Tags: Ceremonial

The Royal Air Force Regiment

The Royal Air Force Regiment

Susannah 05/10/2017 0
The Royal Air Force Regiment (RAF) is the ground fighting force for the Royal Air Force and provides a range of force protection. The Royal Air Force ...
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Yeomen Warders

Yeomen Warders

Susannah 04/09/2017 0
Beefeaters, is the affectionate name given to what are more formally known as the Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower ...
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Cocked Hats

Cocked Hats

Deb 03/08/2017 0
A bicorne, or cocked hat, is a two-cornered cocked hat which was worn during the 18th and 19th centuries and was adopted from the European and America...
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What is a Spur?

What is a Spur?

Susannah 08/06/2017 0
Spurs are usually worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots. Their purpose is to help direct the horse to move forward or laterally while riding. The...
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Military Parade

Military Parade

Rosie 29/03/2017 0
A military parade is an organised formation of soldiers who are restricted by close-order manoeuvring marching or ‘drilling’. Up until the late 19th c...
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Why Do Troops Salute

Why Do Troops Salute

Karen 22/11/2016 0
 Salutes are primarily used in the Armed Forces to show respect. There are numerous methods for performing the salute including: hand gestures, rifle ...
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Remembrance Day 2016

Remembrance Day 2016

Kevin 02/11/2016 0
Britain will fall silent for two minutes to remember the end of the First World War on Friday the 11th of November. This tradition of holding a silenc...
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The Household Cavalry

The Household Cavalry

Cathy 25/10/2016 0
  The Household Cavalry (HCav) is made up of the Life Guards and the Blue and Royals - the most senior regiments of the British Army. These two regime...
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What Is The Official Use Of A Lanyard

What Is The Official Use Of A Lanyard

Sarah 24/08/2016 1
     A lanyard is also referred to a fourragère – and is a braided cord with a sharp spike at one end. The fourragère is a very old component of some ...
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When Is A Waist Sash Worn?

When Is A Waist Sash Worn?

Susannah 10/08/2016 0
A sash is usually a large and colourful ribbon or band of material that is worn around the body. Sashes either drape from one shoulder to the opposing...
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What Is The Purpose Of A Sword Knot?

What Is The Purpose Of A Sword Knot?

Melanie 20/07/2016 0
           The sword knot began existence as a simple cord attached to the hilt of the sword of a mounted soldier. The knot is in fact, a loop usually...
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Armed Forces Day 2016

Armed Forces Day 2016

Susannah 22/06/2016 0
  This year, Armed Forces Day, formerly Veterans’ Day, will be celebrated across the UK on Saturday 25th of June. It is a chance for everyone to show ...
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Haworth 1940s Weekend

Haworth 1940s Weekend

Susannah 17/05/2016 0
 Haworth 1940s weekend is an annual celebration and continues to grow, attracting an increasing number of visitors. This famous local event proudly ra...
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West Yorkshire Police Say Goodbye To The Iconic Police Hat

West Yorkshire Police Say Goodbye To The Iconic Police Hat

Melanie 12/11/2015 0
    With over 5,000 police officers, West Yorkshire has one of the largest police forces in England and it’s in this county that the traditional polic...
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Where Did The Aiguillette Come From?

Where Did The Aiguillette Come From?

Robin 09/11/2015 0
     Aiguillette is an old French word for needle or tag, and refers to the metal tag at the end of the cords. Its origin is the same as shoe laces: b...
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