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Concert at St. Dunstan's Church, Mayfield, East Sussex

28 November 2008
Report by Mark Dury In the presence of The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr. Peter Field and Mrs. Field a packed house, including ten members of the Sussex Branch of the Grenadier Guards Association, sat enthralled with the colour, pageantry and performance of the Band of the Grenadier Guards, un... read

Band Concert, Keyworth, Notts

28 November 2008
By Geoff Hallam (Secretary, Notts. Association Branch) On the evening of the 29th November 2008 the final fundraising event by the Nottinghamshire Branch for the Colonel's Fund was held at the De la Beche Theatre in the British Geological Survey, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Notts.... read

2008 FINALE at the Hippodrome, Leicester Square

18 November 2008
It was deemed that given the huge amount of hard work that so many people had put into the Fund during the course of the year, it was essential that there was an event where everyone could let their hair down and just have a good time. Having been kindly offered the use of the London Hippodrome by ... read

West Highland Way Walk

24 October 2008
In aid of The Colonels Fund Grenadier Guards and at their own expense - Andy Reid (Chairman of the Grenadiers Guards Association, Surrey and East Hampshire Branch) along with his wife Babs, his brother Alex and wife Gloria took on the challenge of walking the West Highland Way setting off on Monday ... read

BBC Three: Jack: a soldier's story

13 October 2008
Following on from the BAFTA-shortlisted Panorama programme Taking on the Taliban, Ben Anderson follows the story of 24-year-old Lance Corporal Jack Mizon of the Queen's Company, Grenadier Guards. Anderson follows his exploits for two months in Afghanistan where he was honoured for his bravery and th... read

Cycling for Soldiers

28 August 2008
As James and I reflect upon our 1800 mile bicycle journey down the United States of America's western seaboard the overwhelming sense is one of stupidity and foolishness, as revealed by the first twenty four hours of the trip. We picked up our bikes on the way to London Heathrow and assembled them i... read

Fundraising for ‘Guards in Action’ at Cartier International Polo 2008

28 July 2008
Cartier International is claimed to be the biggest polo day in the world and is held each year at the Guards Polo Club. Royalty, celebrities and leading players combine with a 25,000 strong crowd to make this event a truly spectacular experience.... read

Beating Retreat, Pelham Place

29 June 2008
On 29 June former Grenadier Damon de Laszlo hosted a garden party raising funds for the Army Benevolent Fund and The Colonel's Fund at which the Regimental Band entertained the crowd by beating retreat. The Band were a tremendous draw and over 400 people attended the event.... read

Nottingham to Newark Bike Ride

22 June 2008
On 22nd June Mr Trevor O'Conner of the Nottinghamshire Grenadier Guards Association Branch did a sponsored Bike Ride from Nottingham to Newark, a trip of 50 miles. From Branch Members and other supporters Trevor managed to raise a total of £217.... read

London To Waterloo cycle ride report by organiser Geoff Clampin

18 June 2008
14 - 18 June 2008 The Team: Geoff Clampin Steve Penney Malc Mayoh Andy Shannon Darren Smith Andy Jackson Tom Schofield Chris Hildrup Admin: Sgt Pete Hales Pete Nixon You can still support the guys by donating through their bmycharity page. DAY 1 After an early start from home, we left Wellington ... read
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