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Life Guard, Mounted Trooper in Summer Dress

Price: $475.00

BW8BAC-03-B1c

Ballantynes

Special Order Item

The Life Guards have a distinguished fighting record and have participated in most of the major battles and campaigns of the British Army. Their first action was in Maastricht, Holland in 1673 They also played a minor part in the defeat of the Duke of Monmouth's army at Sedgemoor in 1685. The Regiment was involved in wars in Europe, (the Austrian Succession, at Dettingen, Fontenoy, and later in the Napoleonic Wars) and they played a leading role in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. In 1882 elements of the regiment took part in the famous 'Moonlight Charge' at Kassassin in Egypt. The Life Guards fought in both World Wars, earning 28 Battle Honours in the Great War and 21 between 1939 and 1945.

The statuette depicts a mounted trooper of The Life Guards undertaking ceremonial duties outside the Horse Guards buildings in Whitehall. His dress uniform is very distinctive and originated in the 17th Century: The steel curass worn by both The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals is now the only ceremonial body armor still worn by any British soldier. Their white metal helmet with brass ornamentation copies the 'Prince Albert' pattern (1842) and is completed with a white horsehair plume.

Stands 13" tall on its base, 11" long and 7" wide.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the purchase price of this made-to-order item is charged once your order is received. The remainder is not charged until the item is ready to ship to you. We will send you an email with order details and tracking information once the item ships.

This is a hand-crafted made-to-order item. Please allow up to 6 weeks from the time you order until the item ships.

An engraved plate is available upon request for an additional $15. Maximum of 3 lines, 36 characters and spaces per line. Please include this request in the Order Notes or email us directly: [email protected].

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