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GUARDS MAGAZINE

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THE GUARDS MAGAZINE JOURNAL OF THE HOUSEHOLD DIVISION

No: 197 Winter 2019/20

CONTENTS

EDITOR’S NOTES ................................................................................................................................................. 6 The Household Division and a New Decade - by The Major General ..................................................................... 22 Algy Cluff OBE DL In conversation with The Editor ............................................................................................. 23 Exercise IRON STRIKE 3 ....................................................................................................................................... 27 Waterloo Uncovered 2019 ....................................................................................................................................... 30 Exercise YUKON GRENADIER ............................................................................................................................ 34 The Household Division in the Occupied Palestine Territories 2019-20 ................................................................. 38 The Reality of Life for a Lone Service Wife ............................................................................................................ 39 A Grenadier Dinner at the Ritz, 25th September 1944 ............................................................................................. 41 King Charles II AMiscellany 1649-1685 ................................................................................................................ 43 The Origins of the Household Division Tie ............................................................................................................. 47 50 Years Ago: Do Not Pass ‘Go’ ... Ulster ‘69 ......................................................................................................... 48 NEWS Honours and Awards ................................................................................................................................................. 8 Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Commissions .................................................................................................... 8 Forecast of Events ..................................................................................................................................................... 9 People, Places and Events ....................................................................................................................................... 12 Competitions 88 and 89, and HOC Cartoon ............................................................................................................ 21 Sport ........................................................................................................................................................................ 56 Regimental Intelligence .......................................................................................................................................... 61 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR .............................................................................................................................. 98 BOOK REVIEWS ................................................................................................................................................. 99 OBITUARIES ..................................................................................................................................................... 103

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Information on the digital and online versions of this magazine are on page iii.

Cover: Colour Sergeant Michael Little, Scots Guards, part of a 4-man team mentoring Ukrainian infantry instructors.

The 5-week deployment, in Jan-Feb 2020, was in support of Operation ORBITAL in Ukraine. The operation involves training the Ukrainian armed forces in the identification of mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), medical care, infantry skills, and logistics.

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