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Black Sunday 2024
Serving and veteran Grenadier Guards will come together at Wellington Barracks, London, on Sunday 19 May 2024 for our annual day of remembrance.
There will be a service in the Guards Chapel followed by a parade at the Guards Memorial. The Regimental Lieutenant Colonel invites all Grenadiers, ‘Past and Present’, and their families to join us to pause and remember our fallen comrades.
Regimental Remembrance Day 2024 in the year of the 30th Anniversary of the Formation of Nijmegen Company (3rd August 1994) and the 2nd Battalion being placed in Suspended Animation (5th November 1994).
Timings (NOTE: these are 30 mins earlier than in years previous to 2023 and may be the same for 2024):
1200 – Gates open for arrivals.
12:00 – Refreshments stand opens on the Square.
12:00 – Sergeants Mess bar open for serving and ex serving mess members.
14:15 – All to be seated for Service of Remembrance in the Guards Chapel.
14:30 – Chapel Service starts.
1505 – All those not attending the Chapel Service form up on the main square in their respective Battalions (Please be aware that the Sergeants Mess bar will close during the Service and march to Horse Guards).
15:15 – Chapel Service finishes and the remainder fall in ready for march to Horse Guards.
15:30 – The Regiment steps off from Wellington Barracks and marches to Horse Guards.
16:05 – The Regiment steps off from Horse Guards and marches to Wellington Barracks.
1620 – The President of the Association addresses the Regiment and reads Loyal Messages.
1630 – The Regiment is dismissed (Sergeants Mess bar reopens).
1900 – Sergeants Mess bar closes.
They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,