Articles and Papers

For Distinguished Conduct. Part One: Patrolling on the Aisne

Major Philip Wright
War came to Britain on 4th August 1914 when Germany invaded Belgium. The 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards was at Wellington Barracks. It was well trained and its equipment was all ready when mobilisation orders were received.... read

Dental Decay and Delay

By Major P A J Wright, formerly Grenadier Guards
As early as 1660 regimental surgeons were required to preserve soldiers’ teeth. Surgical chests included instruments for scaling, gum treatment and extraction. Grenadiers in particular had to have strong teeth to bite the cap off the fuse of the grenade before lighting it.... read
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