GULF WAR TRUST TROPHY – 23 JUN 21

Introduction. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Gulf War, facilitated by the serving regiment’s return to the UK, The Queen’s Royal Hussars will play The King’s Royal Hussars for the Gulf War Trust Trophy.

This event will present an excellent opportunity for serving and late members of the Regiment to build relationships in the fantastic setting of Tidworth Polo Club. There will also be an opportunity to mingle with old contemporaries from the KRH.

Please see the detail on Page 2 and let the Regimental Secretary know if you are interested in attending.

eCavalry Memorial Parade and Service

The eCavalry Memorial Parade and Service is on Sunday 9th of May 2021 starting at 1100hrs.

Herewith the YouTube link for this year’s Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association’s Parade and Service on the 97th Anniversary of the Unveiling and Dedication of the Cavalry Memorial:

Please note the following:

  • The Order of Service can be found on Page 2.
  • The screening will be running on YouTube (you don’t need an account to view it).
  • The introduction by the President of the Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association (Lt Gen Sir William Rollo KCB, CBE) will start at 1100 hrs.
  • You can logon to the link at your convenience anytime prior to 1100hrs, and following this initial screening it will remain on YouTube for people to watch at a later date / time.
  • Please feel free to use the chat function, but note that you will need a YouTube account (and be logged in) to do so.

We sincerely hope that next year we will all be able to meet in person in Hyde Park to hold the normal Parade and Service. As this is, once again, not possible this year we hope that you enjoy this virtual alternative.

Lt Col (Retd) Richard Watson | RAC Corps Secretary

Voices of the Gulf War

The following has been received from Harry Bucknall, Gamekeeper PR, Communications & Book Events:

“Voices of the Gulf War, is a special podcast produced by ABF The Soldiers Charity to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Gulf War – an episode in history that, to quote Maj Gen Arthur Denaro, was probably “the last really big high speed manouevre war”.

It was my great privilege to interview among others, Gen Sir Rupert Smith, Maj Gen Patrick Cordingley, Maj Gen Arthur Denaro, Brig Jim Tanner, Kate Adie, Alfie Roberts and Brian Ricky Richards, the youngest soldier to deploy on Operation Granby – I hope you enjoy the programme.”

The link to the podcast is below:

British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS)

The following is from Matthew Cart, British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS):

“Good Morning,

I am contacting you from British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) to advise you about our next Employment Fair for the Armed Forces Community (AFC). As a social enterprise we have key social objectives, one of these being that those who have served, or part of the AFC are not disadvantaged when moving into future careers due to that service.”

Further details about this event can be found on page 2

Cavalry Memorial Parade 2021

The Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association (CCOCA) is well advanced with putting in place plans to deliver some form of Cavalry Memorial Parade and Service, with contingency plans seeing ever reducing regimental representation, which of course will be driven entirely by HMG COVID restrictions in place at the time.

Further details can be found on page 2.

Regimental Memorials

This week the Regiment were pleased to finally be able to place the 4th and 8th Hussar Memorials outside the RHQ building in Tidworth.

Due to some confusion with the original plans the concrete plinths on which they were to be mounted were not of the correct size and were in the wrong place. After resubmitting the plans (and some gentle persuasion from the QM) new plinths were requested and installed in late December.

In preparation for the memorials being moved to their new home the RSM provided a merry band of volunteers to clean and polish them as they had been stored in the QM department for over 18 months since they were moved from Athlone Bks in the Summer of 2019.

The 3rd Hussar flagpole memorial will hopefully be in place just after Easter this year. The delay is due to various engineering surveys that have to be completed prior to its installation.