British Household Cavalry Royal Horse Guard Parade Helmet with Red Plume
New Made Item: This is an absolutely gorgeous reproduction of the Royal Horse Guards parade helmet. It is brass and polished steel construction, with incredible attention to detail. It comes complete with a correct leather liner, brass ringed chin scales and a red dyed genuine horsehair plume. The helmet plate displays a Queen's Crown indicating military service after 1952. Fits head sizes 7 (56cm) to 7 1/2 (60cm).
Reign of Queen Elizabeth II who came to the throne in 1953. Buckingham Palace in central London is the official residence of the Queen although she has many country estates. The Household Cavalry (HCav) is made up of the two most senior regiments of the British Army, the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons). These regiments are divided between the Armoured Regiment stationed at Combermere Barracks in Windsor and the ceremonial mounted unit, the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, garrisoned at Hyde Park Barracks (Knightsbridge Barracks) in London. The Household Cavalry is part of the Household Division and is the Queen's official bodyguard.
The British Household Cavalry is classed as a corps in its own right, and consists of two regiments: the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons). They are the senior regular regiments in the British Army, with traditions dating from 1660, and act as the Queen's personal bodyguard. They are guards regiments and, with the five foot guard regiments, help constitute the seven guards regiments of the Household Division.
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