Full Dress Ceremonial

Grenadier GuardsDrummer Summer Guard Order

UK Army Genadier Guards Drumer (1)

This is the summer guard order uniform of a guardsman drummer of the Grenadier Guards (1st of foot) as worn on  guard duty at Buckingham Palace / Windsor / St James Palace and Guards of Honour, State visits the Queens birthday parade,  Beating Retreat and State Funerals etc.

The Unit can be identified by the white hackle worn in the left hand side of the bearskin, the royal cyphers on the shoulder straps, the singly spaced buttons on the tunic and the regimental brass belt buckle the Grenadier guards where formed in 1656 and .their  motto  is (Honi soit qui mal y pense “Shame upon he who thinks evil of it”)

UK Army Genadier Guards Drumer (3)

Summer Guard Order, comprising of Bearskin with regimental hackle and brass curbchain (chinstrap),  Home service tunic with wings, Tweeds(trousers),Buff belt, Bayonet, Drill boots (not shown) and in this case as a drummer Buff leg guard (not shown) also of note is the bugle and cords in the royal colours, also not shown in this example is the regimental drum.

Lance Sergeant Welsh Guards Summer Guard Order

Welsh Guards Full Dress (1)

 This is a summer guard order of a Lance Sergeant of the Welsh Guards as with the drummer in the first example

The unit is identified by the regimental hackle of white green and white, the leak emblem on the collar and shoulder straps, the belt buckle and the button grouping in fives, the rank of lance sergeant is the equivalent of a full corporal in other units of the army.

The Welsh  guards where the last regiment to join the foot guards in 1900 and their motto is (Cymru am Byth
Wales Forever)

Welsh Guards Full Dress (3)

Summer Guard Order, comprising of Bearskin with regimental hackle and brass curbchain,  Home service tunic, Tweeds, Buff belt, Bayonet, Drill boots (not shown)

Private Grenadier Guards Summer Guard Order

Grenadier Guards Full Dress (1)

This is a summer guard order of a Grenadier Guardsman denoted by the hackle, belt buckle, button, collar, insignia and shoulder insignia,this example still has wrappings on some of the buttons as has never been issued     

Grenadier Guards Full Dress (3)

Summer Guard Order, comprising of Bearskin with regimental hackle and brass curbchain,  Home service tunic, Tweeds, Buff belt, Bayonet, Drill boots (not shown)

Private Scots Guards Winter Guard Order

Scots Guards Greatcoat Order (1)1

This is the winter Guard  order of a guardsman of the Scots Guards, this order of dress is worn as in the example above, but during the winter months most notably on the  remembrance Sunday parade,

 The unit is identified by the absence of a hackle as the Scots Guards are the only unit of the foot guards that do not  have a regimental hackle, also the belt buckle.The Scots guards where formed in 1650  thier motto is Nemo Me Impune Lacessit
No One Assails Me With Impunity)

Scots Guards Greatcoat Order (3)

Winter Guard Order, comprising of Bearskin with regimental hackle and brass curbchain, Greatcoat, Tweeds, Buff belt, Bayonet, Drill boots (not shown)

The Kings Regiment

Kings Regt Band Full Dress with Helmet (1)

Drummer from the Kings Regiment band in full dress, with blue cloth helmet worn for most formal occasions, the regiment is identified by the helmet plate buttons and belt buckle, the tunic also has Brunswick green cuffs which also helps identify the unit, the Kings Regiment can trace its origins back to 1685 as the 8th Regiment of foot through several amalgamations  and in 2006 was amalgamated with the Kings own royal border regt  and the Queens own Lancashire regt to form the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

Kings Regt Band Full Dress with Helmet (3)

The Kings Own Scottish Borderers

KOSBs Full Dress (1)

Private of the Kings own Scottish Borderers regt in No1 Dress, consisting of glengarry with red white and blue diced band, with cock feather hackle and red turi, archer green doublet, white waist belt and Leslie pattern tartan trews.

KOSBs Full Dress (3)
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