British Household Cavalry Play Hide And Seek And Show Off Epic Camouflage

Camouflage has been used for centuries in military circles and they have varying degrees of success. When you're trying to replicate natural surroundings like forest, snow or desert, the patterns either make you stick out, or make you invisible.

So the Household Cavalry wanted to see whether their hide and seek skills were up to scratch. They gathered six riflemen at Salisbury plain and gave them the ultimate task of hiding in plain sight.

See how many you can spot.

Not going to lie, it's pretty tough.

They were so good at their job that the Household Cavalry got them to edge out just a tiny bit from their hiding spot to give people another chance at spotting them.

A few people commented on the social media post, claiming to be able to see a few of the expert snipers, however no one was able to claim to see them all.

Thankfully, the team then circled the soldiers so that we could all stop scratching our heads.

The Household Cavalry is a part of the Household Division and is the Queen's official protection - so you'd expect them to be pretty decent at their jobs. They're made up of the Armoured Regiment, which is stationed at Windsor in the Combermere Barracks, and the ceremonial mounted unit, which calls London's Hyde Park Barracks home.

While they've only officially been active since 1992, the group has roots going back as far as 1660.

Household Cavalry
Household Cavalry

Credit: PA

A few famous people have been involved with the Household Cavalry over the years, including Prince William and Prince Harry.

Other notable people include singer James Blunt, Welsh actor and director Ray Milland and British writer Jack Higgins.

It also had Craig Harrison among its ranks, who once held the record for the longest confirmed sniper kill in combat. The bullet, which was fired in 2009, travelled an astonishing 2,475 m to its target during the war in Afghanistan.

Craig Harrison
Craig Harrison

Sniper Craig Harrison (Credit: Mike Searson/Creative Commons)

The 47-year-old used an Accuracy International L115A3 in the kill.

That's now the second longest sniper shot, after a Canadian soldier in the Joint Task Force 2, who, in May this year, shot and killed someone 3,540 m away.

Impressively, in the top 18 longest confirmed sniper kills, there are two entries from the 1800s, one during the American Indian Wars and the American Civil War.

While they're a far cry from the current record, they're pretty impressive feats considering that sniper technology was nowhere near as advanced as it is today.

Featured Image Credit: Household Cavalry

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