hulland, P, A. Tpr Thompson, M. R.

MT Troop

Bell, M. Cox, D. W. Elliott, L. J. Eyers, G. Hows, P. P. O'Brien, W. D. Joblin, K, Payne, K, C,

LCpl Baxter, M. J. LCpl Thomas, D. F. Tpr Bowell, P. Tpr Burch, J. S. Tpr Davison, R. Tpr Darby, |. Tpr Fletcher, S. Tpr Flanaghan, T. S. Tpr Hayes, J. P. Tpr Hodgson, G. Tpr Johnson, R. P,

Tpr Consadine, M, R.


LCpl Cooper, D. R. Tpr Jones, E.

LCpl Rendell, R. E. J. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Col-l Claridge, D, J. LCoH Baston, C. G. LCoH Kent, N. R.

Tpr Shaw, G. S. Tpr Shatliff, T, W. Tpr Wright, A.

Tpr Painting, M.

LCoH Towse, J,

CoH MacKenzie, |. LCpl Kingham, G. M. LCpl Pitt, C. M. J. Tpr Armstrong, M. L.

Capt SSgt LSgt LSgt LSgt

Maj J. G, Handley W02 Birt, R. V. SCpl Stephenson, W. CoH Kempster, |. K. LCoH Ashby, B. LCpl Partis, J.

SCpI Buckle, R. M. G.

3 Troop Ct M, T. Hollings

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Cfn O'Leary, C. P. LAD attached to B Squadron SSgt Robinson, C. J.

Sgt Reid, 8. C. LCpl Dexter, E, M.

LCpl Lewis, G. D. LCpl Lambkin, A. LCpl Watts, A. E. Cfn Taylor, G, N. LAD attached to C Squadron SSgt Bamford, l. Sgt Hardy, C W. LSgt Appleton, M. LSgt Arnold, D. A. LSgt Sandells, D. L. LCpl Bayston, N, R. LCpl Morrison, C. A. Cfn Lewis, M. P. Cfn Rudin, J, D.

LCoH Edwards, A. J. Tpr Fox, M. R. Tpr Brookes, R. Tpr Daly, l. S. Tpr Williams, N. Tpr Begg. C, W, Tpr Hulland, T. R. Tpr Morris, G. Tpr Huxley, S. Tpr MacLeod, W, Tpr Smith, G, B. Tpr Voyce, G, A. Tpr Cranfield. S. M. Tpr Coombes. S. T. Tpr McCarthy, 8. A. Tpr Binks. M. J, Tpr Duckham, J. W. Tpr Ellis, A. J, Tpr Foster, C. M. Tpr Hamilton, P. A. Tpr Home. A. R. Tpr Murphy, S P Tpr Reed, 8. L. Tpr Birkett, M. J. Tpr Clayton, D. J. Tpr Liddle, P. Tpr Tunniclifie, S. J

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Walsh, A. Williams, C. J. Berry, D. Hinton, D, M. Maddocks, C. R.

LCpl McDonald, A.

Musn Biscoe, J J.

LCpl Phillips, D. M.

Musn Mitchell, L. J. Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn Musn

LCpl Garland, D. J.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

LCpl Chalmers, A. W.

Tpr Stafford, P. R.

LCpl Scruton, C.

Tpr Sullivan, S. A. Tpr Taylor, J. R.

Riding Staff

W02 McGregor, D. LCpl Haywood, C. T.

LCpl Smith, M. Hunting—Melton Mowbray CoH Douglas, M. R.

LCpl Hammond, D. J. Forge FQMC Smith, B. LCpl Watson, K. R. A. D.

Tpr Hammond, W. E.

Tpr Polkey, F. C. Tpr Storey, A. J. THE BLUES AND ROYALS MOUNTED SOUADRON SHO Maj J. McM. Carr-Ellison Capt J. Shaw

SCM Martin, M. A. SQMC Bright, R, J. CoH O'Gorman, P. W. P. LCpl Gear, D. J. LCpl Whopples, G. V. LCpl Dickens, J. P. Tpr Bayliss, S. L. Tpr East, D. J. Tpr Greaves, J. B. Tpr Hancock, K. Tpr Kinniburgh, G. L. Tpr Lees, J. D. Tpr Summerfield, S. R. Tpr Tuxford, P. Tpr Watlow, M. J. 1 Troop

Capt B. W. B. White-Spunner CoH Pitt, 0. J. LCoH Hyett, S. P. LCoH Jackson, G. LCpl Hammett, M. A.

