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Life Guards (United Kingdom)

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The Life Guards
Active21 May 1922[a]–present
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
BranchBritish Army
TypeLife guards
RoleArmoured reconnaissance and ceremonial
Part ofHousehold Cavalry
Garrison/HQRHQ – London
Regiment – Bulford Camp
Nickname(s)Piccadilly Cowboys, Donkey Wallopers, Tins, Tinned Fruit, Piccadilly Butchers.
Motto(s)Honi soit qui mal y pense
(Middle French for 'Shame on him who thinks evil of it')
MarchQuick: "Milanollo"
Slow: "Life Guards Slow March"
Trot past: "Keel Row"
Colonel-in-ChiefThe King
Colonel of
the Regiment
Lt Gen Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne
Tactical Recognition Flash

The Life Guards are a cavalry regiment in the British Army. They are part of the Household Cavalry.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The current 'Life Guards' were raised in 1922 following reductions to the Cavalry Corps. The regiment's predecessors, the 1st and 2nd Life Guards, have their roots dating back to 1660.