Last week we visited the Household Cavalry Museum at Horse Guards, Whitehall, London, and also saw the changing of the Queen’s Life Guards, which is the content of this photo blog.
The Museum opened in 2007 in part of the Horse Guards building, which has been home to the British Army for 350 years. An unusual aspect to the Museum is that visitors can see, through a glass wall, troopers attending to their horses in the working stables of the Life Guards.
Of the many fascinating stories attached to the museum exhibits is that of the somewhat battered trumpet used by a bugler at the battle of Waterloo. The bugler in question joined the Army aged nine, and was aged 60 at the time of the battle.