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Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
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Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
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Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
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BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Monday, 28 July 2008

The Household Cavalry

Members of The Household Cavalry, The Life Guards regiment, and their horses enjoy a break from ceremonial duties with a gallop in the surf along Holkham Beach, Holkham, Norfolk, 22 July 2008. The regiment is currently on a three week summer training camp at Bodney Camp.

Insight%20jul08%20gallery%20horse1%20largeFollowing the gallop along the beach, members of The Household Cavalry take their horses for a swim. The Household Cavalry, which consists of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st The Royal Dragoons) in Britain (the Governor-General Horse Guards in Canada is the only other Household Cavalry regiment), provides The Queen's Life Guard daily and Sovereign's Escort on State occasions, mounted on horseback. The King's Troops, Royal Horse Artillery, whilst a mounted and ceremonial regiment of the Household Division, is strictly speaking an artillery formation, not a cavalry one.



Tweedsmuir said...

Nothing like the charge of the light brigade! The fulfillment from JKB notwithstanding, this blog was in need of such a shot.

Bolingbroke said...

I would easily give up my day job to ride cavalry professionally. If I were 30 years younger that is.

J.K. Baltzersen said...

I would easily give up my day job to ride cavalry professionally. If I were 30 years younger that is.

As for myself, there are quite a few things I would give up my day job for, the constraints of life reality permitting. Riding cavalry is probably not one of them, although it would be interesting to try for a limited time period.

Being a full-time writer would probably be one of things I could give up my day job for. There is a two-fold income challenge though. I need an income, which my writing might not provide enough of, and the need for income would more likely than not influence my writing in a bad way.