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female guardsman?

#1
maybe not the right forum but like i really care

was watching the Jubilee Concert highlights yesterday and while Robbie Williams was on, did I spot a lady Guardsman behind him? I noticed that they appeared to be a massed Guards band of some sort (apologies to the Guards for such a technical description!) but couldn't get a good look at her tunic/standard to see which Bn she was.

or did I dream it all?
 
#2
You probably didn't dream it. During the last Nov ceremonies, I spotted a female Para, complete with maroon beret. The common theme is musicians.
 
#3
Years ago, there was a series Guarding The Queen, about the Guards and HCav based in London. One episode did indeed show a female Guards sax player getting posted in from training.
 
#6
Taff, Musicians post amongst Bands much as other Corps post amongst Regiments. The members of a Regiments band are not part of that Regiment outside of Band auspices (there are a few exceptions). Guard bandie today could be tomorrows Loggie bandie and vice versa; and as david pointed out, do enough time and you could be in a lumpy jumper in front her Maj waving your wand.
 
#7
Bands are co-ed now, regardless of the capbadge they are supporting they are capbadged (technically) Corps of Army MUSic(ians)(?).

One female in the Para Band (don't recall her play saxamophone) is now the WO1 bandmaster in one of the HCMR band.
 
#15
Not allowed to recruit /post using height as a requirement any more. It's why the the police had to get rid of the minimum height requirement - discriminates against females/ethnic minorities who may be generally more vertically challenged.
 
#16
When I was doing PD's a few years back there were shemale bandies playing in Lizzies jukebox, and on my last Herrick there were shemale bootie bandies out there with us, albeit serving as medics.
 
#17
Not allowed to recruit /post using height as a requirement any more. It's why the the police had to get rid of the minimum height requirement - discriminates against females/ethnic minorities who may be generally more vertically challenged.
Unlike China. I saw Putin arrive there this morning all the troops behind him appeared to be exactly the same height. However I guess they have a much larger pool to choose from.
 

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