Lt-Col. Stephen Keoghane joined the Royal Wessex Yeomanry in 1994 and served as the Regimental Medical Officer for 22 years in both Gloucestershire Hussar and Wiltshire Yeomanry Squadrons. He has soldiered in the UK, Germany and the USA and served in Afghanistan as a trauma surgeon. Whilst at Regimental duty, he represented the RWxY in polo and alpine ski racing. The author is a consultant urological surgeon in Bury St Edmunds and has published extensively in the scientific literature. He has a lifelong passion for regimental history, alpine skiing, art and horse racing.