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By WENDY SKILTON

Эта книга иллюстрирует обмундирование музыки современных военных частей британской гвардии. Королевская гвардия (по прозвищу "Bearskins" - "медвежьи шкуры") ? это личная охрана английского монарха. В наши жизнь опасаться за жизнь короля или королевы особенно не приходится, и сегодня гвардейцы выполняют, в основном, церемониальные обязанности. Однако гвардейские традиции зародились около трёх веков назад, когда британские монархи действительно выходили на поле боя. Солдат в гвардейские полки отбирали очень строго, это были лучшие части.

Британская гвардейская дивизия состоит сегодня из двух конных и пяти пехотных полков. Кавалерия ? это Лейб-гвардейский конный полк (его форма ? красные мундиры, а зимой еще и красные накидки) и Конногвардейский королевский полк ? в синих мундирах и в синих накидках. Пехотные полки гвардии Её величества ? Колдстримский, Гренадерский, Шотландский, Ирландский и Валлийский. Все гвардейцы-пехотинцы носят высокие медвежьи шапки и красные мундиры. То есть отличить друг от друга солдат того или иного полка непросто ? разве что по расположению пуговиц на мундире и цвету кокарды на шапке.

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The private (left foreground] wears the M I 943 tunic wilh regulation MI940 collar patches, shoulder straps and breast eagle. The young UntcroHizier (centre foreground) has the MI942 tunic with MI940 breast eagle, te which he has attached MI935 dark green collar facing and bright aluminium NCO brald, MI938 collar patches, and long-obseletc Ml935 pointed dark green shoulder straps without piping. ri~irleclio n,t:,ir n a u b s ~ ~ u l ~11~1iiihc1. : have holstcred morale, hut also made ~ntich-clccoratedsolclie~-s ubvious r;ll-g-ecs for s n i p s .

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