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March 19th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 

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I was watching videos (youtube) when people harassing the British Guards. I found this one, not so funny perhaps, but the Guard does not wear the uniform I associate with the British Guards, so which regiment does he belong to?

March 20th, 2012  
BritinAfrica
 
 
I can't see his cap badge too clearly, I'm also wondering why he is wearing his number 1 cap.
March 20th, 2012  
Trooper1854
 
 
Its not just the Foot Guards who do guard duty at royal palaces.
On special occaisions other regiments get to do it, I've seen the Ghurkas do guard duty at Buckingham Palace.
This chap, however, has got me lost. Can't make out his cap badge, sorry.
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March 20th, 2012  
42RM
 
The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot)
March 25th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
These two are quite funny, one British and one Norwegian.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&fe...&v=7uR0Eid9rWU
March 26th, 2012  
viper2007
 
 
Those people deserved to be startled... in my opinon, they do.

The guards are there not for ornemental purposes, they are they to serve a function!

It is bad enough that they are gawked at by silly tourist, made fun off by idiots who think it is fun to do that. I remember one incident (I think I saw it in ouTube), a Guard smacking a young tourist for making fun of him during on of his marches. That young man deserved that. I would be sad if action was taken on the Guard!
March 26th, 2012  
BritinAfrica
 
 
LOL I love it. The Guardsman probably did that to scare the sh!te out of the tourists. The blokes on guard dismounted because their kit wasn't up to standard for public display mounted at Horse Guards Parade.

I remember years ago at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, a young thug kicked a Life Guards horse, the bloke got off his horse, rammed the yobo against a wall with his sword at his throat. It was front page on of one of the daily newspapers, the little yobo's eyes were open like organ stops as he was read the riot act. Brilliant.

There was another incident outside Buckingham Palace when Guardsmen on guard were situated outside the gates. A tourist was in a Guardsman's face began making fun of him. He slammed to attention with his hobnail boots, right on her foot. She was carried off screaming lol.

A mounted Life Guard said years ago, that he gets quite a few phone numbers of young ladies stuffed into the top of his boots whenever he is on mounted guard.

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Originally Posted by viper2007
Those people deserved to be startled... in my opinon, they do.

The guards are there not for ornemental purposes, they are they to serve a function!

It is bad enough that they are gawked at by silly tourist, made fun off by idiots who think it is fun to do that. I remember one incident (I think I saw it in ouTube), a Guard smacking a young tourist for making fun of him during on of his marches. That young man deserved that. I would be sad if action was taken on the Guard!
He was probably charged for leaving his post.

Many years ago I was on public duties with rifle and bayonet along with a buddy of mine. Whenever one of us wanted to move to get the blood flowing, he or I would tap the butt of our rifle on the ground as a signal, count 1 2 3, come to attention, right and left turn march for a given number of paces about turn then move back to our original position on guard. However, after an hour or so I felt a buzzing in my ears, next thing I know I'm being carried off as I had fainted. My missus who saw me faint tried to run up with other people to help, apparently my buddy was standing over me with his rifle and bayonet in the "On Guard" position shouting "GET BACK, GET BACK. I don't think he was worried about me, he was worried in case my rifle and bayonet got nicked. My missus said afterwards that when I fainted I didn't crumple, I went over standing at attention lol.
March 26th, 2012  
Trooper1854
 
 
They have an alarm button in their guard boxes to call for assistance if the morons get to stupid, but the RSM usualy keeps an eye on them.
A good friend of mine was in the Grenadier Guards and he has loads of stories of what the planks get up to.
He has been stuck with pins to get him to move!
Another time this twit was trying to get him to move and the RSM marched out to keep an eye on things, so he gave up and was trying to take a photo. Each time he went to get the shot the RSM moved infront of him so he buggered off!
I have also heard of the donky wallopers getting phone numbers stuffed inside their boot tops.
March 26th, 2012  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
When I was in the service our unit guarded the RoyalPalace in Stockholm; people were not allowed to come close to us, and I assume you have similar limitations for the civilians in the UK. However, I do not think the guard views this little guy as a threat

March 26th, 2012  
viper2007
 
 
Thats really cute...
 


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