Grenadier Guards Receive New Colours from HM the Queen in 2010


Grenadier Guards 2010

Marching to Buckingham Palace (or Buck House) from nearby Wellington Barracks. 2010.


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Queen Elizabeth II inspects all 550 members of the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards, 2010. The Grenadiers are the senior regiment of the British Army and one of he five which comprise the House Hold Regiments of Foot which guard the monarch. They had just returned from duty in Afghanistan where they had lost a number of men including their much respected Regimental Sergeant Major.



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Queen Elizabeth assists in presenting new colours

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Grenadiers admiring their new colours


the Queen visiting informally with the families of the guardsmen 2010

Lt Brooks Grenadier guards

Writes the London Daily Mail from whence comes these photographs:


“Lieutenant Garth Banks, 26, from Cheltenham, who lost both his legs in January when he stepped on an improvised explosive device while on patrol, said he was honoured to meet the Queen.
The wheelchair-bound officer, who is being treated at Headley Court rehabilitation centre near Epsom in Surrey, said: ‘It’s a very great honour for the regiment to receive its colours from the Queen – it’s a massive significance for us. You serve the Queen and you serve the colours, it is very important.
‘The Queen was asking me about my rehab and I was telling her how it’s going, Headley Court has great facilities but it is the staff who are amazing.’


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