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Riding a horse up the steps

by Genevieve

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Herbert Lewis
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23 September 2005

I was at the Royal Military College doing the training, and Addison was the first man, it’s a tradition now, but he was the first man to have sat on a horse and rode it up the steps. They do it now at every passing out parade — as Addison did, when the parade’s finished, a horse is ridden up the steps.

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