HCAV

#1
Hey, this is my first post, so stick with me!

On completion of my college course, im planning on going into the Parachute Regiment, or the Household Cavalry. Im in the process of joining the East of England Regiment, TA I just wondered if there is there anyone on the forum who is, or was in the HCAV, or anyone who knows a bit about them? What sort of things they get up to, what to expect etc.

I've researched a bit on the Army careers site, and i understand their role in the Army. I was just wanting to hear some things from people in the regiment.

Any view given would give help a deal.

Ta very much. :D

Clarkey.
 
#4
Take your time and view all the options. Do your best to ensure you will be happy with your job - wherever you finish up.
 
#5
If you really want to be happy, serve with great friends and wonderful soldiers, join RHG/D
 
#6
Paymaster said:
If you really want to be happy, serve with great friends and wonderful soldiers, join RHG/D
have been the CDT team been round your place recently, should do with advice like that!
 
#7
Mix both HCAV have a squadron ish attached to 16 Air Assaukt so they do Pcompany , wear the wings & the Beret.

most of them are okay I recently spent 7ish months with them, don't listen to the stories about them.
 
#8
why are you being nice to them? Did the Knightsbridge Commandoes let you try their nighties on or something?
 
#9
Paymaster said:
If you really want to be happy, serve with great friends and wonderful soldiers, join RHG/D
I agree 15 fantastic years I spent in the RHG/D
they have their own red berets, green berets and more medals than me granddad
a truly professional regiment



now I'm gone anyway... :lol:
 
#10
Nowhere near Kbridge, honest MOST were ok, some were (I could regret saying this...) a pain in the a.... even us STABs made them look bad at their jobs.
 

the_boy_syrup

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#12
FFBOX
Were you with A or B when you were far away from Knightsbridge?
Agree with you on the point about listening to stories about them
I suppose you get good and bad in any regiment I would certanly serve with them again given the chance
8) :lol:
 
#13
B, what fun was had by all,
2 weeks before end of tour up sticks & move now.

Would I serve with them again? to be quite honest yes. if it wasn't for the the fact Afgahnis platz isn't complusory...
 
#14
join the cav best of both worlds see get your wings an get maxium tour time seems they may as well be based in either afgan or iraq if given the choice go blues an royals mate you dont wanna be a tin trust me
 
#16
QDG best reputation in the RAC , and he is going to argue with that .
Most tours under there belt(is that good or bad?) .
Based in Germany (the land of LOA and cheap beer , cars and fags )
Lots of different trades and skills (sniper , FAC, Guided weapons , assault
trooper) .
Yes QDG as recommended by the Royal Marines .
 
#18
Except if you joined the RE's you'd then be a Chunk, and life is embarrassing enough.

Join the cavalry old chap. without us the entire affair would just be a vulgar brawl.
 
#19
Cav_Tank said:
join the cav best of both worlds see get your wings an get maxium tour time seems they may as well be based in either afgan or iraq if given the choice go blues an royals mate you dont wanna be a tin trust me
I second that :safe:
GDav said:
Except if you joined the RE's you'd then be a Chunk, and life is embarrassing enough.

Join the cavalry old chap. without us the entire affair would just be a vulgar brawl.
and that :D
 
#20
Just go Cav , if your Welsh it has to be QDG , if your a paddy/ brummie
QRH are your men . If you drive a Corsa , wear a baseball cap the wrong
way round and say''init '' go for the RTR .Which ever way you go its the
right choice as you are RAC and that means ''Killing'' with style.
 
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