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We like to hear from our old colleagues, so if you have any questions, suggestions or issues, or you want to join us please get in touch and we will contact you as soon as possible

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We have collated a wide range of veteran resources, including  welfare organisations, benefits for UK veterans and job resources. We also hold an annual diary of events for all veterans of The Household Division.

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The Blues & Royals

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Active: 23 March 1969-Present

Country: United Kingdom

Branch: Army

Division: Household Cavalry

Role: Formation Reconnaissance/Ceremonial

Size: Regiment

Part of: Household Cavalry

Garrison/HQRHQ - London

Regiment: Windsor/London

Nickname: The Tin Bellies, Dinks.

Motto: Honi soit qui mal y pense (evil be to him who evil thinks)

March: Quick March of the Blues and Royals

Slow: Slow March of the Blues and Royals

Trot Past: Keel Row

History

 

The Blues and Royals is one of two regiments of the Household Division that can trace its lineage back to the New Model Army, the other being the Coldstream Guards.

 

Formation

 

The regiment was formed in 1969 from the merger of The Royal Horse Guards, which was known as "The Blues" or "The Oxford Blues", and The Royal Dragoons, which was known as "The Royals".

 

Since then, the new regiment has served in Northern Ireland, Germany and Cyprus. During the Falklands War of 1982, the regiment provided the two armoured reconnaissance troops. The regiment also had a squadron on operational duty with the United Nations in Bosnia in 1994/1995.

 

Operational union

 

As a result of the Options for Change Review in 1991, the Blues and Royals formed a union for operational purposes with the Life Guards as the Household Cavalry Regiment. However they each maintain their regimental identity, with distinct uniforms and traditions, and their own colonel. The Blues and Royals currently has two reconnaissance squadrons in Windsor, which are part of the Household Cavalry Regiment, and a mounted squadron in London as part of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

 

Regimental traditions

 

Newly commissioned officers in the Blues and Royals are named Cornets rather than second lieutenants.

 

Uniform

 

The Blues and Royals wear the Home Service helmet. They are the only British Army Regiment entitled to salute without head dress. Prince Harry wore the uniform at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Commanders

 

Colonel-in-Chief: Her Majesty The Queen

 

Colonel of the Regiment:  HRH The Princess Royal

 

Lieutenant Colonel Commmanding and Silver Stick: Major General E A Smyth-Osbourne, The Life Guards

 

Commanding Officer Household Cavalry Regiment: Lieutenant Colonel D James, The Life Guards

 

Commanding Officer Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment: Lieutenant Colonel P A Bedford The Blues and Royals

 

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