HANGING THE BRICK
VICTORIA BARRACKS, WINDSOR, 2006
(if you want to know
more about this tradition click here)
What possesses soldiers to dress in fancy dress - and
parade around camp behind a bit of concrete?
Why do Guardsmen and Lance Corporals stock up in rotten eggs and
bags of flower - waiting for this day?
Why would anyone want to throw beer all over an Officer, and
then pick them up and throw 'them' at a lump of concrete?
Why would anyone want to play rugby with a cabbage?
why, oh why, OH WHY .?
Why.......... because it's 'Hanging the Brick'
It's that time of year again, and this year the Battalion were fortunate
enough to be able to celebrate Hanging the Brick, which was held in Victoria
The Brick was held (and hung) by Sgt Micky (I don't need a script) Walton
escorted by two fine gentlemen in the form of CQMS Lee Wragg and the Master
The day was fantastic (speaking from experience) and I was lucky enough the
get a few snaps of the event before everything went blurred (damn that cheap
French lager!). The most amusing story of the day was hearing of a
certain person who attended the Brick visiting a colleague later that
evening in hospital, the hospital porter knew where he was to go as both the
gentlemen were dressed as musketeers, complete with swords, tashes and
Enjoy the snaps
The Squad Image
This image is available from the person who
took it for a small charge! (original is better quality)
Micky, Lee and Rosgo (above right)
Any mess members wanting copies of the
originals of these images should speak to the person that took them asap,
and no you won't get them for free - their will be a charge!
Cabbage Rugby anyone?