Precision drill? - British soldiers can do better I know

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Jacko2838 said:
This was sent to us by a friend living in the USA- can anybody tell us who they are, where are they from, and Im sure there are British units they drill much more precise than these do, so somebody please add a link to them and I can then send it to our friend in the USA

Só Riso Mail Vídeos Cómicos - Exibição de banda militar - Um espectáculo imperdível!
Link?
 
#3
Norwegian King's Guard - simples
 
#4
Hey cupoftea - cant understand why it does not work for you, I just clicked on the link I have included in my message, and it came up for me, check your computer, does it need a service
 
#5
To StickyToffeePudding, thanks fgr that, thought they looked Scandinavian, but not sure, and the flags behind them were a bit confusing,

Now give me a link to one of the great British Regiments performing even better than these northern blokes, so that I send it to the USA to skite about how much better the British Army is than those vikings or whatever
 
#6
Jacko:

Not sure why anyone would think they are British when the caption at the top in Portuguese says that they are the Norwegian Royal Guard.

Cheers
 
#10
This mostly for DavidBOC, but for anybody who can help me - I dont think anybody in this thread has made a mention that they thought they were British. I cant read portugese, I only speak Strine and cow french, and can only read English

So I could not read the gobbledegook at the top of the page, nor could I understand the orders being given by the parade commander.

But I would like it if somebody could add to this thread a link to a British Regiment performing precise drill so that I can send it to our friends in the USA who seemed to think this one they sent to me is the ultimate in drill perfection. I have watched Scots Guards, KOYLI and even an artillery regiment on a parade while in Malaya in the 60s, and my own unit, I thought, looked better than the Norwegians, and I have seen better drill on the Tattoo on TV from British and Ghurka unitsbut I am biased anyway, and would really like to see a link, if anybody can give me one, to show my American friends that the British Army is better, I cant find a link to an Aussie unit on parade to show either, so would welcome any help given - Please.
 
#11
Jacko - closer to your home check out the Lochiel marching drill team from NZ.

For top quality British military drill search for videos of sovereigns parade, trooping the colour, or I very much hessitate to say the Queens Colour Squadron. But as these only use sequences of official drill movements, which were at one stage of some practical use (although the QCS stretch it!) they tend to be a bit dull compared with the more elaborate coreographed routines of strange movements some civvy and foreign teams use.
 
#12
"We havent really got any military organisations that do that sort of thing, there are these lot though, a bit like majorettes with rifles:"

I heard that they are a bunch of top blokes, however I might be a little bit biased..................................

Now I'd best f**k off and bull some boots......... sigh
 
#15
Jacko:

I'm sorry. Reading in a hurry I saw "Im sure there are British units" and misread it as "I'm sure they are..."

I am septic and we are notoriously bad at languages. I did have Latin and French in school and Irish Gaelic for a few years plus picked up a bit of Italian from the in-laws. Never studied Portuguese but with Latin and my small bit of Italian I can pick out some Portuguese. Helpful as the city I work in has a lot of Portuguese immigrants. My cleaning lady is Brazilian and my late lamented spaniel learned Sit, Lie Down, Get Down and Beg in Portuguese. My cats would find it demeaning to respond to human commands in any language.

Again, being septic sort we will have to rely on our British friends for information on British drill. At the end of the Gulf War, when the wife was coming home (USNR activated and deployed) we met in London and I saw the Irish Guards on March 17th when HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother went to a barracks (Chelsea??) to present shamrock to the Irish Guards. They looked pretty sharp.

I think there are sort of national styles. I have always been impressed with the USMC drill team and the USA guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns but others might not be.
 
#16
I really thought that somebody by now would have given me a link, so I will change the subject but not entirely, as it is still on the British Army, but Military bands instead of drill. In my younger days (ancient times) I only knew Amazing Grace as a hymn I used to sing in church (Holy Trinity Church, Streatham SW16 London) during WW2. Then later again, only a hymn sung in church when we migrated here to the Lucky Country. Then all that changed in 1972 when the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards released their record, suddenly it became a hit song, and everybody wanted to record it, incl Elvis, and I cant remember the last time I went to a funeral that it was not sung or played, so does anybody perhaps have a video link to the Dragoon Guards band playing Amazing Grace, cos I know my friends in the USA loved the one of the song being performed in the Coliseum in Rome with that violin bloke who makes hits and performs with those really great looking birds playing violins. So how about it, either give me a British Army drill link, or if not, perhaps a combined Pipe and Military Band playing Amazing Grace, I have to show those yank friends of mine that the Brits do it better - Please
 
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Jacko2838 said:
I really thought that somebody by now would have given me a link, so I will change the subject but not entirely, as it is still on the British Army, but Military bands instead of drill. In my younger days (ancient times) I only knew Amazing Grace as a hymn I used to sing in church (Holy Trinity Church, Streatham SW16 London) during WW2. Then later again, only a hymn sung in church when we migrated here to the Lucky Country. Then all that changed in 1972 when the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards released their record, suddenly it became a hit song, and everybody wanted to record it, incl Elvis, and I cant remember the last time I went to a funeral that it was not sung or played, so does anybody perhaps have a video link to the Dragoon Guards band playing Amazing Grace, cos I know my friends in the USA loved the one of the song being performed in the Coliseum in Rome with that violin bloke who makes hits and performs with those really great looking birds playing violins. So how about it, either give me a British Army drill link, or if not, perhaps a combined Pipe and Military Band playing Amazing Grace, I have to show those yank friends of mine that the Brits do it better - Please
As has already been pointed out to you, other than the Queens Colour Squadron of the RAF there are no "Drill Display Teams" or equivalent in the British Forces. In short the Brits don't really do Drill for Drills sake (and in the Rifles this is carried to the extreme! :lol: ).

If you want to see proper soldiers doing proper drill for a purpose, then Google "Trooping the Colour", that's about as good as it gets. There really aren't enough spare soldiers in the British Army to have 'em tossing rifles about the place for the entertainment of bored civilians, frankly.
 
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