On St David's Day, 1st March, members of 1st Battalion Welsh Guards paraded before their new Regimental Colonel, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, then fast forward to Friday 24th March, and they find themselves, accompanied by the Regimental Band, undergoing the Major Generals Inspection - by The Major General Commanding The Household Division, Major General Christopher Ghika CBE.
After a particularly busy year on operations which included deployments to the Falklands, Nigeria, Kenya, Iraq, and Africa, as well as training exercises in Belize and Jamaica, the Battalion nows gears itself up for the extremely busy ceremonial season which will include the first King's Birthday Parade since 1950, the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and a whole range of other ceremonial events.
Having excelled on operations throughout 2022, the Battalion is now eager to showcase and perfect their "performance in scarlet" at The Major General's Inspection. During the inspection at Combermere Barracks, Windsor, the soldiers were tested on military knowledge, history, values and standards, and uniforms – with their presentation and precision of drill examined throughout under the ever watchful eye of the Garrison Sergeant Major, Warrant Officer Class 1 A Stokes MVO, Coldstream Guards. The British Army report entitled "Welsh Guards prepare for a summer of ceremonial excellence" is here.