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Tango0105 Dec 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

….creó en 1800 la "Guardia de Honor del Almirante".

"La Brigada de Carabineros se creó en 1730 a partir de las compañías de élite o preferencia de todos los regimientos de Caballería de línea. Tenía 4 escuadrones con 636 plazas. En 1742 se asignó a la Casa Real para aumentar sus efectivos de combate (2 regimientos de Guardias Españolas y Valonas). En 1808 formaba 4 esc. de línea y 2 esc. ligeros. Cada esc. estaba formado por 2 compañías. Su fuerza total eran 540 de tropa y 490 caballos (estado de fuerzas de 1-5-1808)"
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Teodoro de Reding07 Dec 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

According to my glossy La Guardia en su Historia, they were formed in the early 1730s for Felipe V's campaigns on the French side (Spanish took Naples in 1734). They were the elite companies, grouped together as stated (4 squadrons), but then officially became Guard in 1742.There was a 5th new squadron (150 men) – the Granaderos Reales (150) formed from dragoon elite companies, dressed like th Guardias du Corps (sic) and brigaded with the Carabineros (but these didn't survive the peace.)

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