The Grenadier Guards

 is a modern, forward-thinking infantry regiment, despite being one of the oldest in the British Army and the most senior of the five Regiments of Foot Guards. The Regiment consists of Regimental Headquarters, the 1st Battalion, Nijmegen Company (our independent Public Duties Company), the Regimental Band and the Regimental Association. The Regiment has been at the forefront of some of the most intense combat in recent years, having seen active service in both Iraq (2006) and Afghanistan (2007 and 2009-10); the 1st Battalion once more deployed to Afghanistan in the first quarter of 2012 on Op HERRICK 16, and returned in the Autumn after a very successful tour. As well as carrying out its operational role, the Regiment is once again at the forefront of State Ceremonial duty in London.

With this unique mix of operational and ceremonial roles,

"You're twice the man in the Grenadiers!"


Some talk of Alexander, and some of Hercules,
Of Hector and Lysander, and such great names as these,
But of all the world's brave heroes, there's none that can compare,
with the tow, row, row, row, row, row, for the British Grenadier.

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