This channel records some of the recent parades of The Company of Pikemen & Musketeers, one of the ceremonial units of the Honourable Art...
This channel records some of the recent parades of The Company of Pikemen & Musketeers, one of the ceremonial units of the Honourable Artillery Company and one of only six royally warranted bodies in the UK. The Pikemen and Musketeers are dressed and equipped as members of the Company would have been in the 1640s and is tasked with providing a ceremonial body guard for the Lord Mayor of the City of London and escorting him (or her) when on official business. These duties are primarily at Guildhall and Mansion House but also at livery halls and other events. The Company provides guards of honour and carpet guards at Armoury House when the HAC is entertaining guests and the Company is increasingly in demand to provide period displays of 17th century drill and music to show how the army of Charles I moved and defended itself.