royal guard duties

Hye Gordon just for members info that 50 field squadron where the first none guards unit to carry out royal guard duties at Buckingham Palace and the tower.
This whas due to the fact that troops where required for operation duties in northan Ireland.if my memory is correct this whas around 1971 SSM Paddy hasslett



Yes 50 Fld Sqn where the first and myself and Ricky Spalding where the first 2 Sappers to be posted on guard at the right hand sentry position as you face the palace. Paddy Haslett was the SSM