The Chestnut Troop Visit
The Chestnut Troop - the A Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery - were in Woolwich visiting from their Wiltshire base.
The Chestnut Troop - the A Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery - was raised in Woolwich in 1793 and featured at the Battle of Waterloo where its name was coined by the Duke of Wellington referring to the Troop's horses which were all Chestnut in coat colour. The Troop has been an important unit ever since its foundation and we welcomed members of the current Troop who were in Woolwich visiting from their Wiltshire.base.
Our Chair Tim gave a history of St George's and then a service of celebration was held led by the Chaplain,1st Regiment RHA. Hymns were sung by everyone unaccompanied and in fine voice! Readings, Thanks and prayers were said.