Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

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Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

Of the roughly fifteen military barracks, within London, the guards of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment are, quite possibly, the most easily recognised. 

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King's Life Guard.

Known as the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals these are the monarch's bodyguard and can be seen, daily, at Horse Guards Parade, which is the ceremonial entrance to Buckingham Palace.

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Blues and Royals.

Most notably they perform ceremonial duties throughout the year, such as the State Opening of Parliament, Trooping the Colour, Garter Ceremony at Windsor Castle, State visits, etc..

Brief History

Following the end of the World War II the Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards were formed from the 1st and 2nd Household Cavalry Regiments. 

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The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment return to Barracks.

Each regiment provided one mounted squadron and these two squadrons were grouped as the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

Each Squadrons consists of two divisions of one officer and 24 men.

They are based at Hyde Park Barracks (aka Knightsbridge Barracks), where they had been based, in some form or another, since 1795.  

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At attention outside Hyde Park Barracks.

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