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Re: Royal Horse Guards status
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Gunter,

Some more information on the Blues.

Motto : "Honni soit qui mal y pense" (Evil to him who evil thinks)

Emblazoned Battle honours :
- War of Austrian Succession (1740-1748) : Dettingen
- Seven Years War (1756-1763) : Warburg
- French Revolutionary Wars (1793-1802) : Beaumont
- Peninsular War (1808-1814) : Peninsula
- Hundred Days (1815) : Waterloo
- Revolt of Arabi Pasha (1882) : Tel-el-Kebir
- First Sudan War (1882-1884) : Egypt 1882
- South African War (1899 - 1902) : Relief of Kimberley; Paardenburg; South Africa 1899-1900
- Great War : Le Cateau; Marne 1914; Messines 1914; Ypres 1914, 1915, 1917; Gheluvelt; Frezember; Loos; Arras 1917; Sambre; France and Flanders 1914-1918
- Second World War : Souleuvre; Brussels; Nederrijn; North-West Eueorpe 1944-45; Irq 1941; Palmyra; Syria 1941; El Alamein; North Africa 1942-1943; Italy 1944

Accredited Battle Honours
- Great War : Mons; Retreat from Mons; Aisne 1914; Armentières 1914; Labgemarck 1914; Nonne Bosschen; St Julien; Scarpe 1917; Broodseinde; Poelcapelle; Passchendaele; hindenburg line; Cambrai 1918
- Second World War : Mont pinçon; Noireau Crossing; Amiens 1944; Neerpelt; Nijmegen; Lingen; Bentheim; Baghdad 1941; Arezzo; Advance to Florence; Gothic Line

Marches : Quick : "The Royal Horse Guards March" and "March of the Priests" from Aida

Journal : "The Blues"

Museum : Household Cavalry Museum, Combermere Barracks at Windsor

Amalgated in 1969 with The Royal Dragoons (1st dragoons) to "The Blues and Royals"

Best regards

Marc

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