Beating Retreat
Beating Retreat is a military ceremony dating to 16th century England and was first used to recall nearby patrolling units to their castle.
Originally it was known as watch setting and was initiat...
Saluting trap
A saluting trap was a form of officer harassment practiced by conscripts in the British Army during and after World War II.Given their general lack of control over their lives in the Army, and the lon...
Battle honours of the British and Imperial Armies
The following battle honours were awarded to units of the British Army and the armies of British India and the Dominions of the British Empire. From their institution until the end of the Second World...
Minden Day
Minden Day is a regimental anniversary celebrated on August 1 by certain units of the British Army. It commemorates the participation of the forerunners of the regiments in the Battle of Minden on tha...
Gunfire (drink)
Gunfire (or Gun-fire) is a British cocktail made of black tea and rum. It has its origins in the British Army and is also used as a name for early morning tea in the army.
It is unknown when Gunfi...
Battle honour
A battle honour is an award of a right by a government or sovereign to a military unit to emblazon the name of a battle or operation on its flags ("colours"), uniforms or other accessories where ornam...
Trooping the Colour
Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th century, although the roots go bac...
Yang di-Pertuan Agong
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Jawi: يڠ دڤرتوان اݢوڠ) is the head of state (king) of Malaysia. The office was established in 1957 when the Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gained independence from the ...
Colours, standards and guidons
In military organizations, the practice of carrying colours, standards or guidons, both to act as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander, is thought to have originated i...
Spin Wheel
The Spin Wheel is a British drill manoeuvre. The manoeuvre is not written down, but is instead passed down from one generation to the next.The manoeuvre is performed at the Trooping the Colour by The ...
Household Cavalry
The Household Cavalry (HCav) is made up of the two most senior regiments of the British Army, the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons). These regiments are divide...
List of Trooping of the Colour by Date, Regiment and Sovereign from 1895
This is a list of the Trooping of the Colour ceremony from 1895-2001. The first Trooping of the Colour took place on Horse Guards Parade on 4 June 1805.In 1895 two Troopings were done on two consecuti...
Guards Division (United Kingdom)
The Guards Division was an infantry division of the British Army that was formed in the Great War in France in 1915 from battalions of the elite Guards regiments from the Regular Army. The division se...
Major-General commanding the Household Division
The Major-General commanding the Household Division commands the Household Division of the British Army. He is also General Officer Commanding London District.
The holders of this office include:L...
Queen's Guard
The Queen's Guard and Queen's Life Guard (called King's Guard and King's Life Guard when the reigning monarch is male) are the names given to contingents of infantry and cavalry soldiers charged with ...
Trooping of the Colour
Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th century, although the roots go bac...
Marcus Sarjeant
Marcus Simon Sarjeant (born 1964) is notable for firing six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II as she rode down The Mall to the Trooping the Colour ceremony in 1981.
Sarjeant, who was from Capel-le...
Battle honours of South Africa
South Africa follows the British system of awarding battle honours to military units, to recognise the battles, theatres and campaigns in which they have fought with distinction.
Before the unific...
Last battle of the battleship Bismarck
The last battle of the German battleship Bismarck took place in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 300 nmi (350 mi; 560 km) west of Brest, France, on 26–27 May 1941. Although it was a d...