Martin, who Glenn served with for most of his HAC career, was made Lord Mayor of
the city of London. Clive kindly invited us to the Mansion House to watch the
outgoing leg of the Lord Mayor’s parade, followed by Lunch in the magnificent
Egypt Room. The entire HAC Regiment the Colours, Pike Men, Musketeers, Band,
Light Cavalry, Guns and a marching contingent were the Lord Mayor’s escort.
Glenn was in seventh heaven, and did not come down to earth for several days.
I joined as a Gunner in A Battery in 1970 and was a member of Richard “Ticker” Lasson’s gun sub when we won the top gun-sub in the specially formed Queens Battery, winning the Queens Cup, for the top RA Battery countrywide at Otterburn.
This training fortnight was followed over the years by:
3 at Senny Bridge,
1 at Soultou
1 at Larkhill
and a special 2 weeks based in London promoting the HAC with Reg Howe at the Midland Bank, Colin (then Sheriff of London) and Christ College School.
From 1972, I was Clive’s “oppo” better known as little Red, against Clive’s Big Red in the newly formed First (one) Squadron .
Other than my many, many weekends at Larkhill with the Squadron, I spent
many more at Bisley with the regimental Shooting team, under Richard
Burford, being awarded my Shooting Team Colours in 1979. I also, during the
winter months, hunted with the Royal Artillery Hunt on Salisbury Plain.