Household Cavalry

Discussion in 'RAC' started by Badger48, Jan 14, 2012.

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  1. Hi, Just a quick question. I've used the search function but not found a definitive answer. My understanding is that the queens life guard is formed by the two regiments on alternative days. My question is what is done on the alternative days when not on guard duty?

    Cheers in advance.
  2. JINGO

    JINGO War Hero Book Reviewer

    Polish your kit for the next one. Feed, exercise and look after your horse. Then on the piss in the town.
  3. The QLG returns in to camp around 12pm, for Troopers, there is a 50% chance you're on guard the next day (Mounting 9.50am for 10am inspection) so as Jingo says - Clean you kit! You can start after lunch about 1pm, maybe finish about 10pm. Go on the piss until 3.30am, Go to bed 4am get up 6.20am, and hey presto - It's groundhog day!

    Unless it's the Trooping / Garter / Escort (All in one 6 week period)- then it's usually a bounce of around 26 or 27 guards day on day off! (That's covers about 54 days of your life)
  4. Once in a great while the first team will take a turn (such as will happen this May), and then both Regiments can stand down and watch how it's done.
  5. JINGO

    JINGO War Hero Book Reviewer

    Ah the sickly pony club. You onThe Queens Birthday Parade this year or have you got a note from your Mum?
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  6. How very true,"Dropshort" upstarts
  7. Bite...
  8. JINGO

    JINGO War Hero Book Reviewer

    A royal one. We are going to need a bigger boat.
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  9. Who are you Badger48 and why do you ask....?

    Journo perhaps...?
  10. Nope not a journo. I have a potential interest in joining and couldn't find an answer online. The recruiter at my local AFCO wasn't entirely sure either, so I thought I might try here.

    Cheers for the answers by the way, cleared it up very quickly