A Message from The Colonel, HRH The Prince Philip, KG, KT

One of the most valuable features of the regimental system is the sense of cohesion that it creates between present and past members of the Regiment, and with all their families and friends. This is reflected in the saying 'Once a Grenadier, Always a Grenadier'. It is the guarantee of mutual support, come what may.

The feeling of family loyalty is all very well, but, when the need arises, it has to be converted into action. This fundraising initiative is intended to give real substance to that commitment to mutual support. It will allow a practical regimental family response to the severe stresses and to the sad toll of lives and serious injuries endured by members of the First Battalion, and their families, in recent operations.