Friday, May 30, 2008

On this day

in 1656, the formation Grenadier Guards, the senior regiment of the British Army.

Judging by this* story:

The Army is facing a major shortfall in manpower after the latest figures released today showed that the number of troops leaving had increased by 50 per cent in the last year

it won't be long before New Labour has decimated the Army to the point when even this august regiment will be disbanded.

Much as I disliked drill when I served I did enjoy a big parade, especially when it was my graduation or something similar and marching to this was always good fun

*I saw a headline today that said the situation hasn't changed but I can't find it online

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