The Life Guards, although not the oldest, is the most senior regiment of the British Army. They were formed by Prince Charles (later King Charles II -1660 - 1685), when he was exiled at the end of the civil war from loyal followers who traveled with him to Holland.
The Life Guards have won numerous battle honours, including the Battle of Maastricht, Waterloo, Marne, Brussels and El Alamein. They always ride black horses, except for the Trumpeters who ride grays, and wear scarlet tunics, with metal helmets with white plumes.
During inclement weather they sometimes wear a long red cloak with a blue collar.
February 23rd, 2023
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