Monday April 19 07:38 pm
The Major General's Inspection of The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery - April 2010
Major General W. Cubitt CBE inspected the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Regent's Park, London on 19th April 2010. Here are a few clips from the proceedings including parts of their famous 'Musical Ride'. The King's Troop are Her Majesty The Queen's ceremonial Saluting Battery and are stationed in St John's Wood, London. Known as 'The Troop' they are a mounted unit and all of their soldiers are superb equestrians trained to drive a team of six horses that pull the First World War 'thirteen pounder' state saluting guns. They are an integral part of the Household Troops. Their duties include the firing of Royal Salutes in Hyde Park on both Royal Anniversaries and State Occasions, and providing a gun carriage and team of black horses for State and Military funerals. The Troop performs the duties of the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards for one month each year. St John's Wood is home to 111 horses. King's Troop men and women are trained as fighting soldiers.