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'Royal Horse Guards', 1853

Coloured lithograph by Vincent Brooks after Henry Alken, from the series 'Chobham Reminiscences of the Camp', published by Messrs Preston, 31 Burlington Arcade, London, 1853.

Royal Horse Guards in tented encampment, 1853.

In 1853 the Royal Horse Guards were in the middle of a long period of home service that lasted from 1816 until 1882 when part of the regiment deployed to Egypt. During this era they regularly undertook royal escort duties in London and Windsor, and helped maintain public order in the south east.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1982-04-86-3


National Army Museum Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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