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 Colonel in Chief.....HM THE QUEEN

 

COLONEL OF THE REGIMENT

Major General J J C Bucknall KCB CBE Colonel of the Regiment

REGIMENTAL MARCHES

Quick March.....................The Coldstream March (Milanollo)

Slow March.............An extract from The Marriage of Figaro

REGIMENTAL AFFILIATIONS

Canada: The Governor General's Foot Guards

Australia: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment

HM Ships: HMS Ocean

City of London Livery Company: The Worshipful Company of Grocers

Band of Friendship: 2nd Regiment Garde Republicaine (France)

Useful Web Links Listed Below

 

  • THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS

    The Coldstream Guards is the oldest continuously serving regular Regiment in the British Army.

    Click the above web link to learn more about The Coldstream Guards

      

  • REGIMENTAL history

    13 August 1650 Oliver Cromwell formed a new Regiment and gave it the name "Monck's Regiment of Foot". The modern-day Coldstream Guards is directly descended from Monck's Regiment of Foot and therefore the oldest Regiment in continuous service with the British Army.

    Click the above web link to learn more of The History of the Regiment

     

  • TROOPING THE COLOUR

    British Military Ceremonies: Trooping the colour and other Ceremonies. Watch the Regiment Troop The Colour and hear the Regimental Marches being played. Find how to apply for tickets for this spectacular display of drill.

    Click the above web link and learn more about Trooping the Colour

     

  • CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE

    The responsibility of guarding the Sovereign by the Household Troops (as they were known at the time) dates back to the time of Henry VII (1485-1509).

    These are some of the best soldiers in the British Army and have fought in virtually every major area of conflict with great distinction since the 17th Century.

    Click the above web link and learn more about Changing of The Guard

     

  • THE GUARDS MUSEUM

    The museum is a superb facility artefacts are displayed in chronological order. Here you can find everything from the glory days of scarlet and gold to the mud and blood of two devastating world wars tracing the dangerous role of present day soldiering in an increasingly volatile world.

    Click the above web link to learn more about this this excellent museum

     

  • PRIDE OF A NATION: REGIMENTAL BAND OF HER MAJESTY'S COLDSTREAM GUARDS [VIDEO]

    Pride of the Nation is the new album by the Coldstream Guards and continues with the same great success of pervious album Heros.

    Director of Music, Lt. Colonel Graham Jones, and the Men & Women of the Coldstream Guards Band have assembled a tremendous musical album with Pride of the Nation.

    Pride of the Nation includes a great selection of music that is performed by arguably one of the finest ensembles in the world.

    Joined by the great voices of the Hertfordshire Chorus, this is Britain's Music at it's best.

    To use Lt. Colonel Jones' characterization, it's "Absolutely Awesome!"

    Pride of the Nation is a must have and the "Bonus DVD" make it an extraordinary.

    Click the above web link to watch and listen to the making of "Pride of a Nation"

     

  • CEREMONIAL

    Ceremonial duties are an important part of Army history and tradition, and all soldiers undertaking this role are highly trained soldiers who also play an important part in military operations worldwide.

    Ceremonial events take place throughout the country, and indeed the world, but few are as high profile as those that draw millions of tourists to London year after year.

    Click the above web link to learn more about how the Coldstream Guards and other Regiments take part in Ceremonial duties

     

  • THE FOOT GUARDS ON PARADE

    Regimental Quick Marches of The Coldstream Guards, Grenadiers Guards, Welsh Guards, Irish Guards and Scots Guards.

    Click the above web link to watch and listen to each of the Regimental Quick Marches

     

  • THE GUARDS CHAPEL

    The first service to be held in this garrison church, then known as The Royal Military Chapel, St James’s Park, took place on the 6th May 1838.

    Click the above web link to learn more about The Guards Chapel

     

  • QUEEN PRESENTS NEW COLOURS

      

       Her Majesty The Queen presented new Colours to the 1st Batt. and No. 7 Company of the Coldstream Guards at Windsor Castle.

          Colours are the regimental flags of the British Army. They were originally used as rallying points on the battlefield.

          Click the above web link to learn more about the new Colours

  

  • COLDSTREAM GUARDS SERVICE RECORDS AND ARCHIVE

    The Coldstream Guards Records are the records of former members of the Regiment. These records are not kept on computer and there is no central index.

    They are physically checked by the archivist and as you can imagine, searching for records is often a long and difficult task.

    Please be aware that as a result of enemy action during World War II many records are missing.

    There is no guarantee that information requested will be located.

