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- Foot guards is a term used to describe elite infantry regiments.
- The Foot Guards is a group of regiments in the Household Division of the British Army.
- In the Foot Guards, the rank of Lance Sergeant is the equivalent of a Corporal.
- The regiments are Guards regiments and form Britain's Household Division with the five Foot Guards regiments.
- In 1665, these two regiments were combined to form the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards.
- The Regiments of Foot Guards participate in the annual Trooping of the Colour.
- One of the five Foot Guards regiments is selected each year to troop their colour before the Sovereign at Trooping the Colour annually in June.
- The term "Massed Bands" denotes the amalgamated bands of all five Foot Guards regiments, and numbers around 250 musicians.
- Each year a battalion of one of the five Foot Guards regiments is selected to troop its colours in the ceremony.
- Khaki berets were originally generic, and are still worn by a number of infantry regiments, including all of the Foot Guards, and the Royal Anglian Regiment.
- However, in 2004 the Minister of Defence announced that the Foot Guards would gain a reserve (or Territorial Army) battalion, the London Regiment.
- Long considered to be an eyesore, the MoD-owned land was the former home of the Foot Guards and the Territorial Army.
- Similarly, in the Foot Guards the rank of Lance Sergeant is effectively used instead of corporal.
- All corporals in the Foot Guards are automatically appointed Lance Sergeant (wearing three chevrons) and lance corporals wear two chevrons.
- Today, the term "Ensign" is still used by the Foot Guards regiments, for instance during the ceremony of Trooping the Colour.
- The Guards Division is an administrative unit of the British Army responsible for the administration of the regiments of Foot Guards.
- Lance Corporal of Horse (LCoH) is an appointment unique to the Household Cavalry of the British Army, equivalent to Lance Sergeant in the Foot Guards.
- The grouping of buttons on the tunic is a common way to distinguish between the regiments of Foot Guards.
- Regiments > Cavalry Regiments > Household Cavalry
- Military > Armies > British Army > Guards Division
- Society > Military > Armies > British Army
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