Defence Cuts Hit Home; Hit Hard

An early beneficiary of the latest Strategic Defence & Security Review has been the Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry who have said goodbye to their equine chums and been completely re equipped with the very latest in mobility technology and are to be re-designated, "air portable." 

MOD spokesman Lt Col Crispin Warnford-Watkins said, "It's always a bit of a wrench when change comes but after 353 years we're taking it in our stride and I can assure you the lads are up for a challenge." When asked about the fate of the Farriers he said, "they are being re equipped with bicycle pumps and WD 40 and no redundancies are planned."