After more than 200 years based in Windsor, The Household Cavalry are relocating to Bulford in Wiltshire. Combermere Barracks in St Leonards Road Windsor has historically been the base where soldiers have learnt to ride. The 12-week riding course teaches the soldiers the basics of horse welfare and military equitation. The soldiers training then continues in a 4-week kit ride at the Knightsbridge Barracks.
On Saturday 18th May 2019 over 250 soldiers, mounted troops and the band of the Household Cavalry paraded through Windsor town to say thank you and goodbye to the community that have been their home for 215 years. The new residents of the Combermere Barracks will be the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.
A spokesperson for The Household Cavalry stated “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the community, town and council of Windsor. It has been a privilege to be part of such a supportive environment and we hope that 1st Battalion Welsh Guards will be welcomed with a similar rapport over time. We want to thank all of our supporters who saw us off at The Freedom of Windsor Parade”.