Household Cavalry Officer
LEAD MEN ON HORSEBACK AND IN COMBAT
AS A HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY OFFICER, YOU MAY WELL GET TO WEAR A GLEAMING UNIFORM AND RIDE A HORSE ON STATE OCCASION, YOU'LL ALSO LEARN HOW TO LEAD A FOUR VEHICLE TROOP OF AJAX FIGHTING VEHICLES.
Training For The Role
You begin with Officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which lasts for 44 weeks. You learn what’s expected of a British Army Officer and how to lead soldiers on and off the battlefield.
Next, you’ll head to Bovington to complete your technical and tactical training on your Troop Leaders Course. The 6 month course will cover all aspects of vehicle driving, maintenance, gunnery, communications and tactical movement as well as developing your communication, leadership and management skills. Following first command as a Troop Leader of a AJAX Troop you will be offered the opportunity to compete your ceremonial riding course to prepare you for mounted ceremonial duties in the heart of London.
- Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
- Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
- 2km run 10m 15s (multistage fitness test)