This six-part-series follows one of 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 armoured fighting vehicles across the Middle East, cameras were allowed inside to see what life is really like for the soldiers, from the newest recruits to the most decorated officers.
The first of the series shows behind the scenes of the Household Cavalry’s barracks, following the preparations for the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade, the introduction of modern tanks for future conflicts, and the first time on (and off!) a horse for the regiment’s newest recruits.
Episode 1: Ajax
Behind the scenes at the Royal Wedding, as Prince Harry’s former Afghanistan colleague has to make sure the regiment are flawless in front of the eyes of the world. The new Commanding Officer prepares to takes the reins, while the new recruits struggle to jump.
Episode 2: CO's riding lesson
The most skilled riders prepare to perform the Musical Ride in front of the Queen, while the armoured division head to the heat of the desert in Oman for a huge exercise.
Episode 3: Cavalry in Oman
It’s a monumental time for the historic regiment, as the first female trooper joins the cavalrymen to make military history. The new recruits face their toughest challenge yet, as the armoured division head to Canada to prepare for battle.
Episode four: Training in Canada
It’s the final challenge for the remaining new recruits, to see if they will make it as cavalrymen. The horses descend on the beach, as the best of the regiment’s troopers compete for promotion.
Episode five: Pass out parade
The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment
The Household Cavalry is made up of the two most senior regiments in the British Army: The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals. It's divided into the Household Cavalry Regiment and the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.