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Subject: RE: HORSE GUARDS BLUE
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 17:51:47 EDT
Just a little bit of information that might help anyone with horse Guard
I knew My uncle was in the Guards, there was a large picture of him on
Grandma's wall. He died in the 1960's married but with no children. So wanting to
know more of his life I wrote to the Household Cavalry Museum at Combermere
Barracks Windsor Berkshire SL4 3DN
They sent me a form to fill in with as much detail as I knew on uncle Frank.
And I returned it with a cheque for £15 [This was in 1998] They quickly
wrote back a lovely letter telling me that uncle Frank was in fact a Royal Horse
Guard. It went on to list Where he Enlisted when age on Enlistment 18 years
296/365 days. Height place of birth complexion hair eyes religion trade on
enlistment date of discharge 19.4.1928.
It told me the name of the colonel [Field Marshall Earl Haig] and his
It said The Royal Horse Guards changed barracks with the 1st and 2nd Life
Guards, moving from Albany Street Barracks Regents Park, to Combermere Barracks
Windsor and Hyde Park Barracks Knightsbridge.
Then it went on to tell what he was involved in i.e. Trooping the colour The
funeral of Lord Leopold Mountbatton 1922 and lots more.
Then it told me that during WW2 he wanted to serve his country and joined
The Pioneer Corps. it was the best £15 I ever spent.