MagazineApr 22, 2011
The British Army Household Cavalry
The British Household Cavalry is classed as a corps in its own right, and consists of two regiments: the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons). They are the senior regular regiments in the British Army, with traditions dating from 1660, and act as the Queen's personal bodyguard. These regiments are divided between the Armoured Regiment stationed at Combermere Barracks in Windsor and the ceremonial Mounted unit stationed at Knightsbridge Barracks, London at the HCMR (Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment). The two regiments are also stationed at Combermere barracks, Windsor where a lot of training, especially equine, takes place. These last months they have been practising their routine for the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.