Grenadier Guards

Formed in 1856 by the exiled Charles II in Flanders, the Grenadier Guards are the most senior infantry regiment in the British Army. So called because of their crucial role in the defeat of the Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard at Waterloo in 1815, the regiment has been associated with the Low Countries throughout its history, fighting there in both World Wars and marching into Brussels in 1944 at the head of the victorious Army.