121 Household Cavalry

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The Household Cavalry has undergone a number of amalgamations since 1922. Because the Coldstream House Collection spans over one hundred years, uniforms from a variety of incarnations of these amalgamations are represented.

"Notes" taken from: Swinson, Arthur, ed. A Register of the Regiments and Corps of the British Army: The ancestry of the regiments and corps of the Regular Establishment. London: The Archive Press, 1972. Print.
Griffin, David. Encyclopaedia of Modern British Army Regiments. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens, 1985. Print.
Hodges, Robin. British Army Badges. Court Hill Farm, Potterne, Devizes: Lt. Col. and Mrs Robin Hodges, 2005. Print.

Catalog #Regiment NameNotes
121-1LG1st Life Guards "The Life Guards" 1661-1788, split into 1st & 2nd LG 1788-1922.
Re-amalgamated 1922 into "The Life Guards." Post-1922 uniforms are cataloged as 121-1-2LG.
121-2LG2nd Life Guards
121-3RHGRoyal Horse Guards.
"Blues and Royals"
"The Blues" 1819-1969
Amalgamated 1969 with the 1st Royal Dragoons ("Royals" 123-1D) to form the "Blues and Royals." Post-1969 uniforms are cataloged as 121-3B+R.
131-RHARoyal Horse Artillery See 131 Royal Horse Artillery

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