The death of Colonel Kiyomarth Jahanbini, one of the senior commanders of the Imperial Guard

Prior to the 1967 Imperial Coronation a Pahlavi Cavalry Guard was formed, giving the Javidan Guard a Household Cavalry type mounted escort unit for ceremonial occasions. According to differing accounts this detachment was 30 to 50-strong.The last Commanding Officer of the Javidan Guard was Lieutenant-Colonel Yusuf-i-nijad.By the late 1970s the entire Imperial Guard (including conscripts outside the Javidan units) was 18,000 strong, with artillery, armored and helicopter units. The entire Guard comprised some 6% of the army, and were the only troops stationed permanently in the capital Tehran.