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Changchun Globetrotters Club: Daniel Quist and The Royal Guard

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Changchun Globetrotters Club: Daniel Quist and The Royal Guard

Time: May 8, 2014 from 8pm to 11pm
Location: Grandpa's
Street: Xikang Hutong
City/Town: Changchun
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Event Type: meeting, discussion, presentation
Organized By: Przemyslaw (Murin) Murzyn
Latest Activity: May 7, 2014

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Daniel will talk about the experience he had in the Danish military and specific to The Royal Guard. He was in the Danish army for 2 years and he was a sergeant for 1 year.
Daniel will give us an overview of life in The Royal Guard as a normal infantry soldier and on parade duty around the royal palaces in Denmark. He will also show how the Danish army is deployed around the world and how they live and fight during deployment.

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Comment by Daniel Quist on May 4, 2014 at 18:58

@Richard. There is a height requirement for the Royal Guard in Denmark. you must be more than 175 cm. or else you have to apply to another regiment in the Danish Army.

During the first day of guard service, all of the soldiers are arranged by height and cut into 3 equally large guard units.

Therefore I will only go on guard duty with soldiers who are almost my height.

Comment by Downtown David - 白大伟 on May 4, 2014 at 16:25

Looking badass in the camouflage uniform!

Comment by Richard ridealgh on May 4, 2014 at 15:48

Thats so funny, you must be like 8ft. tall with that bear hat on!!!...and has anyone noticed, Dan doesn't look that tall stood near his squaddies! Are you all huge in Denmark!

Comment by Daniel Quist on May 3, 2014 at 14:56

A 21 year old version of me. This is the normal everyday uniform in the Danish army.

Comment by Daniel Quist on May 3, 2014 at 14:55

This is during the guard service at the Danish palaces. We would wear these uniforms during the 24-hour shift. When inside we can remove the bear skin hats.

Comment by Daniel Quist on May 3, 2014 at 14:48

Hi Everyone

I will be speaking about my experience in the Danish army and more specifically the Royal Guard.

I started at the barracks of the Royal Guards as a mobile infantry recruit on December 2nd 2002. After 4 weeks, I was tapped to go to the Danish Army Sergeant School and I started at the sergeant school in mid February. I was promoted to sergeant in November and I received my unit of recruits on December 2nd 2003 and I was discharged as a civilian 1 year later after I had finished ordinary army service at the barracks and guard service at the Danish palaces.

I did not go to a mission area during my time in the military. During my time in the army, Denmark had infantry soldiers in combat areas in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq at the time, but the system at the time made it a personal choice, if you wanted to go to a mission area.

On Thursday I will be talking about the experiences I had in the military. I will introduce some of the equipment that I used. I will tell a few stories about the training and the friendships that develop during military service.

I have a little riddle for you and I will give you the answer on Thursday: What does the Royal Guard have in common with the Red Square in Moscow and the Danish winner of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest?

I look forward to telling you all some stories about 2 years of my life that has had a tremendous impact on my life.

See you all Thursday.


Comment by Richard Roman on May 3, 2014 at 13:10
The Vikings are coming!

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