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WINTER 2020/21
FIELD MARSHAL EARL HAIG
In the very challenging year of 2020, against a backdrop of a global pandemic and Brexit, an opportunity to reassert the enduring strength of Anglo-French relations presented itself with the restoration of a memorial to my grandfather, Field Marshal Earl Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army on the Western Front from December 1915 until the end of The Great War. He was Gold Stick & Colonel of The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) from 1919 to his death in 1928.
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WELSH GUARDS CHRISTMAS COVID DEPLOYMENT:
THE PRINCE OF WALES’S COMPANY

The Prince of Wales’s Company experienced an alternative Christmas celebration in 2020, along with many others across the country.  The vast majority of the Company, supported by elements of the Mortar Platoon, spent Christmas day, and the few days after, on the M20, Covid testing haulage drivers to enable them to cross the English Channel, and helping Kent Police and Council clear the miles of backlog. Read more ...
HERALDRY IN THE WELSH GUARDS
Heraldry is defined as the system by which coats of arms and other armorial bearings are devised, described, and regulated. In this instance, heraldry in the Welsh Guards has to do with the research behind the design and display of our Colours and, in particular, Company Colours.

‘A moth-eaten rag on a worm-eaten pole, It does not look likely to stir a man’s Sole, ‘Tis the deeds that were done ‘neath the moth-eaten rag, When the pole was a staff, and the rag was a flag’.  Read more ...
MUSIC IN THE CONTEMPORARY OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
Demonstrating the pursuit of musical excellence, the Bands of the Household Division recorded performances in the Guards’ Chapel between September and November 2020, produced by Sally Shebe, Director-General of Commonwealth Music International and award-winning producer Simon Kiln and his team of sound engineers. Read more ...

AUTUMN 2020
MAJOR GENERAL P G WILLIAMS CMG OBE
In conversation with The Editor
PLATOON COMMAND DURING COVID-19
DAVID SMILEY IN OMAN
   


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