Guards regiments

#1
How do these regiment work? Are they for cerimonial purposes only or do they do combat as well? Do al soldiers take part in cermonial events or does certain soldiers only do it?
 
#2
They're not only for ceremonial work - the rest of the army employ them at £2.50 per hour to clean our boots. Tell me, does your father suffer from Down's too?
 
#3
The Queens train set no else gets armed sentries posted outside their home, or am I mistaken?

Ps ditto to everything baldrick66 says below.
 
#4
This Has got to be a wind up? A Wah?

1st Bn Gren Guards have just return from Helmund
All the Guards Bns have either served in Iraq, or Afganistan, The Balkans and N Ireland and role like every other Infantry Bn
If you can be bothered to check the Household Division battle honours, they have been involved in every major conflict since 1656!
 
#5
Baldrick66 said:
This Has got to be a wind up? A Wah?

1st Bn Gren Guards have just return from Helmund
All the Guards Bns have either served in Iraq, or Afganistan, The Balkans and N Ireland and role like every other Infantry Bn
If you can be bothered to check the Household Division battle honours, they have been involved in every major conflict since 1656!
Damn right Baldrick ... and 1 Irish Guards just back from Basra. Who is this numpty??? :x
 
#7
Not to sure if one is a wind up by a devious type trying to get the only Regiments trusted with the monarchy's personal protection to bite or some civi / Army wanabe who really just doesn't know what we get up to.

If your are a wanabe then we do both, you are the recruiting poster says -'twice the man'. In my day once you get to Battalion and get some rank you could sometimes choose what you prefer: ops and those type of postings or cremonial. I personally wasn't a fan of cremonial but none the less it is a very good experience and that what our whole ethos is based on and you would be amazed how that attention detail and strict sometimes harsh discipline makes you a better field solidier.

If your a wind up merchant - FACK ORFF
 
#8
Gents this guy appears from time to time with the same Questions, last time round it was Para Regt and before that Royal Marines..
 
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Brandt

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#9
Baldrick66 said:
This Has got to be a wind up? A Wah?

1st Bn Gren Guards have just return from Helmund
All the Guards Bns have either served in Iraq, or Afganistan, The Balkans and N Ireland and role like every other Infantry Bn
If you can be bothered to check the Household Division battle honours, they have been involved in every major conflict since 1656!
...and the Coldstream Guards and Household Cavalry are both in Helmand as we speak.

...and the first Guards regiment was formed in 1650, not 1656.

Maybe not a wah, if he is who he says he is: the Governor General's Foot Guards in Canada are ceremonial only.
 
#10
Brandt said:
...and the first Guards regiment was formed in 1650, not 1656
Ahh You'll be taking about the Coldstreamers then? The Ist Foot Guards (Grenadier Guards) were formed in 1656 and are the senior because they didn't fight for Cromwell. :lol:

I'll get my coat
 

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#11
Brandt said:
This Has got to be a wind up? A Wah?



...and the first Guards regiment was formed in 1650, not 1656.
I think you will find it was 1642 but backed the wrong horse!
 
#12
SunrayDown said:
the only Regiments trusted with the monarchy's personal protection FACK ORFF
As well as R Sigs, AAC and every other capbadge in the British Army and a few foreign regiments.

Shame you trotted out that piece of Pap because the rest of your post was interesting.
 
#14
western said:
SunrayDown said:
the only Regiments trusted with the monarchy's personal protection FACK ORFF
As well as R Sigs, AAC and every other capbadge in the British Army and a few foreign regiments.

Shame you trotted out that piece of Pap because the rest of your post was interesting.
Beat me to it. Plus, remember that there is always a line infantry public duties Bn based at Hounslow.

In answer to the original post (which I'd like to think is igorance rather than a wah), the Ft Gds Bns arms plot in and out of London. While in London they conduct public duties, as well as operations with a deploying Bde. When out of London their role is as per a line infantry Bn, i.e. no public duties but conduct operations according to their Bde FORM cycle.

Additionally there are the 3x public duties incremental companies. These are independant Ft Gds companies (one each from GREN GDS, COLDM GDS and SG) perminantly based in London who conduct public duties and some (traditional) military training, but do not deploy on operations.
 
#15
Brandt said:
Baldrick66 said:
This Has got to be a wind up? A Wah?

1st Bn Gren Guards have just return from Helmund
All the Guards Bns have either served in Iraq, or Afganistan, The Balkans and N Ireland and role like every other Infantry Bn
If you can be bothered to check the Household Division battle honours, they have been involved in every major conflict since 1656!
...and the Coldstream Guards and Household Cavalry are both in Helmand as we speak.

