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GUARDS MAGAZINE

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THE GUARDS MAGAZINE JOURNAL OF THE HOUSEHOLD DIVISION

No: 196 Autumn 2019

CONTENTS

EDITOR’S NOTES ................................................................................................................................................. 6 The Household Division Today - by The Major General ......................................................................................... 27 Dr The Honourable Gilbert Greenall CBE in Conversation with The Editor ......................................................... 32 Nine Months With The Somali National Army ....................................................................................................... 37 Information Operations in West Africa .................................................................................................................... 41 The Same War But Another Place ............................................................................................................................ 44 Occupied People ..................................................................................................................................................... 47 Hougoumont Today ................................................................................................................................................ 49 AYoung Irish Guards Officer’s Train Journey to Berlin, October 1961 ................................................................. 51 Lieutenant Geoffrey Gunther MC, Grenadier Guards - ‘Drawing was his Favourite Pastime’ ................................ 54 The Royal Military Chapel (‘The Guards’ Chapel’) 1882 ....................................................................................... 58 50 Years Ago from The Guards Magazine Spring 1969 Edition:

The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Destruction of the Guards Chapel .............................................. 60

NEWS Honours and Awards ................................................................................................................................................. 8 Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Commissions .................................................................................................... 8 Forecast of Events ..................................................................................................................................................... 9 People, Places and Events ....................................................................................................................................... 11 Competitions 87 and 88, and HOC Cartoon ........................................................................................................... 26 Sport ........................................................................................................................................................................ 62 Regimental Intelligence .......................................................................................................................................... 68 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ............................................................................................................................ 102 BOOK REVIEWS ............................................................................................................................................... 102 OBITUARIES .....................................................................................................................................................  110

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Information on the digital and online versions of this magazine are on page iii.

Front Cover: Grenadier Guardsmen in Belize on Exercise MAYAN STORM. September 2019 Back Cover: 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Trooping The Colour. Queen’s Birthday Parade. 8th June 2019

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