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Tripler
05-09-2010, 05:51 PM
By now, I'm sure quite a few people have heard about the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow. NATO Troops (http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/05/09/russia.parade/index.html) had been invited to march in Red Square during the celebrations. There's one photo of English troops in full regalia that has me curious though--who arethese (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e396/TriplerSDMB/UKTroopsOnRedSquare.jpg) gentlemen?

From their colors, I can't tell who they are or what Regiment they're from. Any ideas?

Tripler
Curious Americans wanna know.

OttoDaFe
05-09-2010, 05:56 PM
Welsh Guards (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article7119081.ece) (Number 2 Company, 1st Battalion, to be precise).

Tripler
05-09-2010, 07:12 PM
Well, would someone hit the button please? "That was easy!" :D

Thanks Otto

Tripler
Their wikipedia is here. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Guard)

Lord Mondegreen
05-09-2010, 09:04 PM
Don't let the Welsh hear you calling them English, boyo. :eek:

Tripler
05-09-2010, 10:13 PM
Don't let the Welsh hear you calling them English, boyo. :eek:

WHOA! Sorry about that. :D

Tripler
--ducks and runs--