Being a member of the Greek Presidential Guard is a great honour. They are selected from volunteers drawn from the Hellenic Army’s Infantry Corps. The Guard has a long military history, but is now a purely ceremonial unit.
Presidential Guard in winter uniform, Athens, February 2019
There is a small changing of the guard every hour, consisting of two Guards going out, two coming in, plus a Corporal of the Change. The full changing of the guard takes place on Sunday mornings, with much marching and music, with the whole Guard, its officers and military band all joining in.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 22 May 2020
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