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1st Life Guards 1809 - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"


The 1st Regiment of Life Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry. It was formed in 1788 by the union of the 1st Troop of Horse Guards and 1st Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards.

It fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo.

In 1877, it was renamed 1st Life Guards and contributed to the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment in the Anglo-Egyptian War, in the Second Boer War and in the First World War.

The Reserve Regiment contributed to the Household Battalion. In 1918, the regiment was converted to the 1st Battalion, Guards Machine Gun Regiment.

It was reconstituted in 1919 and was amalgamated with the 2nd Life Guards in 1922 to form the Life Guards.

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