There are many ceremonial guard units and regiments around the world but one of my own personal favourites are the officers and men of ‘The Swiss Guard’ the soldiers who guard the gates of the Vatican City and protect the life of the Pope.
First recruited in 1505 from the German speaking cantons of Switzerland these Guardsmen have been described as ‘the most peaceful military unit in the world!’
The Swiss Guard has one Captain Commandant... two full Lieutenants and two Second Lieutenants... one Chaplain and fifteen Sergeants plus, of course, around 130 Guardsmen (including musicians).
After our first release in 2016 we decided to add-on SIX more figures including, very importantly...
Protecting the pope: CE022, CE023, CE024, CE025, CE026 and CE027