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  1. Unit History: Life Guards Save This Unit Share this Unit Following the English Civil War (1642–1651), Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1653. The exiled and impoverished Charles II was unable to obtain sufficient support to mount a serious challenge to Cromwell’s government and turned to Spain for aid.

  2. The 2nd Regiment of Life Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry. It was formed in 1788 by the union of the 2nd Troop of Horse Guards and 2nd Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards. In 1922, it was amalgamated with the 1st Life Guards to form the Life Guards . Contents 1 History 2 Battle Honours 3 See also

  3. 11/03/2014 · He was sentenced to death and hanged on June 28, 1776 and became the first member of the Continental Army executed following a court martial. For the remainder of 1776 the membership of the Lifeguards ranged between 50-70 soldiers. They participated in the Battle of White Plainsand in the retreat to New Jersey.

  4. They might be famous for standing guard outside Buckingham Palace in their red tunics, but British Army Guards are also fully trained combat soldiers who deploy on operations abroad. Join them and you'll take part in everything from peacekeeping and disaster relief to armed conflict.

  5. Changing of The King’s Life Guard at 11:00am (Monday - Friday) The Duty Officer's Inspection at 1100 on Saturdays and 1000 on Sundays. Two mounted sentries guard the entrance to Horse Guards on Whitehall from 10:00am until 4:00pm. These are changed every hour. Dismounted inspection of the guard at 4:00pm daily.

  6. In 1922 the 1st and 2nd Life Guards amalgamated forming The Life Guards (LG). In 1969 the Royal Horse Guards and 1st (Royal) Dragoons amalgamated to form The Blues and Royals (RHG/D). In 1992, the LG and RHG/D where joined in union to form the Household Cavalry Regiment as we know it today, serving together but with each maintaining their own distinct regimental identity, uniforms, and traditions.

  7. The Life Guards: Formed in 1660, The Life Guards finds origins in a group of loyal gentlemen who accompanied King Charles II to the continent during his exile (1652-59) and formed themselves into a military bodyguard to protect The Sovereign. They escorted His Majesty back to England at the Restoration in 1660.