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Household Cavalry on ceremonial occasions.

Henry Legge-Bourke

Household Cavalry on ceremonial occasions.

by Henry Legge-Bourke

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Published by Macdonald in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Great Britain. Army. Household Cavalry.,
    • Military ceremonies, honors, and salutes -- Great Britain.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA656.H9 L4
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (unpaged)
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6123920M
      LC Control Number52042403
      OCLC/WorldCa8936707

      On the 29th April over horses and soldiers of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment played a leading role in the ceremonial procession for the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This series of photographs capture a unique behind the scenes view, as the Regiment undertook their week long preparation. Although now only in evidence on ceremonial and state occasions, the office of Gold Stick dates from Tudor times, when two officers were placed close to the Sovereign's person to protect him or her from danger. The office is held jointly by the Colonels of the Life Guards (LG) and the Blues and Royals (RHG/D), both being Regiments of the Household Cavalry of the Household Division.

      James Wharton, originally from north Wales, joined the British Army in August On completion of his initial training he entered the ranks of the Household Cavalry, choosing to become a member of the elite Blues and Royals. In , James served in southern Iraq for seven months carrying out his duties as an Armoured Reconnaissance soldier. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army tasked primarily with ceremonial duties. Part of the Household Division, it is classed as a regiment of guards, and carries out mounted (and some dismounted) ceremonial duties on State and Royal HCMR is one of two operational units that form the Household Cavalry (HCav), the other being the.

      The mounted troops of the Household Cavalry on parade during a visit by the President of Mexico to London in March The Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR) has an operational role in armoured fighting vehicles which has seen them at the forefront of Britain's military operations including the Falklands (), the Gulf (), Bosnia, Kosovo and most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. Based in Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, the Mounted Regiment of the Household Cavalry provides ceremonial troops for all state occasions including the opening of Parliament. The cleaning and maintenance of the uniform and horses kit can take up to 10 hours - four hours for soldier or officer clothing and five hours for the items worn by the horse.


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Household Cavalry on ceremonial occasions by Henry Legge-Bourke Download PDF EPUB FB2

THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY - on Ceremonial Occasions Hardcover Household Cavalry on ceremonial occasions. book Import, by Henry Legge-Bourke (Author)Reviews: 1. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

This beautifully produced book describes a dynamic year () in the life of a dynamic regiment - the Household Cavalry. Narrated at a pacey extended trot, the highly knowledgeable authors skilfully interweave inside views of the great ceremonial occasions of that year with the viewpoints of the participant Household Cavalrymen/5(17).

THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY On Ceremonial Occasions Henry Legge-Bourke. Macdonald, London First edition 62pp Illustrated Hardback. This copy bound in red faux hide with gilt titling the front and spine.

there is some 'ghosting to both f.e.p. and r.e.p. There is a neat gift inscription to the f.e.p. This book is about the Life Guards and the Blues. They are both Regiments of the Household Cavalry and are two of the oldest Regiments in the British Army. Today both are organised as Armoured Car Regiments, but each provide a Squadron at Hyde Park Barracks with the necessary troops for Ceremonial Mounted and Dismounted duties.

10, books have been delivered to the Household Cavalry, on time, on budget, exceeding expectations, by Tricorn Books. Uniquely British tells the story of an organisation that since has excelled on the field of battle and on state ceremonial occasions.

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR) is based at Knightsbridge Barracks in London and provides ceremonial troops for all state occasions; for example, State Visits, the State Opening of Parliament, The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping The Colour) and the Garter Service.

HCMR has two sabre squadrons: The Life Guards Squadron in red tunics and The. CEREMONIAL FOR THE ARMY ‘The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.’ (John Lyly: Euphues ) “A Ceremonial parade, impeccably performed, can never fail to be a source of inspiration to those who watch it or take part in it.

It is the noblest and proudest form of Size: KB. Horse Guards by Barney White-Spunner. Horse Guards is the first major, fully illustrated history of The Household Cavalry.

Illustrated throughout with paintings, photographs, objects, uniforms and maps from the Household Cavalry’s archives and museum-many never before published. The second unit is the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR), which is horsed and carries out mounted (and some dismounted) ceremonial duties on State and Royal occasions.

These include the provision of a Sovereign 's Escort, most commonly seen on The Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) in June each : British Army. When the Household Cavalry mounts an escort to the Sovereign on State occasions, a ceremonial axe with a spike is carried by a Farrier Corporal of Horse, which I managed to capture.

The historical reason behind this is when a horse was wounded or injured so seriously it could not be treated, its suffering was ended by killing it with the spike.

In The Life Guards formed a “Union” with The Blues and Royals as part of the overall reduction in the size of the British Army. The Household Cavalry now has an Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment at Combermere Barracks in Windsor (the Household Cavalry Regiment) and a Ceremonial Regiment at Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge, London (the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment).

When a horse joins the Household Cavalry, a regimental number is stamped on its hooves. In four men and seven horses of the Household Cavalry were killed in Author: Madeleine Silver.

When the Household Cavalry mounts an escort to the Sovereign on State occasions, a ceremonial axe with a spike is carried by a Farrier Corporal of Horse. The historical reason behind this is that when a horse was wounded or injured so seriously that it could not be treated, its suffering was ended by killing it with the ance: United Kingdom.

The Household Cavalry Museum sits within Horse Guards in Whitehall, central London, one of the city’s most historic buildings.

Dating fromit is still the headquarters of the Household Division, in which the Household Cavalry has performed the Queen’s Life Guard in a daily ceremony that has remained broadly unchanged for over years. Household Division is a 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 Household Cavalry Regiment is an armoured reconnaissance regiment based in Windsor. Most Household Cavalry soldiers begin their careers on mounted duty before being posted, normally after about two years at ceremonial duty, to the reconnaissance regiment, which has Scimitar light tanks, where they are trained in driving, gunnery ands signals.

The Household Cavalry are one of the main guards of honour for the Queen on ceremonial occasions such as Trooping the Colour and are regularly on duty at Horseguards in Whitehall. Based in Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, the mounted regiment of the Household Cavalry provides ceremonial troops for all state occasions including the opening of Parliament.

The Household Cavalry was formed in under the direct order of King Charles II and now consists of the two senior regiments of the British Army – The Life Guards and the Blues and have two roles: firstly, as a mounted regiment (on horseback), guarding Her Majesty The Queen on ceremonial occasions in London and across the UK and are a key part of the Royal pageantry/5.

Each ceremonial parade demands care of your horse before during and afterwards, physical fitness and attention to detail. The successful mounted dutyman has all the qualities required in a first class crewman of armoured fighting vehicles; and after 2 years he will leave the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment to be retrained to take his place in the armoured reconnaissance role.The Household Cavalry was formed in under the direct order of King Charles II and now consists of the two senior regiments of the British Army – The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals.

They have two roles: firstly, as a mounted regiment (on horseback), guarding Her Majesty The Queen on ceremonial occasions in London and across the UK and are a key part of the Royal pageantry/5.The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army tasked primarily with ceremonial duties.

Part of the Household Division, it is classed as a regiment of guards, and carries out mounted (and some dismounted) ceremonial duties on State and Royal HCMR is one half of the Household other half has the role of an operational formation Colonel-in-Chief: HM The Queen.