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The Sovereign’s Escort before The Queen’s Birthday Parade 1980

Officer Commanding Household Cavalry Regiment (Mounted): Lieutenant-Colonel B. J. Lockhart, The Blues and Royals.

The Commanding Officer

BATTLE HONOURS FOREWORD Tangier (16624 680), Dettingen, Warburg, Beaumont. Willems, Fuentes d'Onor, Peninsular, Waterloo, Balaklava, Sevastopol, Egypt (1882), Tel el Kebir, Relief of Kimberley Paardeberg, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa (1899—1902).

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


After a successful handover to The Life Guards, the Regiment got under way again at Windsor in March. Almost the first, and certainly the most notable. event of

Souleuvre, Brussels, Nederrijn, Rhine, NW Europe (194471945). Iraq (1941), Palmyra, Syria (1941), Knightsbridge, El Alamein, Advance on Tripoli, North Africa (1941—1943), Sicily (1943),

Italy (194371944).

the year was the visit of our Colonel—in—Chief on April 9. Her Majesty spent some three hours in Combermere Barracks during which time she spoke to many members of the Regiment and their wives in a completely informal way. We all immensely appreciate the interest which Her Maicsty takes in thc Regiment and its activities. This year. 1980, has seen the conversion from tanks to

CONTENTS Foreword . . . . Diary of Events 1980 A Squadron B Squadron C Squadron HO Squadron . . . The Mounted Squadron .. TheBand.. .. .. .. .. .. Household Cavalry Squadron, Guards Depot .. Gunnery . .. .. .. .. 2 Troop A Squadron in Canada .. Miscellany .. .. .. .t US Exchange visit to Grafenwohr 1980 . A Reminiscence of Nearly Half a Century Ago Warrant Officers and Corporals of Horse Mess The Weser Vale Hunt . . Household Cavalry Museum Coaching Club .. Obituary .. .. .. .. .. The Blues and Royals Association Annual Report In the Steps of Francisco Pizarro .. Cyprus Walkabout Competition 1980 .t Sport . l . . . . . . Nominal Roll

The cover shows the Colonel and Gold Stick, General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick, GCB, 050, M85, MC.

armoured reconnaissance and inevitably this has occupied most of our time. but without any decrease in the other commitments which normally come the way of the Regiment at Windsor. By the end of the formal conversion period in November. courses had been run for 889 students within the Regiment. This high figure reflects great credit on the training wing and also high— lights the many and diverse equipments with which the crewman has to be familiar, Before completing this conversion. C Squadron. with a troop from A and B Squadrons. were required to retrain yet again on the Ferret Mk 2 in order to go to Cyprus for a six—month unaccompanied tour with the United Nations forces. whence they return in March 1981. having acquitted themselves with distinction. As always. the Mounted Squadron also distinguished itself during the I980 ceremonial season and played its full part in the highly successful Quadrille. Amongst the many other activities which were under— taken in 1980. a party of 12 members of the Regiment made an expedition to Nepal. We were happy once again to be able to invite members of the Association to our ‘At Home‘ Day at Windsor in October and were de— lighted to see many old friends on what turned out to be a splendid day. presided over by the Colonel of the Regiment.

The year 1981 will be one in which the emphasis is on the tactical training which we were unable to undertake during conversion, A number of exercises overseas are planned, leading up to a major exercise in Denmark in which the complete Regiment will participate. In common with. all areas of government expenditure. the armed servrces are subject to financial constraints at the moment, but it is the earnest endeavour of all that our

trainlng and our way of life should not suffer. and it is heartening to see that the Regiment is once again up to strength. W’hile there has been a high turnover at all levels since returning from Germany. and many of our officers and NCOs are young. enthusiasm to meet the challenges of the new role more than compensates for any lack of experience and the latter is coming fast.

Her Majesty with The Colonel

Diary of Events 1980 The first three months of the year were taken up with the Regiment’s move back from Germany and the resumption of our traditional role as an Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment. Since then Conversion Training has provided the backdrop to all our other activities. Vast numbers have been introduced to the pleasures of 30mm and 76mm gunnery. Ferret. Fox. Scimitar. Scorpion and Saracen driving. and the intricacies of Larkspur radio. C Squadron‘s requirements to be trained on Ferret Mk 23 for their tour in Cyprus provided further variety to an already varied programme. In April the Regiment assumed responsibility for the armoured reconnaissance element of the Heathrow

Force. with the attendant restrictions which this important but onerous task seems to bring. On the 9th we were honoured by a visit from HM The Queen. who was able in a short time to visit both the Officers and WOs and CsoH Messes. and to speak to many members of the Regiment and their wives. April also saw RHQ and the Echelon take to the field for Exercise Tiger Head. the main UKMF FTX this year, in the unlikely guise ofa Battlegroup Headquarters controlling an Irish Squadron and a Welsh Company. In May we were once again on Salisbury Plain, this time for Troop Training which. in marked contrast to recent years on Soltau. took place in remarkably fine weather. Troop tests were won in confident style by Ct E. H. Hanmer and 2 Troop A Squadron. In July A and B Squadrons carried out a successful programme of Conversion Firing at Lulworth#the accuracy of the 30mm gun was particularly impressive and did much to allay the fears of those who felt that they were in some way being downgraded after Chieftain gunnery. After a month entitled ‘maximum leave period’ in the Forecast of Events. C Squadron departed for Cyprus and the remainder of the Regiment started yet another period of conversion training. The Regiment held an ‘At Home’ day on October 5. and we are now looking forward to our ARU at the end of the month. to Annual

Firing at Castlemartin in December. and a new period of Troop Training on the Plain early next year. Over the year we have received a long line of dis— tinguished



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The Colonel presenting a LS and GC medal to LCoH Robinson


Major General. Commander 6th Field Force. Brig J. R. Reilly. and BRAC HQ UKLF. Brig J. L. Pownall. On October 20 we were delighted to see Maj Gen Sir Roy Redgrave on the dual occasion of his last day as a serving officer and the anniversary of his joining The Blues at Combermere Barracks 37 years ago.

Her Majesty The Queen talking to members of B Squadron

The Visit of HM The Queen On April 9. 1980. the Regiment was honoured by a visit of our Colonel-in—Chicf. Her Majesty the Queen. This was a most memorable day for all members of the Regiment. and we were especially lucky that the visit took place in bright spring sunshine. Her Majesty was met by the Colonel of the Regiment. the Commanding Officer. Second—in—Command. Adjutant and RCM. RCM J. C. Midwinter then escorted The Queen to the WOs

and CsoH Mess where members of the Mess and their families were presented. and Her Majesty signed the visitors book. The Regiment and their families were lined up on the square and The Queen was able to meet many ofthem and also to look at the armoured vehicles currently used by the Regiment. Lastly Her Majesty walked to the Oliicers Mess and talked to the olficers and their wives before departing for Windsor Castle past a final Royal Salute from the Barrack Guard. Her Majesty The Queen “ith the Colonel and Lt Col H. O. Hugh-Smith

A Squadron In February we left our tanks with The Life Guards in Germany and returned to Windsor with a new role of Close Reconnaissance. While the focus of our activities has been on training for our new mission, the scope of our schedule has left time for sport and other pleasures. The Squadron‘s achievements this past year have been excellent in spite of a high personnel turnover. Handing over our Chieftains to The Life Guards went remarkably well considering most of the NCOs were in England on recce courses. The handover was concurrent with a PRE and our Troopers really rose to the occasion. During preparation their efforts were tireless and selfless and the subsequent results were to a high standard. Considering we were handing over the lothequipment, accommodation, etc, we are pleased to say their work deserves a Well Done! To add perspective I think a quick word about our establishment is in order. We are organised with five sabre troops each equipped with six vehicles. Our primary mount for combat is the Fox Armoured Car. Powered by a 4-2 litre Jaguar engine, the Fox sports the impressive 30mm Rarden Cannon and has good cross-country mobility. We have Larkspur communications kit which is effective but requires more crew attention than the Clansman sets we had in Germany. Meeting the challenge of our new role has kept us busy both individually and collectively. Our aim individually has been to convert armoured crewmen and to train recruits to become skilled recce tradesmen. Collectively our aim has been to instil confidence in the group effort and to broaden our perspective. To a marked degree we have gone a long way toward achieving those alms. On the one hand we had an enjoyable summer firing camp at Lulworth where we qualified our crewmen on their new weapons systems. On the other hand we had a successful Regimental Tactical Training period which culminated with Troop Tests~2 Troop with Ct E. Hanmer and SCpl Reid dethroned B Squadron and won the first place title; ] Troop with Lt G. Howard and SCpI Wall finished in third place. The tests were challenging, yet fun, and got everyone thinking about our recce mission on a team basis. In sport the Squadron had a noteworthy year. The prowess of our boxers brought the Regimental Boxing Trophy back to A Squadron. Our fleet-footed runners, LCoH Baldwin and Tpr Wright, were able to capture first and second place respectively in the Regi~ ment‘s l0,000 metre race held in June. The Squadron provided teams for several walk-a-thons held in the local area for both fun and charity. Amongst these was a 25 kilometre walk in September which was sponsored by British Airways. CoH Buckle trained our team and managed to get them through with a good time. On a Regimental basis the Squadron provided the lion’s share of the Regiment‘s Rugby Team and a goodly share of the Football Team. Both teams had a good season and are looking forward to next year’s competition. The Squadron has managed other pleasures as well this year. These include operational exercises overseas, support for the Household Cavalry Careers Team, and a firing demonstration at the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield.


We have had two overseas exercises. One was of short duration with 2 Troop deploying to Canada with the lst Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, on Exercise Pond Jump West. A good rapport was established even though we are still trying to work out why anyone would want to jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane. The second exercise is oflonger duration and involves 1 Troop which has been attached to C Squadron to help with United Nations duties in Cyprus. Household Cavalry recruiting has also taken a prominent role in our lives. We have provided numerous vehicles and crews on a continual basis to support the Careers Office throughout the country. Further, we assisted several Army Cadet units during their training periods. These commitments have been worthwhile because they provided a break from barrack duty and allowed our Troops to work out SOPs and recruit at the same time. On September 30, Ct Bullard and SCpl Stacey put on a firing demonstration at the Royal Small Arms Factory,

Enfield, for His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent. The high point ofthe day was when HRH acted as gunner and fired the Rarden Cannon scoring impressive hits on the target. The Duke was pleased and needless to say the day was a great success. There continues to be many new faces in A Squadron. During our time at Windsor the following havejoined us: Capt Barclay, Lts Daly and Huggins, Cts Boone and Bullard: SCpls Bright, Reid. Weeks, Rumbelow, Wall and Stacey: CsoH Gregory, Guest, Seager, Porterfield Claridge and Wilde: SSgt Flockhart, Sgt Oxley. Unfortunately, many of these same people have also left us. Those who have departed include: Capt Rollo, Lts Daly and Huggins, Ct Atkin; SCpls Bright. Wall, Weeks and Stacey: CsoH Armishaw. Perry, Guest. Seager. Porter— field: SSgts King and Goldsmith. SCM O‘Halloran‘s successor will be SCM Pomroy who takes over in November. We are glad to be back in Windsor and are thankful for the opportunity to renew ties with family and friends. All told it has been a busy year and the new year promises more challenge and adventure. The process of conversion has been long and tedious but there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Finally, the Squadron suffered a tragic loss with the untimely death of Ct Boone who was killed in a car accident on October 5. He is sorely missed and our pravers and sympathies are with his family.

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Major G. Smith, LCoH Andrews and LCpl Wright 77 Ct Hamner, SCpl Reid, LCoH Miller and Tpr Kingham 1 Troop A Squadron on Salisbury Plain

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Ct Atkin A Squadron boating expedition at Wyke Regis

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In June we went Conversion Firing at Lulworth. Capt C. C. Bucknall left us for the period. whilst he

donned his other hat as Regimental Gunnery Officer. A good time was had by all. especially in Weyinouth. where the Squadron was billeted in two separate camps. In August the Squadron went on Block leave. The Squadron Leader came back a little late having spent a few enforced days on Cherbourg Quay and on our return we lost Capt Bucknall to become another Captain in RHQ, Lt B. W. White—Spunner to Melton Mowbray, Lt (now Captain) Miller-Bakewell t0 organising and leading Lt White-Spunner‘s expedition to Nepal. SCM Clayton as RQMC at HCR. COH Rose on a six—month attachment to the Australian Army, COH Wendon on

posting to the RMA and COH Thompson to Provost COH! At the same time 4 Troop under Ct M. Coreth temporarily left the Squadron order of battle to join C Squadron for their six-month tour of Cyprus. We welcomed Capt G. J. S. Hutchison from HQ Squadron, Lt P. J. Tabor and Ct J. D. McKelvie from their Troop Leaders Course. SCM McKenna on promotion from C Squadron, COH Smith who then went straight to Cyprus, Sgt Foran of the Australian Army who went straight to BAOR for Ex Crusader, and await yet further replace— ments. In mid—October we lose COH Gillingham to Liverpool AClO. In September various officers and NCOs spent two weeks, on Ex Square Leg (the UK part of Ex Crusader) umpiring infantry battalions in the East Midlands and East Anglia. We are not sure that the Infantry battalions gained much from our presence but at least we were all very glad that we are not in the Infantry. We are now preparing for the Annual Inspection and Regimental Firing before some more, hopefully well— earned leave at Christmas.

Ct M. R. Coreth and CoH Harkness suggesting tactics


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CoH Gillingham on a parchute course

Tprs Brown, Protfit and Westgate in Leager

Capt C. C. Bucknall. Major T. J. Sulivan and the Commanding


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C Squadron It has been a year full of change. We have mox cd from Detmold to Windsor. We have largely converted from Chieftain to CVR and we have converted again to Ferrets for our present six-month tour as Force Reserve Squadron with the United Nations in Cyprus. Mixed up with all this. there has been a period of Troop Training on Salisbury Plain. and all Troops have participated in exercises in support of other Regiments. Moreover, a team led by LCoH Morgan undertook a month long KAPE tour in the Midlands. We have also had our sporting achievements. The boxing team. though not overall winners. produced two Regimental champions in Lt H. Sutherland and chl Steeden. Tpr Fox also was a good losing finalist. Both the Football and the Cricket teams won their inter— Squadron competitions led by LCpl Steeden and Lt T. C. Boles respectively. After Troop Training in May. the walls outside the Squadron office started to fill up with maps and photographs of Cyprus. SCM Fortt did daily battle with the myriad different requirements of conversion courses to CVR(T), conversion courses to Ferrets, manning for operations and demands for more men by everyone. By mid—July. the Squadron was starting to take on its new shape. as the reinforcement troops from A and B Squadrons arrived under Lt G. Howard and Ct M. R. Coreth, having been carefully selected from many volunteers. We also gained promises of many essential specialists from Chief Clerk to Ration Storeman, though it was hard to believe that all those names would ever materialise. Ferret training started in earnest in July with LCoHs Morgan and Wynne working flat out revealing the secrets of Ferret engines and suspensions. The rest of the Squadron were soon involved with taking the new drivers out and preparing them for their driving tests, whilst LCoH Taylor spread the knowledge of the ~30

Tpr Dobbie and Tpr Mouncey

Browning. At the same time the important task of handing over the Scorpions and Scimitars to various different agencies was being achieved. Most drivers learned very quickly. However it was quickly proven that liberties could not be taken. Three Ferrets rolled over during training. Fortunately there were no injuries and no accidents involving other vehicles on the roads. It seemed no time before the final Troop Test Exercise. which was won convincingly by 2 Troop with 6 Troop as runners up. After leave. the move to Cyprus went without a hitch. due to the skilled machinations of Capt R. B. Yates. who had joined as Administration Officer. On arrival with temperatures soaring into the 90s by day though cool enough at night. we were soon happily settled. B Squadron 13/18H had prepared well forthe handover and most of our smart white Ferrets. though ancient. were

working. The new pale blue berets were soon shrunk down to Regimental size, and flesh rapidly passed through the pink and sore stage to achieve the darker hues of the veteran. All the troops quickly made friends with the nation~ alities with whom they work and none of the expected problems of raw herrings for breakfast have proved insuperable. Operational patrolling was successfully taken over, and all the Troops are now experts on their sections of the UN Buffer Zone. between the Turkish and Greek Cypriot defence lines. Patrolling has not been so intensive that opportunities for enjoyment could not be found. Lts Sutherland and D. de B. Kinahan have ranged the island and have found courses in windsurfing, canoeing and water-skiing with 3 RGJ at Dhekelia. water-skiing at Fig Tree Bay and a wine festival at Limassol. We have also had nominations for courses in sub—aqua. canoeing

and parachuting at the Cyprus Joint Services Adventurous Training Centre. As the weather closes in, these water sports may become less attractive. but there is skiing in Troodos to look forward to. Marching and long distance orienteering are also popular in Cyprus, and the Squadron is finding two teams each for the 60—mile Cyprus Walkabout and the more gentle (40 miles) Dancon Marches. The Squadron Rugby Team is training hard and have their first match shortly. The Soccer Team have also got plans for joining the local competition, not to mention the Tennis, Squash and even Table Tennis teams. The most important of the many changes in personalities are the loss to A Squadron of the inimitable Capt T. P. E. Barclay and to B Squadron on promotion to SCM of SQMC McKenna. It is hard to imagine C Squadron without them but we have welcomed Capt Lukas and SQMC Birt in their places. Lt R. C. D. Lendrum has moved to the Mounted Regiment, replaced by Ct L. M. J. Kisielewski-Dunbar and Lt Kinahan has also joined from Edinburgh University. CoH Standen and CoH Quinn have eventually dislodged CoH (now SCpl) Stacey and CoH Lampard who had both been in C Squadron for many years.

