This past weekend I got to go back to the barn to watch the Cavalry Troop trainee demos. This is a demonstration of what they have learned throughout their training, put to practical use. One example of what you may see if you attend is the diamond formation. This can be used to escort personnel through a crowd to keep them protected.
It is nice to be able to go back to my roots here at Norwich and support the troop. The following Monday, the trainees received their cords from current Troopers. I was able to pass my cord down and see how the Trooper I passed my cord down to two years ago has developed since her cord ceremony. The trainees have just a few steps to go until they have the chance to earn their sabers and officially become Troopers.