Queen Elizabeth II with soldiers of the Household Cavalry at Combermere Barracks
|Owner||Ministry of Defence|
|Built for||War Office|
|Occupants||Household Cavalry Regiment|
The original barracks, known as Clewer Barracks, were designed to accommodate the Royal Horse Guards and were built at Clewer Park between 1796 and 1800. Queen Victoria ordered the replacement of the barracks after a personal visit in 1864 exposed to her its unhygienic conditions. The new barracks, which cover over 20 acres (8 ha), were named after Field Marshal Lord Combermere and include a riding school which was built in 1881.
The Household Cavalry Regiment moved from Combermere Barracks to Bulford Camp in May 2019. No. 18 Troop and the training wing remained in Windsor. The 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards will be moving in and will join London District to start their ceremonial duties.
- 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards (Moving in May 2019)
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