TWO weeks before - the Micks (ALL ranks) are party goers from the Far Side of the Moon! And fvcking good blokes and soldiers as well!If he has his stag do with the Micks he will have to have it the week before or he will never make it to the church on 29th April
The Colonel then was General Sir Basil Eugster, The Colonel-in-Chief as with all the Foot Guards is HM The Queen.but i thought that the queen mum had been their colonel for many years, i remember her presenting the shamrock in Munster many moons ago when my mick brother was stationed there, or was it just a royal visit?
BOP Eugster? You're going way back there Rhodie! However the factual bit is correct. Colonel of the Regiment is a ceremonial role, and was held up until Will's appointment by Maj Gen Sir Sebastian Roberts, now retired. A finer Mick would be hard to find, despite my memories of having to put him to bed p-ssed more than once as a young subaltern!The Colonel then was General Sir Basil Eugster, The Colonel-in-Chief as with all the Foot Guards is HM The Queen.
The Queen Mum had a special affection for the Micks and her Equerries in the last 3-4 decades of her life all came from the Irish Guards after an officer from the BW allegedly blotted his copybook. The Queen Mum's attachment was ex-officio, but strong nonetheless, hence the presentation of shamrock to the battalion whenever possible.