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The First or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards was formed in 1656 to Protect the Exiled King who was in Flanders.

Victoria Crosses won by the Grenadiers - 13 (hence 13 studs in each drill boot)

George Cross - 1.

Battle honours - Grenadier Guards -

TANGIERS 1680

NAMUR

GIBRALTER 1704

BLENHEIM

RAMILLIES

OUDENARDE

MALPLAQUET

DETTINGEN

LINCELLES

BARROSA

CORUNNA

PENINSULA WAR

NIVE

ALMA

WATERLOO 1815 AKA (QUARTER PAST SIX WAR)

SEBASTAPOL

INKERMAN AKA (THE SERGEANTS BATTLE AS ALL OFFICERS WERE KILLED !)

EGYPT 1882

TEL EL KEBIR

KHARTOUM

MODDER RIVER (SOUTH AFRICA WAR)

SOUTH AFRICA 1899 - 1908

WADI-AL-KABIR (GULF WAR 1990 - 91)

There is only 1 Active Battalion of Grenadier Guards incorporating The Queens Company and The Inkerman Company.

Regimental Customs -

Sarnt is used instead of Sergeant, Colour Sarnt instead of Staff Sgt, Grenadiers never reply yes and say "Sir or Sarnt".

Two stripes in the Grenadiers is a Lance Corporal, 3 White stripes Lance Sarnt, 3 Gold Stripes Gold Sarnt.

Chevrons are larger than all other units on all forms of Dress uniforms.

They always stand the opposite flank to the Coldsteam Guards (2nd of Foot) Motto - Second to None.

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