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Her Majesty's Cavalry

  • Episode:

    1 of 6

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 04 Jun 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    8.30pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 23 2019 : Sat 01 Jun - Fri 07 Jun

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  • Published:

    Wed 22 May 2019

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Series overview


This six-part-series follows the oldest and most recognisable regiment of the British Army, The Household Cavalry, in a year of dramatic change. From riding horses at the Royal Wedding, to riding tanks across the Middle East, our cameras were allowed inside to see what life is really like for the soldiers, from the newest recruits to the most decorated officers. 


Episode 1


In the first episode of this six-part series, we go behind the scenes of the Household Cavalry’s prestigious Knightsbridge barracks, to see the stables in which hundreds of soldiers and horses live side by side.


We meet the regiment’s newest recruits on their first day of training. Most of these new troopers have never been anywhere near a horse before. Now they must prove themselves worthy of joining the regiment most admired for their equine skills.


We follow the rise and falls as they attempt to canter for the first time, on the enormous cavalry blacks. We also follow the regiment as they practise for the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade, for which only perfection will do.


We also witness the other side of the cavalry, as the armoured division are responsible for taking the entire British Army into the future, writing the rule book for the newest, most state-of-the-art armoured fighting vehicle  that are about to change the face of modern warfare.