The Changing of the GuardThe traditional ceremony of the old guard changing with the new.
MAY 2019 - Dates and Times - Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
|Friday||10th May||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Sunday||12th May||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Monday||13th May||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Wednesday||15th May||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Friday||17th May||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Sunday||19th May||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Monday||20th May||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Wednesday||22nd May||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Friday||24th May||11:00||Queen’s Colour Squadron Royal Air Force|
|Saturday||25th May||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Sunday||26th May||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Monday||27th May||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Wednesday||29th May||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Friday||31st May||11:00||Queen’s Colour Squadron Royal Air Force|
June 2019 - Dates and Times - Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
|Saturday||1st June||16:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Sunday||2nd June||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Monday||3rd June||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Wednesday||5th June||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Friday||7th June||11:00||Queen’s Colour Squadron RAF|
|Saturday||8th June||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Sunday||9th June||11:00||Queen’s Colour Squadron RAF|
|Monday||10th June||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Tuesday||11h June||11:00||Queen’s Colour Squadron RAF|
|Wednesday||12th June||11:00||F Company Scots Guards|
|Thursday||13th June||11:00||Queen’s Colour Squadron RAF|
|Friday||14th June||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Saturday||15th June||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Sunday||16th June||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Monday||17th June||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Tuesday||18th June||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
|Wednesday||19th June||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Thursday||20th June||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Friday||21st June||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Saturday||22nd June||11:00||7 Company Coldstream Guards|
|Sunday||23rd June||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Monday||24th June||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Tuesday||25th June||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Wednesday||26th June||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Thursday||27th June||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Friday||28th June||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
|Saturday||29th June||11:00||7 Company Coldstream Guards|
|Sunday||30th June||11:00||1st Btn Grenadier Guards|
July 2019 - Dates and Times - Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
|Monday||1st July||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Tuesday||2nd July||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Wednesday||3rd July||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Thursday||4th July||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Friday||5th July||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Saturday||6th July||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Sunday||7th July||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Monday||8th July||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Tuesday||9th July||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Wednesday||10th July||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
|Thursday||11th July||11:00||10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment|
|Friday||12th July||11:00||1st Btn Welsh Guards|
|Saturday||13th July||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
|Sunday||14th July||11:00||7 Company Coldstream Guards|
|Monday||15th July||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
|Tuesday||16th July||11:00||7 Company Coldstream Guards|
|Wednesday||17th July||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
|Thursday||18th July||11:00||7 Company Coldstream Guards|
|Friday||19th July||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
|Saturday||20th July||11:00||7 Company Coldstream Guards|
|Sunday||21st July||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
|Monday||22nd July||11:00||7 Company Coldstream Guards|
|Tuesday||23rd July||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
|Wednesday||24th July||11:00||7 Company Coldstream Guards|
|Thursday||25th July||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
|Friday||26th July||11:00||7 Company Coldstream Guards|
|Saturday||27th July||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
|Sunday||28th July||11:00||F Company Scots Guards|
|Monday||29th July||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
|Tuesday||30th July||11:00||F Company Scots Guards|
|Wednesday||31st July||11:00||Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards|
The Changing of the Guard
The traditional ceremony of the old guard changing with the new.
Changing of the Guard is one of the oldest and most recognizable ceremonies connected with Buckingham Palace. The correct name of the ceremony known as Changing the Guard is actually Guard Mounting. In this process a New Guard exchanges duty with the Old Guard and both Guards are drawn from one of the regiments of Foot Guards.
A few interesting facts about the Palace Guards.
The traditional ceremony of the old guard changing with the new.
The standard bearskin hat of the British Foot Guards is 18 inches tall, weighs one and a half pounds and is made from the fur of the Canadian black bear.
In the Guards museum there is a bearskin hat you can try on for size. It also has uniforms and medals on display and a history of the foot guards.
If you would like your picture taken with a Guard, At St James' Palace, walk all the way past the courtyard at the Palace and turn round the corner, you are now in Pall Mall at this spot there is a guard standing all on his own. Simply go and stand next to him and pass your friend the camera.
If you’re confused as to which regiment a palace guard is from simply observe the colour of the plume, and the side on which it is worn on the bearskin. Also note the button spacing, the collar badge and the shoulder badge. When all five regiments parade together, they are in the following order; Grenadier Guards on the right flank, then Scots Guards, Welsh Guards, Irish Guards and Coldstream Guards on the left flank.
The Queens Guard
The Guard which mounts at Buckingham Palace is called The Queen’s Guard and is divided into two Detachments: the Buckingham Palace Detachment (which is responsible for guarding Buckingham Palace), and the St. James’s Palace Detachment, (which guards St. James’s Palace).
These guard duties are normally provided by a battalion of the Household Division and occasionally by other infantry
battalions or other units. When Guardsmen are on duty, the soldiers are drawn from one of the five regiments of Foot
Guards in the British Army: the Scots Guards, the Irish Guards, the Welsh Guards, the Grenadier Guards and the Coldstream Guards.
The Queen’s Guard is commanded by a Captain (who usually holds the rank of Major), and each Detachment is commanded by
a Lieutenant. The Colour of the Battalion providing the Guard is carried by a Second Lieutenant who is known as the Ensign. The handover is also accompanied by a Guards band. The music played ranges from traditional military marches
to songs from films and musicals and even familiar pop songs.
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