Dobbie, Cfn Bowell and LCpl Cowton Tpr Cross, LCoH Goodyear. LCoH Wynne in Nicosia Tpr Armstrong on ‘Gardeuing Detail’ Lt R J Dale-Thomas commanding the British contingent

of the Guard of Honour for the Canadian Minister of Defence Lt T C Boles and FSC over the (famous) ‘bump’ Dancon sector


Tpr Shatliff, LCoH Harris, CoH Quinn and LCpl Barry, G Troop block


HQ Squadron HQ Squadron has been busy for various reasons. It has moved and settled the Regiment into Windsor, produced a large quantity of instructors for Conversion Training and B Vehicle Courses, and finally been subjected to numerous postings within the Regiment. It is interesting to observe that only 25 per cent of the present strength were in HQ Squadron in Germany. This has meant that many have had the complication of undertaking a completely new job. However, the complications of postings died down in November and RHQ Troop at last found itself up to strength with the arrival of four NCOs who had remained with The Life Guards in Germany. All this meant that the Squadron was able to mobilise at full strength for the first time at the end of November. This fact was celebrated by a one-day exercise in Long Valley. It was disappointing that SCM Pomroy was posted just before this exercise as he had laboured so hard in producing a good well-balanced Squadron. No changes are imminent and the Squadron looks forward to a year’s formal training culminating with an exercise in Denmark. There is now a considerable amount of knowledge held within the Squadron which should serve the Regiment well and permit everyone to have a successful and enjoyable year. The Squadron also hopes to do well in sporting activities. It won the London District Minor Unit Tug—of-War and is now concentrat— ing hard on training for the Inter-Squadron Football. Unfortunately, CoH Porterfield, a regimental footballer, was posted back to C Squadron from the Maintenance Team; however, a replacement is being sought and bids have been made. But at present we have been told that our price is not right.

dealt with by all members of the Troop, especially Col-I Stephenson and LCoH Partis. Quite a large number of the Troop have taken external technical storeman‘s courses at the RAC Centre in Bovington and have returned with good results and reports which not only augurs well for the Troop, but for the Regiment. Amongst those who have attended such courses are: LCoH Holloway, LCpls Towse and Mapelsden, Tprs Cooper and Plater. The sporting side of the Troop has been somewhat limited due to the nature of the job. However, Tpr Jones (Tech Clerk) continues to earn a regular place in the Rugby XV and LCoH Partis and LCpl Towse have taken a keen interest in ~22 shooting. Maj Marsh has taken up the reins again on a riding course, whilst the RQMC(T) is striving vainly to get his golf handicap reduced. More recently several postings and attachments have occurred within the Troop including LCoH Hobson to HCR. His loyalty and hard work will be missed by all. Those lucky enough to be attached to C Squadron for their UN tour are SCpl Birt, LCoH Kempster and Tpr Plater. At the same time we welcome to the Troop LCoH Callaghan from the Royal Yeomanry in Croydon.

TECH TROOP NOTES Once again, this year has been a busy one and we hope the tag of ‘sleepy hollow‘ inmates is well behind us. The start of the year was particularly hectic preparing for the handover/takeover with The Life Guards. The QM (Tech) Maj W. Marsh, along with other members of the Troop, took on the task of taking over

the Windsor end of the exchange whilst RQMC(T) Anslow concentrated on the Detmold side. The operation on the whole went quite well, although it is rumoured that there are three tank laser sights emitting ‘ghostly effects’. Needless to say that on such a move a large number of Troop boxes were required for transportation of public property, etc; even so a fair number of wry comments were passed. It can be quite difficult explaining to people that certain items of equipment need to be well



March 17, 1980, saw the whole Troop re—united once more with the exception of LCsoH Barratt and Ashby who remained in Germany on temporary attachment to The Life Guards; whilst Windsor saw the return to the Troop of SCpl Birt from a three-year spell with the Royal Yeomanry in Chester. Also, it was at about this time we said goodbye to CoH Kennard who chose to try the more glamorous side of the Regiment at HCR, for

which we wish him all the best for the future. As regimental training progressed in earnest, the need

for spares and equipment increased accordingly, givmg rise to a flurry of paperwork which has been most ably


Major R. R. Giles and RQMC Adams

_ QUARTERMASTERS DEPARTMENT For the QM department, 1980 has been a fairly quiet year, enabling us to settle in and adapt to working once more in the UK with different equipment. This being most noticeable at the conversion firing, where having been used to moving vast quantities of Chieftain ammunition it came as a pleasant surprise when we saw what was involved with Scorpion and Fox. It also has not been without its moments of drama, bordering on panic, as when the master chef, W02 Ball, calmly mentioned on the morning of Open Day that he had overlooked the fact that we didn’t have the plates we had ordered for the lunch. Needless to say everything turned out ‘all right on the day’.


Detmold is a delightful town in a very attractive part of Germany. In January 1980, the LAD, keen to continue the association with the area, the people and cheap self-indulgence, remained in situ as the Regiment began its move to Windsor. On arrival in Combermere Barracks the EME took over a new LAD which had similarly been left behind by The Life Guards. The brightly painted exterior hides first-class working conditions and the spirit and determination of the ‘spanners’ has managed to maintain the status quo of fit equipment. The Regiment’s conversion training began immediately on arrival and by May the Squadron sections were fully active. A Squadron had their fill of digging in Foxes (or is it Foxii?) while the section fitters performed minor surgery on these most awkward of vehicles. The many small exercises have fallen heavily on B Squadron fitters who, without their Artificer for two months, have been

severely undermanned. The balance has finally been redressed and the pressure, to a certain extent, has been

RCM Patterson

There have been a few changes in the Department over the course of the year. We have said farewell to two of the most experienced members of the group. RQMC Howick has left the Army for a quieter life in ‘civvy street”; his vast wealth of experience will be difficult to replace. Also CoH Taylor has moved on to the problems of HQ Squadron with his promotion to SQMC, and LCoH Goodyear has gone up to the sharp end in Cyprus with C Squadron and LCoH Seget to the joys of the Orderly room. We welcome to the Department RQMC Adams, who has finally abandoned his radios, and LCpl Mayo, and Tpr Vaughan our trainee carpenter. MT TROOP The handover in Detmold after a hectic training season went surprisingly smoothly. The first challenge in England was regimental training on Salisbt’lry Plain. This was a busy period with convoys leaving every morning at 0530hrs for Westmoors Supply Depot, replenishing Squadrons late at night, and digging trenches to shoulder depth! The convoy drill may not have been perfect, but under Capt B. Lane we knew that our trenches were the deepest and best in the UK. Our next break from the calm of Windsor was conversion firing at Lulworth. Everyone enjoyed this as we lived in tented accommodation overlooking the sea at Wyke Regis and our only role was to provide a taxiservice along the scenic Lulworth to Wyke Regis road. Some members of the Troop found the area pleasant enough to book holidays there for the following year. The Troop always appeared to be busy in the summer with details, leave. and operations. But everyone agreed that it was good to be back at Windsor. The only sad events in the year were departures. Capt

reduced. The lucky UNFICYP Squadron section is hopefully enjoying itself at work and play. SSgt Magnay (Section Artificer) will undoubtedly be making use of the dirt roads to practise his rallying techniques. A Craftsman comedian has managed to enjoy a brief chat with the lions of the Safari Park and a swim with the killer whale to cool off. He was discovered in his tarzan costume and asked to remove himself! Acting, it would appear, is much in vogue since the LAD repertory company took to the ‘garden theatre’ boards on Salisbury Plain and gave 13 stirring performances of ‘Defend and Die’. Written by the cast and ably directed by the ASM, every performance was a first night spectacular. Star of the show was undoubtedly Log-Dog (trained by LSgt Butt) who receives the golden spanner award for enthusiasm. Other notable theatrics were displayed during the LAD Bar-B-Q and sports afternoon. Primarily for the enjoyment of the children, the emphasis ended in parent participation. The master of ceremonies, Sgt Craw, managed to remain in control of venues but out of control of entrants.

Lane on his promotion to Major was posted to the

Guards Depot. He was later joined there by LCpls Boden and Haldane. LCoH Young, Tprs Gowland and Reynolds left the Army. but we hope to see them back if they find their new life too soft.

LCoH Nicholson in the tailors shop

HQ Squadron (continued) The LAD had been approached several times to help units ailing from lack of resources: the advantages have been felt by individuals who have been to Denmark, Canada, N Ireland and Belize. Some of those that did not manage to get away formed up behind LSgt Taylor to volunteer for adventurous training. The first simple expedition was a gentle 35-mile walk along the Ridgeway: the success of the venture was absolute and plans are already in hand for a possible skiing trip to Scotland. Sporting activities have faltered slightly due to the climate—cricket has often been literally washed out. However, the LAD put up a valiant fight in the interSquadron Cricket competition. finally losing to HQ Squadron. The Coles Cup (seven-a-side rugby) was won at the REME Corps competition in April and the captain. LSgt Arnold has fixed his position in the Corps Rugby team for 1980~81. SSgt Blackman has had considerable success at the helm of a racing dinghy and has represented REME on a score of occasions. Finally the ASM. W01 Howell, has fenced in an Army competition and officiated at an inter—Services fencing competition.

Postings have been moving quickly and the large number 01 new members have quickly settled into the confusron and the spirit of things.

Handover of the Cooper display trailer April 18, 1980, to the Silver Stick From L-R: LCpl Davies, LCpl Stephen, Tpr Carney. CoH Manning. W02 Hawley, Col S. Cooper, Maj Price, LCOH Reid 433, LCpl Gawthorne LG, Tpr Slater, Lt Atkins, Tpr Saunders. Tpr Underwood, LCpl Willacy

Inside the LAD hangar

CoH Thomson

Recruiting Team

Difficulties were experienced in unloading our Fox armoured car from its transport without the benefits ofa ramp. On one occasion this was achieved by using the sandunes at Southport, and on another a motorway embankment at St Albans causing chaotic traffic conditions.

This year saw the long awaited handover of The Cooper Display Trailer on April 18, 1980, to C01 S. C. Cooper for recruiting purposes. The trailer includes a cut down Scorpion turret and slides coupled with a commentary showing all aspects of The Household Cavalry. The outside of the trailer gives a picturesque view of a Chieftain tank flanked by divisions of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals. The trailer gives an excellent cross sectional view of all aspects of all the Regiments of Household Cavalry. This has been an extremely busy year for the Recruiting Team which has visited areas, as far apart as Alness in Scotland and Barnstaple in Devon. We have been to no less than 26 shows varying from one to three days’ duration during the period May 2 to September 15. The team has stayed in four different barracks and 19 hotels, plus the universities of Manchester and Sheffield.


The ACIOs in all areas that the team visited, which included W02 Martin, CoHs Timmis, Catlin and

Harman, have all extended a warm welcome and have shown a keen interest in Regimental appointments and the names of all recruits. Association members of both Regiments keep popping in and are always welcome whenever the Household Cavalry Recruiting Team is in their area. The team consisted of Maj O. M. Price. W02 Hawley, LCOH Reid, LCpl Gawthorne, LG, Tpr Slater (now de-

mobbed), LCpl Corway (who replaces Tpr Slater) and Tpr Harris (clerk). The team has been supported by 18 Mounted Dutymcn (from both Regiments) and 27 different crewmen from all four Squadrons.

Reflections 1880

Reflections 1980

The Mounted Squadron

The Mounted Squadron

Musn Difiey on Claudius

This last year has been, as usual. a busy one not only from the ceremonial point of view but also from an administrative one; the latter because of the number of Olficers and Senior NCOs who have changed in the Squadron. At the end of 1979 we furnished an Escort for the President of Indonesia and Madam Suharto. The Field Officer of the Escort was the Commanding Officer, Lt Col B. J. Lockhart, and the Escort Commander was the Squadron Leader. Maj H. P. D. Massey. Thereafter, the winter training programme began in earnest, part of which is to despatch a Troop at a time to Tweseldown Race Course for l0 days. The idea of the camp is for the Troop to live and work together as a Troop, devoting their time to horsemanship away from the constraints of mounted duty. This does not always work because it is also an ideal time to run an upgrading course for Class 3 dutymen. By the time all the Troops had been to camp in the middle of January, some 76 per cent had passed their trade test to become Class 2 mounted dutymen. There then followed the statutory round of inspections regimental, Squadron and Troop drills leading up to The Major General’s Inspection on May l5, which passed off successfully.


The Queen‘s Birthday Parade was the next major event although there was to have been a State visit from the King of Saudi Arabia which was cancelled, it is said, because of the effect of a television programme. The Queen’s Birthday Parade took place on a damp day and although it did not rain during the ceremony the Escort uncloaked when they arrived at Buckingham Palace. However, the bands were unable to do so and it is thought

to be the only time this century that the bands have appeared cloaked on this parade when the remainder were not. The Escort was commanded by Maj H. P. D. Massey and the Standard was carried by SCM Patterson. The following Monday we all went to Windsor for the Ceremony of the Garter. The remainder of the summer until summer camp began at the end of August was spent providing horses for the band at such events as the Aldershot Army Display and the Surrey County Show

SCM (now RCM) Patterson with Mrs B. J. Lockhart at Stoney Castle Tpr Carr and Caractacus. trainee drum horse. at Summer Camp

at Guildford. sending horses to grass and members of

the Squadron on leave. At the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Her Majesty The Queen presented the Princess Elizabeth Cup to Tpr (now lance Corporal) Dickens. This cup is presented to the trooper who turns himself out consistently best during the year.

