Friday 2nd August 2019 saw Number 17 Platoon, Guards Company Infantry Training Centre (ITC) Catterick, pass off the square after finishing the arduous Combat Infantryman’s Course.


Parading in front of packed stands and proud parents, Brigadier IAJ Turner DSO Irish Guards praised the Platoon for their impeccable standards despite the inclement weather.

There where awards for Trainee Guardsman Podmore who won best endeavour and Trainee Guardsman Valentine who wins best at drill and turn out.  There are also 5 Trainee Welsh Guardsmen who won the Major General’s Section Award.

The day was also a special family occasion as former WO2 Steve O’Brien (previously RQMS RHQ WG) proudly watched his son pass off the square alongside LSgt Luke Langley who was there to watch his brother join him in the Regiment.


A well deserved period of leave for the now before they commence education and driving courses before joining the Battalion in Windsor.  A massive welcome therefore to; Guardsmen Green 88, Griffin 80, Kinsey, Milne, Morgan 05, O'Brien, Podmore, Sinclair, Tennant, Underhill and Valentine.