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, 2009-10 and 2012). Since 2012, the 1st Battalion has been performing State Ceremonial and Public Duties in London alongside Nijmegen Company, as well as carrying out numerous field training exercises. It has now moved to 11 Infantry Brigade and is starting to train for a leading operational role in 2017 as the lead battlegroup of the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force which will involve working closely with Dutch, Estonian and Albanian forces. Thus 2016 will involve a number of increasingly challenging and demanding training exercises in preparation for this role.

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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