Household Cavalry

Badge of the Household Cavalry
Trooper of the Blues and Royals
Life Guards of the Household Cavalry mounting the guard at Horse Guards
Horse guard, Whitehall, London.
Horse Guards building
Life Guards performing ceremonial drills on both horseback and with vehicles in London's Hyde Park.
A Household Cavalry Jackal provides security at a temporary Vehicle Check Point (VCP) during Op HERRICK 13. The HCR has deployed to Afghanistan in CVR(T), Jackal and without vehicles at all.
Queen Elizabeth II with soldiers of the Household Cavalry
A reception at the Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards.

Made up of the two most senior regiments of the British Army, the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

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Household Cavalry Regiment

Armoured Cavalry regiment of the British Army based in Bulford Camp in Wiltshire.

Armoured Cavalry regiment of the British Army based in Bulford Camp in Wiltshire.

Badge of the Household Cavalry
HCR soldiers move to their exfiltration HLS at the end of a search operation during their deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2013 during Op Herrick 18.
Ajax PMRS Ares variant on display. This variant will replace the Household Cavalry Regiment's Spartan APCs.

It is the brother regiment of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR) based at Hyde Park Barracks in London - both regiments together form the Household Cavalry (HCav).

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Life Guards (United Kingdom)

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<center>Life Guards performing ceremonial drills on both horseback and with vehicles in London's Hyde Park.</center>
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The Life Guards (LG) is the senior regiment of the British Army and part of the Household Cavalry, along with the Blues and Royals.

Company B of the 113th Infantry, part of the American Expeditionary Force, France, 1919.

Company (military unit)

Military unit, typically consisting of 80–250 soldiers and usually commanded by a major or a captain.

Military unit, typically consisting of 80–250 soldiers and usually commanded by a major or a captain.

Company B of the 113th Infantry, part of the American Expeditionary Force, France, 1919.
1980s Soviet Motorised Company (BTR)
Company B, 3rd Battalion, of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Somalia, 1993.
Stryker BCT Rifle Company, 2010.

Company-sized organisations in units with a horse-mounted heritage, such as the Household Cavalry, Royal Armoured Corps, Royal Engineers, Royal Corps of Signals, Army Air Corps, Special Air Service, Honourable Artillery Company, Royal Army Medical Corps and Royal Logistic Corps, use the term squadron instead of company, and in the Royal Artillery they are called batteries.

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Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

Cavalry regiment of the British Army tasked primarily with ceremonial duties.

Cavalry regiment of the British Army tasked primarily with ceremonial duties.

Badge of the Household Cavalry
A sentry of the Life Guards outside Horse Guards Parade
The Queen’s escort for the State Opening of Parliament is generally provided by the HCMR.
Major Tim Cooper, Director of Music of The Blues and Royals conducting the Mounted Band of The Blues and Royals

The HCMR is one of two operational units that form the Household Cavalry (HCav), the other being the Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR), a formation reconnaissance regiment, with front-line combat duties.

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Hyde Park Barracks, London

The Hyde Park Barracks are in Knightsbridge in central London, on the southern edge of Hyde Park.

The Hyde Park Barracks are in Knightsbridge in central London, on the southern edge of Hyde Park.

Basil Spence's tower
Knightsbridge Barracks in 1959
Semi-panorama north-east towards Hyde Park and the barracks

The barracks are 3/4 mi from Buckingham Palace, enabling the officers and soldiers of the Household Cavalry to be available to respond speedily to any emergency at the Palace, practice drills at Horse Guards Parade or beyond and conduct other more ceremonial duties.

The Coldstream Guards and members of the Royal Malay Regiment. The former forms a part of the British Household Division, whereas the latter forms a part of the Malaysian Household Division.

Household Division

Term used principally in the Commonwealth of Nations to describe a country's most elite or historically senior military units, or those military units that provide ceremonial or protective functions associated directly with the head of state.

Term used principally in the Commonwealth of Nations to describe a country's most elite or historically senior military units, or those military units that provide ceremonial or protective functions associated directly with the head of state.