The Adjutant. Capt N. Hadden-Paton and the Chief Clerk, SCpl Weston picking up points for dressing on the last fence

Members of the Squadron also competed at the Royal Tournament. LCoH Jackson came second in the sword. lance and revolver competition. The major event of the year without a doubt, however, was July 15, the day of The Queen Mother‘s Birthday when the Regiment found two Sovereign‘s Escorts and Captain‘s Escort to escort the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace to St Paul‘s Cathedral for aThanksgiving Service, and back. More horses and men were on parade that day than at any time since the war—196 horses and men. Horses had to be brought in from such places as the Guards Depot and even from The Life Guards in Detmold. The Escort for The Queen Mother was commanded by The Life Guards Squadron Leader. Maj C. J. Simpson Gee: the Escort for The Queen was commanded by Lt Col B. J. Lockhart and the Standard was carried by SCM Patterson. The Captain‘s Escort escorting The Princesses Anne and Margaret was commanded by Maj H. P. D. Massey. Summer camp was enjoyed by all. As usual the Squadron built its own cross—country course which this year was the brainchild ofthe Second-in-Command, Capt J. Shaw. The competition itself was won by Tpr (now Lance Corporal) Tilley on Dundrum from 3 Troop. In the Junior Non-Commissioned Officers and Troopers Regimental Cross-Country Competition Tprs Tilley and Phillips came third and LCpl Smith and Tpr Kinnear came fourth. The Junior Non-Commissioned Officers and Troopers Show-Jumping Competition was won by Tpr (now Lance Corporal) Brown on Ukelele. The Officers

and Senior Non-Commissioned Ofiicers Show-Jumping Competition saw CoH Evans and CoH Sackett come second and third respectively while in the cross-country all the Squadron Leaders and the Squadron Corporal

Majors were as SCM Patterson puts it “in the frame”. Maj H. T. Hayward. commanding HQ Squadron, and SCpl Harris came second The Life Guards Squadron Leader and his Squadron Corporal Major were third an Maj H. P. D. Massey and SCM Patterson were fourth. On Open Day the Fancy Dress competition was won by l Troop with an ingenious pantomime of Jaws in the shape of Rochester chasing four members of the Troop

The Band

in a boat. For those that know Rochester, it will be seen

that the analogy was not inaccurate. Having returned from summer camp we have been delighted to despatch over 30 horses to the training wing due to the large and encouraging recruit entry. The Hunter Trial Season has begun and on September 20, members of the Squadron went Team chasing at Rowner Farm near Billingshurst in Sussex. A team consisting of SCpls Martin and Harris. CoH Kennard and LCpl Smith came second in the novice section. Our next major ceremonial occasions are the Escort for the State Visit of the King and Queen of Nepal on November 18 and the State Opening of Parliament on November 19. During the year the Squadron has said goodbye amongst others to Capt H. St J. Holcroft. Lts A. J. Miller-Bakewell and A. Wood. SQMC Bellas. CoHs Thomson, Storer. Standen, and welcomed in their places

Capt J. Shaw.Lts R. C. D. Lendrum and T. M. Voorspuy, SQMC Bright and CoHs Kennard. Davies. Evans and Shillabeer. Lastly we have said goodbye to our Squadron Corporal Major, SCM Patterson who has left to become Regimental Corporal Major of the Regiment at Windsor. He has been replaced by SCM Martin. We would like to congratulate both on their new appointments and wish them well. The Band playing during the visit of HM The Queen


The past year has been as busy as ever for the Band, in particular the Mounted Band. In addition to the normal State duties, The Queen’s Birthday Parade and Beating Retreat, they also appeared at The Royal Windsor Horse Show, the Aldershot Tattoo and had one day at the


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Surrey County Show. Our appearance at Aldershot was a ‘first’ for the Band, and involved being under canvas at Tweseldown Race Course for the duration of the Tattoo. Working conditions were made more difficult by numerous downpours of rain which caused near flooding of the tents. Needless to say, no members of the Band were to be found planning camping holidays for the year. . Easter Sunday saw the beginning of the season With a concert at Westcliff—on-Sea, and throughout April the Band played every Sunday on the East Terrace at Windsor Castle. We also managed to fit in a Marching Band appearance at the FA Challenge Vase Final at Wembley. Spring Bank holiday came, and the Band took to the road again, this time to Birmingham to lead the Lord Mayor‘s Parade, and to open the week-long Spring Festival at Cannon Hill Park with a 20 minute Marching Display. The remainder of the season consisted of our ‘regular‘ engagements; a week at St James's Park and the Royal International Horse Show at Wembley. We also had two weeks at Bournemouth and performed a oneday concert at Houghton Hall in Norfolk. Finally, at the end of August, the Band appeared at Henley for a

Charity Golf Tournament. Whilst at Henley, we learnt that a member of the Band, LCoH Baines, had recently

played and won a round of golf with our former Director of Music, Lt Col Evans. When asked if Lt Col Evans had been trying LCoH Baines replied, ‘Yes. very!. We say farewell to LCoH Sabourin who has served nine years with the Band and we wish him every success for the future. We welcome to the Band Musns Alderson, Gilder, Peglar and Searle.

Promotions during the year have been LCoH Bower and LCpl Stanton also W02 Whennell appointed Assistant Band Corporal Major. Our congratulations to LCoH Packer on the addition to his family of a daughter. and to Musns Wall and Billington for the addition of a wife each. Our engagements for 1981 include: Every Sunday in April—East Terrace Windsor Castle. May l4—l7#Royal Windsor Horse Show. June l6—20—Royal Ascot Week. Royal Ascot Racecourse June 23-28#Wembley Pageant. July 5—11#St James‘s Park. July 19725#Royal International Horse Show. August l6a29gBournemouth. Our latest LP Record release ‘Sovereign's Escort’ is still available from the Band Oflice and two further records are due for release shortly: ‘Combined Cavalry “Old Comrades" ’ in autumn 1980 and “Eyes Right” in 1981. 19

Household Cavalry Squadron, Guards Depot Gunnery

Conversion Firing A Squadron Range

Household Cavalry Squadron, June 1980

Recruiting in the Household Division has greatly improved over the last year and consequently the Squadron is both up to strength and being kept very busy. There have also been some major changes in Guards Depot policy. The junior recruits training programme now has more emphasis on subjects such as adventure training, shooting and map reading during the first six months. A recruit still has the opportunity to leave the service during this time. Thereafter the course concentrates on tougher aspects of military training such as tactics, drill and physical training. Other aspects of training remain unchanged and mounted troopers still join the Windsor Riding Course at the end of its first month after leaving the Guards Depot. Weapons classification is still carried out with the self-loading rifle, however the SMG is the personal weapon of the majority of Household Cavalrymen and so all drill is carried out with this. Recruits are also fully trained on signals and the majority are trained on gunnery and driving at Catterick before joining the Regiment, though some have recently been trained with the Regiment. It is strongly rumoured that Col-l Wright's


Troop need retraining on mortars having scoredadirect hit onacivilianadministrativehuton Stamford Training Area. The Squadron has not had great success on the sporting front so far with the exception of JTprs Sulivan and Singleton who both did exceptionally well in judo and both earned Army awards. Meanwhile JTpr Foulkes gained a place in the Army Junior Boxing Team. Sadly the various Troops had their amusements curtailed during the ‘Troop Leaders Week‘ (as the Adventure Training Week is called). Previously. mileage was unlimited. and trips to Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom were frequent. and ideas to go to Cyprus and Jersey had been planned. Whitehall has now put a 50-mile limit on any adventure training expedition from units depots which as far as Pirbright is concerned, allows us to go as far as Swindon station (495 miles) or

the Isle of Dogs. Over the last year there have been several statT changes and we have said goodbye to Capt M. C. O'B. Horsford and welcome. in contrast. Capt J. Peck. Other departures have been CoH Wilde and LCoH Mockett. both to A Squadron The Blues and Royals. and we welcome in their place SCM O'Halloran. and LCoH Wood.

Conversion training started with a Vengeance on the Regiment‘s arrival back in Windsor in March. This was probably most in evidence down in the Gunnery Wing which immediately started to spread like a large convolvulus, putting a stranglehold on most departments. In some cases departments were seen to move out of their pleasant and quiet surroundings to avoid being deafened by zealous commanders and gunners joyfully going through their training. It soon became apparent that gunnery was an extremely fashionable pastime, commanding respect and reverence from all others. The queues of dissatisfied drivers and gunners started to grow outside the miniature range as they listened to the happy cries of those within. It became evident that the Gunnery Wing was soon to be overwhelmed by willing students only too eager to join the worship of Thor, the great gunnery god, whose accuracy with bolts up to 2000111 on that great range in the sky. is well known to all. Indeed, at one stage, it was feared that these poor wretches. the cream of the Signals and D & M wings, were going to hurl thelselves against the awe—inspiring miniature range doors like lemmings, in a last feeble attempt to enter the halcyon fields of the gunnery world. The sheer deviousness and brilliance of the godlike gunnery instructors can only be marvelled at for averting disaster. At a stroke. the 30mm Rarden gun was intro-

duced. a gun that, at first, appeared beautiful and wellproportioned, with a figure pleasing to the eye. However, on closer inspection, indeed on very close internal inspection. it became apparent to the ignorant masses that it could be mean and biting, snatching at any intruding fingers or hands. This tactic worked to relieve the pressure, but, once it

was realised that this weapon. treated with tender loving care, had magical qualities, the hysterical crowd of lemmings was back again. clamouring for more.

The gunnery gods, aided and abetted by the omnipotent Gunnery Olficer, now began, magnanimously and generously, to impart the joy for knowledge for CVR gunnery to those less fortunate mortals, and to date they have trained 60 per cent of the Regiment. In May the Gunnery Wing took part in a demonstration with the Royal Artillery. This involved firing at targets at sea. Unfortunately there were only three targets: the Royal Artillery had 60 rounds, and they fired first. For the first 10 or 15 rounds it appeared that the gods were on the side of our smaller and ‘subtler’ weapons, for the Gunners lobbed rounds over, under, left and right of the target without success. Then disaster struck: a chance airburst sank the oil drums supporting one of the targets. The Gunners realised that, if they could not dispense with the targets by fair means, then they must employ foul. Airbursts over each one left only the odd bit of oil drum and stick for the cream of the Gunnery Wing to engage. Now the Gunnery Officer was glad that there were so few spectators. The Brigadier and Commanding Ofiicer could be quite critical enough. He decided the time had come to blend in with his surroundings and disappear. Foolishly, he volunteered that the targets were ample and it would not be the first time that he had wiped a Gunner’s eye! The Gunnery Instructors proceeded to climb on the vehicle, and the RGO cursed his rather over-sized mouth. Then despair appeared on the face of the instructor in the gunner’s seat. ‘Sir, the sight linkage has broken, and the sight is not following the gun’. Panic on the face of the Gunnery Officer and muttered oaths; ‘Surely you can do something about it?’ ‘I might be able to hold the pieces together—we will try anyway.’ The RGO scowled deeply as the first round missed, but a broad smile split his face as round after round went down. sinking oil drums, posts and all until there was only one piece of post left—all 2ft of itAthat refused to be sunk. Unfortunately, for a short while after this, the RGO became almost unbearably conceited over a victory that had very little. if anything, to do with him. The Gunnery Wing‘s next worry was before Conversion Firing. However, with the great co-operation of the Regiment and the gunnery stafi". this passed off well, though in the gunnery world there is always room for improvement. Once again the RGO‘s bacon had been saved. Now is the time of year when he again starts to look nervous and slightly furtive and pulls harder on his cigarette for, at the time of writing, the run-up to Annual Firing has begun. When you read this you must think of the gunnery stafi” as they will either be heroes worthy of praise, or beggars out on their ears in need of sympathy. Whatever happens, you will not forget us in a hurry.


2 Troop A Squadron on Exercise Pond Jump West 111

2 Troop A Squadron in Canada

By Ct E. H. Hanmer On our return from Germany we heard we were going to Canada on Exercise Pond Jump West III. Everybody knew about Medicine Hat but nobody had heard of Pond Jump West III. After frantic telephone calls around England we were still none the wiser. Then we discovered we were going with the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment and even worse fears of having to free-fall on to some outback plain in Canada were envisaged. However, after a while, wheels began to turn and things

sorted themselves out. We managed to put together all the necessary kit we might need under the watchful eyes of LCoHs Miller, Clifi" and Kilvington. After frantic trips to London everyone had passports and after even worse trips to the medical centre, where our medic LCoH Baston managed to produce a marvellous pin-cushion effect on our arms, we were ready for the off.

On our arrival in Edmonton, Alberta (we did not parachute in although our luckless fitter Cfn Gollop still believed we intended to) we were confronted by a landscape totally different from Suficield. Trees, lakes and tracks were everywhere on the Wainwright Training Area. The only similarity was the dust. We took over six LandRovers from the 13/18 Hussars and started work. Driving over this sort of terrain was not as easy as it looked as Tprs Kingham and Musgrove soon found out, much to the annoyance of SCpl Reid who had not waded for a long time. Having pushed, towed or just temporarily abandoned them we managed to keep six vehicles

going due to the help of CoH Perry, LCoH Miller and Cfn Gollop. The facilities for the infantry were ideal but for us life was not so. None the less we underwent some useful training. We spent most of our time acting as enemy to the Parachute Regiment in our close Recce role much to the pleasure of the Troop Leader, and LCoHs Cliff and Kilvington. The exercise finale for them was a 26hr shoot. Since we were Land-Rover—borne we could not get the maximum benefit from this. There were excellent ranges of which we made good use with our personal arms, but if we had had Fox we could have taken part in some very good live firing. We had the odd day off during the week exercise when there was an opportunity to make the most of the good weather and the clear water lakes to prove our rafting and watermanship skills. Notable ‘ducks’ were LCpl Pitt and Tprs Jobling and Kingham. R & R came at the end for five days and everyone disappeared to various parts of Canada. Edmonton held the majority of votes with other parties setting OH to the Rockies staying at Jasper and Banff. The more adventurous took to the beaches of Vancouver which proved very good value. Finally we returned to Windsor having spent a useful five weeks overseas. Courses split everyone up on our return so we have not yet been able to put into practice in our own vehicles the valuable training we gained in Canada.

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LCoH Miller, Tpr Kingham, Ct E. Hanmer and LCoH Kilvington


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Tpr Musgrove’s Rover bogged down in the Battle River. Tpr Musgrove, LSgt Gosling (RAPC), LCoH Kilvington, Tpr Kingham and SCpl Reid LCoH Baston. LCpl Jones and LCpl Pitt getting mud in the eye trying to dislodge 8 Rover from the mud, CoH Perry looks on


Miscellany (continued) «a ' 3 y s g" &‘,


The Adjutant at play

The editor at work SCpl Weekes studying l LCpl Johnson and Tpr Munton in walking out order

LCoI—I Clavering with Tpr Hodges and LCpl Clarke on Salisbury


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LCpl Budge and George LCoH Kilvington

US Exchange Visit to Grafenwo'hr 1980

Warrant Officers and Corporals of Horse Mess

By Lt T. C. Boles During the handover period with The Life Guards there were many Blues and Royals ripe for expeditions and assorted sports. SCM Fortt arranged darts matches and ten-pin bowling in the local pubs. whilst it was left to me to take the remainder on an exchange visit with the 1/32 Armoured Battalion US Army at Grafenwohr. After many long telephone calls to C01 Dick Beale, through the vagaries of the British and American military telephone networks, the latter of which is a direct relic of the Third Reich, the trip was finalised to start in the

week beginning February 10, while the Battalion was on its bi-annual firing at Grafenwohr. Disaster very nearly thwarted the expedition from the beginning when Lt White-Spunner borrowed our minibus and blew it up on his return from Berlin. A Squadron The Life Guards came to our rescue, however, and lent us a l—ton Land—Rover. This vehicle was to prove a godsend since the range roads at Grafenwohr make the East African Safari Rally seem like the M1 in comparison! On arrival we were treated to an evening in the Red Dog, the 1/32 Battalion beer hall, where we had our first taste of Budweiser beer. The beer connoisseurs amongst us namely LCoH Elliott and LCpl Cowton felt it was rather weak, however we were made to feel completely at home by the great hospitality of the ‘Bandits’ of the 1/32. It became immediately apparent that it is much more difficult to establish a corporate ‘Regimental’ identity in the US Army due to the throughput of both officers and soldiers. However, the ‘Bandits’ of the l [32 had one of the strongest Battalion spirits of all the units we met. They demonstrated the esteem in which they hold the British Regimental System, as well as the

quality of our force in itself. We were somewhat surprised at the rather spartan living quarters, certainly nothing like as ‘comfortable’ as Hohne. The first day of firing proved to us that gunnery the world over is the same business; starting early only to have ages to wait. We were awoken at four in the morning and the first round did not go down the range until eleven.

