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?
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
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.