The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) (RHG/D) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry. Along with the Coldstream Guards (Household Infantry) they can trace their lineage to the new Model Army. Wearing the home Service Helmet, They are the only British Army Regiment entitled to salute without head dress. The Queen is Colonel in Chief and Anne is the Colonel
Published on Dec 7, 2013.British Army Musicians entertained unsuspecting Christmas shoppers in Gateshead's Metrocentre with a flashmob performance of festive music:"A Winter's Tale"(made famous by David Essex),followed by "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".The 60 professional musicians,Regular and Reserve,were drawn from The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band,The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Band and The Royal Signals (Northern)Band.