After 200 Years: A Farewell Parade To Mark Household Cavalry Leaving Windsor

Posted on May 20, 2019

The Household Cavalry Regiment paraded through Windsor as they said goodbye to the town they’ve called home for more than two centuries. More than 250 soldiers marched through the town to mark their departure before moving to Salisbury Plain later in the year.

The Welsh Guards will be taking over the barracks afterwards.

The move from Combermere Barracks, near Windsor Castle, is part of a major restructuring of the British Army.

Personnel will be moving to Bulford Camp in Wiltshire as part of a new strike brigade.

The parade, which is due started at 14:30 BST, included marching and mounted troops as well as the Band of the Household Cavalry. Councillor Andrew Johnson, the lead member for transport policy, said: “The regiment’s long association with the town of Windsor will not be forgotten. But we will give a warm welcome to the Welsh Guards, who will occupy the barracks moving forward,” he added.

The parade started at Combermere Barracks and they later headed to the Guildhall for a salute.

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