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Joining the Army doesn't mean disappearing into
an anonymous khaki mass.
What you join is a regiment, which can be a rela
tively compact unit such as the one you see here
This happens to be The Queen's Own Hussars.
At a glance, it looks like any other armoured
But to the men who belong to it no other regiment
is remotely similar.
It is their family and their home
If you join it as a young officer you will leam its
history and legends. And you'll be introduced to its
customs and foibles. Before you know it, you'll be
living with both, in easy familtanly.
ing courses You could even serve with another army
altogether, within Nato or in the Commonwealth.
But between times youll return to the bosom of
your regiment; to your friends and to the familiar
customs and traditions.
The concept of the regiment has taken a knocki ng
over the years. It has been the butt of a good deal of
television wiL On top of which economic necessity
has forced the amalgamation of many historic regi
ments and corps.
Perhaps surprisingly, a recent research pro
gramme carried out among young officers indicated
that the feeling of belonging to a regiment was one
of the things they valued most highly about being
in the Army.
This was true of many Short Service Officers who
having completed their three year engagement were
about to pursue civilian careers.
As for officers who have decided to make the
was the goal of them all.
So what would be your chance of taking com
mand of your regiment? Well, just about as good as
your chances of getting the same amount of responsi -
bilily in civilian life.
By the time you're 37 or so, will you be capable of
taking full responsibility for about 700 men and their
families, plus equipment worth over I'l7,000,000?
Will you develop the extraordinary powers of
leadership that are needed to attune your men to any
set of circumstances from active duly in Belfast to
patient vigilance in Cyprus?
If you've got the potential the Army will bring it
out You can be sure of that.
It is not easy finding enough men who arc good
We hope that you're one of them and that youll
give us the chance of putting you to the test.
Wnte to Major J. R. Drew, Army Officer Entry.
Dept. XX. Lansdowne House, Berkeley Square,
London, W1X BAA. Tell him about your experience
and educational attainments at school or university.
Hell tell you about the next step.