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The Royal Air Force Regiment
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 ...
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 ...
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...
What is a Spur?
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...
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...
Why Do Troops Salute
Salutes are primarily used in the Armed Forces to show respect. There are numerous methods for performing the salute including: hand gestures, rifle ...
Remembrance Day 2016
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...
The Household Cavalry
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...
What Is The Official Use Of A Lanyard
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 ...
When Is A Waist Sash Worn?
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...
What Is The Purpose Of A Sword Knot?
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...
Armed Forces Day 2016
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 ...
Haworth 1940s Weekend
Haworth 1940s weekend is an annual celebration and continues to grow, attracting an increasing number of visitors. This famous local event proudly ra...
West Yorkshire Police Say Goodbye To The Iconic Police Hat
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...
Where Did The Aiguillette Come From?
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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