The Regimental Newsletter
The first major of the season at Alton: it was great to see everyone. Thanks to Billy for allowing me to lead the march through town to the battlefield on Sunday; sadly my energy was not as great as my enthusiasm! So, thanks to Thomas for taking over as OC on the field.
I was able to do something new: even after 32 years I'm still learning! Rob let me help on the Robinet; this seemed to prove the turning point from everything going well with the robinet to its only working occasionally (almost certainly down to me).
I was impressed with the organisation of the event: well done, Hopton's, for all their hard work.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the music that had been arranged in the international tent; I for one would like to see this sort of thing at more musters.
Due to heavy work commitments and difficulty in getting time off work to attend Musters Owen and Kayleigh have agreed to resign their commissions as ensign and drum sergeant. I would like to give them my personal thanks for putting the needs of the regiment ahead of their personal interests; they have both given so much to the KA with various roles helping to keep the KA running smoothly. I hope they are both able to attend musters and relax, letting others take up the baton for a change.
The event at Wressle is fast approaching; people are working hard to ensure everything goes smoothly.
If you are planning on arriving on the Wednesday, please be willing to lend a hand setting everything up on the Thursday. The more help we have the sooner everything gets done and we can all relax! Please could you bring any new unwanted gifts or other contributions to go to Ruth. She is organising a raffle, probably on the Saturday evening.
I hope to see you all there but may not make it due to ongoing treatment.
Thank you all so much for allowing me to lead you on the field on Monday, it was an honour, a pleasure and I was more than a little proud of you all!
A few of you were trying out new roles while most of us were trying to recall how to perform our old ones! Well done to Zander for his steady hand on the musket block while Ian C gave the standard a flourish. I stuck mainly with the pike block and was very impressed with the improvements on the second day; it takes a hell of a lot of stamina to face Fenwick's whilst pushing uphill! Welcome and well done to new pikemen Ross and Damien! I must also mention Steve M who kept us well watered when the going got tough.
Thanks go to Karen for taking photos at drill and on the battlefield. I’m looking forward to seeing you all in action again soon at Wressle.
Yours in the Cause,