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Her Majesty's Cavalry

  • Episode:

    5 of 6

  • Transmission (TX):

    Tue 02 Jul 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    8.30pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 27 2019 : Sat 29 Jun - Fri 05 Jul

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  • Published:

    Wed 19 Jun 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 5


The Household Cavalry’s 280 horses descend on a Norfolk beach as the regiment heads off for its spectacular annual summer camp. For outgoing Colonel, James Gaselee, it’s a time to reflect on his time commanding the regiment. 


After weeks of drop-outs, the remaining new recruits need to pass the final, and hardest, inspection if they are to make it as fully fledged cavalrymen. 


We go behind the scenes as the regiment’s vet shows how she deals with the challenge of looking after the horses, who famously work as hard as the soldiers, before the best of the Cavalry’s troopers are pushed to the limit to compete for the chance of promotion.