The Household Cavalry has an operational war-fighting Armoured Regiment at Bulford on Salisbury Plain (the Household Cavalry Regiment) and a ceremonial Regiment at Knightsbridge Barracks in London (the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment).
Each Regiment has sabre squadrons manned by Life Guards and Blues and Royals, and joint Headquarters Squadrons.
All Household Cavalrymen alternate their service between HCR and HCMR.
This career pattern is unique in the British Army.
Many Household Cavalrymen have served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, The Gulf (1991), Iraq, Afghanistan and more recently in eastern Europe.
The Household Cavalry Band musicians, like our Dutymen, are either Life Guards or Blues and Royals. They play their musical instruments on foot as a marching band or mounted on horses.
These musicians are members of the Corps of Army Music. Our Band also provides the State Trumpeters who play fanfares and salutes throughout the country on major ceremonial occasions.