With the R-101 fresh in tragic memory, Britons were startled last week
to learn that George V has just purchased 6-102, a cavalry horse with
no other official appellation.
Is this beast "safe?" Should a 65-year-old monarch ride a prancing,
snorting cavalry mount? Discreet inquiry revealed that Steed B102 was
nicknamed, by the cavalrymen who were his intimates, "Old Armchair."
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