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The Household Cavalry museum - OriginsThe Household Cavalry are among the world's most famous and instantly recognisable soldiers. Best known for mounted ceremonial on major State occasions, they are first and foremost soldiers, many having served recently on operations overseas as did their forebears over 300 years. Campaign medals worn proudly on parade bear witness to their fighting role at the heart of the British Army. Throughout their careers, all Household Cavalrymen will alternate between serving on armoured vehicles and on ceremonial duties.