History   Raised in 1661 as the Royal Regiment of Horse (The Royal Regiment of Horse Guards in 1689).    
        MOTTO: Honi soit qui mal y pense (Evil be to him who evil thinks).    
    Emblazoned Battle   War of Austrian Succession (1740-8): Dettingen.    
    Honours   Seven Years War (175663): Warburg.    
        French Revolutionary Wars (1793-1802): Beaumont.    
        Peninsular War (1808-14): Peninsula    
        Hundred Days (1815): Waterloo.    
        Revolt of Arabi Pasha (1882): Tel-el-Kebir.    
        First Sudan War (1882-4): Egypt 1882.    
        South African War (1899-1902): Relief of Kimberley; Paardeburg; South Africa 1899-1900.    
        Great War: Le Cateau; Marne 1914; Messines 1914; Ypres 1914, 1915, 1917; Gheluvelt; Frezenberg; Loos; Arras 1917; Sambre; France and Flanders 1914-18.    
        Second World War: Souleuvre; Brussels; Nederrijn; North-West Europe 1944-5; Iraq 1941; Palmyra; Syria 1941; El Alamein; North Africa 1942-3; Italy 1944.    
    Accredited Battle Honours   Great War: Mons; Retreat from Mons; Aisne 1914; Armentières 1914; Langemarck 1914; Nonne Bosschen; St Julien; Scarpe 1917; Broodseinde; Poelcapelle; Passchendaele; Hindenburg Line; Cambrai 1918.    
        Second World War: Mont Pinçon; Noireau Crossing; Amiens 1944; Neerpelt; Nijmegen; Lingen; Bentheim; Baghdad 1941; Arezzo; Advance to Florence; Gothic Line.    
    Marches   Quick: The Royal Horse Guards March and March of the Priests from Aida.    
    Journal   The Blues.    
    Museum   Household Cavalry Museum, Combermere Barracks, St Leonard's Rd, Windsor, Berkshire (tel 0753 868222 ext 203): open Monday-Friday 1000-1300, 1400-1700.