Do we really need Kings Troop RHA ? - Failings at the funeral of HM Queen Victoria

Discussion in 'Strategic Defence & Spending Review (SDSR)' started by Hermes_R12, Dec 17, 2012.

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  1. Given the failings of King Troop RHA at the funeral of HM Queen Victoria and the fact that the Royal Navy have been involved in no less than five state funerals and taken command. Wouldn't it make more sense for the Kings Troop to be disbanded and monies distrubuted to other regiments ?

    Is there a need for Kings Troop RHA today with very tight monetary restraints and what effect to they have in todays strategic military climate?



    Interesting information on the failings of King Troop RHA at the funeral of HM Queen Victoria


    Memorials and Monuments in Portsmouth - Field Gun Carriage
     
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  2. Is there a need for the household cavalry to have horses.
     
  3. Hermes, I'd look in to how many IAs The Kings' Troop have.

    And as stated above re the HCMR, when the HCMR go on holidays to the sea who stands in their stead?
     
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  4. If the Household Division do not require KT support to meet their tasks then we should bin them....I'd rather keep something useful like a Band!
     
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  5. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    It is a tradition that the dragropes at Q V's funeral were improvised from the communication cord of the royal train.
     
  6. They do look nice firing the gun salutes in Hyde Park, especially when they fall off
     

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  7. Well of course there is you muppet, what are they going to do with all those horseshoes and tack not to mention all that ****ing hay? It won't eat itself you know.
     
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  8. How else would they protect the sovereign and the capital from Roundheads?
     
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  9. Yes, they should be disbanded for their disgraceful behaviour 111 years ago at HM Queen Victoria's funeral.

    I'm surprised that nobody has thought of it before.

    No respect some people.
     
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  10. Never work with children or animals...
     
  11. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Oxford ?
     
  12. No, dear boy, Harrow, Cambridge and the Guards. Have we met?
     
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  13. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Cambridge ?
    Soviet woofter then.

    I'll keep my distance.
     
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  14. Oddly enough, I've just been to my GP.

    Told him I had Hermes. He said, "Don't you mean Herpes?"

    "No" I said, "I think I'm a carrier".
     
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  15. Do you reccomend the veal?