141Company of Pikemen & Musketeers, HAC
The Company of Pikemen & Musketeers is a ceremonial unit of the Honourable Artillery Company (the HAC) and one of only six royally-warranted bodies in the UK.
The Pikemen and Musketeers are dressed and equipped as members of the HAC would have been in the 1640s and the Company is tasked with providing a ceremonial bodyguard for the Lord Mayor of the City of London. As well as escorting the Lord Mayor’s State Coach each year at the Lord Mayor’s Show, the Company provides guards of honour and carpet guards for banquets at Mansion House and Guildhall and other events in the City. All members of the Company have previously served in the HAC’s Army Reserve Regiment.