As is the case every year, the end of November signals the work dodging winter sports enthusiasts to jet off on various expeditions around Europe, leaving the rest of the regiment to work hard in preparation for the Regiment’s Christmas stand down. The inevitably anti-social Orderly Officer rotation and extra work required from the SNCO’s undoubtedly made the prospect of Ex COLLODEN HAWK a particularly easy sell. A week of fishing, deer stalking and walked up shoots was an excellent break from the hustle and bustle of day to day work.
The Officer’s and Warrant Officer’s messes set off on a predictably long mini bus journey into the depths of Scotland to enjoy a week of bonding, field sports and a few ‘wee drams’ of the local drink of choice. The trip also coincided brilliantly with the hallowed fields of the Battle of Culloden, which was the last pitched battle to be fought on British soil; the battle may not be synonymous with armoured warfare but both the 10th and 11th Hussars fought in the battle, it also had a staggering effect on the tactical development of the professional army, and all left with a renewed interest in the Jacobite rising of 1745.
By Lt Sam Rutter, Photos by Maj Sarah Owen, RMO.
KRH Association and serving members of the regiment.