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Joining the Grenadier Guards as a guardsman is not a short, or an easy process, but then nothing worth achieving ever is. If you have the right combination of physical and mental toughness, want to join a famous Regiment and earn a competitive wage then you will find all the information you will need here.
|First, you need to make sure you meet the Army's Entry Requirements for Combat Infantry. The next step is to make your intentions known to an Army Recruiter. Go to your nearest Army Recruitment Office and say "I would like to join The Grenadier Guards". Alternatively, you can use the Online Careers Office and an Army Recruiter will contact you.|
|Once you have been accepted, you will begin the 26 week Combat Infantryman's course in Guards Company at the|
|Upon successful completion of training at ITC Catterick, you will have earned the rank of Guardsman, and will be posted to Nijmegen Company, Grenadier Guards in the centre of London to learn from more experienced soldiers.|
A few months later, you will arrive in a Rifle Company of The First Battalion Grenadier Guards. You can also ask about the possibilities of becoming a Drummer, one who plays either a Side Drum or Flute in a Corps of Drums to provide music for the various parades and events the Regiment takes part in, also performing with the Regimental Band of occasion!
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With our thanks to Gaz Gallagher for his collation
Jim White for the notification
In his weekly newsletter
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GRENADIER GUARDS
THE GUARDS DEPOT CATERHAM 1959/60
THE JUNIOR GUARDSMEN'S COMPANY PIRBRIGHT 1964
THE GUARDS 1966
(Op Herrick 11 - 2009)
Black Sunday 20th
Joining the Bristol Grenadiers Branch
ALL SERVING AND RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE GRENADIER GUARDS. IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP PLEASE COME ALONG AND JOIN OUR FRIENDLY REGIMENTAL FRATERNITY, YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE. WE WILL BE GLAD TO SEE YOU AND WE CAN ASSURE YOU OF A WARM WELCOME, REMEMBERING THE TRADITIONAL EXPRESSION:
"Once a Grenadier, Always a Grenadier
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