Saturday, July 9, 2016

Queen's Guard

Queen's Guard, Buckingham Palace, London
Sentry of The Grenadier Guards
Buckingham Palace
London, September 2015

The Grenadier Guards (GREN GDS) is an infantry regiment of the British Army. It is the most senior regiment of the Guards Division and, as such, is the most senior regiment of infantry. It is not, however, the most senior regiment of the Army, this position being attributed to The Life Guards. Although The Coldstream Guards were formed before The Grenadier Guards, the regiment is ranked after the Grenadiers in seniority as, having been a regiment of the New Model Army, the Coldstream served the Crown for four fewer years than the Grenadiers (the Grenadiers having formed as a Royalist regiment in exile in 1656 and the Coldstream having sworn allegiance to the Crown upon the Restoration in 1660).”
(Grenadier Guards, Wikipedia)

1 comment:

Changes in the wind said...

Can't imagine wearing that hat...