Suffolk Army Cadets gathered for a memorial photo on the steps of Barracks

Suffolk Guards Detachments take part in Regimental…

Members of three Suffolk Guards Detachments travelled to London recently to take part in the Regimental Remembrance at Horse Guards in London

Suffolk Guards Detachments take part in Regimental Remembrance

26 June 2023

  • Suffolk ACF

Members of Waterloo, Anzio and Ixworth Guards Detachments were joined by other Guard Detachments from around the Country for the Regimental Remembrance Day in London recently. They were given a tour of the Barracks and took part in the Parade at Horse Guards.

Black Sunday is a regimental day when serving and former Grenadier Guardsmen come together to pay tribute to those killed and injured. Dating back to 1656 as the Royal Regiment of Guards they were formed during the war in Flanders and are the most senior infantry regiment in the British Army. Their colonels-in-chief are generally British monarchs, including Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI, Elizabeth II and Charles III. You can find out more about the history of the Grenadier Guards from their website

For the Suffolk Cadets, it was a day for polished Grenades, shiny boots and pressed uniforms as everyone did their best to show the Army Cadet Force in the best possible light, and they did not disappoint.

Detachment Commander Laurence Thomas said "We were very proud to be at this special event. The tour of the Barracks was a rare opportunity and gave the cadets a real insight into the Grenadiers and their history."

All the Cadets conducted themselves brilliantly! Well done everyone!

  • Forming up ready for the Parade

    Forming up

  • Outside the Baracks
  • On the Steps

    The guards detachments of Suffolk ACF

  • A photo opportunity outside the gates of Buckingham Palace

    A photo opportunity at the gates of Buckingham…

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"It's been a really good day, very interesting"