On bank holiday Monday LCpl Dean Hadrell of B Sqn represented KRH on the Soham Carnival Royal British Legion stand. The RBL were honouring three D-Day Veterans, one of whom was Ken Matkin. Ken landed on D-Day with the 1st Northants Yeomanry and later transferred to 10th Hussars and has been a proud Shiner ever since.
The Soham RBL Chairman is Mike Donoghue, who served in 14/20H 1968 – 1972, and it was Mike who extended the invite to KRH to join the RBL branch in honouring Ken and his fellow D-Day Veterans.
LCpl Hadrell said “It was an honour to meet Ken and his fellow veterans. I had an interesting chat with him about his WW2 experiences and some of the problems and challenges that they faced. Ken was also very interested in the Challenger 2 tank that we are equipped with today”.
LCpl Hadrell presented Ken with a Tercentenary souvenir cup and 2018 Regimental journal, and in return received a set of French WW2 coins made from aluminium (because of the lack of copper and brass due to the war effort). They will make an interesting addition to the Regimental museum WW2 display.
Ken, we salute you - HUSSAR !!
KRH Association and serving members of the regiment.