First Guards Club
The First Guards Club is the Regiment’s Officers’ Dining Club which normally meets once a year for a dinner in London. Occasionally, a Cocktail Party or a Dance is held as well as other infrequent events.
Membership of the Club is open to all Officers commissioned into the Regiment and currently stands at about 600.
The Club is run by a Committee consisting of a Chairman, Wines Member, Secretary and Treasurer, and three serving and three non-serving members of the Club; the serving members of the Committee are “ex-officio” for the sake of simplicity.
The Committee is currently comprised as follows:
Major General George Norton – Chairman
Major Lord Valentine Cecil - Wines Member - Retired
Major Ben Hancock– Retired
Major Rupert Holtby– Retired
Captain Chris Hartley – Retired
Major Piers Ashfield – Serving
Major James Young – Serving
Captain Thomas Hendriksen – Serving
Major Grant Baker – Secretary
Major Andy Green – Treasurer