On the 2nd May 2015 13 KRH Officers and Soldiers deployed on Exercise Underwater Hawk- a two week diving expedition to The Philippines aiming to qualify 10 soldiers as BSAC Ocean Divers and the remainder as BSAC Sports Divers.
Battling against the elements (white sand, clear blue water etc) from the start it was clear they had their work cut out. Only the fantastic programme provided by staff from Bovington Dive Centre combining theory study with dives to various depths and conditions allowed all members of the trip to be awarded the qualification they set out to achieve.
The prohibition of diving within 24hrs of flying also allowed for some cultural exploration which revealed a fascinating part of the world no member of the trip had travelled to before. After such a hectic training year it was a truly fantastic experience, and a repetition of the trip next year is already in the planning stages!
As part of the 'Britain is Great' initiative, the British Army Polo team deployed to Mongolia to develop the UK-Mongolia polo partnership. The intention of the trip was to foster greater relations between the Mongolian and British Armies through the game of polo and proved to be a great success. Capt George Walker was fortunate to find himself on the team and you can read the report below:
As the Seventieth Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day approached a contingent from the KRH joined a number of ex 14/20th in the commemoration of a battle fought in Italy seventy years ago. The trip to Italy was paired with a battlefield tour of Monte Cassino for crew commanders and above from across the Regiment.
KRH Association and serving members of the regiment.