Guards Machine Gun Battalion and Regiment

The Regiments of Foot Guards were outside of the requirement for establishing their machine gun sections as the Machine Gun Corps; however, they did form the Guards Machine Gun Battalion to consolidate their machine gun capability.

The Guards Machine Gun Regiment was formed from units of the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line. This took place on the 10th May 1918. The units transferred were:

Battalion of G.M.G.R. Original Unit
1st 1st Life Guards
2nd 2nd Life Guards
3rd Royal Horse Guards
4th 1st Gds Bde MG Coy
2nd Gds Bde MG Coy
3rd Gds Bde MG Coy
4th Gds Bde MG Coy

The Regiment was disbanded on 26 February 1920.


The Guards Machine Gun Regiment is commemorated alongside the other Regiments of Foot Guards on the Guards Memorial, Horse Guards Parade, London.