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November 2013

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Biggest horse rescue to date

 

 

Assistance to the Vale of Glamorgan Council – As well as our normal Ceremonial Duties as part of Remembrance, All units of UK Command deployed to assist the RSPCA, Police and the Vale of Glamorgan Council in what was the biggest rescue of horse the country has seen, with many of the horses being in such bad condition they had to be put down. It was very emotional work and involved rounding up the horses for the vets to assess them, moving them onto transport, as well as providing teas and coffees to all the agencies involved and security during the night.

 

January 2014

Royal Hospital, Chelsea

Royal Hospital, Chelsea

 

Chelsea Hospital – The City of London and Colour Squadron start their monthly duties at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, assisting in-pensioners that are less able to get out and about, and having a film show. It is hoped that this ongoing work will build relationships with the in-pensioners and individual Frontiersmen.

 

 

January 2014

Training in the Barn

Training in the Barn

 

First Aid in the Field – Following our deployment in November we renewed our first Aid skills, and focused on the difference when dealing with a casualty in the field, this was more about organisation, equipment and procedures than it was about bandaging and resuscitation. the weekend was spent out in the field with Frontiersmen bivving out and the only luxury was the use of a barn for the lessons, although it didn’t stop it being very cold.

 

 

February/March 2014

Nuts Challenge Start

Nuts Challenge Start

 

The Nuts Challenge – Frontiersmen from the City of London and Colour Squadron assist in Marshalling, First Aid and Communications for what is described as the Hardest Assault Course in Britain, Over 7Km of obstacles. Camping on the Site, it was hard work, and very wet and muddy, but the donation received will assist in the purchase of equipment for the Squadron.