The Division Today
The Foot Guards are supremely professional. They perform a dual role, that of combat soldier and ceremonial.
Most people are surprised to learn that the soldiers in the Household Division are first and foremost - fighting soldiers - who are at the forefront of commitment to the UN, NATO and our own security and welfare.
Over the centuries they have fought in almost all the major campaigns that the British Army have been involved in and that is still true today, All the five regiments of Foot Guards are either in, have just retuned from, or are training for, operations in Afghanistan.
Their high standard of training is recognised world-wide and the NCOs and Warrant Officers are often called on by numerous countries to instill in their own forces the ethos, of both the ceremonial training and the intricacies of command and control of modern warfare.
The Division is made up of seven regiments
The Life Guards
The Blues and Royals
Within the Division the following elements are also attached
Nijmegan Company - Grenadier Guards, (incremental company, remnant of the 2nd Battalion)
No 7 Company - Coldstream Guards, (incremental company, remnant of the 2nd Battalion)
F Company - Scots Guards, (incremental company, remnant of the 2nd Battalion)
The Guards Company, 2nd Battalion Infantry Training Centre (Catterick)
The Guards Parachute Platoon, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment
Her majesty The Queen is Colonel in Chief of all the regiments that go to make up the Division.
The Command of the Household Division is made up of the following
ADC to the Major General
Brigade Major (usually a Lieutenant Colonel)
Staff Officer Ceremonial
Garrison Sergeant Major
The mounted and foot elements have their own command chain under the above
Colonel of The Life Guards
Colonel of The Blues and Royals
Headquarters Foot Guards
Lieutenant Colonel Foot Guards
Staff Officer Recruiting
Staff Officer Recruiting APC Glasgow