Her Majesty The Queen, with the WOs and CsoH

US M60 A3 tank

We took over the Mess in Combermere from The Life We were then given a presentation of the Russian vehicles held at Grafenwohr which included a T62 smoke display, a T55. PT 76 and BTR 60F. Because of their lack of complexity and crudeness of design there was a marked contrast to the American M60 A3s which are equipped with the latest computers and lasers. Our final visit of the trip was a visit to the 63 Panzer Battalion, commanded by Oberstleutnant J. H. Wittchon von Schonfels, who were doing stab runs in their Leopard

I which, despite their greater age, were impressive. All in all, many valuable lessons were learnt not least by AQMs Joseph and Doherty on centralised maintenance in the field which both the Americans and the Germans employ. Our tank commanders were a little surprised at the American Fire-Orders which were unfamiliar to say the least, however all our loaders are able to say that they have loaded the single case 105mm of the M60 A3. The generosity and goodwill of our hosts was appreciated by all and we can only hope that low key inter-liaison visits of this nature will happen in the future to promote goodwill between soldiers of the same arm in different countries.

Guards on March I, 1980. Along with the Mess we

reclaimed all the honorary members of the Windsor Mess. We were, of course, delighted to renew so many

old-established friendships. Before leaving Detmold the Mess Football team scored a 2—1 victory in the 4 Division Sergeants Mess Cup Final with the goals by LCoH Pitt and LCoH Rushton crowning a first-class team performance. The team manager, SCM McKenna, is at present hotly tipped to succeed Ron Greenwood. Our first major event on return to Windsor was the visit of our Colonel-in-Chief, who visited the Mess on April 9, during which time Her Majesty met several Mess members and their families and later sat for a photograph with the Mess members; RCM W. R. Macdougall, who

had recently handed over to RCM J. C. Midwinter, returned for the occasion. Our Welcome Home Ball, magnificently organised by RQMC(T) Anslow, was a most successful occasion attended, it seems, by everybody and his uncle, all of whom were ecstatic in their praise. On June 15, we were hosts to The Life Guards Association for their annual dinner. The task of preparing for the occasion was undertaken with great enthusiasm by a

committee headed by SCM Fortt. We were delighted to see so many Life Guards, past and present. We have received many distinguished visitors, including His Grace The Duke of Wellington, Mvo, OBE, MC, Lt Gen Sir George Cooper, KGC, MC (GOC South-East District) and Maj Gen Sir Roy Redgrave, KBE, MC, who visited us on his last day in the Army. On October 2, l980, RCM J. C. Midwinter handed over the chair to RCM M. A. Patterson. Mr Midwinter after a period of leave, is going off to Zimbabwe to help train the newly-formed regiments out there. His many talents will be put to good use. Our very best wishes go with him for the future. Tradition was broken slightly when on November 1 the Regimental Corporal Major chose to forgo the traditional ‘Dining-in’ in favour of a cocktail party attended by all Mess members and their wives, which presented a greater opportunity for the RCM and his Lady to meet all the Mess members. At the time of writing we are preparing for a most enjoyable and extremely full Christmas programme of entertainment. Sadly we have said farewell to many Mess members over the past year. To all who have left us, be it on posting or to return to civilian life, we extend our very best wishes for the future.

A Reminiscence of Nearly Half a Century Ago By the Rev Eric Dawson—Walker

In 1933 during the period when I was curate of Holy Trinity Parish and Garrison Church, Windsor,_I was preparing to offer myself as an army chaplain. With this aim in View and having an understanding rector (the Rev Canon Henry Tower) and a far-sighted Commanding Officer of The Blues (Lt Col D. C. Boles) I was allowed to take a full part, in uniform, in the Recruit training, and ‘passed out’ in gym, square, musketry and riding school, along with the others. After 10 months of riding school, the time came for passing out in Mounted Review Order. I began collecting the necessary kit, including a brand new pair of cuirass scales, which, in my ignorance, I didn’t realise could not possibly be cleaned up to the required standard of excellence in the short time available. The morning of the Parade came, and we were standing


dismounted at our horses heads for inspection of our kit by Capt ‘Bob’ Laycock, who was Adjutant then. When he reached me his eyes began at my feet and travelled slowly up until they reached the scales. He plucked them from the studs and stood back to give me the full force of his uninhibited disapproval, which, as any who remember him will recall, was quite an experience! I grew scarlet in the face, and wished the ground would open and swallow me, while in the background the RCM, Mr Twidle was holding his sides with laughter. Later in the day I met Bob who said ‘Awfully sorry about this morning. I’d had rather a thick night and didn’t recognise you’. ‘Not a bit’, I replied, ‘I’ve always wanted to know what it is like to be a Trooper from every angle. Now I know!’

SCM O’Halloran, RCM Midwinter, SCM.Clayton and SCM Fortt

The Weser Vale Hunt The latter half of the 1979—80 season was highly successful and we were lucky to lose only four days through bad weather. Hounds hunted regularly on Saturdays, with the occasional Wednesday through to the handover in March, after which The Life Guards managed a couple of days before military commitments became too heavy. In January Capt Barclay returned to England handing over to Lt White-Spunner who hunted hounds for the rest of the season. Surgeon Lt Col Page left at the New Year and we were fortunate that Maj Bryan Watts agreed to replace him, taking up his old post as hunt secretary. Ct Hamner continued to whip-in and Tpr Hancock, The Life Guards, arrived to take over the kennels. We had particularly successful days from Reelsen. where we owe so much to Herr Hans George and Frau Rau, and from Sandebeck which was hunted for the first time since 1977. We added two new lines in Sennelager in February and a new one at Himminghausen in March. The hounds hunted particularly well, despite the often hard conditions, and continued to thrive on their very mixed diet. In March Actress produced two doghound puppies, Bismark and Bunter, but she sadly died soon afterwards. We are particularly grateful to Maj Stringer for giving us Industry, who is now in Detmold. and Kismet, who will be following shortly. Maj D’Oyly and Maj D’Ambrumenil have now taken over the Mastership, with Lt Darley hunting hounds, and we wish The Life Guards the best of luck with the 1980—81 season. It is hoped that they may find a solution to the problem of the hound with the unfortunate name of Action. This hound answers well when his name is called, with unfortunate results on many occasions to those undergoing gunnery instruction in the CIMS.

It is most disturbing to be interrupted by a slobbering Bloodhound when half way through a fire order.

Surgeon Lt Col Page and friends

Household Cavalry Museum The number of visitors to the Museum was slightly lower than in the previous years, possibly due to the recession. but we still have the pleasure of a visit from many old Household Cavalrymen and their families. The staff have been kept busy answering numerous enquiries from members of the public, especially those trying to trace ancestors who have served in the Household Cavalry. On one occasion the stafl" were asked by the Second-inCommand to discover the origin of the grave and headstone beside the Band block. Initial enquiries tended to favour the theory that it is the grave of a Hanoverian musician who served during the 18th century, a theory enhanced by the Germanic inscription on the stonework. Further enquiries have shown however, that it is in

reality a German boundary marker brought back by a Royals Musician on Amalgamation in 1969. Fortunately, the majority of research that we do is rather more rewarding. Unfortunately, during 1980 Mr Frearson, who has been on the staff of the Museum for a number of years, has been seriously ill but it is sincerely hoped that he will soon make an early recovery. During the year, the following items have very kindly been donated to the Museum, and the Museum committee have recently purchased a sculpture by Miss Parbury of the late Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer (Colonel of RHG and RHG/D from 1963A79).


1 2nd Life Guards ladies diamond brooch, donated by Lady Fitzpatrick (wife of the Colonel of The Blues and Royals) whose father. Sir Charles Campbell, served in the 2nd Life Guards from 1903720. Edward VII Trumpeter’s Gold State Coat presented by Capt Lord Astor of Hever (LG 194046). A panzerfaust used by the German Army in 1944. Presented by Maj Gen Sir Roy Redgrave (RHG/D 1944—80). First War Medal group including MC and Croix de Guerre (Belgian) awarded to Lt Col E. W. T. Miles (Royals 1902-31) presented by Capt P. T. Miles (Royals 1943—49). ‘Brickhangers‘ Medal with 25 bars presented to Mr Joe Holland, Forage Master of 2nd Life Guards. Permanently loaned to the Museum by his daughter, Mrs Wells. Medals of Lt Col Lord Alastair Innes-Ker, DSO (including South African and First War) (Royals 1900—05 and RHG 1905—30). Presented by his daughter. First and Second War Medals group including BEM, awarded to 2906 Tpr Pomroy (2 LG 1961—37). Presented by his son. The Museum staff are always pleased to welcome exmembers ofthe Regiment visiting Windsor, and any other items of Regimental interest are always most acceptable either as a gift or on loan.

The Weser Vale Hunt on Senelagar Lt Col Hugh-Smith and Lt White Spunner at the ‘Death’ of Lt Col Gooch (LG)

Coaching Club The Regimental move was not complete without Maj D’Ambrumenil handing Coach Troop over to Capt Barclay. Keen military analysts will notice that RHG/D reroling will in future contain driving courses. As a result of this training of new whips. the team has had little chance to compete this season. For the Stamp Show Lt Col Morris drove the Park drag in a Post Office Sponsored Drive from Hyde Park Barracks to Earl’s Court. A week later he drove the team at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and convincingly won the Military team prize. The Major General drove the Park Drag to Royal Ascot on the Wednesday and Capt Barclay drove on Tuesday and Thursday. Lt Howard has started driving in field events and has competed in several Windsor Park Equestrian Club trials. Vehicles, their acquisition and repair, have been our greatest worry this year, and as a result we are purchas-

ing an all-purpose team vehicle for next season. This should have the added bonus of allowing new whips to practise their newly-found skills without fear of reprisal from the owners of our present vehicles. Six horses went out to grass in September at Brent Pelham, where Capt Barclay kept a weather eye on them. LCpl Howe, LG. has continued to gain more experience as Head Coachman and after his two-month attachment at Sandringham last Christmas has considerably improved his knowledge of driving. Next season will hopefully show a resurgence in driving by the team at both FEI and the coaching club events. With the prospect of new horses and equipment, the Household Cavalry team will once again be competing against the now considerable competition, which has recently appeared on the coaching scene. 29

Obituary MAJ W. W. B. SCOTT His many friends will have been saddened to hear of Bill Scott’s death on June 21, but their sorrow, perhaps, will also be tinged by the knowledge that his last few years have been difficult ones, and for him maybe, his end may have been a happy release. In 1959 he was knocked down by a lorry in a London street and suffered a severely fractured skull, from which he never fully recovered, and then a few years ago he had a major stroke, since when he has only been able to sit in a chair and think, one hopes, of the extremely happy days spent with his Regiment, and with his beloved hounds. Bill first joined The Royals in 1922 and served until the latter end of 1926 when he retired from the Regiment and became a most dedicated Master of Foxhounds. During the period 1927 until the Second World War, Bill was Master of the United in Wales, Joint Master of the Portman along with Capt Bill Browne, who had been a brother officer in The Royals, and then took over the North Cotswold from 1932 until 1947. It was typical of Bill’s generous nature that, even while he was away on active service with his Regiment during the war, he still kept the Mastership during those years. At the outbreak of the war Bill again joined The Royals and served with the Regiment in the Middle East. He was extremely popular with all ranks in the Regiment and his care in looking after the welfare of the soldiers in his Squadron could not have been bettered. He had tremendous charm and was universally popular wherever he went, and even when things were not quite according to plan, that lovely grin would always appear on his face. After the war Bill decided to move to Ireland where he took over the mastership of the West Waterford Hunt. Two years later he returned to England and joined Sir Peter Farquhar as Joint Master of the Portman until 1952, when he decided to go and live in Gloucestershire.

But in 1957 he took office again as Joint Master of the Old Berkshire country where he remained for another eight seasons. To his widow, Pamela, and his two children we offer

our deepest sympathy. He will be sadly missed by his many friends both in his Regiment and in the hunting world. LT COL R. E. F. G. NORTH By Maj J. Dimond Roger North died at his home in Dorset on August 17, 1980, aged 83. Like other Harrovians before him he was

a prolific reader and writer and one of the most knowledgeable military historians of his day. He made several notable contributions to the Military Historical Society, of which he was an active member. His grandfather was a Life Guard (William North, Baronet, commissioned 1859). His father was Sergeant the Honourable R. A. P. North, The Royal Dragoons c.1885, commissioned into the 7th Hussars in 1888. It was natural therefore, that his researches should concentrate on the Cavalry and particularly on The Royal Dragoons, for whose Journal, The Eagle, he wrote many

articles in the late fifties and early sixties. He had an eye

for colour and detail. He liked nothing better than to be invited to tour the pictures and silver in the Officers and Senior NCOs Messes, fascinating his hosts with his comments on custom, dress and campaigns of long ago. He was extremely proud to have been made a member of the Regimental Association in May 1960, never missing a Cavalry Memorial Parade until a hip injury prevented his marching and finally his attendance. He made many generous contributions to the Regiment, notably a silver trumpet, which fittingly was sounded at his funeral by LCpl Clark of the Regimental Band. After Sandhurst Roger North was commissioned in 1915 in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. serving in the BEF in France and in the Occupation Army of Germany, where he became a fluent German linguist and writer. After further service in Ireland and in Egypt (Alexandria) he went to India in 1927, transferring to the First Sikh 12th Frontier Force Regiment, with whom he served until Partition in 1947. He gained considerable experience of the Frontier in various secondments to Scouts and Militia and saw much active service. Again his linguistic ability was of great value, being an Army interpreter and examiner in Pushtu, and familiar with many sectarian tongues. After India he settled in Argyllshire in not dissimilar country, being commissioned into the local Home Guard

until its disbandment in 1956. Building on his Frontier experiences he developed an enthusiasm for hill-walking and a natural appreciation of the countryside and it wildlife. Returning to Dorset in 1963 he renewed his interest in military history and the Regiment, making further literary contributions until his eyesight failed him in later years. Roger North was good with people. He ‘knew’ many Regimental personalities before meeting them and was immediately accepted for his quiet humour and charming manner as well as for his unrivalled knowledge of history. The Regiment has lost a good friend and a unique link with its past. His widow, his four sons and all his family mayjustly be proud of his excellent record and reputation. CT E. A. BOONE Ted Boone died tragically in a motor car accident in October while travelling to Scotland for a week’s leave. Ted was educated at Heatherdown and Eton, leaving the latter in 1977. Having very close connections with the Regiment, he joined us in January 1980 when, instead Of

going to Germany, he was sent straight out to Austria to join the skiing team. Of all his sports, skiing was his strongest and it was generally accepted that he would be one of the Army’s top skiers this winter. He had a marvellously individual sense of humour and he was very good at everything to which he turned his hand. Having once started something he always ensured that it was completed to the highest standard. He was very much a countryman having been brought up in Norfolk by marvellously devoted parents who never failed to show enormous enthusiasm in whatever he was doing. He was of great assistance at home with his mechanical knowledge, even to the extent of rebuilding Landrovers. He was greatly respected and liked by a very wide

variety of people and has left a gap with his closest friends that will never be filled. He will be especially missed throughout the Regiment. Ct S. R. Bullard Ct Lord Robin Innes-Ker

THE EARL OF HALIFAX Late Royal Horse Guards ( Blues) BY MAJ A. J. R. COLLINS CV0 Formerly Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) One might well ask oneself why others, ostensibly cleverer than he, repeatedly asked the advice of Charles Halifax on matters of importance. It was because they knew that they could rely on his sound judgement based on kindness, humility and above all absolute integrity. Charles was born in 1912 into a God-fearing, somewhat austere but country-loving and happy family. His father was a busy MP and statesman who still kept his own pack of harriers. His grandfather was a great churchman who at the same time was a great writer Of ghost stories. He went to St David‘s, Reigate, as a private scholar and on to Eton. His father was by then Viceroy of India and for a year or more Charles went out to the splendour of the Vice-regal circle. From Eton he went to Christ Church. Oxford, where he distinguished himself as Master of the Beagles, one of a long line oflater Masters Of Foxhounds. In 1933 he joined The Blues at the same time as his life~long friends, Bobo Roxburghe and Tony Murray Smith. He followed the normal Knightsbridge/Windsor routine and he married in 1936 Ruth Primrose—the happiest of marriages which also had the effect of encouraging a joint love of the turf. In 1937, the then—safe Conservative seat of York having suddenly become vacant, Charles was somewhat against his will abstracted from the Regiment and from 1937 to 1945 he sat as MP for York. In 1939 he rejoined the Regiment and went with 1st Household Cavalry Regiment to the Middle East, serving there until 1943, when after one of his brothers

had been killed and the other grievously wounded in the desert, he returned to the UK via the United States, where his father was then Ambassador, and was ADC to General Anderson, Commander of the First Army in the UK and North-West Africa. Master for 30 years of the Middleton Hounds and thus responsible for their outstanding success at Peterborough, twice Senior Steward of the Jockey Club, Chairman of the York Race Committee, these were Charles’s sporting jobs for the rest of his life, but simultaneously he also found time to be Chairman of the East Riding County Council until he became the busiest of Lord-Lieutenants, initially of his beloved East Riding and later of Humberside. What a triumph it was for him, his family and his friends when, in 1978, Shirley Heights, home—bred by himself and his son. almost one might say home-trained at Arundel under the auspices of his great friends the Norfolks, stormed through to win the Derby. In March 1980, he died somewhat suddenly though his

health for years had been suspect. He was a great English gentleman and above all a great Yorkshireman, always the staunchest of friends and always giving more than he received.


