On Saturday 29th March, cadets from Corsham Army Cadet Force had a unique opportunity to visit the London home of the Household Cavalry (Life Guards & Blues and Royals) and look behind the scenes at the invitation of the Regiment. The first stop on the trip was Hyde Park Barracks where the cadets, all aged between 12 and 18, toured the barracks to look at the stables, Forge and Saddlery where ceremonial uniform and tack is stored when not in use for State Events such as the Queen’s Birthday Parade. They then watched the Life Guards form up and ride out and the party set off to watch the Changing of the Guard on Horse Guards Parade.
After seeing the Changing of the Guard the cadets visited the Regimental Museum to learn more about the history and background of the Household Cavalry.
Corsham Detachment leader, Mark Perrett, said “We were very lucky to be invited to visit the Regiment and have the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes, something that the public rarely get to witness. The cadets had a great day out and they all remarked that they left with vivid memories of the sights and smells of the day!”
The Corsham Detachment of the Army Cadet Force meet at Hudswell Lane and you can find out more by visiting www.corshamacf.co.uk or calling Mark on 07725 229667.