Corps Sergeant Major (Corps SM) Marsh was born in January of 1974 in Windsor. In 1991 he followed his Grandfather and Father before him when he enlisted into The Blues and Royals.
After completing his basic training at the Guards Depot, Pirbright he was posted to the Household Cavalry Equitation training wing. In July 1992 he passed out of riding school winning the ‘Jackson Shield’ presented to the best all round trainee.
In January 1993 after a six week intensive drum horse training course Corps SM Marsh was assigned to the Household Cavalry Musical Ride for the first of many years spent as the mounted drummer for the regimental display team. In 2008 Corps SM Marsh was selected to represent the Regiment for the performances at the International Hunting and Equine Exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
WO1 remained with The Band of The Blues and Royals for 22 years and was extremely proud to have been sat astride one of the regiment’s magnificent drum horses on a multitude of State Ceremonial events including 20 Queen’s Birthday Parades, the Gold and Diamond Jubilee processions to mention a few. In September 2014 he was appointed as Band Corporal Major of the Band of the Household Cavalry overseeing the union of the bands of the Army’s two oldest and most senior regiments.
In February 2015 Stuart was selected for promotion to Warrant Officer Class One; he hung up his spurs and was subsequently assigned to the CAMUS HQ as the Regimental Careers Management Officer. Subsequently he was appointed to the post of Corps Sergeant Major; this is the senior Warrant Officer in CAMUS and a role that he is very honoured to be taking on.
Stuart is a keen sportsman who regularly turned out for the Regimental football team as a young NCO. He still plays Sunday league football, squash and is a keen runner. He is married to Rachael and has three children, Ellie, Annabelle and Jack.