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Friday, 13 July 2012


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Where did they capture the monkey?

At Waterloo, I believe!


To himself "Merde, I should have borrowed Mr Chirac's platform shoes."


I am unfamiliar with British drill and ceremonies.

Why does the Sergeant in the second rank not have gloves like the WO in the first rank. Why is his rifle not at the same angle as the rest?>Hank’s Eclectic Meanderings

Alas, Hank, the Guards are a law unto themselves!

However, the chap on the left not wearing gloves is not a sergeant but a Lance Sergeant which, in the rest of the army, is a corporal. The chap on the right is Company Sergeant Major (WOII) and I suppose that is why he is wearing gloves. Don't ask me why the rifles are at different angles, I never did drill with that one - more like muskets in my day! By the way, this lot are Coldstream Guards - you can tell by the arrangement of the buttons ontheir tunics - set in pairs.
In case you're interested

Hank should become familiar with the Guards.

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