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Pace Sticks & Stands
Pace ' Sticking ' to the civilian seems an odd past time. It is thought to have originated from the days of the Crimean War back in 1854 when Royal Artillery Senior Non-Commissioned Officers ( nco's ) would use them to correctly mark out the distance between the gun batteries. Over the years it was hi-jacked by the Infantry and in particular the ' Guards Regiments ' to aid drill. In 1952 ' Pace Sticking ' was taken to new heights. The Academy Sergeant Major ( RMA Sandhurst ) John Lord M.V.O, M.B.E, the heighest ranking Non-Commissioned Officer in the British Army, instigated the world ' Pace Sticking ' championships which were held at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The competition was held annually between the RMAS and the Guards Depot with teams from around the world taking part in various stages of the competition. The competition still takes place to this day.
The Pace Sticks which are now used by the teams have been refined from the old Ministry of Defence issue ' Tree Trunks ' that were first used. Modern Pace Sticks are now a lot thinner and lighter and are referred to as ' Racers '. These are the type of stick supplied by ourselves at ' Guards Gear '.
**** SPECIAL OFFER ****
Purchase any Pace Stick and receive a Free Swagger Stick worth £32.75
Solid Brass Fittings
30 Inch Extension
Brass Name Plate
A Variety of Colours
Made from Solid Hardwood
Prices: Racing Sticks 37 inches - 42 inches....£120
Sticks over 42 inches can be produced at an additional cost
Name Plaques can be engraved for an additional cost of £8.00
Pace Stick Stands
These hardwood stands are a beautiful addition to any NCOs desk. They also save your pacestick from getting damaged. Available in the same colours as the pacesticks and fitted with either maroon or green felt.
Stand Price: £40.00
Name Plaque Engraving: £8.00 (Per Plate)
Racer Pace Stick:
ORDERING.....After ordering, please email us via the contact page stating the size and colour of pace stick or stand you require. Relating to the free swagger stick, a blank handled stick will be sent unless otherwise requested by the purchaser. In the event of an item not being immidiately available, we will contact the customer. Out of stock items will normally be ready within 2-3 weeks.
Engraving...If you require your pace stick or stand engraved, send us your requirements after purchase. Be advised that we can fit most engraving requests onto the plates, but the normal wording will be name and Unit or something of similar size.
Please note that prices quoted apply to UK shipping only. Please contact us for International shippings charges.