The Regimental Association
President of the Association: Colonel E H Houstoun, OBE, formerly Grenadier Guards
Association General Secretary: Major (Retired) A J Green, formerly Grenadier Guards
Association NCO: LSgt R Broomes
The Grenadier Guards Regimental Association was formed in 1913, and currently consists of about 6000 members amongst 46 branches. The President of the Association is Colonel Euan Houstoun, OBE and he is supported by Major(Retired) Andy Green, the General Secretary, and LSgt Rob Broomes, the Association NCO. The Association Headquarters helps organise Regimental Remembrance Day in May each year which consists of a Memorial Service in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks and a wreath laying ceremony at the Guards Memorial on Horse Guards Parade. In addition in the early Summer they help organise Grenadier Day, a families' day for serving and past members of the Regiment. Association Headquarters coordinates the activities of the 46 branches, most of which hold an annual dinner or lunch for their members. One of the most important aspects of the Association is, through the Regimental Welfare Committee, the administration of welfare assistance to any Grenadiers or their families who are in need; this welfare assistance takes the form of financial grants, holidays for the elderly, modest pensions, and Christmas gifts.