Sovereigns Parade

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  1. Hantslad

    Hantslad Old-Salt

  2. hedgie

    hedgie War Hero

    Its probably a dumb question

    but the picture of

    Major Stephen Seagrave and his horse Winston at the Sovereign's Parade

    he seems to be heading into the building

    Is there a reason

    thanks
     
  3. Probably his choice. If he was good enough to win the Sword of Honour I would imagine he was also good enough to pick which regiment or corps he joined.
     
  4. The Academy masseur is in that building. The horse is off for a neck rub and twenty minutes in the steam room.
     
  5. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    It is fairly unusual to Commission into the same Regt/Corps that you served in as a soldier, for obvious reasons!

    You are correct. The Adjutant rides his pony up the steps of Old College and into the entrance, following the OCdts who are passing out.

    He then dismounts for Port and Polos (the polos for the horse of course).


    There are many theories about how this tradition was dervied, must most point to the Adj dodging the rain after the Parade sometime back!
     
  6. shaka

    shaka Old-Salt

    http://www.sandhurst.mod.uk/tour/oldcoll.htm

    The custom of the Adjutant riding his horse up the steps at the end of the Sovereign's Parade dates from 1926 when Major (later Lieutenant General) FAM "Boy" Browning accomplished this feat, though there is no explanation for why he did this!
     
  7. Noose

    Noose Clanker

    It was a gorgeous day, the reviewing officer was brisk in both review and speech, and some very good people had recognition. The Sword of Honour winner had every excuse not to be on parade, but it was good to see him nonetheless.

    Not recognised on parade was the War Studies prize which also went to a new Int Corps officer.

    Based on Boy Browning's personality, there is every indication that he rode his charger up the steps of Old College because it was cool.
     
  8. Piglet_Files

    Piglet_Files Old-Salt

    Congratulations to the 2 individuals anyway........ :D