"The Royal Guardsmen" were a rock band from Ocala, Florida, a sextet composed of Bill Balough (bass), John Burdette (drums), Chris Nunley (vocals), Tom Richards (guitar), Billy Taylor (organ), and Barry Winslow (vocals/guitar). Originally known as the Pulsations, the band adopted their Anglophile monicker during the British Invasion, led by the Beatles and other British artists. They achieved fame with their first (vinyl) single, "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron" in 1966, which was also the title of their first album the same year. Snoopy, the Red Baron and airplanes became a recurring theme in their songs, though they did have some chart singles without those themes, including "Wednesday," "I Say Love," and the top 40 hit "Baby Let's Wait."
The original group split in 1969, but a band with some replacement players continued for another year. Two compilation albums and the original albums (doubled up) have been released on compact disc.
* ''Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron'' album and single (1966)
* ''Return of the Red Baron'' album and single (1967)
* ''Snoopy & His Friends'' album (1967)
* "Airplane Song (My Airplane)" single (1967)