Household Cavalry Regiment
Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=The Household Cavalry Regiment
19 October 1992-Present
ceremonial_chief=HM The Queen
motto="Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" (Evil be to Him who Evil Thinks)
march=Life Guards: Quick - "Millanollo"
Slow - "Life Guards Slow March"
Trot Past - "Keel Row"
Blues and Royals: Quick - "Quick March of the Blues and Royals"
Slow - "Slow March of the Blues and Royals"
Trot Past - "Keel Row"
anniversaries=The Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR) is a cavalry regiment of the
British Army, and is one of two regiments that are formed from the Household Cavalry. It was formed in 1992, under the Options for Changereforms, by the amalgamation of the Life Guardsand the Blues and Royals. Both regiments were allowed to maintain their identities, and each provides two squadrons for the HCR. This makes the HCR relatively unique in the British Army, in that it is an operational regiment only - it does not have its own ceremonial identity, as the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals have their own RHQs, their own uniforms and accoutrements.
The regiment is part of the
Household Cavalry, which is a corps in its own right, rather than the Royal Armoured Corps(RAC). However, it serves as one of the five formation reconnaissance regiments, for which it is equipped with various vehicles including the FV107 Scimitar, and is considered, for operational purposes, as part of the RAC. Uniquely among the army's formation reconnaissance regiments, in peacetime the Household Cavalry Regiment has four operational squadrons (the rest have three); one of the HCR's squadrons is permanently attached to 16 Air Assault Brigade.
It currently serves as the formation reconnaissance regiment assigned to 1 Reconnaissance Brigade, which provides reconnaissance to 3rd (UK) Mechanised Division, and is based at
Combermere Barracks, Windsor, one mile from Windsor Castle.
name = British Army Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Regiments
title = British Army Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Regiments
Life Guards •
Blues and Royals• Household Cavalry Regiment• Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment• 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards• Royal Scots Dragoon Guards• Royal Dragoon Guards• Queen's Royal Hussars• 9th/12th Royal Lancers• King's Royal Hussars• Light Dragoons• Queen's Royal Lancers• 1st Royal Tank Regiment• 2nd Royal Tank Regiment• Royal Yeomanry• Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry• Royal Wessex Yeomanry• Queen's Own Yeomanry
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