...and the first Guards regiment was formed in 1650, not 1656.
Maybe not a wah, if he is who he says he is: the Governor General's Foot Guards in Canada are ceremonial only.
Scots Guards were formed in 1642 to quell the Irish Rebels, disbanded then formed again in 1652 (I think) in which time the Coldstream and Grenadiers were formed which is why the Scots are the 3rd Guards of Foot
 
#16
Not entirely true. Some of the Canadian Grenadiers were in Kandahar this last summer as individual augmentees: and having spoken to a couple they also have some guys in Djibouti.............none in formed units though.
 
#18
western said:
SunrayDown said:
the only Regiments trusted with the monarchy's personal protection FACK ORFF
As well as R Sigs, AAC and every other capbadge in the British Army and a few foreign regiments.

Shame you trotted out that piece of Pap because the rest of your post was interesting.
Sorry if I offended at the end of day we (The guys and girls of the British Army) all took/take the Queens shilling so to speak, we all pledged/pledge allegiance to Her and ultimately she was/is our boss. We all had/have different jobs in that Army, each is important as each other’s - that's why we are such a formidable force (or so they say anyway).

Perhaps I should of been at bit more specific - I didn't really want to go there as this subject normally gets all the Guards Regiments all wound up and who ever posts this opens themselves up for some severe incoming from that lot. Anyway if your an ex Guardsman then this is not one upmanship it is to my understanding (having served) factually correct - check the books or check ‘9pm tonight BBC one’ on ARRSE http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=81476/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=135.html
which done this one before.

The Grenadier Guards has the Monarch's Company - 'The Monarch’s Mob' or if you serve/served in the Grenadiers they are affectingly known as the 'Lockers' - I will leave this at that as I value my life. This is currently is The Queen's Company as we have a Queen as our Monarch (well it was the last time I checked). When talking about The Queen's Company, always remember the 'The' and believe me it is a mortal sin to refer to them as 'Q Coy'. This was formed and employed for the Monarch's person protection back in the 1600s. In more recent times they still have the Monarch as the commander - the Company Commander is referred to as 'The Captain' and they are employed as the coffin bearers of the Monarch. It is said that is why they never get the exotic postings to the other side of the world - because they have got to be ready for when HM pops off. Also from then on they will be renamed The King's Company and the poor old tax payer will have to pay for The Grenadiers to change their buff belt buckles to 'CR'. In my day if your father, grandfather or great grandfather served and you had his 'GR' buff belt buckle then it was a real honour to wear it and you got a lot of respect but I am sure it was not officially recognised. Anyway, you could not see the 'GR' after all the years of polishing! If this interests you to point of thinking about this as a job then you had to be over 6 foot to serve in this Company in my day - this may of changed now.

The Welsh Guards have a Company run on much the same lines called The Prince Of Wales Company. The Commander is the Prince of Wales, so when Charlie takes the top job. Prince William will become their Commander. Their Company Commander is also referred to as 'The Captain'. That is why they were the coffin bearers for Di, even after her antics she still got the Prince of Wales Company care.

Like I said no offence to rest of the glorious British Army, who I have nothing but the utmost of of respect for and are all great at what they do but that is their (The Queens Company of The Grenadier Guards and The Prince of Wales Company of The Welsh Guards) job if they like it or not, if you knew that when you signed up or not! Oh by the way that respect includes the TA as well.

PS. The 'FACK ORFF' was meant to the original question asking if the Guards 'do' combat - Does who ever asked this watch the telly or read a news paper? If they did, they will find out the poor old Guards are 'doing' one hell of a lot of combat at the moment just like the rest of the poor old British Army.
 
#19
Its not only
The Queens Company, Its,
Number Two Company,
Support Company,
Headquarter Company
and The Inkerman Company
A Grenadier never abbreviates.
 
#20
Brandt said:
Baldrick66 said:
This Has got to be a wind up? A Wah?

1st Bn Gren Guards have just return from Helmund
All the Guards Bns have either served in Iraq, or Afganistan, The Balkans and N Ireland and role like every other Infantry Bn
If you can be bothered to check the Household Division battle honours, they have been involved in every major conflict since 1656!
...and the Coldstream Guards and Household Cavalry are both in Helmand as we speak.

...and the first Guards regiment was formed in 1650, not 1656.

Maybe not a wah, if he is who he says he is: the Governor General's Foot Guards in Canada are ceremonial only.
Scots Guards were actually formed in 1642
 

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