TROOPS are thought to have stolen precious items from regimental HQ

TROOPS are thought to have stolen precious items from regimental HQ

December 16, 2021

TROOPS are thought to have taken precious swords and a brass skull and crossbones worth thousands from a regimental HQ

  • Swords, brass skull, crossbones worth at least £3,000 stolen from regiment HQ
  • Items and vouchers for hard working troops were stolen from the office Monday
  • Taken from the office of the Commanding Officer of the Royal Lancers, Yorkshire
  • Skull sculpture represents the regiment’s cap badge, known as ‘Death or Glory’

Troops are believed to have stolen precious swords and a brass skull and crossbones worth thousands of pounds from a regimental HQ.

The historic items were removed from the office of the Commanding Officer of the Royal Lancers on Monday.

Vouchers intended as prizes for the hard work of troops were also stolen.

The headquarters is inside Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire and only military personnel can access it.

Troops are believed to have stolen precious swords and a brass skull and crossbones from the office of the Commanding Officer of the Royal Lancers inside Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire (pictured)

The skull and crossbones sculpture which sat on the CO’s desk represents the regiment’s cap badge and is known as ‘Death or Glory’.

The thefts, described as a ‘kick in the teeth’ by one Lancers soldier, came as some troops were deployed at NHS facilities to help fight Covid.

The items are worth at least £3,000 but have a lot more sentimental value as they are part of regimental history.

Last night an Army spokesman said: ‘We are aware of an incident in Catterick. As the matter is currently the subject of an ongoing Royal Military Police investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment.’

The skull and crossbones sculpture which sat on the CO’s desk represents the regiment’s cap badge and is known as ‘Death or Glory’

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