The Grenadier Guards has one of the finest, longstanding reputations as a tough fighting force. A regiment which has a proud history of service to the sovereign in times of war and peace – be it on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan or guarding the royal palaces. This is a regiment in which you will make friends for life because no matter who you are, or where you are from, the deal is this: “Once a Grenadier...always a Grenadier”.
The Grenadier Guards will give you skills and qualifications to set you up for life. They’ll be second nature to you after training and they’ll be more than just certificates on paper. The training will teach you the values and standards of the British Army. You’ll have confidence and motivation. You’ll be physically and mentally tough. You will live by a professional code of excellence and self-discipline. And you’ll have a steady and safe wage coming in every month.
1st Battalion Grenadier GuardsThe 1st Battalion is based at Aldershot. It consists of three Rifle companies, Support Company which consists of an anti-tank platoon, a mortar platoon, a reconnaissance platoon and a sniper platoon.
The final company is Headquarter Company, which holds everyone else in the battalion including any attachments such as clerks, chefs and mechanics.
Battalion life is varied and challenging with a wide range of careers and opportunities open to soldiers who join.