Several reunions, get-togethers, Facebook Groups, breakfast clubs, and other activities have made their mark on Social Media platforms in recent years. There are also several Grenadier Guards Association Branches with a Facebook presence. Collectively, these events and groups are referred to as Virtual Grenadiers as they operate in the virtual world of the Internet.
Some of the events are a “no frills” gathering, but a great opportunity to turn up, have a drink and a catch up with friends; some of whom they wouldn’t have seen, or been in contact with, for many years.
Many of these are run by, and have group members, who are Grenadiers, but who may not otherwise be active within the Grenadier Guards Association. Nonetheless, they are an excellent addition to keep Grenadiers in touch with former military colleagues and friends, and to augment the Esprit de Corps we all have for the greatest Regiment in the world – The Grenadier Guards!
The aim of this post is to list details of any such activity (that we are aware of), so that others can easily find links to the information, then take matters forward as they might wish. Alternatively, if you are looking for a breakfast club, or a reunion or just conversation with old friends from your days in the Grenadiers, then head for the website www.grengds.com and find the link for the Virtual Facebook Groups which may help get you where you want to go!
2nd Bn Grenadier Guards No Two Company Reunion 2025
- Date: Suggested to occur over the weekend of the late May Bank Holiday in 2025
- Venue: TBC
- Organisers: Possibly Gary Eldershaw, Dave Boucher and Linda Chez
Number 3 Company Reunion Derby 2024
- Date: Saturday 09 March 2024
- Venue: The Old Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ
- Organiser: Pete Hales and Andy Buchanan
- Event details: Open to all Grenadiers Past and Present. Come along, pull up a sandbag and swing the lamp.
Support Company Reunion
- Date: Saturday 13 April 2024
- Venue: The Sgts Mess, The Artillery Grounds, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LG
- Organiser: Keith Smith
- Event details: The next Great Support Company Reunion will be held in Bristol. Timings: 1400 until 2359 hrs. For the reunion, they have been given exclusive use of the Sgts Mess. The reunion is open to members that served in Support Company which includes their guests and all Grenadiers both “Past and Present”. Don’t miss out on great banter and reminiscing. So no excuses, you have over a year to plan for another great gathering. Pass the word to others, and let’s make it another fantastic reunion.
No 5 Platoon Reunion
- Date: Friday 12 July 2024
- Venue: Aldershot Premier Inn (our usual gathering spot), 7 Wellington Avenue, Hampshire, GU11 1SQ
- Event details: This reunion is for the former members 0f Number 5 Platoon who formed at the Guards Depot, Pirbright in July 1984 (that’s 40 years ago) and passed out in December 1984. Platoon Commander was Lt CST Page, Platoon Sergeant was Sgt RC Goodson (to 14th week) then CoH P Henney, Instructors were: LSgt R Baynham, LSgt G Wardell, LCoH Dobbie, LCoH Laidlaw, and the BRI was LCpl Hatcher.
If there are any events, or groups, that you are aware of that are not listed above, then please let us have detail. You can easily pass detail to us via our Contact Us page.