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   2nd Troop O Group The Orderly Officer doing things properly
Regimental Diary
April 2016
12 SNCOs, WOs and Officers attend a character develop- ment study day in Tennants Auction House in Leyburn. 14 Battlegroup Headquarters (BGHQ) run a planning cycle
in preparation for BATUS.
18 Captain Stuart Bennison returns to Regimental Duty as
the Motor Transport Officer.
23 RHQ, C Squadron and D Squadron, as the Opposing
Force (OPFOR) Battlegroup, depart for BATUS prior to
Exercise PRAIRIE STORM 1 and 2 (PS1 and 2).
25 Major William Greig arrives at Regimental Duty to as- sume command of B Squadron from Major William
Richmond who assumed command of C Squadron.
28 Major Tom Prideaux arrives at Regimental Duty to as-
sume the post of Regimental Second-in-Command.
May 2016
2-5 Commanding Officer, Operations Officer and Plans Of- ficer visit the US Army’s National Training Centre in Arizona.
8 The Cavalry Memorial Parade takes place in London. 12 The OPFOR Battlegroup deploy onto the Prairie to con-
duct training on Exercise PETROSYAN.
19-28 B Squadron conduct training in the Combined Arms
Tactical Trainer (Germany).
23-25 A Squadron visit Shrivenham and the Tank Museum,
23 The OPFOR Battlegroup transition from Exercise PET-
ROSYAN to Exercise PS 1.
June 2016
2 Exercise PS 1 concludes and the OPFOR BG returns to Suffield.
4 The Royal Lancers rugby tour to Texas begins.
7 The Royal Lancers Trustee meeting takes place at the
Cavalry and Guards Club in London.
11 Major William Greig distributes new Mottos to North-
amptonshire Army Cadet Force.
12 Major Christopher Kierstead and Staff Sergeant Pether-
bridge attend the Queen’s Birthday Picnic in London. 19 The Commanding Officer, Regimental Sergeant Major and other Lancers in BATUS visit the Lord Strath- cona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) at Steele Barracks in
23 The Commanding Officer and Regimental Sergeant Ma-
jor attend the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadi-
ans) change of command parade.
24 The OPFOR Battlegroup deploys on Exercise PRAIRIE
27 Commander Field Army, Major General James Everard,
visits the OPFOR BGHQ in BATUS.
July 2016
1 Somme Remembrance Service held at Derby Cathedral. 4 Ampleforth Combined Cadet Force visit the Regiment in
12 General Officer Commanding 3 (UK) Division, Major
General Patrick Sanders, visits the OPFOR Battlegroup
on Exercise PS 2.
26 The Colonel of the Regiment, Brigadier Andrew Hughes
visits The Royal Lancers in Catterick Garrison.
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