Formerly Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) Charles Firth enlisted in 1925 and became the Quartermaster of the 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment 16 years later, being commissioned from the post of Chief Clerk. He was an outstanding war-time quartermaster and, when the war ended, served with his Regiment in the occupying forces until 1952 when The Blues returned to England. Towards the end of that decade he served in Cyprus for three and was Mentioned in Despatches. He retired finally in 1961 and worked in London District for 10 years and then in the Lord Chamberlain’s Department, Windsor Castle. Charles was a very good accountant and very intelligent and much of his work came easily to him; this gave him time to help with the social and sporting life of the Regiment. A commanding oflicer has described him as an unflappable friend, and a correspondent has reminded me that just after the war he shared a house with Dick Dickinson, David Tabor, Lawrence Rook and Henry

Anglesey in Menden, and how much at home he was in this high—spirited company. He was a man of many talents, not least his ability to enjoy a party. Charles died aged 73 leaving a widow and two sons; to all of them, his many friends send their deepest sympathy. THE LORD DILLON~1911~1979 Late Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) Mick Dillon was born in 1911. He was educated at Eton and Sandhurst and originally joined the 15/19 Hussars, serving with them in India. He then served with the Transjordan Frontier Force, transferring to The Blues in 1937. On the outbreak of war he became Signal Officer in lHCR but he was badly injured in a road accident on the Al in Nottinghamshire and was sick for a long period. He came to 2HCR as HQ Squadron Leader in 1941, then went to Burma as an Intelligence Officer.

After the war he served with the Poles and finally commanded the Blues mounted Squadron at Knightsbridge, before retiring and going to live in Ireland in 1951. Such are the bare bones of the military career of a most attractive and unusual man who was a great and sympathetic character. We saw far too little of him after the war when he buried himself in the depths of Ireland. His military career was sadly hampered by his accident, and he did not really take to mechanisation. Yet those who served with him will no doubt have their own many remembrances for the stories of him are legion. I well recall the occasion when he challenged a driver of a gin palace as to why he was wasting electricity when the ventilator on top of the car was being fanned round by the wind. His Corporal Major, formerly Farrier Major, Woodman, who also was not a great mechanist, was ordered to put the man in the book. With his scarlet hair and his perpetual look of surprise, his friends will remember Mick as the kindest of companions and the best of friends. The sympathies of all Blues go out to his wife and family. LCPL R. D. PERRY As this magazine goes to print we have received notification Of the tragic death of chl R. D. Perry whilst serving with C Squadron in Cyprus. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends. 31



The Regimental Association Contingent at the Cavalry Memorial Parade

Presidency of the Association Those of you who attended the AGM in 1980 will remember that an amendment to the rules was proposed and agreed unanimously, that the ofiicer holding the appointment of Colonel of the Regiment should be invited to accept the appointment of President of the Association. You will no doubt be delighted to hear that our new Colonel has accepted this appointment.

have helped in this, perhaps the fact that this is now a Bank Holiday weekend is also a factor. The salute was taken by the Secretary of State for Defence, the Right Honorable Francis Pym, MP.

At Home Day 1980 At the kind invitation of Lt Col J. G. HamiltonRussell, MBE, 2,300 members of the Association and their

Membership The membership of the Association continues to increase and this is not entirely due to the ‘One Day‘s Pay Scheme’. We are now getting a good number of applications from ex—members of both of the former Regiments who have decided to return to the fold. We welcome them to the Association and look forward to seeing them at some functions during the year. The One Day’s Pay Scheme is still topping up the numbers and we currently stand at 100 per cent of officers and 91-5 per cent of Other Ranks as members.

guests were entertained to a most excellent day with the Regiment in Combermere Barracks on Sunday, October 5. The day started with the Church Service followed by the Association marching back to barracks with the Regiment; about 100 members marched but this figure did not fully reflect the number of comrades present. The salute was taken by The Colonel of the Regiment who then spent the day enjoying the entertainment which had been laid on for us all. and talking to a great number of comrades and serving members. It would be unfair to single out any part of the Regiment for special praise, but without doubt the people who must have worked the hardest and the longest hours were. as usual, the cooks under the Master Chef W02 Ball, ACC. They are to be congratulated on producing such an excellent lunch.

Annual Dinner 1980 Three-hundred members were present at the now familiar venue in Hyde Park Barracks for what must surely be the highlight of the Association Calendar. It was the first dinner since the appointment of our new Colonel, but sadly the last one for Maj ‘Spud‘ Lewis as the Honorary Secretary. Our Colonel presented him with a pair of Gold Cuff Links on our behalf and thanked him for his outstanding work for us all over the years since our Association was formed. We would like to make a special mention of the help which we have received from Lt Co] B. J. Lockhart and RCM J, Miles of the Household Cavalry Regiment who give us so much help each year, both by allowing us the use of the Barracks for the annual dinner and also for the regular use of the WOs and NCOs Mess for the Association Committee Meetings.

Combined Cavalry Parade 1980

The Parade this year was better attended than anyone can remember and although the excellent weather may

Field of Remembrance 1980

On a bitterly cold day the attendance was very good and included a party from the Regiment (for the first time for several years). The Association Cross was planted by The Colonel of the Regiment.

Annual General Meeting 1981 The Annual General Meeting will be held in the WOs and NCOs Mess at Hyde Park Barracks on Saturday, May 2, 1981. The meeting will commence at 6pm. All members are entitled and encouraged to attend. The agenda is as follows and all members are reminded that if they have a resolution to place before the meeting this must be forwarded to the Honorary Secretary at least six weeks prior to the meeting. 33


after the parade. As always the Committee look forward


to your support.

1 Minutes of the AGM 1980. 2 Points arising from those Minutes. 3 Confirmation of the accounts for the period ending December 31, 1980. 4 Committee: (a) Under Rule 12 the following members are due to retire: Mr Austin and Mr Thomas. (b) In accordance with Rule 12 the undermentioned members of the Association are recommended by the Committee to be appointed members of the com« mittee: Mr Allcock and Mr Bradley. (c) Under Rule 12 the undermentioned who were elected to the Committee during the year to fill vacancies created should now be confirmed as members: Maj C. W. J. Lewis. MBE and Mr W. R. Macdougal. 5 Any Other Business.

At Home Day 1981 We have once again been invited to visit the Service Regiment at Windsor. This will take place on Sunday 21 June. A pro forma is enclosed with the journal. Those ifntending to come please return this by 25 May without ail.


A tltlress

Tel No

Lt Col A. B. Houston Lt Col C. G. M. Gorden Hon Mrs M. Freeman-Thomas

Lintrathen, Kirriemuir, Angus

Lintrathen 228

Capt R. C. Bucknall

Tulip Tree House, Donhead St Mary, Dorset

Maj D. S. Barrington—Browne

Highfield House, Somerford Road, Cirencester

Donhead 600 Cirencester 4771

Capt Sir John Hanmer, BT

The Mere House, Hanmer, Whitchurch, Salop

Hanmer 383

Capt J. W. M. Mitchell

Parkend by Heck, Lockerbie

Capt A. C. Robson

Parkside, St Aiden’s Road, Carlisle

King's Wall, Malmesbury, Wilts

Mr R. S. Austin

66 Sefton Avenue, Harrow Weald, Middx

Lockmaben 275 Carlisle 21866 01-427-4817

Mr F. Ashton

20 Quintock Park, Cheyesmore, Coventry

Coventry 503976

Mr D Barnes

4 Elm Close, Great Badden, Chelmsford, Essex

Mr A. C. Hards

38 Glendale Drive, Burpham, Guildford

Mr G. E. W. Halls

17 Middleton Road, Horsham, Sussex

HM The Queen’s Birthday Parade 1981 A limited number of tickets are available to the Association for the final Dress Rehearsal and the actual parade. Those members who would like tickets should please apply to the Honorary Secretary. Applications will not be acknowledged and allocation will be made taking into consideration any issues made during the last five years.

Rwecroft, Wombleton, Yorks

Mr G. A. Johnson

113 Field Road, Feltham, Middx

Mr E. Marchinglon

39 Proops Hall Drive, Failsworth, Manchester

Mr C. F. Mogg, MISM

Ripplesdale, 18 Glebeland Close, Coyehurch, Bridgend

Dedication of the Memorial to Field Marshal Sir

Mr. R. A. Newman

Combermere, 2 Bickling Close, South Wootton, King‘s Lynn, Norfolk

Gerald Templer, KG, GCB, GCMB, DSO, DCL, LLM

Mr J. Rowlands

18 Selby Road, Hollin, Middleton, Manchester

Mr A. V. Roberts

87 Chatfinch Way, Dutfryn, Gwent NPl 9WR

The Regiment and the Association havejointly placed a Memorial Plaque in the Household Cavalry Chapel, in the Guards Chapel, in memory of our late Colonel. This is to be dedicated at 3-00pm on Saturday, May 2, 1981. All members of the Regiment and the Association, and

all families, are invited to attend. Please be seated by 2-50pm.

Annual Dinner 1981 To be held at Hyde Park Barracks on Saturday. May 2, 1981. Dress: Lounge suitsino medals. Bars will be open at 6pm. Application will be limited to one per member and only official guests will be allowed. Despite inflation the Committee have decided to keep the cost the same as it was in 1980. (a) Normal ticket, £500. (b) Those over 65, £3.50. Should any member know of a

fellow member who would like to attend but is unable to afford the ticket, he should notify the Honorary Secretary who is authorised by the Committee to give a free ticket to any such genuine cases. To assist the Mounted Regi— ment with security the dinner ticket will be used as an admittance ticket to the barracks, and only those in possession of one will be allowed in. Tickets will not be on sale on the night of the dinner. As usual, ladies will not be allowed to attend the dinner but they will be welcome to attend the WOs and NCOs Mess afterwards.

This will take place in Hyde Park on Sunday, May 3, 1981. HRH The Duchess of Kent will take the Salute and the Chaplain General will conduct the Service. Assemble on the Regimental Marker in Broad Walk East at 10-503m. Dress: lounge suits and decorations. All those attending are invited to Hyde Park Barracks

01—89-3765 061-681-6712 0656-861486

Remembrance 1981 Mr R. J. Robertson

43 Filching Road, Eastbourne, Sussex

Eastbourne 20702

1. Field ofRemembram'e will be open at 12 noon on

Mr E. J. Woodman, MBE

396 Field End Road, Eastcote, Ruislip, Middx


Thursday, November 5, 1981. Members are requested

Mr J. Mallinson

2 27 Stenhouse Gardens, North Edinburgh 11

to assemble at the Regimental Plot in St Margaret’s Churchyard at 11.50am. Dress:lounge suit, no medals (warm coats may well be required). 2. Regimental Remembrance will take place with the laying of the Regimental wreath and the Association wreath at Holy Trinity Church, Windsor, on Sunday, November 8, 1981. Those wishing to attend should apply to the Honorary Secretary for tickets and should be seated by 10.35am. After the Service members are invited to march back to Barracks with the Regimental contingent and the Band. Members will then be welcome to visit the Barracks. 3. Cavalry Memorial. A small service of remembrance is held at the Cavalry Memorial in Hyde Park at 10.50am on Sunday, November 8. Any member who attends will be welcome to visit Hyde Park Barracks afterwards.

Mr D. P. Young

37 Orkney Street, Spring Farm, Antrim, N Ireland

Mr J. A. Matthews

37 Manor Drive, Birchington, Kent

All the above are willing to give advice or assist in any way possible. They are not authorised to make money grants which must be

Those whose deaths have been reported during 1980 March 1980 November 1979 August 17, 1980 June 21, 1980 December 1979

The Earl of Halifax, DL, JP, MFH

The Viscount Dillon Lt Col F. E. F. North

Change of Address

Maj W. W. B. Scott Maj C. Firth, MBE

Please remember to notify any change of address to the Honorary Secretary. During 1980, 75 members have moved without notifying us and, as a result, they will not be receiving their copy of the Journal or the Newsletter and I have no doubt they will be disappointed.

Please note that the Honorary Secretary is about to change his address; with immediate effect it Is: MAJ W. R. MARSH, HONORARY SECRETARY, THE BLUES AND ROYALS ASSOCIATION, HYDE PARK BARRACKS, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON SW7 lSE.

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referred to the Committee for authorisation.