    Click the above web link to learn more about researching former members of the Regiment

     

  • REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS & SHOP (PRI)

    Regimental HQ information and online Regimental (PRI) Shop. The new online (PRI) Shop is now - "Second to None".

    Click the above web link to visit Regimental Headquarters & the online Regimental (PRI) Shop

     

  • ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY SANDHURST

    Information about the British Army's officer training academy, including information on courses, news and a virtual tour of the site.
     

    Click the above web link to learn more about Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

     

  • HISTORY & PICTURES OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS

    History and Photographs of the Coldstream Guards during the reign of Queen Victoria.

    Click the above web link to learn more of the history of The Coldstream Guards in the reign of Queen Victoria

     

     

      A major step for the country's oldest serving military band, who have toured the world in a musical capacity as well as serving.   

         "I think the division prides itself in excellency in what we do" says Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy Bagshaw.
         "None more so than the musicians. It's fantastic to see that recognised by the contract, we're delighted."

          Click the above web link to learn more about this outstanding recording: Heroes album recorded by the Coldstream Band

 

  •  THE BRITISH MONARCHY

    The official website of the British Monarchy which started in 1997 now includes more video material as well as historical documents.

    Watch and learn also more detail of the Changing of the Guard.

    Click the above web link to learn more history of the British Monarchy

     

  • ROYAL WEDDING REHEARSAL 2011


    Immaculately pressed uniforms, shiny brass buttons and well-groomed horses - the British army, with predictable military precision,
    is preparing to play its part at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

    Many of the disciplines required on the front line in Afghanistan translate to the parade square back home.

    Here, take a look at the Scots and Welsh Guards, accompanied by The Band of the Coldstream Guards, getting ready at Wellington Barracks near Buckingham Palace and see the Household Cavalry hard at work in nearby Hyde Park.

    Click the above web link to view The Royal Wedding Rehearsal 2011

     

  • NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM

    The National Army Museum London tells the story of the British Army and how it has help shape Britain, Europe and the World.

    Click the above web link to learn more about the museum and location

     

  • MILITARY ARMED FORCES & CONFLICT RECORDS

    The extensive military collection will help you to locate your ancestors who served in World War One and World War Two.

    You can also search a range of historical lists and roll calls, including records for the Battle of Waterloo, as well as army BMDs (not found in the civil indexes). The records include the Coldstream Guards.

    You can search for free, you'll just need to pay to view original records or transcripts.

    Click the above web link to learn more about your ancestors

     

  • THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS IN AFGHANISTAN 2010 [VIDEO]

    Mr A. J. Heath a freelance photographer spent three weeks with 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards in Afghanistan.

    This was his first experience of war photography, which was spent with The Coldstream Guards in 2010.

    A compilation of best photographs can be seen online.

    Click the above web link to watch The Coldstream Guards in Afghanistan

     

  • TERRITORIAL ARMY [TA] BRITISH ARMY

    The Territorial Army recently took a 3 x 12 metre poster to an extraordinary location. Why? To test the planning, logistics and leadership skills of the soldiers involved – and push their fitness to the limit.

    These are vital qualities for Territorials. Do you have what it takes to join?

    Click the above web link to find out more about the Territorial Army

     

  • HRH PRINCE OF WALES VISITS THE GUARDS IN AFGHANISTAN 2010

    The Prince of Wales has become the most senior royal to visit British troops in Afghanistan (2010).

    Colonel of the Welsh Guards the Prince also met with Coldstream Guardsmen serving in Afghanistan.

    Click the above web link to see pictures of HRH The Prince of Wales Afghanistan

     

  • REGIMENTAL BAND OF HER MAJESTY'S COLDSTREAM GUARDS [VIDEO]

    The band is renowned around the world and in 2009 signed a record deal with Universal's Decca Label.

    The album Heroes, including The Great Escape, Where Eagles Dare and The Ride Of The Valkyries.

    Her Majesty's Band of The Coldstream Guards can be regularly seen performing at ceremonial events.

    The Band of The Coldstream Guards has now been in existence for over 200 years of continuous servive.

    Click the above web link to watch The Regimental Band of Her Majesty's Coldstream Guards

     

  • ROYAL TRIPS ABROAD

    Look back at previous Jubilee celebrations (Silver & Golden), and tracking the Queen's 261official visits around the world since 1952.

    Click the above web link to view photos, video and audio clips

     

  • COLDSTREAM TOWN

    Coldstream is very proud of its long association with The Coldstream Guards.

    Click the above web link to learn more about Coldstream

     

  • THE BRITISH ARMY OFFICIAL WEBSITE

    This is a new updated design, content and links with all aspects regarding the British Army.

