By: Bidwell, Shelford. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.

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115 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Music for Regimental Slow March, Trot Past, Gallop Past. "Many people's visual image of the Royal Horse Artillery is probably confined to the dazzling equestrian performances of the King's Troop which annually entrance schoolboys of all ages at the Royal Tournament. How many people pause to wonder why, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, there should be a King's Troop? How many stop to consider why indeed there should have been a separate formation of mounted artillery in the British Army at all? Brigadier Bidwell answers these and most other questions about the Royal Horse Artillery, and as an experienced author, as editor of the Royal United Services Institute Journal and an ex-Horse Gunner himself he could hardly be better suited to his task. From their formation in 1793 to the present day the Royal Horse Artillery have had but one objective - to excel. They are indeed a corps d'elite but a corps d'elite whose claim to distinction is based entirely on merit and, as Brigadier Bidwell shows, for nearly two hundred years they have rigidly adhered to their self imposed standard of excellence. He has paid worthy tribute to a body of men whose name will shine forever in the annals of British military history." Very light cigarette odour, very light browning to pages and edges of text block, faint water marks at top/bottom edge of boards - mainly on rear board. Dust jacket has very light browning, small closed tear at top of rear hinge, very light edge wrinkling, water marks at edges - mainly inside top edge, old price label on front flap.


Author Name: Bidwell, Shelford. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.

Categories: Military - Regiments, Military - British: General,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Leo Cooper: 1973

ISBN Number: 0850521386

ISBN Number 13: 9780850521382

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Jacket Condition: Good+

Seller ID: 22571

Keywords: Regimental history, Royal Horse Artillery, Napoleonic wars, Waterloo, Afghanistan, South African War, Boer, Tanks, Victoria Cross, Music, Gunners, Crimean, Crimea, Balaklava, India, First World War, Second World War, World War I, World War II, Cavalry, Arabia, North Africa, King's Troop, Royal Tournament, Equestrians, Mounted Artillery, British Army, Horse Gunners, 19th Century Military History, 20th Century Military History.,