LCpl Burgess, M. S. LCpl Gaskell, N. LCpl Young, J. V. Tpr Banks, M. Tpr Brown, M. J. Tpr Clarke, R. Tpr Cooling, A. M. Tpr Cowling, J. M. Tpr Dickens, P. J. L. Tpr Fox, M. R. Tpr Jones, C. R. Tpr Kendrick, K. Tpr Millar, J. R. Tpr Montgomery, J. K. Tpr Reid, 5. P. Tpr Rudd, M. P. Tpr Scott, N. P. Tpr Seddon, C. J. Tpr Sharratt. J.

Tpr Smith, L. C. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Sutcliffe, J. M. N. Taylor, G. O. H. Tipper, S. A. Walton, S, P. White, K. Yorke, G. A.

Boyd, D, R. Braindwood, C. J. Buchanan, C. R. Care. C. C. Cooke, A. W. Cusick, H. J. Davies, N. J. Hamilton, S. A. Hennessey, M. Hunter, D. Jones, T. Kennedy, .W. S. Maynard, M. S. Measures, S. Pope, P. J. B. Pratt, P. A. Rex, J. P.

3 Troop Lt D. R, A. Daly

CoH Grun LCpl Haldane

Capt T, C, Boles

W02 O’Halloran


CoH Cliff LCoH Martin


LCoH Bryson LCoH Tapsell LCoH Nolan Tpr Saunders

Maj C. M. Barne Maj J. S. Olivier Royal Yeomanry

LCoH Laidlaw

Maj (OM) R. R, Giles

Tpr Jones CoH Gregory SCpl Freeman CoH Preece LCpl Carbis

RMAS Lt Col B. J. Lockhart Capt C. C. Bucknall

W02 Hill Royal Military School of Music Lt Col G. E. Evans AAC Centre Lt A, E. M. Mitchell

Ministry of Defence

Lt Col J. J. F. Scott

ODE PORTON Lt Col D. J. S. Wilkinson

Maj G. T. R. Birdwood

LCoH Frampton, K. A. LCoH Simpson, P. W. LCpl Smith, P. LCpl Graham, M. A. Tpr Armstrong, R. Tpr Barker, G. Tpr Latino. V. A. Tpr Maddern, K. D. Tpr McLeod, R. J. C. Tpr Monks, K. A. Tpr Nash, J, M. W. Tpr Peat, A. D. Tpr Pederson, M. A. Tpr Phillips, A. Tpr Pitt, N. R. Tpr Rawlings, T. E. N. Tpr Rowbotham, C. J. Tpr Singer, A. M. F. Tpr Singleton, N. D. Tpr Smith, |. D. Tpr Smith, N. A. Tpr Smith, T. Tpr Sowden. D. G. Tpr Stokes, L. Tpr Stone, M. P. Tpr Williams, L. G.

Maj P. B. Rogers Capt H. St. J. Holcroft

Holdee Str Household Cavalry Regiment Lt Col J. A. Aylen

HO. Northag Lt Col P. T. Keightley

Lt Col T. C. Morris, MVO

H0. 1 lnf Bde


Tpr Willis, K. L. Tpr Young, A. J.

BAND OF THE BLUES AND ROYALS Maj B. T. Keeling W02 Whennell, R. A. W02 Parsons, A. SCpl Tanner, R. W. SCpl Mansfield, R. A. CoH WardATurner. H. B.

CoH Platt, S. M. CoH Orritt, C. J. CoH Healey, A. R.


Baines, S. L. E. Morrison, M. L. Packer, F. J. Marsh, P. Bower, V.

Stevens, M. P. Burroughs, C. J. Connaughton, K. J. P. Jones, A. P. Stanton, G. W.

Musn Cairns, P. .J. Musn Creedy, A. T. Musn Francis, T. R.

Musn Glider, V. Musn Guy, S, C.