    Click the above web link to search for information of the modern British Army of today

     

  • THE BRITISH ARMY FITNESS PROGRAMME

    There's Fit... And there's the British Army Fit

    Get Army fit with this interactive training programme and you'll be ready for any challenge.

    Register free for your training programme

    Click the above web link to start your fitness programme

     

  • COLDSTREAM GUARDS MARCH TO LONDON JANUARY 2010 [VIDEO]

    Three hundred and fifty years ago General G. Monck led a small army of around 6,000 men out of Scotland and marched south for London.

    His trip took 34 days amidst severe weather conditions. Once in London the General seized control of Parliament and eventually
    ensured the restoration of the exiled Charles Stuart to the throne. Charles II rewarded him with a pension and a dukedom.

    Today the only regiment led by the famous general to survive is the Coldstream Guards. To honour their former commander, and to help raise funds for their injured colleagues, Coldstream Guards Number 7 Company has recreated that 425 mile march.

    Major J. Coleby led the troops on the march and says: "It was a fantastic opportunity to follow in the footsteps of General Monck."

    Click the above web link to watch Number 7 Company (Coldstream Guards) start their epic march to London

     

  • START THINKING SOLDIER

    Start thinking like a British Army soldier take part in four online missions gain an idea of the skills involved in combat.

    Click the above web link to test your reaction to online combat theatre

     

  • COLDSTREAM GUARDS PRACTICE FOR ROYAL WEDDING APRIL 2011[VIDEO]


    The Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards and their band are put through their paces ahead of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding ceremony on April 29th 2011.

    Click the above web link to watch and hear the Coldstream Band practice for a Royal Wedding

     

  • THE GUARDS PARACHUTE PLATOON

    Formed in 2001, the Guards Parachute Platoon is the descendant of the Guards Parachute Company which was disbanded in 1975 when G Company of the Special Air Service was formed.

    Soldiers are recruited from the Coldstream Guards and all other Battalions of the Foot Guards.

    P Coy run Pre-Parachute Selection (PPS) courses for both regular and TA personnel.

    All Officers and soldiers who wish to serve with Airborne Forces must attend PPS with P Coy.

    Click the above Web Link to learn more about Pegasus Company (P Coy)

     

  • THE BRITISH ARMY CHANNEL

    The British Army has a cherished heritage, founded on strong leadership creating a unique ethos and a spirit that inspires.

    Impressively capable, fit and motivated people valued and trained to the highest standards.

    The Coldstream Guards are part of a modern professional Army, the envy of the world.

    Click the above web link to watch and learn more of The British Army

     

  • BUCKINGHAM PALACE VIRTUAL ROOMS

    Buckingham Palace is used by The Queen and members of the Royal Family for ceremonial, official functions and events.

    The Regiment and other Regiments are given the honour of mounting guard at Buckingham Palace.

    The State Rooms of the Palace are open to visitors during the Annual Summer Opening in August and September.

    To get a idea of what it might feel like to stand in a room at the Palace, explore a Virtual Room.

    See a 360 degree view of The Grand Staircase, Throne Room, The Blue Drawing Room or The White Drawing Room.

    Click the above web link to see some of the grandeur of Buckingham Palace (London)

     

  • FREEDOM OF EXETER CITY COLDSTREAM GUARDS 6th JULY 2011

    The 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards exercised their Freedom of Exeter City 6th July 2011.

    This event celebrated the historic and modern ties between the Coldstream Guards and the
    West Country.

    The regiment's first commanding officer, Colonel (later General) George Monck, was born
    in Merton in 1608 and later lived in Exeter.

    The South West remains a strong recruiting base for the Coldstream Guards to this day.
    Indeed, many of the soldiers on parade hailed from Devon.

    Click the above web link to learn more about the Freedom of Exeter City (Coldstream Guards)

     

  • COLDSTREAM GUARDS ASSOCIATION

     

      To maintain an organization where by the Principle of "Once a Coldstreamer always a Coldstreamer".

         The Association is actively recruiting new members including persons living abroad.

         There are thirty five main Branches, with one Sub-Branch, within the United Kingdom and a Branch in Canada.

         The Association also welcomes those who are or have served within a Regiment of The Household Division.

         Click the above web link to view Branch websites

 

      

          The Branch online album is used to view past and current events that have taken place. 

           Members of the Branch and public are encouraged to submit related material concerning the Regiment and Branch.

