The Brigade of Guards was an administrative formation of the British Army from 1856 to 1968. It was commanded by the Major-General commanding the Brigade of Guards and was responsible for administering the guards regiments.
After the Second World War the British Army had fourteen infantry depots, each bearing a letter. Infantry Depot A at Wellington Barracks was the headquarters for the five guards regiments.
In line with the reforms of the army, it was renamed as the Guards Division on 1 July 1968.
- 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards [1656-]
- 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards [1656-1968]
- 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards [1760-1961]
- 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards [1650-]
- 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards [1711-1968]
- 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards [1897-1959]
- 1st Battalion, Scots Guards [1660-]
- 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards [1689-1968]
- 1st Battalion, Irish Guards [1900-]
- 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards [1915-]
- Guards Machine Gun Regiment [1917-1920]
- Composite Guards Parachute Battalion [1946-1948]
- Guards Independent Parachute Company [1948-1968]