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Friday, 26 April 2013

Home to the Prestigious Army

The honourable artillery company were incorporated in 1537 by King Henry VIII, to defend the realm with the use of longbows, crossbows and habdgonnes.

From 1638 they acquired this property on 6 acres of land which as London grew has become part of central London.
The elite regiment work in intelligence and alongside the City of London police force. Possibly the majority of their duties these days is ceremonial, where we'll see them in full regalia at the lord Mayors Parade or State visits.  

6 comments:

Doronette NF said...

Beautiful picture and the red bus brings some colors !

Stuart Fawcett said...

I work Across from there, super pic with the Bus.

Dave said...

Hi Mo,

Here's our website it lists all the tours available. As we are a club then tours prices are actual costs only shared amongst those going. Club membership is required though.

http://www.spokes-ctc.org/

Dave

Sharon said...

I had to "google"habdgonnes. That is one I had never hear before.

John said...

And they are actually an infantry regiment, in spite of the name.

Jack said...

Habdgonnes? I think I have misplaced my habdgonne.

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