Despite the times we live in due to Covid, it was a great day for the Irish!!
Thanks to the Ulster Branch of the Irish Guards Association several of our Mini Micks and CFAV got the chance to wear the Shamrock which is a tradition for all Irish Regiments in the British Army.
Cadets who wear the IG Cap Star are affectionately known within the regiment as the “Mini Micks”.
The IGA (Ulster Branch) ensured that their members carried on with their tradition of receiving their sprig of shamrock and even indulging in a tipple of Bushmills Whisky.
The Ulster Branch had ordered extra shamrock which was to be presented to several cadets from Lisneal and Cullybackey Detachments who wear the Cap Star of the Irish Guards.
During the morning several cadets and CFAV from Cullybackey Detachment joined the IGA in a Zoom call from Regimental HQ in London.
Cadet Hope Durnin Lisneal Detachment said, “We all thought that due to the lockdown we would not get the chance to celebrate St Patricks Day, but thanks to the IGA and our wonderful staff they made it possible”.
The motto of the Irish Guards is "Quis Separabit" (Who Shall Separate Us) and not even Covid-19 did.
“Up the Micks”