Every accomplishment should be rewarded. In this case, as per a 50 year habit, a 90 year old antique has been presented to the top student of the King’s Royal Hussars Junior Non-Commissioned Officers' Cadre.
The Commanding Officer, Lt Col J.N.J. Kingsford, presents to LCpl Harris the Whip Mounter's Stick.
Commissioned in Birmingham in 1922, the 14th and 20th Hussars received the highly valuable Stirling silver stick as part of their amalgamation in which they formed the 14th/20th King's Hussars. Known as the Whip Mounter's Stick, it has been used as trophy for victorious men in the past, it was decided in the 1960’s that it should be awarded to the top student of the King’s Royal Hussars Pre-Junior Non-Commissioned Officers’ Cadre.
This year, tested for fitness, leadership and good basic infantry skills, the stick was awarded to Lance Corporal Harris (24). He said "it's great to actually get something of such value for the hard work we have to put in, I'm just sorry I can’t keep it."
This stick is just a slice of the Regiment's rich and historical past that continues to stand at the forefront of an increasingly sophisticated and high tech army.
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