The United Nations celebrates its 70th anniversary in the fall of 2015. Among other innovations, members of the UN devised the novel concept of “soldiers for peace.” But can peace be enforced militarily? The original mission of the United Nations was to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war by maintaining peace and security between states. Now that terrorists and internal conflicts strike far more frequently than traditional inter-state wars, what does international security mean?
This is an insight to the cavalry’s stables counting 1 250 horses and 350 Horsemen. In the home of the Arab Horse, you can also count diverse breeds such as Shires, Frisians and many other English and German horses. Each one plays a specific role from escorting to parade, everyone has it’s particularities and needs a special care. Follow Jamal, young horsemen who joined the Royal cavalry of the Oman Sultan for the love of his nation and of the Arab Horse.
In 2009, the Emir of Qatar decided to create a mounted guard on horseback. Training 15 young soldiers in record time, with some of whom never having been near a horse, is a real challenge. Thierry Delavaud, former commander of the French Republican Guard, was entrusted with this mission. A human, equestrian and linguistic adventure.
When all other RAF squadrons are forced to turn back due to bad weather, will the iconic Red Arrows make it through to the Queen's birthday flypast? Meanwhile a nervous dye team watch during their lunch break, waiting for the smoke to turn into the vivid red, white and blue that the squad is known for.