Guards height

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syledis

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#1
Some of the Guards bandies seemed to be a little on the short side today, i thought there used to be a minimum height requirement for the Guards. Is this still the case, or is it only for the actual Infantry and not the band?
 

the_boy_syrup

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#2
Nope Dwarfs and Pigmys can join now
I think only Prince Of Wales Company Welsh Guards have a height requirement
 
#3
Some of the Guards bandies seemed to be a little on the short side today, i thought there used to be a minimum height requirement for the Guards. Is this still the case?
Pretty sure you answered your own question there.
 
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cloudbuster

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#4
Some of the Guards bandies seemed to be a little on the short side today, i thought there used to be a minimum height requirement for the Guards. Is this still the case?
Yes, but not for bandies, obviously.

Or they're cadets from badged units; you never know.
 

the_boy_syrup

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#6
Women in the band as well IIRC
 
#8
i did a stint with 1CG LAD, and i was expecting it to be land of the giants. I was in 3 Coy Ftrs and i was the tallest in the entire company. mind you, 3 Coy had a reputation as the dumping ground for the nutters and wasters. good bunch though
 
#9
Arrse user 5.56mm is a Grenadier and he's so titchy he could drown in a puddle. So probably not.
 
#10
I think the Guards did away with the height thing, due to lack of recruits.

Bands are now Corps' of Army Musicians (CAMus), although they are badged to a Regiment (Guards/Rifles/RGR/Para), Div (King's, Queen's, PoW and Duke of Wellingtons) or Corps'.

RGR is a bit of special case, but other than that any one in the CAMus can move n and out of the various bands based on their musical abilities.
 
#14
Like I said not as many as good saving could be made. Apart from RM bands how many others have done a full Op tour laterly?
Can't name it, but bandsmen deployed with us, they were on our OPTAG. Think they mooched around in BSN hospital and at LKG. Not sure, but I know they weren't playing with their instruments.

Is this going to be one of those, 'let's get rid of the bands because I am jealous of their musical ability/lifestyle and havn't a fcuking clue what they do?' type arguements?

Read the DIN, tranche 1 contains quite a number of musicians, if you take in to account the size of their Corps in the first place.
 
#15
Can't name it, but bandsmen deployed with us, they were on our OPTAG. Think they mooched around in BSN hospital and at LKG. Not sure, but I know they weren't playing with their instruments.

Is this going to be one of those, 'let's get rid of the bands because I am jealous of their musical ability/lifestyle and havn't a fcuking clue what they do?' type arguements?

Read the DIN, tranche 1 contains quite a number of musicians, if you take in to account the size of their Corps in the first place.
No everyone should have a pet one
 
#18
Yes great PR they were in theatre long enough to qualify for a medal
Over three months to be exact.

They pootled around as a formed band doing a few shows. They also mentored the ANA band. This is one of the things they do in many countries. Again, many may not see this as being up there with, say, an OMLT. But it is still a vital piece of military liason that brings other armies in to our sphere.

Few soldiers can boast of the impact, that a band, has on the public of UK and publics of the world and of course in fellow bands.

Augmentees are going out to Herrick for full tours, as they have on other ops, to assist in various roles. Some assist in hospitals, others have staff slots.

They are probably just as versatile and adaptable soldiers as many others, in picking up roles that are not quite in their job spec and completing it.

I think we'd all hav been disappointed today, had we had to resort to a Guardsman carrying a ghettoblaster down the Mall.
 
#20
Sadly even the leading company has munchkins within it now.
They just issue out taller bearskin helmets to the midgets, so that they appear to be the same height as there mates.
 

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