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Welcome to Noah's Arc, the Club of the 14th/20th King's Hussars

The Guidon of the 14th/20th King's Hussars

Noah's ARC is the home of all those who served in The 14th/20th King's Hussars - the finest Regiment of the British Army in which anyone would ever want to serve. The Regiment was amalgamated in 1992 with the Royal Hussars (PWO) to become one of todays Royal Armoured Corps regiments, The King's Royal Hussars. But today we are proud to boast possibly the largest ex-members club of old comrades from any Regiment past or present.

Our aim is to perpetuate the memory of the 14th/20th King's Hussars and if ever you marched behind our Guidon you are most welcome to join us. If you did not, we equally welcome you in visiting us.

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Imperial Hotel Blackpool

REUNION 2023 - Bookings now being taken

Our Chairman and Committee are delighted to announce details for our Annual Reunion 2023

The event will take place at The Imperial Hotel Blackpool from 20th - 23rd April. Bookings are being taken now.

  • Dinner, bed & breakfast, per person, per night (sharing a room): Thursday: £65, Friday & Saturday £80, Sunday £65. Minimum stay 2 nights (Must include Friday & Saturday)

    For those not staying at the hotel:
    Fri wristband no change @ £25
    Sat Wristband increase to £29

  • There are 8 single rooms available on a 1st come-1st served basis
  • Single occupancy of a double room @ £25 supplement
  • Prices include Free parking, Noah's Arc discount on drinks (Noah's Arc Function room), and free admission to our Friday night and Saturday night events inclusive of buffet/meal.
  • No payment until 28 days prior to the weekend. Refunds for any cancellations within the 28 days period will only be payable if/when the room is re-sold.

    To make a booking telephone Reservations: 01253 754616 and quote "Noah's Arc".

    Or click here to make an online Booking: Book online

    non-Resident tickets for Friday Night Event £25, and for Saturday Night Event £29
    Admission to these Events is by Ticket Only (if non-Residents) available online soon from the Noah's Arc Online Shop: - Click Here (When available)
    Anyone not attending the Events can use the bar close to Reception.
    All other cost increases will be met by the Arc



    Friday entertainment details below: :)

  • REUNION 2023 - Entertainment

    Imperial Hotel Blackpool

    REUNION 2023 - Let's get ready to rumble !!!

    Bluebird Belles - Friday 21st April 2023

    Newsletters Online

    Commemorative Coin - available at Online Shop
    Our Committee are pleased to keep you informed of what is going on / has gone on, within Noah's Arc.

    Our Newsletters are available here on the website. A statement of Account is often included.

    Click Here: Click Here

    Our Newsletters


    Reunion 2022 - PHOTOGRAPHS

    Reunion Photographs 2022
    I'm pleased to present photographs taken at this years Reunion, 2022:

    Click Here: Click Here

    Reunion 2022 - Photographs

    You are welcome to leave comments on our Forum here:


    Martin WL Bentley (Bill) MM

    Bill Bentley MM
    Bill Bentley MM, Falklands

    We are pleased to present the following story of his experiences, from our very own

    Bill Bentley MM
    A Falkland Islands War Medic
    A Warrior's Report

    Bill Bentley spent much of his service life in the 14th/20th King's Hussars (and Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) but his bravery has been partcularly recorded about his time with 2 Para as a Medic.

    • * Bill served in Junior Leader's Regiment (RAC) as a Warrant Officer Class 2 from 1970.
    • * 1420H (Trooper) 1972
    • * Parachute Squadron, RAC (Lance Corporal) 1973
    • * 1420H (Corporal) 1976
    • * The 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) (Lance Corporal) 1979
    • * Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry (Staff Sergeant) 1985

    You can read his 'lifetime' story here: PDF Reader required: Click Here

    Bill welcomes feedback which you are invited to leave on our Forum here: Click Here


    SHY TALK - the NEWSLETTER of the 14th/20th King's Hussars

    Shy Talk - the Newsletter of the 14th/20th King's Hussars

    Newsletter April 2021

    Our Chairman Andy Prunty has produced a Newsletter in the absence of Reunions for a couple of years.

    The Forward is from our President, Brigadier JR Smales.

    You can see the full Newsletter on our Main Website here: Click Here


    Noah's Arc Reunion Fanfare

    Message from our Chairman - Andy Prunty Following a conversation with the Imperial hotel today I sadly announce that reunion 2021 is again to be cancelled due to that pesky Covid..

    If you have booked direct with the hotel mentioning Noah's ARC then no money will be taken. If however you have used a third party booking site then you will need to cancel via that site. On a brighter note reunion 2022 has been provisionally booked for weekend of 23rd April and you will be advised when you are able to book your rooms.

    We wont have had a reunion for 2 years and the added fact that it would be our centenary we aim to make 2022 something to remember and we are reserving all 180 rooms so if you don't normally, please consider staying at the hotel so it will be ours for the weekend.

    The committee is looking into some form of get together later this year assuming we can all meet up. and ideas are afoot for other meetings/trips.

    I am, as you may have noticed, going to restart the popular auctions as some very nice items have been donated by various members of the ARC.

    Please spread the word amongst other sites stay safe and the beer will flow soon enough ......


