Should people be allowed to join the Kings Troop straight from phase 2 or should he be staffed by people who have served a min time in a normal RA or RHA unit?
I suspect some are joining with no intention of ever being in a field unit
Agree, wonder if they still press gang the short fall of volunteers, this happened to myself and a couple of others from my JLRRA. It took me 2 years to escape with a string of COs Orders for being late from 0600hrs stables parade from sightseeing in the West End Clubs, they then came to the conculsion that I wasn't horsey material my crime was I could play a fecking trumpet. Mind you the Officers love it, pampared by having a gunner (Batman) to do all his dobey and ironing, mil and civvI - Officer is gently woken by batman with a brew and biscuits and generally mixes with the toffs and royalty playing polo and slurping pimms, nice cush posting for the few.