New Grenadier Guardsman Steven Cooper serves his very first sentry duty. His mum and little sister traveled down to see it.
If you think being a soldier is tough, try loving one. I’m the girl who waits months for a single kiss. A kiss that makes the months apart worth every second.
Windsors in the military:
Charles, Prince of Wales - jet pilot and helicopter pilot, Royal Navy
Prince Andrew, Duke of York - helicopter pilot, Royal Navy (served in the Falklands War)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge - search-and-rescue pilot, Royal Air Force
Prince Harry of Wales - helicopter pilot, British Army (served in the War in Afghanistan)
The scene, part of the “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” event, was a sight to behold. Soldiers and civilians, mostly male, strapped on flashy red high heels and pushed strollers or carried their children in backpacks. Battle buddies teetered clumsily, holding onto each other for physical and even moral support.
Fun Fact of the Day: “Colonel-in-Chief Sir Nils Olav is a King Penguin living in Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland. He is the mascot and Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian King’s Guard…On August 18, 2005, he was promoted to Colonel-in-Chief and on 15 August 2008 he was awarded a knighthood.
He is the first penguin to receive such an honour in the Norwegian army.”