The Grenadier Guards is one of the oldest regiments in the British Army and the most senior of the five regiments of Foot Guards. The Regiment has been involved in some of the most intense combat in recent years, having seen active service in both Iraq (2006) and Afghanistan (2007, 2009-10 and 2012).
Since 2012, the 1st Battalion has been performing State Ceremonial and Public Duties in London as well as carrying out numerous field training exercises. It is starting to train for a leading operational role in 2017 as the lead battlegroup of the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force.
Neil has the great honour of currently providing hand-to-hand combat training for the Grenadier Guards.