Capt H. J. T. Carter

January 5, 1980

Ct E. A. Boone Ex-WOI M. J. Sutton EvaCM E. W. Wilkins Ex-SQMS E. H. Weller Ex—CoH R. C. Lowe ExBand CoH R. C. Dicker

October 5, 1980 November 11, 1979 Rectory Court. Rectory Way, Old Amersham, Bucks

January 2, 1980

95 Riverbank, Laleham Road, Staines, Middx

December 24, 1979

4O Cherwell Drive. Marston, Oxford

November 9, 1980

21 Comley Road. Moordown, Bournemouth, Hams

November 5, 1980

Ex»Cpl C. Reed

77 Castle Road. Northolt, Middx

September 1980

Ex-Tpr G. Bartlett

98 Pinehurst Road, Swindon, Wilts

February 1980

Ex-Tpr W. Burford

56a Lyme View Road, Babbacombe, Torquay

June 22, 1980

Address of Honorary Secretary Combined Cavalry Parade 1981

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Ex»Tpr A. J. Holder

10 Seaview Road, Gillingham, Kent

Ex—Tpr R. Massey

184 Sweetman Street, Wolverhampton

Ex—Tpr H, D. E. Morgan

Flat 3, The Lodge, Tatly Drive, St Peters. Broadstairs, Kent

May 7. 1980

9 Skelsceugh Road. Frizington, Cuinbria

October 13, 1980

Mr H. Wymer

June 9, 1980

Mr Carl Morson (ex-REME attached, Honorary member of the Association)

11 Foxhurst Road, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hants

December 25, 1980

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avocados the size of tennis balls, passion fruit, bananas

‘Bowler hats and petticoats are typical in Bolivia’

Last year I was allowed to spend a month with a com— panion in Peru and Bolivia before going to Sandhurst. Once in South America one encounters much the same problems as are found in travel to other continents. But getting there is a different matter. National Airlines lands the expectant traveller in Miami where the possession of rucksacks causes immediate suspicion in the minds of American immigration officials. This turned to concern on hearing that we had elected to fly with Aero Peru. As they waved us a cheery goodbye, the tone which they cried ‘hang on tight’ was somewhat unnerving. After 10 hours of squatting on our luggage in the main concourse of Miami Airport, staring wistfully at an uninhabited Aero Peru check-in desk, we argued for 40 minutes when the official did turn up and we were eventually granted the concession of two seats. (We had scheduled tickets on arriving at Miami.) Our flight to Lima was delightfully comfortable and having recovered our luggage, which was still in one-piece, we commandeered a taxi to the centre of the city. Our first contre-temps was with the taxi driver whose business

acumen was considerably more developed than my Spanish.

and all manner ofjuicy delicacies. Peru is the more difficult of the two with which to come to terms. Although not as poor as its southerly neighbour and not as turbulent (Bolivia has had 180 revolutions since independence from Spain in 1825), there is a far greater number of beggars and filthy, badly clothed children in the streets. We were constantly pestered by little boys with their small boxes of brushes and polish offering to clean our boots for a pittance. Although this aspect cannot be forgotten, it must be ignored if the traveller is to retain his sanity. The bus companies and the nationalised railways Enafer Peru provide the cheapest method of travel. But these are not without their perils. Bus drivers enjoy racing each other abreast down tortuous and precipitous mountain roads and they tend to attribute the shrieks of their terrified passengers to enjoyment, which only causes them to increase speed, frequently resulting in one bus hurtling into the side ofa cliff. The locals travel on the tops of lorries, they consider it safer and from our experience they are quite right.

asked to start pre-training in Windsor. ‘After all it’s only a leisurely stroll round Cyprus’, said Tpr Norris, ‘who needs to train?’ We started back in July, and continued until the Squadron went on leave and, in some cases, during leave. On arrival in Cyprus, both teams were to find that Walkabout is a deceptively casual name given to a ferociously tough cross—country orienteering competition.

with British Forces, Cyprus. The course is 60 miles over extremely rugged and waterless terrain. On day one the three man teams cover a 30mile course from Episkopi to Troodos. On day 2 the teams come down from the Troodos Mountains back to Episkopi via a different 30-mile route. A maximum of 80 teams can take part. All vacancies were filled. . The Walkabout Trophy, a Silver Boot, lS awarded to

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‘The Inscrutable Llamas’

We visited the great mountain fortress of Macchu Picchu in the jungle, which has been a mecca for all tourists since its discovery. There are deserts, mountains and jungles, rocks with spacemen carved on them, and according to Erik von Daniken centuries—old landing strips for UFOs. The water in South America is undrinkable, the people inscrutable and sanitation non-existent but for all that Peru and Bolivia opened a new vista for us and provided a very enjoyable month’s holiday in the steps of the conquistadores.

Cyprus Walkabout Competition 1980 Queslion: When is a Walkabout not a Walkabout? Answer: When its the ‘Cyprus Walkabout’. Members of C Squadron were impressed with the wording of the SCM’s advertisement. It offered special concessions to volunteers for the Cyprus Walkabout. The terms seemed excellent; no duties and positively no extras; ‘sounds reasonable’, remarked LCpl Budge. The teams were understandably surprised when they were

Started in 1965 it is an annual event, open to all three services world wide, UK based civilians and dependents

ThejJungleICity of Macchu Picchu

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stuffed, roasted and boiled leaves from plants with un-

pronounceable names. Chicken or ‘pollo’ is usual and ordinaryfichewy little bits of a once far from noble specimen, but we did en— counter it everywhere. But on very rare occasions the food did hold its little delights and it would be wrong to condemn it out of hand. It is difficult to come to terms with a country full of spherical Indian women, with mountains of petticoats and little bowler hats, begging children, and llamas, a larger but more cunning version of our peaceful domestic sheep, which will stare you down and if you persist in holding their eye will deposit a well-aimed and undigested quantity of semi-chewed cud in your eye. The Spanish influence is very strong, but has by no means eradicated the traces of the Inca civilisation that preceded it. The Inca temple of the Sun in Cuzco shifted not an inch in a major earthquake in 1800, while the Spanish cathedral built on it vanished in a pile of dust.

the team whose overall time for both days is the shortest. Last year’s winners completed their 60 miles in 13hr 27min. The record time of 10hr and 31min was achieved . by 3rd Royal Anglians team in 1976. We trained hard for this event, and our teams consrsted

of the following: Lt Dale Thomas, Lt Sutherland, Tpr Norris, LCpl Bulge, LCpl Hodgson, LCoH Rushton. In the event neither team finished the course together. Lt Sutherland was forced to withdraw due to heat stroke and associated maladies. None the less, Lt Dale Thomas

and Tpr Norris were able to enter as part of a composite team joining up with Lt Brown and an Carpenter (3 RGJ) whose entry had suffered a similar setback. They all got off to a good start at about 0630hr on Thursday, October 8. However, Tpr Norris developed severe and eventually, immobilising, cramp which forced him to retire in a lot of pain soon after mid-day. In addition, news broke through that both the Green Jackets and the Squadron’s other team had been disqualified during the morning, much to the disappointment and frustration of all concerned. So the remaining team felt a certain obligation, if not to win at least to finish the course in the time allocated. Spirits were not high at the end of the first day‘s hot and exhausting Run—cum—Walk. A huge evening meal and hot showers were followed by a good night‘s sleep which left all competitors painfully stiff. However, with half the distance behind them and the end only a few hours away, morning found no one keen to give in, in fact, apart from one map reading error, which cost the team half-an-hour,

no other mishaps occurred. The Silver Boot was ultimately won by Episkopi Garrison in a total time of 13hr 42min, the first of 34 who finished. Finishing in 21hr 21min the RHG/D/ 3RGJ team was the fastest composite team, coming 18th in the final order. 39


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The Hispanic mentality does not readily lend itself to efficiency. and more hours are spent reasoning, pleading or quarrelling with self-important petty officials than in doing anything else. The sight of a uniform cowers even the heftiest of South Americans and they become abject in their deference to ‘he who must be obeyed’. But far be it for me to give the reader the impression that officials are in anyway unhelpful. They are all pitifully paid and ‘gringos mean money, and so they bend over backwards in offering assistance or directions. The fact that the latter are invariably wrong is of little importance as it is the manner in which they are delivered that is the deciding factor. Rows of off-white, capped teeth grin atfably at the ignorant foreigner as he is misdirected from A to B with monotonous regularity. Our route round Peru and Bolivia followed a wellworn tourist track, liberally sprinkled with pickpockets, sharks (of the human variety), profiteering taxi-drivers, llamas and South American tummy. The last item, however, had its compensations, as I was forced to live off

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Food is an aspect to which the European must adapt obvrously more than any other, as it is the stuff of life. Unfortunately the culinary expertise of the Spanish South American leaves a lot to be desired. The hordes thatpour uncontrollably on to any train that is bearing tourists to sell fresh food leaves one with the impression that meat is an everyday occurrence. Plates of boars’ heads with their eyes ogling us mournfully from a sea of dark brown and somewhat unpalatable sauce were normal on the train to Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca empire. These were accompanied by an assortment of

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In the Steps of Francisco Pizarro

Regimental Football SCM McKenna throws in during the final of the Inter-Squadron


FOOTBALL Since the last notes were written the Regimental Teams have undergone some drastic changes due to the fact that over half of the team was left in Detmold with The Life Guards, including the two first choice goalkeepers, LCoH Barrat and LCoH Hague. RHQ managed to post our third goalkeeper LCoH Millington to MVEE and such stalwarts as LCoH Rushton, LCpl Dunkley were also left with The Life Guards. On our return to UK in February it was Cavalry Cup time and our first match was against HCR: a clean and very sporting game which saw us field some new faces in Sgt McCabe, LAD, Tpr Donnelly, and new to some members of the Regiment, CoH Healey and LCoH

Baines of the Regimental Band. The result was 2—1 in favour of the Regiment. We then took part in the London District six—a-side competition entering two teams and gaining a lot of experience. However, we were not quite good enough to win the cup. Our final match of the 1980 season was the UK Zone final of the Cavalry Cup played at Tidworth against the favourites, QRIH. The team, captained by CoH Guest and including a fair mixture of the old and new, gave a great display and an extremely exciting, hard—fought cuptie was witnessed by a complete regimental turnout by the QRIH. The last goal was scored in what must have been the dying seconds of injury time with the result 4—3 to QRIH. As a spectacle it was a ‘proper final’. Some names worthy of mention in this match are Tpr Legg, Tpr Heath, LCpI Willey (RAPC), LCoH Hobson and not forgetting those old warhorses CoH Healey and LCoH Baines. The other half of the football team which we managed to bring back from Germany (six players) is now about to depart for a tour with UNFICYP 80. Yet again we are at the start of another season with only an even chance of turning out a team. However, we are in Londist Div 2, have entered for all the cups under the sun and are


with an outside coach, both to improve our own stan-

dards and to train up new blood. If all goes well both the three- and six-man team events should be within our grasp next year.

SAILING Regimental sailing this year has been something of a disappointment after our success last year at Kiel. We have failed to win nominations for courses at Gosport and in consequence sailing this summer has had to be more of an individual affair. A team from the Regiment (Capts Rollo and Bucknall and Ct Hanmer) did, however, go down to the Royal Armoured Corps Regatta at Seaview where, after some ups and downs, they finished a creditable 9th in a fleet of 22. As with the British challenge to the Americas Cup it was felt that the team might have benefited from additional warm up training. An intensive programme is now under discussion. Lt Col Hugh-Smith took the opportunity provided by a friendly contact in AG 17 to undertake an extended cruise which took him from Caracas to Stockholm. Despite the efforts of various regimental officers Shabraque is now safely home in Hamble. Closer to home SSgt Blackburn and LSgt Appleton of LAD are to be congratulated on being asked to represent the REME this year both in dinghies and offshore in the ASA Championships held in June. For the future it is hoped to have a second and more successful attempt to make use of the excellent facilities provided by JSSC at Gosport. We also hope to come. to an arrangement with Datchet Water Sailing Club which would allow more soldiers to be introduced cheaply and comparatively painlessly to the sport. The Regiment has developed an interest in the relatively new sport of windsurfing. C Squadron in Cyprus have had plenty of opportunity to practise, and it is







Spunner and Howard. Lt Howard had a particularly good match, taking 1 wicket for 24 runs and catching another despite the fact he had not played for eight years! All in all, a very enjoyable afternoon was had by everyone. The wives and girlfriends enjoyed the entertainment value and great amusement was caused when

Capt Barclay almost lost yet another of his fingers when trying to stop a thundering drive from CoH Porterfield. C Squadron won the Inter-Squadron final, defeating the LAD by a 100 runs with 5 wickets in hand. Ct Kisielewski—Dunbar scored 72 not out and Tpr Heath 5]. Tpr Heath was awarded the Inter-Squadron Bowling Cup for his performances in the final and against HQ Squadron, which effectively put C Squadron‘s two main contenders out of the running.

team spirit,




RUGBY The 1979780 season saw the Eagles Rugby Club soar to new heights on and off the field. On the field 25 of the 30 matches played were won and last season saw for the first time a formation of a 2nd XV. Off the field several successful functions were held and a vote of thanks sgould be given to CoH Quinn for organising and running t ese. I On our return to Windsor the members of the club have been scattered to the four winds, with Lt Dalv and SCpl Bright, who did so much to get the rugby off the ground in Germany, both being posted, along with halfa-dozen others players. CoH Manning managed to poach another half-dozen to take with C Squadron to form a ‘2nd XV” in Cyprus. Meanwhile CoH Buckle having taken over as manager (coach, secretary and occasional player) has still been able to turn out a regular team most Wednesdays ably supported by LCoH Windrass, the club captain. Although the team results have not been so good this season several players have been recognised individually, LCoH Kilvington and Lsgt Arnold are playing first-class rugby with local Saturday teams and Tprs Harris. Mills and Matthews have all been selected to play for the] Army under—19 side. At the end of the season the results were: Played 8 games, Won 3, Lost 5.

The 1980 season, despite more than its fair share of

rain, proved that cricket is still gathering popularity and the standard is improving from last year.

TUG-OF-WAR Due to training commitments, participation in athletics was nil. However, although too late to hope for a place in the Army finals. it was decided to run an InterSquadron Tug—of-War League with at least a view to getting ‘somewhere‘ in the district meetings. Teams from A, B, C and HQ Squadrons, the LAD and the WOs and CsoH Mess were to be found every Wednesday afternoon either grunting, groaning or enjoying the prospect of virtually two hours of continuous pulling. In conjunction with this, training sessions were held


diSCipline and humour. But perhaps having said that, as members ofthe Household Division, we should be asking ourselves .why we do not do better at this sport in the Army or in competition with civilian clubs.

Regimental Rugby Team 1979-80

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Thus. on our return to Windsor, the lure of long, hot

summer afternoons spent on the infinitely superior Windsor cricket pitches, certainly helped to swell the aspiring players. The 1980 season started with the Inter-Squadron competition. From the outset it was evident that the LAD and C Squadron teams were the strongest. HQ Squadron had lost many of its stars; one in particular, SSgt Hinchliffe, and as a result were not the team they had been the previous year. At Caterham, the Regimental Team was knocked out of the London District Major Units Cup by a very good Coldstream team. The team also played the Royal Greenjackets and narrowly lost by six runs after Maj Hardy had scored 52. The Royal School of Music were played both at home and away, and we won easily at home while losing by 10 runs away, a match in which Tpr Heath took four wickets for seven runs. _ The match which was anticipated with the greatest interest was the Officers Mess v WOs and CsoH Mess on August 2. SQMC Birt became the top scorer for the WOs and CsoH Mess side which was eventually all out for 65 runs. The Officers fielded amongst the regular players, “......

FENCING The first day of Troop Training saw the Regimental Team (Capt W. R. Rollo, W01 (ASM) Howell, SCpis Bright and Lane) achieve their best result for several years—— second in the Army Championships. The arrival of ASM Howell, a highly experienced Army fencer, has greatly strengthened the Team but with the long, arduous and uninterrupted training undertaken by all members of the side in the preceding months the result was, in the last analysis, no surprise. It is hoped to set up a training programme this winter

REGIMENTAL CRICKET The 1979 cricket season ended with HQ Squadron as Victors of the Inter-Squadron Cricket Cup, and it was eVident that there was a good deal of talent within the Regiment which, until pushed, had lain dormant.

on Monday and Thursday evenings to gain more expertise. In the London District finals we won nothing but gained a lot of experience and entered two teams, A and HQ Squadrons, in the newly-instituted Inter Company/ Squadron competition which took place along with the Lawson Cup. If the competition were to be held now, we could have entered six teams. HQ Squadron team won the competition and thus our name has taken the very first Regimental position on the shield. The following week, the Inter-Squadron League climaxed with HQ Squadron as the victors, followed very closely by A Squadron. Congratulations to all those who took part for all the hard work put in. It is a most demanding sport, which encompasses all requirements we want of our soldiers;

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looking forward to a good season. An extremely good Inter-Squadron League is in progress and some new talent is appearing. Hopefully, this time next year my successor will be writing about how we won the Cup. Finally a word is due about the ‘magic duo’ SCM McKenna and CoH Porterfield (playing again). Without their help, enthusiasm and hard work there would be no teams at all and if Ron Greenwood ever thinks he has problems he should spend a week with us. To all those players not mentioned I apologise. Keep up the hard work and remind the football officer you haven’t been posted with the other 18 players, he probably thinks you have gone too.

confidently forecast that their experience, combined with the acknowledged expertise of Maj J. Smith-Bingha m Will lead the Regiment to great things in this sport.

