The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Join The Royal Forums Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-07-2014, 05:00 AM
Muhler's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern Jutland, Denmark
Posts: 9,724
Right, let's have something for the uniform nerds.

The Swedish Royal Guards, (there are actually several units but let's stick to this one).
As you may tell from their helmets, riding boots and Mauser carbines, they are dragoons, light dragoons to be exact.
Interestingly the officer is armed with a pallask. A straight heavy cavalry sword. Light dragoons usually carried sabres.

Dragoons were initially mounted infantry armed with full length muskets.
The purpose was to ride up fast to where they were needed, dismount and engage the enemy.
A bit like modern airborne troops. I.e. highly mobile, but fairly few and without heavy support weapons, with the purpose of getting to a position and hold until relieved. Alternatively to fight a delaying action and mount and get away before cut off or overwhelmed.
The sabres at that point was predominantly a defensive weapon.

Later on dragoons evolved to become all-purpose-cavalry. Meaning they could perform every cavalry role, not as good as the more specialised cavalry, like hussars, lansers and cuirassiers, but still.
Eventually dragoons, which were in constant demand due to their versatillity, evolved into light and heavy dragoons.
The from Hollywood very famous US cavalry were actually de facto a mix of light and heavy dragoons. I.e. riding large and heavy horses, but being armed with light carbines. A typical politicians move, which meant that they often were too heavy to catch up with the more nimbly mounted natives and too lightly armed, which meant they were sometimes outgunned in several critical engagements.
The Congress actually considered raising dragoon regiments after the Civil War, but that was considered too expensive. Result: Infantry companies had to be mounted to fill in the gap.,_Sweden.jpg
Here we have the dragoons in full gala. Complete with the svejf/plume on their helmets. The plume was meant to resemble the mane of the horse, not the tail. - Oh, no, no, no! (No buttheads here, please).
Notice the officer with the gorget in a chain around his neck.
Originally designed as a throat protection as a part of full armour, it evolved into a symbol of authority.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 05:13 AM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 24,394
dronning silvia Endelig er hele familien samlet igjen - Se og hør

Gallery from Face to Face
face to face

Estelle had a soft toy with her at the carriage

The National song and the royal family leaving

Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 12:18 PM
HereditaryPrincess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Royal Blogger
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Greater London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,465
Thanks for the photos! It's nice to see the SRF again, and I'm pleased that Madeleine and Chris bought Leonore with them. I love how she has a mini national costume. That's the cutest thing I've ever seen, since my little cousin 'talking' to himself. And of course, Estelle was adorable. It's cute how she bought a little toy with her to join in the celebrations.

MyRoyals have a nice gallery with some adorable official photos of Estelle:

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone". Audrey Hepburn

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy". Anne Frank
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 7,398
National Day 2014| Blogs•
"I never did mind about the little things"
Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 01:10 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 24,394
Princess Estelle stole the show on the National Day
Prinsessan Estelles succe på Nationaldagen Stoppa Pressarna
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 02:41 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 24,394
Video of the royal family arriving
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 02:25 PM
SwissRoyal's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Luzern, Switzerland
Posts: 177
At 2.26, Carl-Philip seems to give Chris a peck on the cheeck, LOL
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2017, 11:29 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 24,394
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2017, 11:37 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 24,394
From Instagram

Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
June 6, Sweden's National Day - Through the Times Josefine Royal House of Sweden 16 09-14-2017 04:40 PM
June 6, 2004 - Sweden's National Day hrhcp Royal House of Sweden 75 04-08-2016 06:39 AM
June 6, 2005 - Sweden's National Day Yennie Royal House of Sweden 35 02-28-2016 12:47 AM
June 6, 2006 - Sweden's National Day GrandDuchess Royal House of Sweden 53 06-21-2006 03:38 PM
June 6, 2003 - Sweden's National Day Alexandria Royal House of Sweden 11 09-27-2003 05:53 PM

Popular Tags
albania aristocracy best outfit best outfit october 2016 birthday child crown prince frederik crown princess mary crown princess mary evening dresses crown princess mary fashion crown princess victoria denmark duchess of cambridge visit to canada duke of edinburgh elia zaharia fashion poll kate king abdullah ii king abdullah in australia love maxima in australia and new zealand monarchy monarchy versus republic natural disasters noice november 2016 october 2016 picture of the week prince charles princess marie princess mary princess mary casual style princess mary fashion princess mary hats princess sofia queen elizabeth ii queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia cocktail dresses queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia eveningwear queen letizia fashion queen letizia gowns queen mathilde queen mathilde daytime fashion queen mathilde fashion queen mathilde in jordan queen mathilde style queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania queen rania casual outfit queen rania eveningwear queen rania fashion queen rania in australia romanov royal wedding state visit state visit from argentina succession sweden swedish royal family the duchess of cambridge casual wear the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:05 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017
Jelsoft Enterprises