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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