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The Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR)

The Household Cavalry Regiment is permantly based at Combermere barracks in Windsor in the Formation Reconnaissance (FR) role.


FR troops are an essential capability in the battle for information and battlefield intelligence. FR takes pride in gathering information by stealth, both from vehicles and on foot - seeing without being seen. FR provides commanders with information 24 hours a day in all weather conditions.

Patience, nerve and cunning are the essential characteristics of the reconnaissance soldier. Recce's constant flow of information helps commanders decide what forces are needed and where to defeat the enemy.


Mounted primarily in the Scimitar Combat Vehicle and more recently in Panther and Jackal.

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