WoD052 Life Guards Officer
A very familiar sight on certain streets of London even today are the mounted soldiers of the Household Cavalry. These men and horses belong to the two most senior cavalry regiments in the British Army, the “Blues and Royals” and the “Life Guards”. While on ceremonial duties in London they are garrisoned at Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge in the heart of the capital.
Here, for the first time, K&C are producing 3 individual mounted figures of the “Life Guards”, resplendent in their red tunics and gleaming silver breastplates surmounted by magnificent gold and silver helmets with white plumes. All men of the “Life Guards”, with the exception of their trumpeters, are mounted on jet black steeds. Trumpeters ride a white horse.
Their ceremonial uniforms today have not changed since the last quarter of the 19th Century so Sherlock Holmes himself would not have been surprised to see them ride down Baker Street in all their military splendor … either yesterday or today!