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DOWNHILL SKIING After training in Lac de Tignes over Christmas, as recorded in last year’s journal, the team. consisting of Lts Huggins and Lendrum, Cts Hanmer and Boone was joined in Ischgl by Maj Tweedie. Already it was obvious that Boone was a very accomplished skier. Maj Tweedie was an experienced racer. but the other members of the team were almost new to racing in spite of being good free skiers. The team was capable of good Divisional results but would have to do well to qualify for the Army Championships. During the Divisional Meeting. Ct E. A. Boone never quite showed his true form. and Maj Tweedie. though normally reliable, fell in the Giant Slalom. However. the team achieved 3rd place in the Downhill and was placed 5th overall. Maj Tweedie won the veterans prize and most importantly everyone qualified for the Army Champion— ships. In the more competitive racing Ct E. A. Boone came into his own being regularly placed in the first eight. Lt Huggins found it difficult to finish most courses but certainly showed fine aerobatic style in a most spectacular fall during practice for the Downhill. Though the Army Team Captain thought he must be concussed, his own team could see nothing unusual in his subsequent behaviour. The rest of the team skied consistantly up to their standard and convincingly turned the tables on teams such as The Royal Hussars and 4 Armd Div Engr Regiment who had beaten them in the previous week‘s racing. We achieved a very creditable 8th place out of the

LCpl Charlton of B Squadron receives the Inter—Squadron Trophy from Lt Col H. O. Hugh-Smith

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

22 teams that qualified, with a 6th in the Slalom.

Ct E. A. Boone just missed selection for the Army Team and would have been an obviously bright prospect for future honours at Army and possibly Inter—Services level had it not been for the car accident in which he was so tragically killed in October. He was awarded the prize as the best newcomer to Army racing.

in the new larger premises,

L-R Ct Lord Robin Innes—Ker, Capt Hadden-Paton, Capt Horsford

Dover Street Trophies Limited Regimental Jewellers to the Household Cavalry

and Ct Sutherland

POLO The Regiment had an enjoyable, but only a moderately successful season. The Inter-Regimental matches saw only one victory, this was against the Irish Guards in the captains and subalterns tournament. In other tournaments the Regiment had more success and ended the season by winning a cup at Taunton. This was the Regiment‘s first season back at Windsor and Smith’s lawn after an absence of some five years. As a result the players made a slow and hesitant start, which was understandable, but which resulted in little match practice before the first inter-regimental. This mistake will not be made in 1981. The season ended with the following playing regularly: Maj Hardy, Capt Hadden-Paton, Cts Sutherland and Lord Robin limes-Ker. Capt Hadden-Paton and Ct Sutherland also played well and regularly for civilian Windsor-based teams and their skill improved considerably, which is encouraging for next season. We also hope that Maj Parker-Bowles will again play and provide his valuable expertise. All the players and grooms are already looking forward to the 1981 season. There will be some 13 ponies and it is hoped that the expertise of Tprs Thompson Blakeley and Stone will again be available to keep the ponies in fine and fit shape.

18, Dover Street, Piccadilly, London, WiX 3PB. Telephone: 01 -493 4677 or 01-493 8308


Nominal Roll as at September 1, 1980 HEADQUARTERS SOUADRON RHO Lt Col J. G. Hamilton-Russell Maj J. D. Smith-Bingham 'Capt ‘Capt Capt Capt Capt

J. McM. Carr-Ellison M. H. Lingeman W. R. Rollo A, A. Wood C. C. Bucknall

0M (T) Department


Maj W. R. Marsh W02 Anslow. R. J,

5H0 Troop Maj G. N. Smitli. US Army

CoH Stephenson, W. LCoH Callaghan, K. J.

Capt T. P. E. Barclay SCM O’Halloran, D. A. SCpl Weeks, N. CoH Buckle, R. M. G.

LCoH Hobson, D. LCoH Panis, J. LCpl Towse. L. Tpr Jones, K.

LCoH Frampton, K. A.

LCoH Martin, W.

W01 Patterson, M. A. W02 Greene, B. J.

Tpr Cooper, D. R.

LCoH Reynolds, 8. J.

-CoH Chillingworth, G. D.

Families Office CoH Scammell, J. A. C.

Tpr Gibbens, P. R. Tpr Lashley, D. Tpr Naylor, K. J.

CoH Bourne, N. W. LCoH Giblette, J. LCpl Mawer, J. Tpr Donnelly, M. Tpr Franks. P. J.

LCpl Wright, K. A.

Training Wing SCpl Cain. P. M. F.

SCpl Muff, A. CoH Benn, T.

“HO. Troop SCpI Lane, E. L.

CoH Bryan, K. E. CoH Lampard, B. D. LCoH Greenaway. C. J.

LCoH Goodall, B. LCoH Robertson. M. LCpl Davies, P. G.

LCpl Garfirth, J. LCpl Johnson. A. D. LCpl Manning, D. LCpl Rees. M. M. Tpr Glen, A. S. Tpr Lanham, S.

Officers Mess Staff SOMC Villers, L. CoH Maskell, P. M. LCoH Hunt, P. R. J. LCoH Scarrott. G. LCoH Whiting, B. J. LCpl Eyre, R. W Tpr Smith, T. G.

WOs and CoHs Mess Staff LCoH Craig, A LCoH Weightman, P. LCpl Davis, I. M.

LCpl Mitchell, P. J. Tpr Moody S. C. Tpr Renton, R. W.

SHO. Maj D. T. L. Hardy W02 Pomroy, H. S. J. W02 Sayer, C. J. LCoH Robertson, M. LCpl Haley, C.

Tpr Havard. D. S. T. Tpr Phillips, M.

Admin Troop

Recruiting Team

Provost CoH Thomson G.

SQMC Taylor, K. A.

LCoH Reid, P.

LCpl Murrow, F. A. LCpl Webb, A. J. LCpl Spencer, D. W. Tpr Cawley, M. J.

Tpr Harris. R. Tpr Slater, A. A.

MT Troop Capt B. W. Lane SCpl Hughes, K. G.


Harding, D. Hutton, R. J. Robinson, R. D. Watson, J. M.

LCoH Young. D. LCpl Beresford, D. LCpl Davies, W. V. Tpr Boden, P. Tpr Fox, M. R. Tpr Greenwood, |. S. Tpr Haldane, J. G. Tpr Hardy, C. B. Tpr Needham J. W. F. Tpr Reynolds, A. A. Tpr Scholfield, D. A.

LCoH Reid, J. D.

Stables LCpl Hudson, K. Tpr Blakeley. M. Tpr Quinn, A. D. Tpr Thompson, M. R.

0M Department Maj R. R. Giles

W02 Adams, K. G. W02 Howick, D. A.

CoH Kay, D. CoH Kearns, B. J. CoH Pentith, T. LCoH Butcher, J. D. LCoH Callingham, P. A. LCoH Masson, T. A. LCoH Nicholson, G. A. LCoH Seget, M. P.

LCpl Mayo, C. Tpr English. W. A. Tpr Vaughan, M. D.


Lt G. H. Howard CoH Buxton, R. P.

Maintenance Team CoH Porten‘ield, A. LCpl Hollingworth. K. P. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Day. K. R. Ratcliffe, M. P. Hancock. N. P. N. Salvidge, G.

RAPC Capt A. S. Cassie SSgt Newton, E. J. Sgt McCullie, J. D.

LSgt Gosling, M. LCpl Willey, P. R. J. LCpl Garfirth, D. C.

APTC SSl Jenner. R. A, ACC W02 Ball, B. J. Sgt Hewitt, C. M. LSgt Rush, S. P. LSgt Smith, T. W. J. LCpl Barber, P. LCpl Carberry. P. M. M.

LCpl Pike, R. E.

Herring, M. R. Matthew, G. C. O‘Brien, W. D. Saunders, N. J. Wright, A.

2 Troop Ct E. H. Hanmer

SCpI Reid. H. CoH Wilde, G. E.

LCpl Mason, K. J. Tpr Brockhurst, C. R. Tpr Custerson, G. M. Tpr Mealor, N. S. Tpr Roberts T. Tpr Campbell, W. A. Tpr Fry, C. N. Tpr Pembrooke, M. J. Tpr Broughton, A. D.

SQMC Triggs, J., BEM LCoH Nolan, G. B. LCpl Maplesden, H. J. L. LCpl Martin, S. M.

LCpl Webb, 8. B. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Bowen, C. A, Humberstone, A. P. McKinney, B. A. Todd. R. Eyers G.

'B' SOUADRON SHO. Troop Maj T. J. Sulivan Capt G. J. S. Hutchison Capt A. J. Miller-Bakeweli Lt B. W. B. White Spunner SCM Clayton, J, W.

SCM McKenna, D. CoH Gillingham, M. LCpl Clarke R. H. LCpl Manning, R. P. Tpr Dick, l. S.

Ct S. R. Bullard

Tpr Dobie, R. J.

SCpI Rumbelow, H. W.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

CoH Guest, J. R. CoH Claridge, D. J. LCoH Wilcox, N. P. W. LCpl Burbidge, A. LCpl Crawford, P. H. Tpr Flanagan, J. F Tpr Hayes, J. P. Tpr Fidler, G. E. Tpr Johnston, R. P. Tpr Harris, A. M. Tpr Lee. A. N. Tpr Underwood, G.

4Troop Ct E, A. Boone CoH Gregory M. R.

LCoH Gimblett, K. LCoH Cliff, A. LCpl Applin, T. J. LCpl Brennan, N. J. Tpr Baxter, M. J. Tpr Smith, 8. Tpr Morrison 0. R. E. Tpr Shaw, G. S. Tpr Turnbull. S. J. Tpr Young, M. E.

5 Troop Lt J. A. C. Huggins SCpI Stacey, M. B.

LCoH Baldwin, A. G.

Pte Clark, S. Pte Gibson, l. A. Pte Jones, G.

LCoH Miller, D. G. LCoH Pitt, 0. J.

LCoH Harris, P.

Tpr Nicolson, D. R. Tpr Weller, R. J. Tpr Mills, R. J.

SSgt Robinson, C. J.

Tpr Norris. N. J.

Sgt Reid, S. C, LSgt Calver, N. C.

LCoH Hastings, A, P.

Tpr Shatliff, T. F.

LCoH Mardon, T. A. LCpl Kitchen, R. M.

MT Troop

LCpl Mcllroy, M.

CoH Seager, C. R. LCoH Firth, P. LCpl Tapsell. G. K. LCpl Watson, T. Tpr Keen, N. S. Tpr Munton, N. C. Tpr Robinson, A. J. Tpr Spandley, J. P.

Cfn Henshaw, J. Cfn Marr, G. P.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Cottee, C. Fernley, C. Ford, H, Hyde. J. R. Moral], B. D. Simmons, D. P. Voyce, D. C.

'C‘ Squadron UNFICYP) Ct M. R. Coreth CoH Smith, D. A. LCoH Cook. M. F. LCoH Gardiner, R. L. LCpl Sheppard, M. R. Tpr Evans, J. Tpr Foulkes, T. l. Tpr Fuggat Tpr Lawson, B. Tpr Pilchowski, G. W. Tpr Rutland,

Admin Troop

LCpl Pitt C, M. J.

3 Troop

LAD attached to ’B' Squadron

Tpr Mobbs, D. S.

LCpl Morrison, K.

4 Troop (Detached to

LCoH Sandercock, J. M. LCoH Mellor, D.

LCoH Kilvington. J. A, LCpl Jones, A. Tpr Walter, J. A. Tpr Pittman, G. W. Tpr Willes, P. A. Tpr Musgrove, A. G. Tpr McNeil, A. D. Tpr Jobling, D. Tpr Williams, C. R. Tpr Challinor, l. D. Tpr Painting. M. J.

Tpr Miles, D. M.

Ct J. D. McKelvie CoH Harkness, P. J.

6 Troop (Trainee Troop) CoH Perry, S. J.

LCpl Simkins, A. J. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

LCpl Riddington, A. LCpl Sinclair, R. B.

Pte Logan. G. W. Pte Pritchard, S.

Hows, P. P. Jones, G. Brooker, D. M. Atherton, S. J. Consadine. M. R.

LCoH Rushton, D. M. Tpr Elliott. J.

LCoH Baston, C. G.

Pte Simmonds, M. J Household Cavalry Hospital Surg Lt Col J. P. A. Page Tpr Haywood-Jones, J. A. S.

1 Troop (Detached to 'C' Squadron UNFICYP)

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

3 Tr00p

Hamilton, S. A. Harthill. E. A. Hodges, P. H. Kershaw, D. Landy. S. Ribton.

1 Troop

Lt H. Sutherland CoH Mead, l. LCoH Coutts, A. J. D. LCoH Goodyear, A. M. LCpl Allen, K. B. Tpr Matthews, K. T. Tpr Legg, K. R. Tpr lronmonger, D. Tpr Heath, 8. M.

2 Troop Lt R. J. Dale»Thomas

Admin Troop SCpl Pinks, M. LCoH Beynon, K. E.

CoH Manning, M. J.

LCoH Holloway, R.

LCpl Harris, S. K. Tpr Austin. H. S. Tpr Cross, A. D. Tpr Harris, P. D. Tpr Parker, J. T.

LCoH Harding, M. A. LCoH Wynne, D. A.

LCpl Edmonson, C. W. J. LCpl Stubbs, D. Tpr Brown, M. Tpr Burke, Tpr Ellis, K. L. Tpr Fisher, J.

3 Troop

Tpr Hastings, G. K.

Ct L. M. J. H. Kisielewski-Dunbar

Tpr Hone, P. W. Tpr Walters, M. Tpr Fowler, D. K.

CoH Standen, D. LCoH Taylor, A. D. LCpl Atkinson, L. Tpr Carney, R. J. Tpr Perry, M. A. Tpr Ryan, G. M. Tpr Wilson, R. P. Tpr Robinson. M. A.

'c’ SOUADRON SHO. Maj G. H. Tweedie Capt F. G. S. Lukas Capt R. B. Yates Lt D. de B. Kinahan

SCM Font. R. A. A Troop

LCoH Reeve, A. D. LCoH Howland, A. R. LCoH Waterman. A. LCpl McSheehy. J. T. LCpl Johnson, K. P. Tpr Hellewell. G. P. Tpr Cox, D. W. Tpr Joyce, P. A.

4 Troop

LAD attached to 'C' Squadron SSgt Magnay, R. J.

Sgt Hardy, C. W. LSgt LCpl LCpl LCpl LCpl LCpl LCpl

Appleton, M. Graves, S. V. Gray, M. J. Lowe, P. D. Morrison, C. A. Perry J. Joisey. T. R.

Cfn Bowell, S. F. Cfn Elliott, S.


Maj H. T. Hayward LCpl Brown, C. A.

SHQ Troop

LCpl Kirkpatrick, I. Tpr Smith, P. J.

Capt J. Shaw

0M Department ROMC Lawson, P. B.

LCpl Whopples. G. V. LCpl Gear. D. J. Tpr Wotton, R. M. Tpr Kinnear, B. Tpr Bradley, C. D. Tpr Finch, D. F.

SCpI Hatherall. B. S. SCpI Law, K.

CoH Bond, B. LCoH Rogers, L. D.

LCoH Perrin, J. G.

FQMC Smith, B. LCpl Garland, D. J. LCpl Chalmers, A. W. LCpl Watson, K. R. A. Farr Hammond, W. E. Farr Scruton, C. Farr, Polkey, F. C.

Hudson, K. i. Lawson, M. C. Thwaites. B. Naylor, S. J. Flower, P. J.

Lt T. C. Boles

LCpl Hammond,

CoH Armishaw, P. D. LCoH Morgan, D. W,

Orderly Room

LCoH Elliott, C. D.

ORQMC Weston, A. J.

1 Troop Lt M J. MacAuley

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

CoH France, A, G.

CoH Evans, B. R. C.

LCoH Nisbet, R. J. LCoH Hart, N.

CoH Shillabeer, M. A. LCoH Hyett, S. P.

Dobbie, G. Booth, A. N. Hiscock, D. R. Mouncey, G, Rodgers, A.

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

LAD LAD attached to ’H0' Squadron

W0s and N005 Mess CoH Graves, T. J.

Capt N. Leadbetter

Tpr Bates, S.

