St. Patrick's Day shamrock was given to the Irish Guards by their Colonel, Field-Marshal Lord?
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Background: St. Patrick's Day shamrock was given to the Irish Guards by their Colonel, Field-Marshal Lord Alexander.
Seven-hundred-and-fifty men of the reginant were on parade at Victoria Harracks, Windsor. And among the officer was the Field-Marshal's younger son, Brian Alexander, who's a second-Lieutenant in the First Battalion.
This St. Patrick's Day tradition has never been broken since it started in 1905. After the distribution -- made on behalf or the Princes Royal, the Colonel-in-Chief -- the march-past