           To submit material for consideration please contact using the Branch email:

           GenGMonck1650@yahoo.co.uk

           Click the above web link to view the Branch online album

 

     

      The BBC online archive chronicling Queen Elizabeth II. The site features nineteen radio and television broadcasts from 1940-1952.

         Click the above web link to access the BBC archive

 

     

      Explore the wonders of this awesome fortress, and the stories behind them.

         Discover for yourself some of the Tower's sights and stories.

         The Ceremony of the Keys

         The traditional locking up of the Tower of London and takes place every night.

         The importance of securing this fortress for the night is still very relevant today for the Guards.

         Click the above web link to learn more about The Tower of London and The Ceremony of the Keys

 

      

       At exactly 21.53hrs, the Chief Yeoman Warder, dressed in Tudor Watchcoat, meets the Military Escort, the Tower of London Guard.

          Together they secure the main gates of the Tower. Upon their return down Water Lane, the party is halted.

          A sentry then challenges the Escort to identify themselves.

          Click the above web link to watch this famous ceremony

 

     

      Interview with General Sir Richard Dannatt.

         General Sir Richard Dannatt was installed as the 159th Constable of the Tower of London on the 7th October 2009.

         Here, in an interview recorded on September 2009, he shares his thoughts on his new role.

         Click the above web link to see videos on all aspects of these buildings from history

 

      

       The Queen has launched a website documenting the life of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria in her own words.

          More than 40,000 pages of the journals kept by Victoria from the age of 13 until her death have been made available online.

          Click the above web link to learn more about Queen Victoria's Journals

 

     

      The militia was the forerunner of the British Territorial Army and the records provide a glimpse into the lives of men in the militia.

        There are over half a million Militia Service Records covering the period from 1806 to 1915.

        Click the above web link to search Militia Service Records

 

     

      On Armistice Day 11.11.11, 100 previously unseen portraits of those who served in the First World War were uploaded.

         The Imperial War Museum is among those helping to keep World War One memories alive with the launch of a new project.

         New photographs will be uploaded every weekday until August 2014, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

         Click the above web link to view Faces of The First World War

 

     

      The creation of a ‘Flanders Fields 1914-2014’ Memorial Garden is an initiative of The Guards Museum.

         In conjunction with Flanders House in London and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

         Click the above web link to learn more about this very unique memorial garden

 

     

      The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the UK government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy.

         By using RSS, you can now keep up to date with the latest information being delivered directly to you from The MOD.

         RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is used to syndicate or subscribe to the feed of the MOD using almost any media online.

         Click the above web link to learn more from The Ministry of Defence headquarters of the British Armed Forces

 

      

       HMS Ocean (L12) of the Royal Navy is an Amphibious assault ship (or Landing Platform Helicopter) (or Helicopter carrier).

          Designed to support amphibious landing operations and the staff of Commander UK Amphibious Force and UK Landing Force.

          HMS Ocean is currently the largest ship in the Royal Navy.

          The Coldstream Guards have HMS Ocean as one of the Regiment affiliations.

          Click the above web link to the official home page of HMS Ocean

 

     

      The Band of Friendship of the Coldstream Guards has been given to the 2nd Regiment Garde Republicaine, France.

         The French Gendarmerie is responsible for providing security in the Paris area and providing guards of honor.

         Guarding important public buildings in Paris such as the Elysee Palace, the residence of the PM of France.

         Click the above web link to learn more about 2nd Regiment Garde Republicaine (France)

 

       

      This website is an excellent free resource for anyone trying to trace members of the British Army who fought in the First World War.

         Taking its name from a popular song of the time "The Long, Long Trail" it helps track down an individual soldier.

         All Foot Guards Regiments are included, Coldstream, Grenadier, Irish, Welsh and Scots Guards.

         Click the above web link to start searching for a family member who fought in the First World War I

 

     

      Located in Bovington, Dorset, the worlds largest collection of tanks and armoured fighting vehicles.

         The Guards Armoured Division was formed on 17th June 1941. It's first major engagement was Operation Goodwood.

         Click the above web link to see and learn more about the armoured vehicles used by The Guards Armoured Division

 

     

         The Imperial War Museum, the national museum of war and wartime life from the First World War, Second World War, to the present.

         The Museum holds documents, photographs such as Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and the Coldstream Guards.

         Click the above web link to learn more about The Imperial War Museum and the collection within

 

      

          The Household Cavalry Museum is a living museum in the heart of Horse Guards, Whitehall, London.

          Unlike any other military museum it offers a unique "behind-the-scenes" look at the role of the Household Cavalry Regiment.

