The Household Cavalry Museum, London

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With a proud tradition of over three centuries

service as a bodyguard to the Sovereign, and made

up of the British Army’s two most senior regiments,

the Household Cavalry sits at the very heart of the cultural and military heritage of Britain. The Regiment’s rich history stretches back

to 1660, from descendants of King Charles II’s Life

Guards and the Earl of Oxford’s ‘Blues’. Since then

it has forged a tradition, ethos and reputation for

excellence and professionalism, whether it is for

State Ceremonial duties, or the British Army's operational requirements.

Every Household Cavalry soldier is first and

foremost a fighting soldier, and uniquely in the

British Army, the Household Cavalry use their

qualities to excellent effect by combining their role

in armoured fighting vehicles with the mounted

State Ceremonial role. It is this flexibility that has

allowed us to remain at the forefront of the combat

operations of today, whilst still maintaining the

highest standards and strong traditions of the past.
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  • Some very interesting customes, flags, horse-riding parts about the army and houisehold disvision. You can make a picture with your relatives customed in army style.  more »
  • Steps from the St James Park and Whitehall Palace, is the Museum of the British cavalry, a small space that houses a collection of objects related to the Army Corps, which exposes uniforms, war and ceremonies objects, in addition to commemorate the history, achievements and the functions of the regiment mounted English. We went there by chance it was not within our plans to enter, but instead could observe and take photos of the soldiers of both a guard standing as a horse, which were stationed on its doorstep.
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  • The Royal Guards are very well dressed and well disciplined. Nice to click some photographs with them. Would be great if you can sync with the timing of the change of guards, that's very nice to watch. It goes till the palace.
  • Quieter guard change than Buckingham palace but more fun with the Horses. Top tip watch from junction of The Mall and Horse Guard Parade to see the arrival of new guard then follow to parade ground for change. Remember the whole thing takes half hour.
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