WELLINGTON 2 WATERLOO 2013

Wellington to Waterloo Fundraising Bike Ride 2013

The Colonel’s Fund Grenadier Guards has completed a major fundraising Bicycle Ride from Wellington Barracks, London, to Waterloo in Belgium, from 24-27 September 2013.

THE COLONEL'S FUND

IN OUR NAME

The 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards recently returned from operations in Afghanistan – its third tour in five years. They were engaged in some of the fiercest and most prolonged infantry fighting the British Army has experienced in recent times. This has not been without painful sacrifice and long term consequences.

THE COST

While the physical costs are currently known, a further indeterminate number of psychiatric injuries from these deployments will not become apparent for many years to come.

Fatalities Amputees Wounded

Most recent
deployment

5

11

46

Overall Totals 15 18 103

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THE GRENADIER GUARDS

Once a Grenadier, always a Grenadier

The Regiment is one of the oldest in the British Army and was raised by King Charles II in 1656 while in exile in Belgium. In 1815 the Regiment defeated the Grenadiers of The French Imperial Guard at Waterloo and acquired the bearskin and were titled The First or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards (Grenadier Guards) in recognition of their glorious victory.

The Regiment has fought in almost every major campaign of the British Army from its formation to the current day and is now a modern infantry regiment at the forefront of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan which has resulted in substantial casualties. Apart from their operational deployments, they also have a long and close association with the monarchy and are one of the most recognisable regiments in the British Army with their famous scarlet tunics and bearskins which are known throughout the world.

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