Hi, I'm new to the Royal Forums.
I really liked all of the photos/footage tweeted by Harry York@HarryYorke1
from Prince William's engagement today.
In case anyone should want to know more about the Irish Guards and their connection to the BRF, I think this book could be interesting.
Up the micks!: An Illustrated History of the Irish Guards [Hardcover] – by James Wilson (Author)
Among other things, I quite like the foreword by the Duke of Cambridge
From the amazon website
"The unique history of The Micks – the Irish Guards – is chronicled in over 1000 images, starting with their formation in 1900 and taking the reader through to the
recent war in Afghanistan. It is the story of a remarkable family regiment that continues to enhance the values, standards and reputation of the British infantry in
an ever-changing world.
The two world wars are covered in detail with dramatic pictures. The First World War – the brick stacks at Cuinchy under fire, where O’Leary won his VC – and the Second World War – the inferno of the transport ship Chobry off the coast of Norway and the first ever German King Tiger tank seen in action brought to a halt by
the Irish Guards without firing a shot. More recently, the Micks were involved in internal security duties in Palestine, Cyprus, Malaya, Aden, Northern Ireland and the Balkans. They led the way into Iraq in the Second Gulf War and shed blood in Afghanistan.
The book shows the development of regimental soldiering from the rigidity of the Victorian era, through the horrors of the trenches to armored warfare in Europe and light infantry soldiering worldwide – all the time upholding the finest traditions of the Foot Guards. In an army that prides itself on the strength of the regimental
system, the Irish Guards have created a distinctive and enduring ethos of their own.
This is not just a cold regimental history but has been compiled to show the Micks’ ability to find humor even in the most adverse conditions while demonstrating excellence at both operational and ceremonial soldiering. It also contains, in an extensive set of appendices, a remarkable record of facts about the regiment –
the people, places and events in the history of the Irish Guards – which will serve as an invaluable source of information for future generations."