In 1900 the Regiment was selected to contribute a contingent of men to the Imperial Representative Corps, which was the rather anonymous and officious name for the Royal Bodyguard for the then Duke of York & Cornwall’s (later George V) visit to Australia to inaugurate the first Australian Commonwealth Parliament in 1901.

The Bodyguard was intended to represent the breadth of the Army, regular and volunteers, and comprised contingents from the Royal Horse Artillery, the Grenadiers, the Coldstream, the Scots and Irish Guards and the Victoria & St George’s Rifles.

The Regiment was tasked with representing the volunteer movement in its entirety, and commanded by Bro Lt A R Davies. The Regimental Contingent is shown above, with Davies on the far left.