The famous guardsmen at Buckingham Palace in London, UK.
They’re soldiers charged with guarding the official royal residences in London.
“A sentry will be on duty “at their post” for a two hour period. Every 10 minutes, he comes to attention, slopes arms and does a march of 15 paces across the area of the post. Each sentry will do this four to five times before halting. He will then shoulder arms and stand at ease. Standing “easy” is not permitted whilst a sentry is at post.”
But while the Queen was away in Scotland last month, one creative Grenadier Guardsman took the opportunity to add an unusual twist to his usual sentry duty.
Notice how he never breaks the pace of his march with his lovely pirouette – 10/10 guardsmanship right there.
Here’s the whole video!
Reaction online was completely split.
Other person said…”My son is a Guardsman and this lad in the video has disgraced his uniform, shame on him and I hope he gets severely reprimanded!!”
Others were more sympathetic to the Guardsman.
Someone else commented…”This is one of the most boring jobs in the British army and he is injecting a little artistic licence into to it for the crowds. If it was on a guard changing or trooping the colour then yes, string him up by the nuts but not for this.”
Source : buzzfeed.com