Pace Sticking

bubsnicket

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The subject of pace stick drill or 'pace sticking' came up rather randomly in a conversation today and I tried to show my good chum a video that I remember seeing on youtube.com of the Guards/Sandhurst pace sticking competition but it appears to have been removed. Are there any Gdsm out there that know where I can find a video?

Below is a still of some chaps as an example:

 
mcclurg said:
Is the man on the far right not wearing a sash? :O
No he isn't. That'd make him a Lance Sergeant then.
 

March_Hare

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Is this still taken from Shiny Capstar perchance bubsnicket? I would have suggested having a look there but on second thought I don't think they host any videos.
 

bubsnicket

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March_Hare said:
Is this still taken from Shiny Capstar perchance bubsnicket? I would have suggested having a look there but on second thought I don't think they host any videos.
It sure is, and you are correct, they dont appear to host any videos unfortunately.
 
Another question.

Below the shoulder titles they are wearing a red bade. What is this?
 
TIGER-MONKEY said:
Another question.

Below the shoulder titles they are wearing a red bade. What is this?
Not just me that wondered that.


And I was thinkiung I was having trouble with my eyesight after Stella got hold of me last night followed by the Gin Fairey
 
Forgive my ignorance, but is the idea of the pace stick that it measures the distance from toe to toe?
 

bubsnicket

Old-Salt
irlsgt said:
Forgive my ignorance, but is the idea of the pace stick that it measures the distance from toe to toe?
The clue is in the name - 'pace stick' - a stick for measuring a pace. :p Im not sure that even a guardsman could guarentee it would land next to his toes every time.
 

Stinky

Swinger
irlsgt said:
Forgive my ignorance, but is the idea of the pace stick that it measures the distance from toe to toe?
It's like a giant protractor, they use it to work out angles. :)
 

FrankIG

War Hero
TIGER-MONKEY said:
Another question.

Below the shoulder titles they are wearing a red bade. What is this?
Denotes whether 1st and 2nd Battalion Coldstream ... when we still had 2 battalion Guards regiments that is!
 

Exrivofrigido

Old-Salt
We still do. It's just that the Second Battalion is currently disguised as Number Seven Company and hiding in Woolwich. They still carry the Second Battalion Colours though, and wear the 'II' thingy on their No 2 Dress, so they must be a Battalion. Or so the Company Commander told me, and he wouldn't tell fibs now would he?

Still, smart men doing smart things. Smartly.
 
sunami said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLJ8ILIE780 :p
Tha above link is incorrectly titled. Don't be fooled into thinking it's a Monty Python Clip. It is really The Grenadiers, currently at Wellington Barracks, getting the lads in shape for the Troop. I think they were Number 3 Guard that year.
 

taggytwo

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I &II , I thought you lot didnt do 2nd's. mind you 2nd Battalion second regiment of foot guards does have a certain ring to it.
 

Exrivofrigido

Old-Salt
Not bad - only took you three weeks for that one. Were you polishing it?

A bit faster when you bring us our ammo next winter please... :wink:
 
taggytwo said:
I thought you lot didnt do 2nd's. mind you 2nd Battalion second regiment of foot guards does have a certain ring to it.
No. 7 Company has a much sharper ring to it.

Nulli Secundus.
 

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