THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY
Please find below a brief description about ‘The Household Cavalry’. If you would like further information then please click on the following link: www.army.mod.uk/armoured/regiments/1627.aspx
The Household Cavalry consists of The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Royal Dragoons). They are the most senior regiments in the British Army and are split between two different units equipped to perform two quite different roles. The Household Cavalry Regiment has an operational role in armoured fighting vehicles which has seen them at the forefront of Britain’s military operations including the Falklands (1982), the Gulf (1990) and most recently Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment is equipped with horses. It is their unique privilege to meet the requirement to carry out mounted and somcated with the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and The Band of The Blues and Royals is located with the Household Cavalry Regiment however, this changes on a five year rotation.
In the last two decades, squadrons and individuals of both Regiments have routinely deployed on operations to Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia as well as Sierra Leone Iraq and Afghanistan. Most recently HCR Battle Group has been deployed to Afghanistan for a six month tour of operations.