Musn Haddock, R. Musn Musn Musn Musn

Hayward, M. R. Haywood. P. Kitching, S. Mayhew, K. P.

Maj D. M. ReediFelstead

Maj J. D. Smith-Bingham

HO. SE Dist Capt M H Lingeman


RHO. Household Cavalry Maj G. H. Tweedie

2 Coldstream Guards

LCoH Harris LCOH Rees

Lt A. J. Atkin

LCoH Hobson, D.

Musn Avins, J. M. G. Musn Alderson, D.



CoH Lamphard, B. D.

LCpl Clark, M. S.

LCpl Simpkin, A. B, LCpl Tilley, A. M. E. LCpl Gibb, A. G. J.

Gen Sir Richard Worsley, KCB, OBEi Ministry of Defence OMG Maj Gen R. M. H. Vickers, MVO, OBEi Comdt RMAS Brig J. A. C. G. Eyre, CVO, CBEi Ministry of Defence Col W. S. H. BoucnerfiDA Tel Aviv Col D. S. A. BoydfiMinistry of Defence

Lt Col D. J. Daly Lt Col H. 0. Hugh Smith, MVO

Musn Jones, P. Musn Harmsworth, C. D.

LCoH Jervis, J. M. LCoH Maher, V. P,

Household Cavalry Squadron Maj |. M. D. L. Weston


CoH Davies, D. J.


2 Troop Lt R. C. D. Lendrum CoH Sackett, N. P. CoH Kennard, S. D. A.

Paine, N. J. Pegler, G. N. Searle, M. Stephenson, G. R. Wall, S. J. Williamson, J. Yurek, R.

SCpl Stubley LCoH Bubear W01 Storey W02 Stacey W02 Sproats

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16/5L Orderly to QMG Catterick Garrison RAC Gunnery School 12 Int Er Sy Coy

CoH France


SCpl Finch

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CoH Williams

LCpl Swindlehurst

MajGen's House Staff

LCoH Kent

HO Eprskopr Garrison

Tpr Quinn Tpr Harvard SCpl Muff LCpl Donnelly CoH Davidson W02 McEvoy SCpl Stacey CoH Gimblett SCpl Chillingwortli

RMAS Army Dog Unit NI

MVEE(K) HQ Dhekelia Garrison UNFICYP Sp Regt

CMC UAE RAC Gunnery School RAC Gunnery School


W02 Preece SCpl Fisk


CoH Arnold

2 Regt AAC KLT

W01 Sibley

RAC D 8 M School

SCpl Garvey LCoH Wynne W01 Smart W02 Chapman W02 Anslow CoH Barber 1 x Soldier CoH Buxton W02 Pomroy


W01 Midwinter


W02 Stacey

RAC Gunnery Wing BAOR H Cav Museum


Maj P, D. Massey LAIC

Capt A. J. Miller-Bakewell

Lt G. H. Howard

LEC Lt H. Sutherland

Guards Depot Maj B. W. Lane Capt (OM) J. Peck

Cambridge University

Lt J. W. Sellars

Ct J. E. StrattoniChristensen

RHG/D SOLDIERS SERVING AT ERE (AS AT 17 NOV 1981) CoH Wilcox Tpr Ironmonger CoH Cook LCpl McGarry

CoH Stickies LCpl Millington CoH SCpl SCpl SCpl

Hyndman Fox Sturrock Chamberlain

CoH Benn SCpl Wall LCoH Andrews CoH Weodon CoH Perry LCoH Miller LCpl Hammond LCpl Keen

Princess Marina College C Sqn RY RAC Sales Team

MVEE(K) RAC Ranges


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CoH Catlin CoH Guest W02 Weeks CoH Bourne

ACIO Manchester

CoH Maskell CoH Mellor

AClO Leeds ACIO Bournemouth

CoH Wilde


Tpr Lee CoH Harris CoH Owen Tpr Cox LCoH Lawson LCoH Birchall

LCoH Rushforth LCoH McKenzie LCoH Brammer LCOH Pendry

CoH Smith LCoH Wood LCoH Carpenter CoH Partridge

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A Reserve Officer. Capt Simon Corbett. after drawing his pay in Cyprus



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