Update on HM Forces Veterans’ Cards

We receive quite a lot of enquiries about Veterans’ Cards and are aware that our members are keen to hear about advancements in this area.

The latest news is that work is underway to develop the digital verification system required to begin the second phase of the card rollout (to those who left the Armed Forces prior to December 2018).

The Office for Veterans Affairs (OVA) has led this work through the prototype stage, and it has now passed to the MOD for development and roll-out.

The Government will begin issuing cards by the end of this year and will be engaging with veterans over the coming months to participate in the Beta testing phase.

For future updates please visit GOV.UK where the latest news on progress will be shared.

70th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

I was very privileged to represent the Regimental Association at a memorial event in Horse Guards Parade on the 27th of July 2023 to mark the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.

Major Tom Dudley also attended the event representing the Commanding Officer and all serving ranks. Also in attendance in a personal capacity were Capt (Retd) Barry De Morgan, Capt (Retd) James Hirst, Capt (Retd) Mark Coldrey with his mother Victoria Coldrey and his wife Caroline Coldrey.

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70th Anniversary of The Korean Armistice

2023 marks 70 years since the signing of the armistice that bought about an end to military operations during the Korean War. 60,000 service personnel from across Britain and the Commonwealth saw action during the Korean War, with 1,100 losing their lives.

The 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars played a significant role in the war.

A record of their involvement can be found on the museum’s website.

The Royal British Legion will be marking this important milestone in an often-forgotten conflict with a special service of remembrance at Horse Guards Parade on Thursday 27 July from 11 am. 

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Royal Hospital Chelsea (RHC) Founder’s Day 2023

The Regimental Association has received a small allocation of tickets for RHC Founder’s Day, which will take place on Thursday 8th June 2023 at RHC beginning at 1030hrs. Those attending must arrive at RHC between 0900hrs – 1000hrs.

Any member wishing to be considered for a ticket/tickets to the event are to submit their details (as per Page 2) to the Regimental Secretary by Friday 10 March.

The Cavalry Lunch Club

Tickets are now available for the next Cavalry Lunch Club lunch at The Cavalry and Guards Club on Thursday 22nd September 2022 at 12.00pm for a 12.30 pm lunch.

Sir Richard Dearlove, former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), will be the guest speaker.

Booking information and notes about the speaker can be found on page 2.