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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 and escort for the Lord Mayor of the City of London when on official business.  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 venues in and around the City. The Company also provides displays of 17th century arms drill and guards of honour for events and dinners at Armoury House, the HAC’s headquarters.

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