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 their soldiers in preparation for the next year’s tasks. This was also the moment when The Royal Lancers very own Lieutenant Dave Clarkson was able to take command of a Troop from Recce Squadron in the field. He proved his skills and leadership capa- bilities while perhaps every now and then wondering why people would choose to live somewhere where the air hurts your face.
Following the Exercise, Lieutenant Clarkson had another mo- ment to shine during our Black Hat Professional development week. In addition to learning about the various topics and dis- cussions currently affecting the Armoured Corps, the soldiers and officers of the Regiment also had the opportunity to have Lieutenant Clarkson give us a talk on the history and culture of The Royal Lancers which may have also included a small in- terlude from Mitchell and Webb regarding the nature of a skull emblem.
And so as dusk set on 2016, the Regiment looks to 2017 where many of the soldiers may have to use the skills they learned and honed during months of training and competitions to fulfill Canada’s commitments abroad.
Captain Cameron Ross
  The Brewers’ Company has been very pleased to continue our affiliation with The Royal Lancers for another year in 2016. Having forged our affiliation at the Regiment’s for- mation parade in May 2015, we are looking forward to many more fruitful years of partnership to come.
2016 was a great year for the Brewers’ Company, starting off with a very special event in February which saw HRH The Prince of Wales admitted to the Livery. We are very proud of our close association with the brewing industry which, among other things, ensures that all of our members are brewers (or former brewers). His Royal Highness’s Duchy Original Ale and his support of the industry, particularly as founder and patron of ‘Pub is the Hub’, make him eminently qualified to be a Liveryman and we are delighted that he accepted the invitation to join the Brewers’ Company. It was most fitting that the Colonel of the Regiment and the Commanding Of- ficer were able to join us on this special occasion.
In October we were pleased once again to welcome The Royal Lancers to Brewers’ Hall, when a contingent from the Regi- ment joined us on the occasion of our Court Luncheon. The Master took this opportunity to present the annual Brewers’ Company award to Lance Corporal Parker who was judged to be the person who had made the “greatest contribution in support of Regimental life, be it professionally, on the sports
Lieutenant Colonel Marcus Mudd DSO and WO1 Borthwick with representatives from the Brewers’ Company’s other affiliations. HMS ALBION and 9F (Islington) Squadron Air Cadets.
pitch or to the wider Regimental community”. Also present at the lunch were representatives from our other military af- filiations: HMS ALBION and 9F (Islington) Squadron Air Cadets, as well as staff and governors from Dame Alice Ow- en’s School (DAOS), which is one of two schools supported by the Brewers’ Company. DAOS did us particularly proud in 2016, being named as the Sunday Times’ State School of the Year in recognition of excellent exam results, dedicated staff and a wide range of enrichment activities.
Following our lunch in October, Liverymen Charles Dent of Timothy Taylors Brewery and Eric Lucas of Daleside Brew- ery, who are based near Catterick, were delighted to be able to attend the Regiment’s annual Balaclava Dinner. Both Liver- ymen had an enjoyable and memorable evening at this event and were very grateful to have been invited.
Over the course of 2016 the Brewers’ Company also admin- istered the distribution of over £1,740,000 to good causes via its charities, provided 13 Governors for its schools, acted as Trustee to 11 charities, served beer from 15 of our mem- ber breweries to over 5,000 people at the City Beerfest and launched on Twitter (you can follow us @BrewersCompany). We are looking forward to another great year in 2017, with continuing mutual support and friendship with The Royal Lancers.
The Colonel of the Regiment and Commanding Officer meet HRH The Prince of Wales on the occasion of his admission to the Livery of the Brewers’ Company.
Brewers’ Company 2016

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