Firstly, when I wrote to you in March I promised to reinstate a three-monthly newsletter to keep all Lancers aware of what we are up to. I think I have managed to hit H-Hour with this update on our last three months, which is designed to keep both you, Lancers at ERE, as well as our wider Regimental family and friends up to date. It covers, amongst other things, our deployments to Texas, Finland, and Germany. It is designed to be accessible to a wide audience, and is therefore pithy, heavy on pictures, and written at OFFICIAL. If you want to know more, including reading PXRs, the Ops Offr can organise it for you. There has been an outbreak of modernity in Cambrai Lines, and therefore this is our first ever digital newsletter, optimised for viewing on an phone or tablet, but equally accessible on a desktop and via MoDnet. The more technically minded could even access it via the QR code below my signature block…
Secondly, I am delighted that the 2018 edition of the Chapka has now been published and is available to all serving Royal Lancers. I am acutely aware, from personal experience whilst at ERE, that it is no simple matter ensuring that all serving officers and soldiers get their copy. Please feel free to pick your copy up from the PRI stand over the Regimental Weekend. If you are unable to attend, we can send it to wherever you happen to be posted. In this case please confirm you postal address to 2IC B Sqn (James.email@example.com) by 10 Jun 19 and we will get your copy posted to you.
I look forward to seeing many of you in Catterick over the weekend. Bring your umbrella.
Lt Col A N B Foden DSO MBE