When it comes to Britain, many people think of the Queen! You can always see her in every important activity. Of course, these red-clad guards around the Queen are always visible. Whether it’s the Queen’s birthday, National Day, Christmas, or a military parade.
These red-clad guards are the Royal Guard, also known as the Queen’s Guards. Most of the Queen’s Guards are made up of soldiers carefully selected from the five elite regiments of the British army. They are true British soldiers and are internationally famous for their dedicated mission. Now that the police and the government have solved a large part of the security problem, their policing work has been greatly reduced. Even so, the guards did what they could to do their job.
Most of the time, they are very firm and stand still, as you know. Unless they are in a very urgent situation or have issued a high-level security order, they will quickly put in their rifle clips and be ready to defend the royal family and the queen. After all, they are well-trained soldiers, not just mascots for tourists to tease.
One of the few situations in which soldiers move voluntarily is on regular treadmill patrols. Although it was a patrol, it was only 10-20 steps away, which soldiers called “little hikes.” In addition to patrolling, the little hikes can also live the blood of soldiers’ feet. When the soldiers stood numb, they began to make such strides. Because if the blood circulation is not enough, silt in the leg too long, can cause the soldier to faint.
The little hikes also have a magic effect, allowing soldiers to avoid some particularly annoying tourists. For the most part, (tourists just harass them gently, say a joke, make a face), most of the guards stay patient and stand still. But if it was too annoying, soldiers would try to patrol away from the tourists. Even point a gun at you (without a loaded gun) and shout “Make way for the Queen’s Guard.”
If a particularly noisy group of tourists came to take pictures of the guards, the guards might not want to take pictures with them to ruin their interest or something. They would suddenly step away before the tourists were ready to take pictures, deliberately refusing to satisfy those who had been prepared to take pictures.
For soldiers, being harassed by tourists is almost a long tradition. Ronald Tibbets, a former guard, recorded that “when people walk around, some pull our bear hats, some put flags into my rifle, and even some put oranges in bayonets.”
One soldier said in an interview that while most jokes can be held back, occasionally a passenger tells a very funny joke, and he may be tempted to laugh. If these soldiers are caught on a strict guard and make mistakes like this, they will be withheld (about a few days to a week, depending on the severity of the situation) as well as some other type of punishment. They may even be fired in very serious cases.