We use cookies to improve your experience on our website and ensure the information we provide is more relevant. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we will assume you are happy to accept all cookies on the Army website. You can change your cookie settings at any time.


The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery

Saluting Battery

We form Her Majesty The Queen's ceremonial Saluting Battery and our 111 horses are stationed at Woolwich, London. Known colloquially as 'The Troop' we are a mounted unit and our soldiers are superb equestrians trained to drive a team of six horses that pull the First World War 'thirteen pounder' state saluting guns.

Royal Salutes

We are an integral part of the Household Troops. Our duties include the firing of Royal Salutes in Hyde Park and Green Park on Royal Anniversaries and State Occasions, providing a gun carriage and team of black horses for State and Military funerals and performing the world famous musical drive around the country. The Troop also performs the duties of the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards for one month each year. The King's Troop men and women are trained as fighting soldiers and throughout the Afghanistan campaign augmented other units deploying overseas.

Please use the contact details below for Recruiting Matters only

The King's Troop RHA

Telephone: 0208 781 4451

Email: KingsTpRHA-RecruitingSNCO@mod.uk

The King's Troop's stables at Woolwich

The King's Troop new stables at Woolwich

Share this page

Bookmark and Share