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The Guards

The Guards

Grenadier Guards Regiment 


Once a Grenadier, always a Grenadier

The Grenadier Guards is one of the oldest and most iconic regiments in the British Army. Whether they are fighting on the front line or guarding a Royal Palace, members of the Regiment are renowned for their determination, loyalty and grit.



Our Role 

The Grenadier Guards are one of the most senior infantry regiments in the British Army. Fast and mobile, they specialise in Light Role Infantry operations, often using light vehicles such as quad bikes to get around. They are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at short notice.

Renowned for our dual role, serving with great distinction on overseas exercises and on the battlefield. Providing excellence, symmetry and precision whilst carrying out ceremonial duties in London and at Windsor Castle, our scarlet tunics and bearskins are recognised across the world.


Past to Present 

The history of the Grenadier Guards stretches back over 360 years since 1656 when a Royal Regiment of Guards was formed by King Charles II at Bruges in Flanders. Since its formation, the Regiment has fought in all the major wars in which our country has been involved, including Waterloo, the Crimean War, the battles of the 1st and 2nd World Wars, and most recently in Afghanistan.

For More information on official Army pages on the Grenadier Guards Click Here 



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