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Kettledrum, 1810 (c)

A drum horse has to be over 16 hands high, strong and fit. They are the biggest horses in the Army and carry two kettledrums, one on either side of their backs. The drums are played to control the speed of the band music and also signal the Drum Major's commands.

This kettledrum was presented to the 1st Royal Lancashire Militia at Weymouth by King George III on 15 August 1805.

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NAM. 1960-06-114-2


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National Army Museum, Study Collection

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