    PRESTON - North West Reunion Cancelled

    Barton Grange Hotel

    REUNION CANCELLED - Message from HHQ

    We regret that due to the ongoing Covid restrictions we have had to cancel the Preston reunion, which was to be held at the Barton Grange Hotel, on Saturday 7th November 2020.

    Arrangements for the Remembrance Service on Sunday 8th November, at St Lawrence's Church, Barton, will be confirmed shortly.

    St Lawrence Church

    Now Open - Our Brand New Noah's Arc Shop

    Medicina Motif T-Shirts
    Sell Your Own

    We're now open for business and more and more items will be on offer.

    One major new feature is that our Members can sell online their own items. No restrictions, anything you want. Whether it's something you're making yourself, or something you've brought down from the attic, you can get wide coverage of items for sale within our Online Shop.

    Our Noah's Arc Regimental Tie is available for pre-Order now :)

    Our first member submitted items

    Reunion Tickets Available Online

    Imperial Hotel Blackpool

    Sorry - this event has been cancelled owing to Covid-19.

    See you all in 2021 :)

    Coming up next - The Manchester Reunion

    The Manchester Reunion

    Sorry - this event has been cancelled owing to Covid-19.

    See you all in 2021 :)

    Enquiries? Email Steve

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    The Heroes of Ramnuggar

    The Heroes of Ramnuggar

    Friday 22nd November 2019 marks the 170th Anniversary of the Battle of Ramnuggar. On the 22nd November 1848 on the banks of the Chenab in the Punjab, HM 14th Light Dragoons fought a savage battle in order to force the Sikhs back across the river. Colonel William Havelock led his troops not only to the edge of the river but into it, where they became almost immobile and suffered heavy losses including the loss of Colonel Havelock.
    Our regiment still 'celebrates' that battle today, so I ask all visitors to join us in a salute to -
    "The Heroes of Ramnuggar"

    Read about what Noah's Arc did for Ramnuggar: Ramnuggar - click here

    The KRH Northern Reunion

    Barton Grange Hotel

    A reminder that this years Northern Reunion will be held on Sat 10th Nov at the Barton Grange Hotel (1900hrs), Preston, followed by a Remembrance Service on Sunday 11th at St Lawrence Church, Barton (1000hrs).
    On Sunday morning the Remembrance Service will be held in the Church of St Lawrence, Barton, and we are hoping that as many Old Comrades as possible will attend to mark this 100th anniversary of the guns falling silent at the end of the Great War.
    The marching party will form up in the hotel car park before marching the short distance to church. Please note that the Boars Head pub, adjacent to the church, has closed and the car park is no longer available for use. Those attending the service are asked to park in the far side of the Barton Grange car park (on the left as you enter), please do not use the car park in front of the hotel, unless you are a guest of the hotel.

    At the present time there are no ashes awaiting interment to the Columbarium for this year.

    St Lawrence Church

    The King's Royal Hussars Regimental Rosette

    The KRH Regimental Rosette

    The Regimental Rosette was instituted by Colonel David Woodd in 2012. It is intended to recognise those who support or provide a service to The King’s Royal Hussars or the Regimental Association through their individual personal endeavour or contribution.

    Recent 1420H Awards

    Mr Peter Farrell Association Support and Chairman, Noah's Arc
    Mr Paul Baker Association Support and Chairman, Noah's Arc
    Mr Bryan Lythgoe Hawk on a Walk
    Mr Paul Wigmore Association Musician
    Captain Bob Harrison Founder and Chairman, Noah's Arc
    Lieutenant Colonel Brian Draper MBE President, Noah's Arc

    We congratulate all recipients. You can view the full list of awards here:

    Hawk for a Walk

    Bryan Lythgoe

    In May 2016 Bryan Lythgoe carried out a sponsored walk from Fulwood Barracks in Preston (UK) to Peninsular Barracks in Winchester (UK), a distance of some 240 miles in 5 days. He was raising money in aid of

    The King’s Royal Hussars Welfare Trust.

    Bryan completed his 'Hawk for a Walk' on Wednesday 25th May. Although the event is complete your contiued sponsorship is appreciated and very welcome. The total currently stands at over £4500 and climbing, lets see if we can get him over the £5000.00 mark.

    Hawk for a Walk     Hawk for a Walk

    A Day to Remember

    Freedom Parade, Preston, 2015

    During the 2015 Freedom Parade in Preston a spontaneos rendition of 'Sussex By The Sea' by the group of 1420H lads assembled for a photograph added to the wonderful spectacle.

    Sussex By The Sea

    Freedom Parade 2015

    A Proud Honarary Hawk

    Thapa Nam Sing, 6th (QEO) Gurkha Rifles

    Having corresponded with Thapa for a few years (Medicina connection) I'm pleased to welcome him as a Honorary Member of the 14th/20th. An Olympic Boxer and a legend amongst the Gurkha community he is most welcome. For the record, Thapa is also an Olympic boxer.

    He says:
    "My dear Mr. Robert Harrison and all members of 14th/20th King Hussars Regiment's Association, I find a great surprised once arrived from Nepal in evening on July 15, 2014, Hong Kong my wife told me there is a parcel then found the wonderful King Hussars Regimental T shirt, special badges and a token letter. I really appreciated, thanks a lot. I am very proud and very glad on wearing your famous Regimental T shirt. I am deserving your gifts with great dignity, regards and respects. Once again many thanks. It's wonderful."

    Namaste and welcome, Saheb

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