Kings Troops, Royal Horse Artillery Trooper, Mounted at Horseguards, Bronze

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Trooper of Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery mounted on duty at Horse Guards. Kings Troop are Her Majesty The Queen's ceremonial Saluting Battery and are stationed in St John's Wood, London. Known as 'The Troop' they are a mounted unit and all of our soldiers are superb equestrians trained to drive a team of six horses that pull the Second World War 'thirteen pounder' state saluting guns.

The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery is a ceremonial unit of the British Army. It was named The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery in 1947 when King George VI decided that, following the mechanisation of the last batteries of horse drawn artillery, a troop of horse artillery should be kept to take part in the great ceremonies of state. So, he declared that the Riding Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery would be known as 'His Troop' or 'The King's Troop'. The King enacted his proclamation by amending the page on the visitors book of the Troop in manuscript, striking out the word "Riding" and inserting "King's". On her accession, Queen Elizabeth II declared that the name 'King's Troop' would remain in honour of her father.

Stands 13" tall on its base, 11" long and 7" wide. The Bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin gives a visual idea of the size