See The Troop in action

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery is a Regular Army unit tasked as a Mounted Ceremonial Battery, and is based at Woolwich, London. This website is for The King’s Troop Foundation which is the official charity that supports The Troop, and our purpose is to promote the efficiency, morale and well-being of the serving Troop and their cherished horses. We fund opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable; that helps our people to remain engaged and motivated in their very busy careers, and it honours their dedication. The Foundation also preserves and promotes the rich living heritage that The Troop guards, including its outstanding sporting record.

The Musical Drive
Royal Windsor Horse Show
Windsor

Tickets for Royal Windsor Horse Show are on sale at: www.rwhs.co.uk

The Musical Drive of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery is one of the most spectacular displays of horsemanship in the world.

The Gun Teams of The Troop, each led by six horses with three drivers, perform exciting manoeuvres at the gallop. The Drive is set to stirring traditional music and ends with the guns firing before the Troop gallops out. The galloping Drive shows the RHA tradition: fast in and fast out. It will be performed as part of the main Castle Arena show each day.

  • On Saturday, members of the Troop will compete our Military Working Horses in the prestigious Services Show Jumping competition
  • Tickets: Royal Windsor Horse Show – rwhs.co.uk

Royal Gun Salute
Anniversary of the Coronation of King Charles III
The Green Park, London

Gun Salutes mark special occasions for the Royal Family.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a 41 Gun Salute to mark the anniversary of the Coronation of King Charles III. The Troop will enter The Green Park from the Canada Gate at the Buckingham Place end of Constitution Hill and come into action on the East side of the Broadwalk to music from a Household Division Band.

Watch from the north end of the Broadwalk in The Green Park which runs between the Canada Gates and the Devonshire Gates on Piccadilly. After ‘rounds complete’ the Troop will leave the gun position through the Canada Gate.

The salute will be fired at 12:00 Midday. It’s best to be there at least 20 minutes before.

  • Watch from the north end of the Broadwalk of The Green Park.
  • 41 Gun Salute, fired at Midday
  • Free event, open to the public

Major General’s Review
of The King's Birthday Parade
Horse Guards Parade and The Green Park, London

Review of the King’s Birthday Parade by Major General J M H Bowder OBE, General Officer Commanding London District. Royal Gun Salute rehearsal in The Green Park and walk and trot past on Horse Guards Parade.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will conduct a Full Dress rehearsal of a Royal Gun Salute timed  to coincide with the arrival of the General, marking the start of The Major General’s Review of The King’s Birthday Parade.  Following the Trooping of the Colour by the Guards, The Troop will walk and trot past the General on Horse Guards Parade followed by the Household Cavalry.

  • Royal Gun Salute rehearsal in The Green Park timed with the arrival of the General on Horse Guards Parade
  • Trooping The Colour on Horse Guards Parade, reviewed by Major General J M H Bowder OBE, General Officer Commanding London District. The Troop will walk and trot past the General.
  • Tickets for the seating on Horseguards Parade are available from the Household Division: army.mod.uk
  • The gun salute in The Green Park and the processions on The Mall are open to the public, all free of charge.

Colonel’s Review
of The King's Birthday Parade
Horse Guards Parade and The Green Park, London

Review of the King’s Birthday Parade by a Colonel of the Household Division. Royal Gun Salute rehearsal in The Green Park, then walk and trot past on Horse Guards Parade.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will conduct a Full Dress rehearsal of a Royal Gun Salute timed to coincide with the arrival of the Colonel, marking the start of The Colonel’s Review of The King’s Birthday Parade.  Following the Trooping of the Colour by the Guards, The Troop will walk and trot past the Colonel on Horse Guards Parade followed by the Household Cavalry.

  • Royal Gun Salute rehearsal in The Green Park timed with the arrival of the Colonel on Horse Guards Parade
  • Trooping The Colour on Horse Guards Parade, reviewed by a Colonel of the Household Division. The Troop will walk and trot past the Colonel.
  • Tickets for the seating on Horseguards Parade are available from the Household Division: army.mod.uk
  • The gun salute in The Green Park and the processions on The Mall are open to the public, all free of charge.

The King’s Birthday Parade
Horse Guards Parade and The Green Park, London

Royal Gun Salute in The Green Park, then walk and trot past on Horse Guards Parade.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a Royal Gun Salute timed to coincide with the arrival of His Majesty The King at Horse Guards Parade, marking the start of The King’s Birthday Parade.  Following the Trooping of the Colour by the Guards, The Troop will walk and trot past The King on Horse Guards Parade followed by the Household Cavalry.