W01 Howell, R. J. W02 Dearden, E. J. SSgt Blackman, W. A. SSgt Naylor, R. Sgt Clark, A. Sgt Craw, J. Sgt McCabe, D. Sgt Whelan. l. Sgt Wilson, G. R.

2 Troop

LCoH Kempster, l. K. LCpl Briggs T. LCpl Logie. B. W. Tpr Edwards, D. J. Tpr Harris, K. Tpr Lilley, M. A. Tpr Newman, R. A. Tpr Perry, R. D. Tpr Plater, l. M. LSgt Carr. ACC LCpl Morgan, ACC LCpl Troke, P. D., ACC

LSgt Bristow, K. R. LSgt Butt. C. F. LSgt Fulcher, A. T. LSgt Sands, l. M. LSgt Taylor, S. Cfn Molloy, C. P.

Ct Lord Robin lnnes-Kei

Pte Abbott, G. G., ACC

Cfn O’Neil, M.

CoH Wendon, H. CoH Rose, C. W. Sgt Foran, J, Attached from R.A.A.C. LCoH Henney, P.

LCoH Owen, R. P. LCpl Ward, S. Tpr Benting, C. C. Tpr Birch G. W. Tpr Davies, H. Tpr Flynn, M. J. Tpr Hutton, M. A. Tpr Mitchell, M. D. Tpr Munroe. G. Tpr Widdowson, A.

LSgt Brennan. P.

Cfn Thomas, R. W. G Troop SCpI Stubley l. CoH Quinn, T. J.

Cfn White, S. W.

LCoH Harris, R.

LAD attached to ’A' Squadron SSgt King, R. Sgt Oxley, M. LSgt Arnold, P. A. LCpl McLean, R. LCpl Rafferty, S. LCpl Richards. C. S.

LCpl Barry, P. K. LCpl Cowton, K. LCpl Morris S. LCpl Hodgson, A. LCpl Budge, R. J. LCpl Steeden, J. Tpr Armstrong M. L. Tpr Abbott. M. J.

Maj H. P. D. Massey SCM Martin, M. A. SOMC Bright, R. J.

Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

LSgt Johnson, |. A.. RAPC LCpl Archer, M. J., RAMC

Tpr Taylor, R. Tpr Westgate, N. J. Tpr Large, 1.



Tpr Philp, M. w.

Tpr Proffit, M. J.

LCoH Rose, A. J. (PTl) LCoH Henry, S. (Medical Centre) LCoH Gratton, A. E. (Sqn Stores)

Lt Col B. J. Lockhart Capt N. Hadden-Paton

Lt P. J. Tabor

O Troop SOMC Birt, R. V.

Tpr Taylor, M. D.

Cfn O'Leary,

1 Troop LCoH Clavering, M. LCoH Windrass, R. LCpl Clarke, M. P Tpr Atkinson, P. C. Tpr Cox. T. A. Tpr Ellis, Tpr Hoare, M. A. Tpr Hodges, C. J. Tpr Mayers. R. P.

Tpr East, D. J. Tpr Hunter, D. Tpr Armstrong, F‘. Tpr Brookes. R. Tpr Dickens, J. P. L. Tpr Langcake, A. M. Tpr Measures, S. Tpr Montgomery, J. K. Tpr Rawlings, T. E. N. Tpr Sullivan, 8. A. Tpr Banks, M. Tpr Cowling, J. M. Tpr Davies, N. J. Tpr Hennessy, M. Tpr McLeod, R. J. Tpr Merriman, S. C. Tpr Pratt P. A. Tpr Singleton, N. D. Tpr Taylor, G. O. Tpr Crudgington,

Cfn Stinson, S. G.

Cfn Gollop, A. C. Cfn Rudin, l.

MT LCpl Teagle, K. Tpr Bissett, |. N. LCpl Hammond, D. J. Regimental Police LCpl Williams, A. J.

Tpr Blyth, J. A. Tpr lles, D. S. Tpr Smith, P.

LCoH Jervis, J. M. LCoH Jackson, G. LCpl Hammett, M. A. LCpl Simpson, P. W. LCpl Burgess, M. S. LCpl Taylor, M. R. Tpr Brooks, K. Tpr Bulmer, |. R. Tpr Barker, Tpr Clarke, R.

Tpr Gibb, A. G. J. Tpr Kinniburgh, G. L. Tpr McDonald A.

Tpr Phillips D, M. Tpr Pitt. M. R. Tpr Tpr Tpr Tpr

Scott. N. P. Sharratt. T. T. Smith. L. C. Vann, N. S.

Tpr Walker, M. R. L. Training Wing SCpl Harris, D. F.

CoH Douglas, M. R. LCpl Hayward, Tpr Haywood, C. T. Tpr Tipper, S. A. Tpr Maynard, M. S. Tpr Kendrick. K. Tpr Rowbotham, C. J. Tpr Latino. V. A. Tpr Greaves, J. B. Tpr Smith. T. Tpr Stokes, L. Tpr Peat, A. D. Tpr Stafford, P. R. Tpr Young, A. Tpr Sutcliffe, J. N. Tpr Willis, K. L.

Tpr Wells. T. J. Tpr Watlow, M. J. Tpr Walton, S.

Tpr Reid, S. P. Tpr Millar Tpr Cooling, A. M. 2 Troop Lt R. C D. Lendrum CoH Sacketr, N. P. CoH Kennard, S. D. A. LCoH Edwards. A. J.

LCoH Willacy, F. S. LCpl Brooks, C. P.

LCpl Smith, P. D. W. LCpl Dickens. J. P. LCpl Simpkin, A. D. Tpr Boyd, D.

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

Carbis, C. Care, C. C. Carpenter, C. A. Carr, P. J. Cooke, A. W. Cook, G. R. Graham, M. A. Jones, T. Keate, C. J. B. Kennedy, W. S. Lees, J. D. Mitchell, P. J. Rex, J. Smith, M. Palmer, N. J.

Musn Stephenson, G. R.

Holdeo Str Household Cavalry

Musn Wall, 5. J. Musn Williamson, J. Musn Yurek. R

Regiment Lt Col D. J. Daly

Lt Col J. H. Pitman Capt W. T. Browne Lt W. R. G. Hanmer


RAC Gnry School W02 Stacey, M. W02 Thomas, L. H.

CoH Mackenzie, I. CoH Stretton. P.

ATDU W01 Livingstone, J. A.

H0. North East Dist

RSC Sutton Coldfield W01 Sellars, J.

RAC Trg Regt Catterick CoH Hunter, H. W. CoH Hyndman, W. T.

LCoH Brammer, M. HQ West Dist SOLF SCpl Docherty, J.

Kneller Hall

Capt M. A. J. Gurney

H0 Trg Gp Royal Signals at Catterick Garrison

W01 Story. J. E.

LCpl Jones, P. Musn Avins, J. M. G. Musn Mayhew, K. P.


Capt (QM) J. M. Heath

RAC Signals School SCpl Finch, P. R.

2 Regt AAC

CoH Arnold, A. J. Riding School

CoH Harman, B. R.

CoH Lock, M. J. Tpr Hendon, B. Tpr Round, 8. RAC Sales Team CoH Murray, B.

LSP Dubai Lt Col J. A. Aylen



SCpl Garvey, J.

CoH Baker, K. H.

Castle Martin CoH Stickies, J. S.

Tp Ldr’s Course RAC Cen Ct M. T. Hollings

Attached LG SCpl Holt, M. L.

HO. North West Dist

HQ Wales

Tpr Taylor, J. R. Tpr Young, J. V.

Ct A. M. S. Knowles

LCoH Breakwell, T. R.

Musn Alderson, D. Musn Pegler, G. N. Musn Searle, M.

SCpl Proctor, B. E.

Musn Haddock. R.

LCoH Rushton, D. M.


Cambridge University

Gen Sir Richard Worsley, KCB, OBE—

Lt T. M. Voorspuy

Ministry of Defence QMG Maj Gen Sir Roy Redgrave, KBE, MC;

CoH Davies, D. J,


Maj Gen R. M. H. Vickers, MVO, OBEfi

LCpl Tilley, A. Tpr Allen, A. L.

Tpr Dyche, M. A. Tpr Gaskell, N. Tpr Gray, A. J. Tpr Handcock. K. Musn Harmsworth, R. C. Tpr Jones, N. Tpr Maddern, K. D. Tpr Monks, K. A. Tpr Nash, J. M. W. Tpr Pederson. M, A, Tpr Phillips, A. Tpr Smith, |. D. Tpr Smith, N. A. Tpr Sowden, D. G. Tpr Stone, M. Tpr Storey. A. J. Tpr Summerfield. S R, Tpr Williams. L. G. Tpr Wright, B. Tpr Millet

Royal Military School of Music Lt Col G. E. Evans, ARCM, psm

Held Str HouseholdCavalry Regiment

LCoH Roberts, P. J. LCpl Booker, A. W. LCpl Maher, V. P.






Defence (Chief Executive MBT 80) Comdt RMAS Brig J. A. C. G. Eyre, CVO, CBE— Ministry of Defence

Col W. S. H. Boucher—DA Tel Aviv


W01 Kidman, J. F. HQ Londist Dist SCpl McLachlan-Kitchen, A. R.

380 Hanover W01 Clarke, J. ACIO Canterbury


W02 Jamieson, M. S. HO Londist

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

W01 Ranger, P. D.

Lt Col H. 0. Hugh Smith, MVO Maj H. W. Davies

W01 Godfrey Cass, D. L. Garrison Corporal Major Detmold

Maj P. B. Rogers Capt G. T. R. Birdwood Capt H. St. J. Holcroft H0. NORTHAG Lt Col P. T. Keightley

Soltau/Luneburg Trg Staff BAOR

RHO. Household Cavalry SCpl Freeman, K. R. SCpl Sturrock, V. CoH Davidson, J. M.

LCoH Jay, R. A. K.

SCpl Tanner, R. W. SCpl Parsons, A.

Capt J. Peck

Lt D. R. A. Daly

‘LCoH Baines, S. L. E. ‘LCoH Morrison. M. L. LCOH Packer. F, J.

Royal Veomanry Capt (OM) J. G. Handley

LCoH Marsh, P. LCoH Bower, V. LCpl Clark, M. S. LCpl Stevens, M. P.

CDE Porton Lt Col D. J. S. Wilkinson

Household Cavalry Regt Holdees W01 Macdougall, W. R.

Household Cavalry Hospital LCpl Nixon, B.


LCoH Robertson. LCOH Tabor, B. P. LCoH Vickers, S. A. LCoH Wasp, G.

SCpl Fisk, P. E.

LCoH Whitehead S. LCoH Wood, C.

RAC Gnry Wing BAOR W02 Chapman, L.

LCpl Bryson, S. W. LCpl Gulley, N. LCpl Kingham, G M.

LCpl Laidlaw, A. N. LCpl Barclay, R. J.

RHO. Household Cavalry

Team W02 Hawley, H. LCoH Reid, P. LCpl Corway, G. LCpl Gawthorne, J. L. G. Attached Tpr Harris, R.

Household Cavalry Recruiting

Maj l. M. D. L. Weston

JLR RAC Capt R. A. K. Field Ct T. J. Atkin

W02 Howick, D. A. W02 McEvoy. J. LCoH Bubear, A. LCOH Chamberlain, D. A. LCpl Farmer, N. L.

RAOC Deepcut Tpr Matthews. G. S.

LCpl Hall, J. F.

Army Dog Unit RAVC Northern Ireland Tpr Murray, A. K.

LCpl Riley, D. LCpl Swindlehurst, M. S. Tpr Bailey, M A.

Guards Freefall Para Team Tpr Flatt, W.

RAVC—Melton Mowbray SCpl McGregor, D.



Officers Mess Minden Garrison

m ,.

Tpr Jones 0" saiiSbury Plain

Tpr Elstone

School of Infantry NITAT UKLF

W02 Hill, J. M. Household Cavalry Squadron Maj J. S. Olivier Capt M. C. O'B. Horsford

12 Int and Sy Coy

Lt A. E. M. Mitchell

W02 Sproats R. J.

W02 Sibley, S. F.


LCoH Mockett, S. J. LCoH Pendry, T. A.

RAC Centre


Maj R. C. Wilkinson

W01 Midwinter, J. C.

LCoH Blackburn, S. LCoH Carpenter, T. J. LCOH Gregory, J.

W02 BurtoneJohnson, H. W02 Preece, G. R. W02 Smart, R. E.

HO. Wales Lt Col T. C. Morris, MVO


MVEE (Kirkcudbright)

CoH Partridge, R

LCOH Lawson, P. LCOH Mackenzie, J. G.

LCpl Jones, A. P. LCpl Stanton. G. W.


MVEE (Chertsey) LCpl Millington, R. J.

Beard, J. M. Cook, S. Crooke, B. J. Darby, l. Davies, S. A. Dawson, K. A. Egan, J. A. G. Elliott, P. D. Gray, D. E. Payne, K. C. Stones, 1. Townsend, P.

‘C‘ Squadron Royal Yeomanry SCpl Chamberlain, D. E. LCOH Andrews, D. S. Tpr Thomas, D. F.

Maj C. M. Barrie

Musn Hayward. M. R. Musn Mitchell, L. J. Musn Reid, A. R.

Royal Yeomanry CoH Wall. 8. G.

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

LCoH Birchall, R.

‘LCpl Burroughs, C. J. LCpl Connaughton, K. J. P.

Musn Harmsworth, C. T.

Tpr Barugh, S. M.

H0. Londist CoH Preece, D. C. F.

COH Healey, A. R.

Musn Diffey, B. K. Musn Gilder, V. Musn Guy, 8.

LCpl McGarry, P. Tpr Dewar, J. T.

ACIO Bournemouth

CoH Wright, P. A.

HO. London District

CoH Plan. 5. M. CoH Orritt, C. J.

Musn Dawson, K. J. Musn Deverson. G. J.

CoH Timmis, R.

CoH Smith, H.

Capt A. W. Kersting

Musn Coglan, C. Musn Creedy. A. T.

BATUS LCpl Wheatley, G.

SCpl Fox, G. A. LCoH Barber. P. J.

Col-i Ward-Turner, H. B.

Bellis, E. Billington, H. R. Biscoe. J. J. Cairns. P. J.

ACIO Brighton CoH Grimes, F. C.

Capt D. M. Reed-Felstead

Guards Depot

Musn Musn Musn Musn

Br Contgt UNFICVP Sp Regt

LCpl Loft, L. L.

H0 6 Fd Force

CoH (TM) Mansfield, R. A.

Episkopi Garrison LCpl Kent, G.

D 8 M School RAC Centre

CoH Bowden, D. J. CoH Grun, A. C. F.

Maj A. H. Parker Bowles

2nd Armd Del Sqn CoH Greer, D.

LCoH Stevanovic, L.

CoH Williams, E. R.


The Life Guards Maj J. P. Greenwell

Cdt Trg Team

LCOH Kent, N. R. LCoH Bowden, T. LCpl Ashby, B. LCpl Dunkley, M. G. LCpl Dyson, A. LCpl Hyland, M. LCpl Kirkwood, W. J. LCpl Meiklejohn, S. LCpl Rendell, R. E. J. LCpl Sisson, P. J. Tpr Abbott. D. H.

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The Blues and Royals P.R.I. Shop Mr. Michael Sutty was commissioned by the PRI to sculp and produce. in a limited edition of 250. a figurine in fine English bone porcelain, depicting an NCO of thc Regiment in present full dress uniform. The PRI shop has now taken delivery of the first 50 of these figurines. where they are on sale at a special price of £37.50. The recommended retail price is £80.00. The Sutty Porcelain Gallery have also been asked to produce figurines depicting a dismounted and mountcd officer of the Regiment in present day Dress uniform.

Anyone wishing to place an order for. or enquire about these figurines should contact the Quartermaster, Combermere Barracks by letter or phone. Windsor 68222 ext 211/205. The PRI shop also continues to carry many items of Regimental interest at very reasonable prices. They include:

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