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Marching Guardsman w/ Rifle
Again somewhat similar to the two previous Guardsmen but no breastplate only the sword and helmet for protection.
In addition to their guard duties the Swiss Guard also have their own band of musicians who perform together or, in this particular case, solo. The small banner on the...
As was said to us by more than a few collectors of this ceremonial range, “How can you have the Guard without showing us WHO they are guarding?” Well, here...
Commissioned Officers wear breastplates that are finely engraved and more elaborate than those of the lower ranks. Under the armour is worn a ‘shirt’ of 16th Century chain mail.
Each year a ‘Swearing-In’ ceremony is held when new recruits are inducted into the Guard. The Ceremony utilizes the personal flag of the present Pope with his coat of arms...
Taking the ‘oath of allegiance’ is one of the newest Swiss recruits seen here raising three fingers in the traditional salute... This is said to represent the Holy Trinity and...