Visit from the Household Cavalry Regiments
The College were pleased to welcome members of the Household Cavalry on Thursday afternoon. Three members of the Regiments representing the two divisions, The Blues and Royals and the Life guards gave a one hour presentation to Year 7 and 8.
They described the operational role the regiments have in armoured fighting vehicles which has seen them at the forefront of Britain’s military operations including the Falklands (1982), the Gulf (1990), Bosnia, Kosovo and most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Regiments are Guards Regiments and, with the five Foot Guards Regiments, form the Household Division.
The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment has the unique privilege to meet the requirement to carry out mounted and some dismounted ceremonial duties on State and Royal occasions which include the provision of a Sovereign’s Escort most commonly seen at The Queen’s Birthday Parade in June each year. Other occasions include Sovereign’s Escorts for Her Majesty The Queen during State Visits by visiting Heads of State, and as required by Her Majesty anywhere in the Kingdom.
Students were fully engaged with the presentation and asked many questions about the role of the regiments.