British Cavalry Uniforms of the 19th Century: The 2nd Life Guards

A series of regular blog posts displaying images from “British Cavalry Uniforms of the 19th Century”; a set of trade cards issued by Badshah Tea Co. of London in 1963. 


#15: The 2nd Life Guards

“Charles II formed the Duke of Albermale’s Troop of Life Guards in 1660. In 1788 they became the 2nd Life Guards and in 1922 they were amalgamated with the 1st Life Guards. Our illustration shows an officer in full dress of the Waterloo period.”

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Officer, 2nd Life Guards (c.1805)

Sites of interest about the 2nd Life Guards:

National Army Museum page on the 14th Light Dragoons (who later became the 12th Royal Lancers).

My painted versions of the 1st Life Guards wearing Waterloo-era uniforms from the Nappy Cavalry Project.

The Household Cavalry Museum website.

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