  • Royal Gun Salute in The Green Park timed with the arrival of His Majesty The King on Horse Guards Parade
  • Trooping The Colour on Horse Guards Parade, reviewed by His Majesty The King. The Troop will walk and trot past The King.
  • Tickets for the seating on Horseguards Parade are available from the Household Division: army.mod.uk
  • The gun salute in The Green Park and the processions on The Mall are open to the public, all free of charge.

The King’s Life Guard
Horse Guards, Whitehall, London

The King's Life Guard is the mounted guard at Horse Guards, which is the official main entrance to both St James's Palace and Buckingham Palace.

Sentries have been posted here since the restoration of King Charles II in 1660. The Troop takes over the duties of The King’s Life Guard each summer whilst the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment takes a break.

The Guard changes at 11:00am (10:00am on Sundays) and the Guard is inspected again at 4:00pm. It is best to arrive about 15 minutes before those times.

A Military Musical Spectacular
Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade
Horse Guards Parade, London

A showcase of precision drill, fireworks and world class military horsemanship, including Gun Teams of the Troop with our Military Working Horses, all with stirring military music.

A celebration of military music in all its refinement including mounted musicians, with a commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. We recognise the power of music across the globe as a universal language and celebrate the rock artists of Great Britain.

Royal Gun Salute
Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
The Green Park, London

Gun Salutes mark special occasions for the Royal Family.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a 41 Gun Salute to mark the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.  The Troop will enter The Green Park from the Canada Gate at the Buckingham Place end of Constitution Hill and come into action on the Broadwalk to music from a Household Division Band.

Watch from the north end of the Broadwalk in The Green Park which runs between the Canada Gates and the Devonshire Gates on Piccadilly. After ‘rounds complete’ the Troop will leave the gun position through the Canada Gate.

The salute will be fired at 12:00 Midday. It’s best to be there at least 20 minutes before.

  • Watch from the north end of the Broadwalk of The Green Park
  • 41 Gun Salute, fired at Midday
  • Free event, open to the public

Royal Gun Salute
Anniversary of the Accession of King Charles III
Hyde Park, London

Gun Salutes mark special occasions for the Royal Family.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a 41 Gun Salute to mark the Accession of His Majesty The King.

In Hyde Park, the Troop will gallop into action to music from a Household Division Band. Upon ‘rounds complete’ the Troop will leave the gun position at the gallop. Watch from the Broad Walk on the east side of Hyde Park.

The salute will be fired at 12:00 Midday; it’s best to be there at least 20 minutes before.

  • 41 Gun Salute, fired at Midday
  • Watch from the Broad Walk on the east side of Hyde Park.
  • The Troop will gallop into and out of action in true RHA style.
  • Free event, open to the public.

The Lord Mayor’s Show
The City of London

The traditional public parade that marks the inauguration of The Lord Mayor of London

A new Lord Mayor, appointed every year, stages the public parade for their inauguration ceremony. A Section (two Gun Teams), with Section Commander and Veterinary Officer, will be in the parade. The Lord Mayor’s Show website explains how best to watch.

Remembrance Sunday
Commemorating those who died in world wars and other conflicts
Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, Hyde Park Corner

The Troop will fire Minute Guns at 11.00 a.m. on Horse Guards Parade to mark the National Silence. Afterwards, the Gun Section from the Troop will rank last the Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner.

Meanwhile, the Trumpeters of The Troop will sound the Last Post and Reveille at The Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner for the Royal Artillery Service of Remembrance.

Having fired the Minute Guns, the Section of The Troop will proceed to Hyde Park Corner and rank past The Royal Artillery Memorial.

Our soldiers also usually provide dismounted contingent to other key locations; details will be published in due course.

  • The Troop will fire Minute Guns for the National Silence on Horseguards Parade
  • The Trumpeters of The Troop will sound The Last Post and Reveille for the Royal Artillery Service of Remembrance at Hyde Park Corner
  • The Guns will then rank past the Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner
  • Free event, open to the public

Royal Gun Salute
The King's Birthday
The Green Park, London

Gun Salutes mark special occasions for the Royal Family.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a 41 Gun Salute to mark the birthday of His Majesty The King.  The Troop will enter The Green Park from the Canada Gate at the Buckingham Place end of Constitution Hill and come into action on the East side of the Broadwalk to music from a Household Division Band.

Watch from the north end of the Broadwalk in The Green Park which runs between the Canada Gates and the Devonshire Gates on Piccadilly. After ‘rounds complete’ the Troop will leave the gun position through the Canada Gate.

The salute will be fired at 12:00 Midday. It’s best to be there at least 20 minutes before.

  • Watch from the north end of the Broadwalk of The Green Park.
  • 41 Gun Salute, fired at Midday
  • Free event, open to the public