Saturday, February 9, 2013

Norwegian Military Tattoo - Norwegian Royal Guard Regiment

This is the Norwegian Royal Guard Regiment (equivalent to the British and Canadian Guards regiments). These guys give the USMC Band and Honor Guard and the Army's 1 BN 3d Infantry (The Old Guard) a run for their money. It is interesting how a cheesy Hollywood theme (from "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly") can sound impressive when played by an elite military band.
This is "River Dance" with boots and rifles! I can't remember ever seeing a display of precision to beat this!! 
All the precision drill is being performed on ICE!!

Those are US made Garand M-1 rifles (WWII), and they are heavy weapons (9 POUNDS EACH).

When that one fellow goes on his own - YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A RIFLE SPUN THAT FAST!



  1. I would like for somebody to verify they are on ice. I don't see it. A highly polished wood floor. You don't get that sound from stomping on ice. And there are no marks. Ice would leave marks.

  2. I agree...and I once worked for a professional floor resurfacing/maintenance company...this is a very highly polished floor...NOT ICE

  3. The M-1 weighs 9.5 lbs, 10.5 with bayonet in this drill plus a tad more for full 5 round ammo clip. Echo ice comment

    Col Bob, USA(Ret) Inf XHS '60


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