The Regimental Newsletter
From the Officer Commanding
Firstly, dates for your diary:
· Whitehall 30th January 2022,
· 9th - 10th April – Leadership Symposium, Batts Farm, Somerset
· Early May Bank Holiday - Major, (Alton)
· June Bank Holiday - Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (Oxfordshire)
· July 23st -24th – Major Wiltshire
· August Bank Holiday -TBA
We are looking forward to a great return to a full season of Major Musters -
I for one can't wait!
Whitehall matters first – although we have not had parking on the mall confirmed yet, you may want to start sending me your Car REG to be sure of being on the permit list.
This will be the 50th anniversary of the KA's commemoration of the King's Horrid Murder & we hope that it will be bigger & better than usual. We have all sorts of things planned ... not least that Lunsfords will be the honour regiment along with Hoptons.
We will be carrying 2 standards: our new one (made and donated by Sue H to the regiment) for blessing, also a Pennyman’s standard - as the KA will also be representing former regiments. This will be carried by Thomas Zugic, as I feel it is appropriate for a former Pennyman to have the honour of doing this rather than a Lunsford ensign. Any former Pennyman who would like to join us on the day can do so by paying an introductory membership.
Members are already booking into the Premier Inn, Tower Bridge Road, for the Saturday night but be aware that the emissions charge and the congestion charge now run 7 days a week. I for one am looking at the possibility of coming by train.
I would like to pass on thanks from the Lord General to all who made West Acre a great and much needed event for the KA.
Do we have anyone who has an IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) qualification, who would be willing to become an ECWS Safety Officer? If so please let AJN or myself know.
Have you been reading the new MAs (Mercurius Aulicus) that have been produced by Thomas and Andrew? What a breath of fresh air! It's great to see it back. Please send any articles to Thomas for editing. From what I have seen so far, the bench mark is quite high.
There will be more details on the Leadership symposium as and when they are finalised; anybody interested in attending should email me expressing their willingness to attend. I will try to answer any questions you may have.
Finally, just to be irritating – “Merry Christmas Everyone!”