Trooping the Colour, Changing of the Guard, etc: Public Duties

Discussion in 'The Brigade of Guards' started by dbf, May 7, 2009.

  1. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Note the USMC Drill Team DS (I assume?) minces big time after his twirling bit (at about 4.14, what a nonce :D). He looks like he is about to break into a dance :D....all a bit flash for my liking...


    Donnie
     
  2. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Thanks Di ... very interesting - will include a note on this in the our RBL newsletter for our IG vets here in Limerick
     
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Diane,

    A super Photograph and post.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  4. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Good article, thanks for posting Diane. Any idea if there are other colour ceremonies impending?
    I have a mate who is in Afghanistan at the moment - R Sigs attached Gren Gds.
     
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  6. James Daly

    James Daly Senior Member

    Cheers for that Di quite interesting.

    Congrats IG's.

    I never saw some of those units listed in Basrah itself though. I guess the peninsula fitted the criteria.

    Does anyone know if the Royal Marines get battle honours (Surely they do?). I wonder why they are not on the list or is it a Navy thing?

    Regards
    Andy

    Hi Andy,

    If you look at their crest, they have the globe in it. That covers all of their battle honours, as they are said to have served and fought all over the world. They have 'Gibraltar' on their crest, as that was their first battle honour.

    Its similar to the Gunners 'Ubique' - 'everywhere'
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Its that time of the year again !

    The Trooping of the Colour.

    Good luck to the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards !
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  9. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Mate of mine (he is Royal Sigs) was in Afghan with Gren Gds until a couple of months ago. Marvellous to see them on TV tonight rehearsing for the Troop. Also saw the poor guy flat on his back at the Major-General's review last Saturday. It's not the same as in my avatar but it's pretty bloody close!
    Always makes the hair stand up at the back of my neck the whole Trooping ceremony.
    USMC drill team, V good. French (sometimes) V good. Norwegian National Service Guards V good. Russian, Chinese, Korean big parades V good (if you like goose stepping).
    RAF Regt VV good.
    Royal Marines outstanding - always.
    Trooping the Colour - UNBEATABLE.
    Do I sound a little British and biased?

    Mike
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Mike, I take it your mates 261 Sigs. How long has he been in?
     
  11. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Andy, to be honest mate I don't know exactly what unit. He's been in about 5 years, Cpl hoping for Sgt soon. Doesen't talk much about tech stuff (glad to hear).
    Another mate was Int Corps for 22yrs (last posting to 14 Sig, S Wales, Afghan tour at ISAF HQ) and I gave up asking too many questions!

    Mike
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    He joined as I was leaving ish. He's doing well to be getting a third up in 5 years.

    Ref 14 Sigs - Best bunch of Scalies I ever worked with, had the pleasure of being in their company on two tours ish. Great helpful chaps and got to do some gucci shit with em too which always makes it worthwhile.

    Sorry back to the Guards :D
     
  13. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Andy, you're right we should be talking Gds here (foot and mounted, Royal Arse Hortillery as well), but can't resist saying my I Corps mate hated his time at 14.
    He transferred from REME to I Corps for faster promo, did the analyst/linguist course at exactly the wrong time and spent many years as a fish in an ever expanding pond as RAF/Sigs/I Corps and Navy merged many skills. Should have come out as WO1 or 2, never got above SSgt due to many other fish being chucked in.
    After 22 yrs his Testemonial from 14 (last posting) listed him as Sigs, NOT I Corps. Greatly unimpressed. Also lost his DV? vetting just before leaving, (not required in current role) and that shut off a lot of possible job options in civi street. Not a happy bunny!

    Now back to the Troop?

    Mike
     
  14. Fireman

    Fireman Discharged

    Auditman:
    A little tough on the French I feel. If you want to see a ceremonial display that equals the Trooping or maybe even surpass it I recommend you try and see the Bastille Day celebrations (July 14th) Every formation in the French military is represented, including the Fireman who carry rifles! The Legion always is at the back because of the slow march they prefer. A wonderful parade. Often they also have a 'guest' in the parade. A few years ago it was the Guards and they indeed did us proud.
     
  15. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Jase,

    That what prompted me to bump this thread - Very good wasn't it.
     
  17. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Hi Jase,

    That what prompted me to bump this thread - Very good wasn't it.
    Andy, yes mate it was very good Intresting the way they did the programme, and I was curious the Grenadier CO said it was his first time on Horse guards and the RSM and GSM correcting him was good:D ............. and I noticed he had SAS wings does this suggest he has not long been CO of 1 GG? And the prog reminded me of a similar series last year:unsure: about the guards coming off cerimonial duties to go to Afghanistan.
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I noticed his SF wings too. I suspect it was a while ago he was at Hereford. Possibly as a Lt or Capt.

    I did laugh at the GSM telling all the Troopers to take note of how to 'Reign In' (Reverse Gear in Horse Speak) then the Cavalry Officer commenting. All very 'Jolly Hockey Sticks'
     
  19. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Talking about this reminds of a post by Za (i think) who posted a vid of a German Band playing "Prussians Gloria" in Red Square. Quite eerie given the musicians and the setting.
     
  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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