Royal Regiment of Horse Guards (Blues) and 2nd (Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons

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British Life Guards at Waterloo. Note that trumpeters usually rode white or gray horses to help their commanders to locate them easier. Trumpeters were important in sounding commands to their units.

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Drummer in the background. might be why my wife's great great great grandfather was shot and received a musket ball wound at the Battle of Assye in 1803 with the Regiment of Foot though.


British "heavy cavalry", the Royal Horse Guards, or Blues (top), and the Life Guards. All of the British heavy cavalry wore red except the Horse Guards, hence their nickname.