This is the home of the 14th/20th King's Hussars - the finest Regiment of the British Army in which anyone would ever want to serve. The Regiment was amalgamated in 1992 to become the King's Royal Hussars but we are now proud to boast possibly the largest ex-members club of any Regiment.
Our aim is to perpetuate the memory of the 14th/20th. If ever you marched behind our Guidon, you are most welcome. If you did not, we equally welcome you in visiting us. -
Friday 22nd November marks the 165th Anniversary of the Battle of Ramnuggar. On the 22nd November 1848 on the
banks of the Chenab in the Punjab, HM 14th Light Dragoons fought a savage battle in order to force the Sikhs back across
the river. Colonel William Havelock led his troops not only to the edge of the river but into it, where they became almost
immobile and suffered heavy losses including the loss of Colonel Havelock.
Our regiment still 'celebrates' that battle today, so I ask all visitors to join us in a salute to- "The Heroes of Ramnuggar"
You can join in the Toasts in our Forum Click Here or See Ramnuggar Today Here
Want to know what's coming up soon? Visit our Calendar often to find out:
9th November - KRH Association Annual Reunion
10th November - Remembrance Day Parade
12th November - King's Royal Hussars Officers' Dinner
23rd November - KRH South West Reunion Ramnugger Dinner
Full details available on our Calendar: Click Here
Members of Noah's Arc attending our reunion next year are in for a special, extra-special treat.
We are happy to announce that our Regimental Band will play a concert at Hotel Sheraton on Saturday 26th April 2014.
...which will blow you away - these guys haven't played together for decades
"Sussex By The Sea", Regimental Marches, and some extras that you will not want to miss ...definitely not to be missed - book in now if you haven't done so already.
During September the Festival of Barbarossa takes place within the city of Medicina, Italy.
You can read full details about the Festival in a translation within our Forum
We at Noah's Arc sent a message to the Mayor, Governors and people of Medicina wishing them much happiness during the festivities. Governor Matteo Montanari has replied to say:
"Thank you for your attention to Medicina. There is a Special Relationship between our city and the Noah's Arc. See you soon" - a special relationship indeed :)
This edition of Shy Talk brings details about our 2014 Reunion at Hotel Sheraton, Blackpool. If you want to
keep up to date with what's going on with Noah's Arc you can do so by clicking on the image to the left.
Have a read of our Shy Talk Newsletter (you'll need Adobe Reader for PDF files).
The name of 'Shy Talk' was the suggestion of my late good friend, Don Davies (ex Regimental Band, ex Provost), to whom its production each year is dedicated. Bob_H
A discussion on our Forum supports the dedication of a new memorial to all who served in the 14th/20th King's Hussars.
You can follow the discussion here.
We've teamed up with 'Easyfundraising' in an attempt to boost our bank balance ahead of preparations for next year's reunion. To take part all you have to do is visit our cause, sign up, and do your online shopping.
There are over 2000 popular retailers online and it won't cost you a penny more but everything you spend will generate a donation for us. It couldn't be simpler and signing up is a doddle.
Visit our new web page providing information on how we're doing and details of free competitions etc. Click Here
* Friday 31st May - Golf for the Bill Butcher Memorial Trophy at the Dorset Golf & Country Club
* Saturday 1st June - Gathering from 12:30pm in Dorset
For full details please email Moge: email@example.com
It seems that each year we seem to be saying that the most recent Reunion was the 'best ever'.
Whether it was true in the past or not it certainly is this year. A nice friendly get-together for the early-starters on
Thursday, an unbelievably enjoyable 'Oompah' night on Friday and yet it was followed by an equally
enjoyable "50s - 70s" night on Saturday.
Add to that the best weather we've seen this year and it was approaching perfection. With around 190 on Friday and pushing towards 250 on Saturday it was a bumper of a weekend.
Report online: Read it here You can view photographs them by clicking here: http://www.1420h.org.uk/Gallery/cpg15x/thumbnails.php?album=33
Just click on a photograph, then click the enlargement again for an even larger view.
April 16th 2013 marks the 68th anniversary of the Battle of Medicina.
In 2012 a party of 25 members of Noah's Arc made an emotional and highly cherished vist to the town to share with Mayor Onelio Rambaldi, Councillors and the people, their celebration of Liberation - in which the 14th/20th King's Hussars played an important role alongside our friends, the 6th Gurkha Rifles.