The Coldstream Guards and members of the Royal Malay Regiment. The former forms a part of the British Household Division, whereas the latter forms a part of the Malaysian Household Division.
Australia's Federation Guard is a ceremonial unit of the Australian Defence Force
The Governor General's Foot Guards is one of two infantry regiments in Canada's Household Division
The President's Bodyguard is the only Household Cavalry unit in India
The badge of the Household Division
Troopers of the Blues and Royals at Hyde Park in London
The Queen inspects the Foot Guards at the Trooping the Colour

Unlike the Foot Guards but more like the Household Cavalry, these two regiments recruit nationally with officers and other ranks coming from every corner of India regardless of caste, religion and language.

Trooping the Colour, London, June 2013

Trooping the Colour

Ceremony performed every year in London, United Kingdom, by regiments of the British Army.

Ceremony performed every year in London, United Kingdom, by regiments of the British Army.

Trooping the Colour, London, June 2013
Mounted band of the Household Cavalry at Trooping the Colour 2007. The rider of the piebald (black-and-white) drum horse, working the reins with his feet, crosses drumsticks above his head in salute.
The Queen with the Duke of Edinburgh at Trooping the Colour, June 2012.
Trooping the Colour in 1956
A company of Welsh Guards, recognisable by the leeks on their collars and five-button groupings on their jackets, denoting their status as the most junior of the five Foot Guards regiments.
Musicians of the Foot Guards marching along the Mall, June 2012.
Colour marker point marching at end of parade.
Carriage carrying the Duchesses of Cornwall and Cambridge and Prince Harry, June 2013.
Elizabeth II riding to Trooping the Colour for the last time in 1986 on her horse Burmese. Since then, she has travelled in a carriage of the Royal Mews.
The Queen inspects the foot guards, the Royal Colonels following her. Foreground: backs of No. 6 Guard. Background: garden of 10 Downing Street and massed bands.
Massed bands of the foot guards, 16 June 2007
In the centre, holding his sword and the Colour, the Regimental Sgt-Major of No. 1 Guard. Behind him, wearing a white flag belt, the Ensign waits to receive the Colour, standing in front of No. 1 Guard. To the right, the Massed Bands.
From front to back: Guards Nos. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 in ranks of two. Background at left: massed bands.
Footguards march past in Slow Time at the Colonel's Review in 2008
Blues and Royals, one of the two regiments of the Household Cavalry, in their characteristic red plumes and dark blue uniforms.
Members of King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, returning along the Mall.
Balcony appearance by the Royal Family following the 2012 Trooping the Colour.
Red Arrows flypast after the ceremony, 15 June 2013
The RMC Duntroon Trooping the Colour ceremony, 6 June 2015, at Anzac Parade. Present include the Governor-General of Australia, the Chief of the Defence Force, the Chief of Army, the Chief of Navy, and the Commandant, RMC.
Trooping the Colour in Al-Rayah Square, Jordan 2016

During the ceremony, the Queen travels down the Mall from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade in a royal procession with a sovereign's escort of Household Cavalry (mounted troops or horse guards).

Bob Demuyser: The Farrier

Farrier

Specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of horses' hooves and the placing of shoes on their hooves, if necessary.

Specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of horses' hooves and the placing of shoes on their hooves, if necessary.

Bob Demuyser: The Farrier
Nailing on shoes
Rasping the hoof
Some farrier tools, including hammers, nippers, rasps, and hoof knife, as well as a set of custom-made corrective shoes on the ground below the toolset
Mid 18th century gravestone of a Master Farrier, Old Polmont

In the British Army, the Household Cavalry have farriers who march in parade in ceremonial dress, carrying their historical axes with spikes.

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Blues and Royals

Badge of the Household Cavalry
Troopers of the Blues and Royals at the Trooping the Colour parade, London, 2007
Blues and Royals trooper
Changing of the guard at Horse Guards

The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) (RHG/D) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry.

Milland in Markham (1959)

Ray Milland

Welsh-American actor and film director.

Welsh-American actor and film director.

Milland in Markham (1959)
Dorothy Lamour, Milland's leading lady in The Jungle Princess (1936)
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Jane Wyman, Walt Disney and Milland at 1953 Oscars
Milland, Robert Cummings and John Williams in Dial M for Murder (1954)
Lobby card for Lisbon (1956) with Claude Rains, Milland and Maureen O'Hara
Joan Collins and Milland in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)

Before becoming an actor, Milland served in the Household Cavalry of the British Army, becoming a proficient marksman, horseman and aeroplane pilot.