His Majesty's Grenadier 1931

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Full titles read: "The Band of His Majesty's Grenadier Guards - Director of Music -------." (title obscured by timecode.) In A.D. 1656 King Charles II formed the famous Grenadier Guards, and their martial band has stirred the blood of endless generations...

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Cataloguer:
Sarah
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Mute
Media URN:
37056
Sort Number:
PT 082
Time in/Out:
01:48:48:00 / 01:52:15:00
Canister:
PT 082
Film ID:
1040.21
Issue Date:
19/10/1931

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  • HIS MAJESTY'S GRENADIER GUARDS 1931. At '1.37' on the 'Stills' facility, note the embroidered black armbands incorporated into the bass drummer's tunic sleeves at the elbow. This regimental device mourned the death of King Charles II (who authorised the creation of the Grenadier and Coldstream Guards' bands in early 1685). An insignia found only on the time-beater's uniform of the Grenadier Guards, it survived up to the outbreak of World War Two.

    johngleeson 12th Feb 2013
  • The corps of drums (drums and fifes) marching at the rear of the band belong to the 3rd Battalion of the regiment.

    Nicholas Ward 29th Oct 2013

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