2nd Regiment of Life Guards

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The 2nd Regiment of Life Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry.wikipedia
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The 2nd Regiment of Life Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry.
The various troops of Horse Guards and Horse Grenadier Guards were regimented in 1788, forming the 1st Regiment of Life Guards and 2nd Regiment of Life Guards; together with the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards they formed the Household Cavalry.

1st Regiment of Life Guards

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In 1922, it was amalgamated with the 1st Life Guards to form the Life Guards.
In 1922, it was amalgamated with the 2nd Life Guards to form the Life Guards.

Household Cavalry Composite Regiment

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In 1877, it was renamed 2nd Life Guards and contributed to the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment in the Anglo-Egyptian War, in the Second Boer War and in the First World War from August to November 1914.
The Household Cavalry Composite Regiment was a temporary, wartime-only, cavalry regiment of the British Army consisting of personnel drawn from the 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards.

2nd Troop of Horse Guards

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It was formed in 1788 by the union of the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards and 2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards.
In 1788, it absorbed the 2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards and was reorganized to become the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards.

Household Battalion

From 1916 to 1918, the Reserve Regiment contributed to the Household Battalion.
It was formed in September 1916 from the reserves of the Household Cavalry regiments (the 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards and the Royal Horse Guards) to help fill the every-increasing demands for infantry on the Western Front.

Battle of Waterloo

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It fought in the Peninsular War and at the Waterloo. Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900
The 1st Brigade, known as the Household Brigade, commanded by Major-General Lord Edward Somerset, consisted of guards regiments: the 1st and 2nd Life Guards, the Royal Horse Guards (the Blues), and the 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards.

Anglo-Egyptian War

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In 1877, it was renamed 2nd Life Guards and contributed to the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment in the Anglo-Egyptian War, in the Second Boer War and in the First World War from August to November 1914. Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900
Household Cavalry Composite Regiment (1 Sqn each from the 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards)

Guards Machine Gun Regiment

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In 1918, the regiment was converted to the 2nd Battalion, Guards Machine Gun Regiment.
2nd Battalion - Conversion of 2nd Life Guards

Life Guards (United Kingdom)

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In 1922, it was amalgamated with the 1st Life Guards to form the Life Guards.
In 1788, the remaining 1st and 2nd troops, along with the two troops of Horse Grenadier Guards, were reorganised into two regiments, the 1st and 2nd Regiments of Life Guards (from 1877, simply 1st Life Guards and 2nd Life Guards). From then on (1788), rank and file were mostly formed of commoners (pejorative nickname: "cheesemongers"), the bulk of the gentlemen-troopers were pensioned off.

Cecil Edward Bingham

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1919–1922: Maj-Gen. Hon. Sir Cecil Edward Bingham, GCVO, KCMG, CB
Born the son of Charles Bingham, 4th Earl of Lucan, Bingham was commissioned into the 3rd The King's Own Hussars in 1882 and transferred to the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards in 1886 and the 1st Regiment of Life Guards in 1892.

Douglas Cochrane, 12th Earl of Dundonald

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1907–1919: Lt-Gen. Rt. Hon. Douglas Cochrane, 12th Earl of Dundonald, KCB, KCVO
He was appointed Commanding Officer of 2nd Life Guards in 1895.

Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst

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1788–1797: F.M. Sir Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, KB
On 8 July 1788, he became colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards and on 30 August 1788 he was created Baron Amherst (this time with the territorial designation of Montreal in the County of Kent) with a special provision that would allow this title to pass to his nephew (as Amherst was childless, the Holmesdale title became extinct upon his death).

Frederic Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford

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1900–1905: Gen. Frederick Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford, GCB, GCVO
He exchanged the colonelcy of the Derbyshires for that of the 2nd Life Guards (1900), and was made Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (1902).

George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale

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1863–1876: F.M. George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, KT, GCB
Hay also served as colonel of the 30th Regiment of Foot, then of the 42nd Regiment of Foot and finally of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards.

John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton

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1854–1863: F.M. Sir John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton, GCB, GCMG, GCH
Colborne also served as honorary colonel of the 94th Regiment of Foot, as honorary colonel of the 26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot and then as honorary colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards.

George Upton, 3rd Viscount Templetown

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1876–1890: Gen. George Upton, 3rd Viscount Templetown, GCB
He was briefly colonel of the 90th Foot in 1862 before transferring to be colonel of 2nd Battalion, 60th Rifles from 1862 to 1876 and then the 2nd Life Guards from 1876 until his death in 1890.

Richard Curzon-Howe, 3rd Earl Howe

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1890–1900: Gen. Richard William Penn Curzon-Howe, 3rd Earl Howe, GCVO, CB
Commandant PAOLYC [1870-79] George, 2nd Earl Howe), Colonel of the 94th and 17th Regiment of Foot in 1879 and Colonel of the 2nd Life Guards in 1890.

Francis Grenfell, 1st Baron Grenfell

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1905–1907: F.M. Sir Francis Grenfell, 1st Baron Grenfell, GCB, GCMG
Grenfell served as colonel of the 1st Surrey (South London) Regiment, colonel of the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards and then colonel of the 1st Regiment of Life Guards as well as, latterly, colonel commandant the King's Royal Rifle Corps and colonel of the King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia.

Household Cavalry

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The 2nd Regiment of Life Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry.

Horse Grenadier Guards

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It was formed in 1788 by the union of the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards and 2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards.

Peninsular War

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It fought in the Peninsular War and at the Waterloo. Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900

Second Boer War

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In 1877, it was renamed 2nd Life Guards and contributed to the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment in the Anglo-Egyptian War, in the Second Boer War and in the First World War from August to November 1914. Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900

World War I

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In 1877, it was renamed 2nd Life Guards and contributed to the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment in the Anglo-Egyptian War, in the Second Boer War and in the First World War from August to November 1914.

Battle of Dettingen

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Early Wars: Dettingen, Peninsula, Waterloo, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1899–1900