To commemorate this event Noah's Arc have commissioned a custom flag which will be hoisted for the very first time, during our Annual Reunion.
Click the image (top left) to enlarge (PDF file)
The following passage comes from the website of Medicina (http://www.comune.medicina.bo.it/).
Medicina celebrates the anniversary of its liberation Tuesday, April 16, 2013 with a series of events spread throughout Medicina.
A series of greetings and gifts to the tombstones in memory of those who lost their lives, starting at 17:00 in the San Antonio at the plaque commemorating the fallen during the Liberation, 17.15 square S. Antonio at the plaque in memory of the fallen of all wars, at 17.30 at the cemetery of Fiorentina (plaque in memory of the victims of Nazi occupation) 17:45 Oratory at Bridge Gaiana (plaque in memory of the victims of the Battle of Gaiana ), 18.00 in localita San Rocco - by the Canal (plaque in memory of the victims of the bombing), in Piazza Garibaldi, at 18.15, there will be a concert by the municipal band who will open the parade that will touch all the tombstones in memory of the martyrs of Medicinase Resistance and Liberation of Medicina.
Later, at the loggia of the Palazzo Comunale, we will pay tribute to the fallen with a choir of primary school students of Medicina who will sing the national anthem played by the Banda Municipal, which ilSindaco (Mayor) Onelio Rambaldi, will donate to the Italian flag and a Constitution "for children."
The Mayor invites all Citizens, especially the invitation is addressed to young people of Medicina, they may not believe that the Libertadi enjoy today is the result of chance or of a gift, but they know that it comes from the conquest through the sacrifice voluntary so many of their fellow citizens.
Communicated by the Secretariat of the Mayor (with apologies for my 'google' translation) - Bob_H
We'll see you in 2015 :)
At 11:30 the Regiment will be conducting a Homecoming Parade through the streets of Leyland.
This is a great opportunity for us to see our great Regiment on their return from Op Herrick 16.
The Northern Reunion will be held at the Barton Grange Hotel and, on Sunday 11th November, the Remembrance Service will be held in the Church of St Lawrence, Barton. The Regimental Guidon will be on parade.
Parade details on our Forum - Click Here
The only income remaining to Noah's Arc is our Annual Draw and a small Shop profit. However our costs have seen a huge rise
with increased postage costs and stationery, etc.
The Annual Newsletter is important to us in order to keep in touch with our many Members who don't have internet access to visit our Website.
You can help us keep up our quality service by pledging a Weekly/Monthly/Annual Subscription.
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We are pleased to point you in the direction of the new website of 6GR. Our affiliation with 6GR goes back to 1945
when C Squadron fought alongside the 2nd Battalion, 6th Gurkha Rifles in Medicina. Although outnumbered the group
inflicted heavy losses on the German occupiers. The battle of Medicina was annually celebrated by us during our
time in the Regiment.
In commemoration of this action the 14th/20th adopted the crossed kukri and 6gr adopted our Hawk as arm badges. The KRH have continued this tradition. Click Here to visit 6GR
The Remembrance Parade and Service at Barton was held over the weekend of 8th/9th November as ever, followed
by the internment of the ashes of G 'Billy Whiz' Nicholls and Bill Woodcock into the Columbarium.
Meanwhile, this was the scene (photo left) in Whitehall during the London ceremony attended by our Colonel in Chief. (Photo courtesy of John Kelly)
Attendees at the KRH Association Reunion enjoyed a great evening although, once again, numbers at the dinner were nowhere near the attendance of old - we really must endeavour to boost attendance next year. Reports on Regimental activities from the Colonel of the Regiment, Colonel DJB Woodd and the CO, Lt Col G Harrison were well received. We can all be very proud of our Regiment.
This book is compiled from the papers and diaries of a soldier who ran away from home at the age of 16 to join the army during the Mesopotamian Campaign 1916-1918.
Compiled by his son, Michael Holland (14/20H 1961-1978), and presented at our April 2008 Reunion in Southport by Michael's brother Robin Holland (14/20H 1957-1979), this is a vivid account of warfare from a soldiers point of view, and one that is a 'must have' for all who served in the 14th/20th, and soldiers who served their country.
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