Grenadier Guards Roll Call
Antipodean (Aust. & N.Z)
Once a Grenadier Always A Grenadier.
Major A. J. Green (Retd) Regimental Treasurer and General Secretary of the Grenadier Guards Association has asked me contact and communicate with all Grenadiers in the Antipodes. The objective being to reform a branch of the Grenadier Guards Association here in Australia and NZ. Due to the ‘distance’ in our part of the world, Grenadiers may be separated by thousands of miles so at first we envisage that once we have a workable electronic network with website, facebook site, and monthly bulletins that meetings, welfare and social functions will quickly follow.
All will remember ‘march and shoots’ anyone that stumbled had to be carried, so to did all of his kit. No one was allowed to fall behind, or fall out, we cursed and shouted but gnashed the teeth and got on with it. Most will remember the heartbreaking Pirbright Sandhill (the one they made a movie about was a pimple in comparison). In those days we were young and fit, today, many brothers in arms have fallen off the radar, many of course of fallen of the perch altogether and have gone to the ‘Golden Acre’ in the sky, but those ‘old soldier’s that are just fading may need someone to help carry their pack so we pilgrims can go a little further.
To fulfill the objectives of our association, we need contacts with Grenadiers who reside in Australia – names, email addresses, some idea of location, (not snail mail addresses as yet) and Facebook Links if available.
Please send to email@example.com, phone me at my office on 07 5482 5070 or write to me Ron Owen C/O Owen Guns, 24 McMahon Rd Gympie, 4570.