Soldiers Not Well-Behaved Shocker

By Rob Last edited 167 months ago
Soldiers Not Well-Behaved Shocker

You can't ignore a story which involves a drunken horse can you? Yes, we know it's cruel and dangerous, but you have to admit that equine inebriation is a hell of an attention grabber.

The horse in question belongs to the guards of the Household Cavalry Regiment who are accused of feeding strong lager to one of their horses until it collapsed, as well as taking drugs while Trooping the Colour (the guards, not the horses), stealing from shows and "subjecting new recruits to degrading initiation".

All the accusations have been made by a cavalryman who has served in the regiment for five years, and the MoD are investigating.

Although...Trooping the Colour on drugs? We'd actually brave the tourists to go and see that. In fact 'trooping the colour' kind of sounds like a euphemism for taking drugs anyway: "Yeah, I'm going out tonight and I'm going to be proper trooping the colour."

Ok, maybe not.

Last Updated 25 February 2005