I am Lance Bombardier Myles Robertson, originally from Coventry. I joined The King’s Troop in August 2014 after a brief period in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. At the age of 19, I transferred to The King’s Troop for the unique challenges and opportunities within the regiment, even though I had no previous experience with horses.

I am currently the Second in Command of A-Subsection, responsible for nine Gunners and 16 horses as well as for mentoring two junior Lance Bombardiers. I am also a qualified riding instructor, which is something I am immensely proud of given my background and how hard I have had to work to get to this level. As an instructor I have taught at all levels and ranks from beginners’ lessons to advanced competition rides.

Day to day, I am responsible for the care of A-Subsection’s horses, harnesses and tack, as well as the training of my fellow drivers and horses to make sure we are up to standard and able to perform The Musical Drive.

One of my favourite things about The King’s Troop is how privileged we are to perform for the Royal family at events such as Trooping the Colour and Royal Windsor Horse Show. I ride in the Lead Driver position (a highly prized, senior position within the Gun Team), as well as having the responsibility to fire Salutes marking the key anniversaries in the Royal calendar. Most prestigious is our role in the funerals of the Royal family and important members of state. It was an honour to be able to be a part of the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh.