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Irish guards ??

#1
Ok,hope in the right section here,looking at irish regiments ,
If i go for irush guards do u have to much ceremonial stuff?
Not sure would fancy that end of things,also looking at rir and hussars!
So anybody know much about the guards ?
 
#2
IG are stationed in Windsor at present and not long back from AFG, I think. They are currently getting ready to do street lining for QBP next week. If you were to join them then you would be doing some Public Duties as well as normal infantry duties.

From a personal point of view being a SG and son also a SG, if you join them you are joining a fine Regiment and a great Division.
 
#5
We're moving to aldershot in September so the ceremonial should ease off quite a bit. It's a great regiment to be in and although I'm slightly biased I wouldn't want to be in any other infantry battalion. Quis Seperabit
 
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#7
Generally in the Foot Guards you'll do roughly two years on ceremonial then two years in the field army then two years on ceremonial etc

I heard rumours that the Irish and Welsh Guards had been warned off to find incremental companies which could increase the chance of doing ceremonial straight out of training but don't know if it's actually happening.
 
#8
Generally in the Foot Guards you'll do roughly two years on ceremonial then two years in the field army then two years on ceremonial etc

I heard rumours that the Irish and Welsh Guards had been warned off to find incremental companies which could increase the chance of doing ceremonial straight out of training but don't know if it's actually happening.
That's one of those rumours that's been doin the rounds for years. I'm all for it if it eases the strain for the London battalions a bit.
 
#11
YouTube - ‪1981 - Trooping the Colour - Queen Shot At‬‏

The Ceremonial part it to Guard the Queen. This clip is of the Queen riding to the 1981 Birthday Parade when she was shot at, the guy doing the shooting was dealt with by a Scotsguards man who was route lining. The threat to HMQ has increased. A lot of fuss was made last year about the Grenadier guards returning from Afghanistan and then Trooping the Colour. In April this year the Micks returned from Afghanistan 2 weeks before the Royal Wedding but being Micks they just got on with it
 
#13
Ok,hope in the right section here,looking at irish regiments ,
If i go for irush guards do u have to much ceremonial stuff?
Not sure would fancy that end of things,also looking at rir and hussars!
So anybody know much about the guards ?
As Johnboyzzz has said they are in Windsor at the moment but will be posted back to Aldershot and Mons barracks in September which i do believe is a non ceremonial posting at the moment.However there is talk to keep them under the London District banner so that they could still do public duties as and when required !

If you choose the "Micks" then welcome to the Blue Red Blue family which is the Brigade of Guards !
 
#17
Royal greenjacket..from south (dub).
Had a relative in guards so hence first i looked at,dont know if i fancy standing outside the palace bit.looking at everthing now,just so much and want to get it right,
Irish army still not recruiting,think there going to be a big influx of lads heading across..
 
#19
Yeah the Irish Guards, or Micks as they refer to themselves, have their own way of doing things - which usually involves alcohol and fighting.

Their motto is: Quis Serrabit which means "Who separates rabbits"

They are made up of scousers who didn't wanna join the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment - who could blame them?

Don't join them if you like real ale - as all pubs in close proximity to their barracks will be out of bounds.

They have an Irish Wolfhound dog as a mascot. The dog lives on discarded chinkies and burgers and is used by the Micks to attract women.

But they are actually a very professional fighting unit and they make a significant contribution to Special Forces and the Guards Parachute Platoon.
 
#20
Royal greenjacket..from south (dub).
Had a relative in guards so hence first i looked at,dont know if i fancy standing outside the palace bit.looking at everthing now,just so much and want to get it right,
Irish army still not recruiting,think there going to be a big influx of lads heading across..
give The Rifles a crack mate - plenty of Irish going in there now - 5 Battalions in different roles - fast entry into Afghan (RIR and IG aren't due there for a while yet).

The Rifles won't care where you come from so long as you do "all that's necessary and nothing that is not" and embrace their ethos.

RIR and IG are great too but if you fancy something a bit different to the rest of the Infantry then The Rifles could be for you.

best of luck mate.

Swift and Bold.
 

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