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The King Salutes His Son's Regiment: Grenadiers in War Kit

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— — – HEADED BY MAJOR E. H. TROTTER, WHO LOST HIS ARM IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR : THE 2ND BATTALION GRENADIER GUARDS MARCHING THROUGH LONDON IN CAMPAIGNING KIT.


rr III UNDER THE EYES OF THEIR COLONEL-IN-CHIEF, THE KING, THE PRINCE OF WALES (LIEUTENANT IN THE IST BASTALION), AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY: THE 2ND BATTALION GRENADIER GUARDS OFF FOR ACTIVE SERVICE.


The 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards marched past Buckingham Palace on Sunday, August 9; and members of the Royal Family, including the King and Queen, Princess Mary and the Prince of Wales, Queen Alexandra, Princess Victoria, and Princess Christian, came down to the entrance of the courtyard facing the Victoria Memorial to watch them going by. The King, who is Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment, as he is, of course, of all the Guards battalions, stood in the centre of the gateway to take the salute; whilst the Prince of Wales, who joined the srt


Battalion of the regiment as a Second Lieutenant the next ,ay. oo a little further back. They are seen on the left of our illustration. The battalion had its full equipment. Every man carried his campaigning kit, and the column was accompanied by baggage-wagons and field-kitchens. In the rear rode General Lloyd, who commanded the Grenadiers for three years during the South African War. The 2nd Battalion are under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Noel Armar Lowry-Corry, who gained the D.S.O. in South Africa and has the Queen’s Medal with seven clasps.



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Issue 3930. - Vol CXLV

Aug, 15 1914

Illustrated London News