The Royal Horseguards originated as part of the Parliamentary Army which fought against King Charles 1 and was to be disbanded in 1660. The order was never carried out and on 26 January, 1661, it became part of the Royal establishment. The unit played a pivitol role in the battle of Warburg (1760) when it joined with the 1st,2nd,3rd,6th and the 7th Dragoon Guards, the 1st, 2nd, and 6th Dragoons, and the 7th, 10th and 11th Hussars in driving more than 20,000 French troops off the battlefield field. It is now responsible for protecting the Royal family, Buckingham Palace, as well as other royal residences.
HORSE BRASS: MILITARY UNIT COLLECTION: Royal Horseguards.
Designed and manufactured bt ARMAC Brassworks in Birmingham, England where they have been creating quality brassware for more than 75 years. made using a mix consisting of pure fisrt-run ingot brass with a high copper content for richness in colour and durability. Hand finished at the foundry.