Whilst Darryl is busy trying to put together the costings for a memorial I have managed to get some news about the £3000 paving stones.
In November this year, all the Cavalry Colonels of Regiments (Not Commanding Officers) will meet as I understand they do each year, one of the items up for discussion is the Paving Stones.
As I understand it, one of the points for discussion will be which Orbat will be used to decide who may get one of these stones, which I assume will have to be funded by the relevant regiment, either with or without financial help from the present regiment.
I will use the case of KRH AS A POSSIBLE EXAMPLE ONLY
If the 1980 Orbat was used for example then the KRH Lineage would be - 14/20th Kings Hussars and Royal Hussars
If The 1968 Orbat was used then the KRH Lineage may be - 14/20th Kings Hussars - Royal Hussars - 10th Hussars - 11th Hussars (10th & 11th amalgamated in 1969 to become Royal Hussars)
If the 1993 Orbat was used then it would be straight forward KRH - 1 Paving stone
In the first case are we talking 3 paving stones at £3000 each = £9000
In the second case are we talking 5 paving stones at £3000 each = £15,000.
There are all sorts of possible outcomes and I think we should halt any speculation about what may or may not happen until we get the word after the meeting in November.
I am sure there will be a section of us that will just say, lets just get one of our own and just rely on ourselves to sort it out and it may yet come down to that.
For my part, I suggest we wait for Darryl to update us and for the November meeting.
Please do not take the above as Gospel and quote me on any indignant letters you send to MOD or anyone else.
This is purely my own thoughts on what I have been able to find out so far.
Website for National Memorial Arboretum http://www.thenma.org.uk
Regards to all