          Click the above web link to learn more about The Household Cavalry Museum

 

     

         Pictures of the Royal Family including images from private photos albums and behind-the scenes shots from royal ceremonies.

         Photographs dating back to Queen Victoria's reign, including the Guards at Windsor with private and public pictures.

         Click the above web link to view this picture archive of the Royal Family          

 

     

         Horse Guards Parade is the location of the annual ceremonies of Trooping the Colour and Beating Retreat.

         The Duke of Wellington was based in Horse Guards when he was Commander-in-Chief of the British Army.  

         The current General Officer Commanding London District still occupies the same office and uses the same desk.

         Wellington also had living quarters within the building, which today is used as offices.

         Click the above web link to learn more about Horse Guards Parade, London 

 

     

         The Massed Bands of the Foot Guards march down Birdcage Walk to Wellington Barracks.

         The Band of the Coldstream Guards, Grenadier Guards, Irish Guards, Welsh Guards and Scots Guards.

         After a rehearsal for the Queens Birthday Parade The Massed Bands return to Wellington Barracks.

         Click the above web link to watch and hear The Massed Bands of the Foot Guards

 

         

         The Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1760-1913 was available through the National Archives and Findmypast.co.uk

         These are records of men pensioned out of the British Army administered through the Royal Hospital at Chelsea.

         Records include Chelsea Pensioners from the Coldstream Guards.

         Click the above web link to search The Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1760-1913

               

      

         Project Hougoumont is a heritage project to save the Hougoumont Farm on the site of the 1815 Battlefield of Waterloo in Belgium. 

         After the battle, John Norcross, rector of Framlingham in Suffolk, gave an annuity of £10 a year to 'the bravest man in the Battle'.

        Wellington was called upon to choose to whom the money should go, and he picked Sgt James Graham of the Coldstream Guards.

        One of nine men who pushed shut the heavy gates against the French.

        'The success of the battle turned upon the closing of the gates of Hougoumont', the Duke wrote.

        The aim of this project is to ensure that the site is sound and intact for the long–term future, with a view to

        attracting and educating.               

        Click the above web link to learn more about this important project

 

     

         The Battle of Sedgemoor was fought on 6th July 1685 on the moors on the edge of Westonzoyland, Somerset.

         The Regiment of Foot (Coldstream Guards) played an important part during and after The Battle of Sedgemoor.

         St. Mary's Church, Westonzoyland, Somerset was used after the battle to hold 500 prisoners.

         There are display boards and historical information within the church for visitors to view.

         Also a representation of the Battle of Sedgemoor can be viewed Battle of Sedgemoor 1685

         Click the above web link to learn about The Battle of Sedgemoor and St. Mary's Church

 

     

         1,700 soldiers will parade in London in full regimental dress at Trooping the Colour to mark the Queen's official birthday.

         Click the above web link to watch what it takes to wear a regimental uniform

 

         

          A Garrison Sergeant Major (GSM) in the British Army is the senior warrant officer of a garrison with rank of Warrant Officer Class 1.

          The GSM London District, always a guardsman, holds one of four most senior WO1appointments in the British Army.

          Military ceremonial responsibility for important state occasions such as Trooping the Colour are given to the GSM.

          The current Garrison Sergeant Major London District: WO1 (GSM) William Mott, OBE, Welsh Guards

          WO1 (GSM) Alan G. 'Perry' Mason MVO MBE, Coldstream Guards 1987-2002.

          Click the above web link to watch WO1 Garrison Sergeant Major (GSM) A. P. Mason

 

     

         They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace Christopher Robin went down with Alice, Alice is marrying one of the guard.

         Child actress Ann Stephens was just nine years old when she recorded this famous song during World War II.

         The poem is taken from A.A. Milne's 1924 collection, "When We Were Young".

         Click the above web link and listen to this famous song

 

     

         The Coldstream Guards had been granted the freedom of the parish of Merton in north Devon.

         The Coldstream Guards marched through Merton in what was called an "incredible accolade" by the parish council.

         Freedom was granted in memory of the Regiment's founder, Gen George Monck, born in the village in 1608.

         Also to mark the service to the country the Coldstream Guards have given.

         Click the above web link to watch the Regiment march through the parish of Merton in north Devon

 

     

      The Army Cadet Force (ACF) is one of the uk's oldest, largest and most successful youth organisations.

         Consisting of more than 47,000 cadets in around 1,700 local detachments across the country.

         The ACF helps young people between the ages of 12 and 18 develop both personally and physically.

         Click the above web link to learn more about The Army Cadet Force (ACF)

 

     

        The Foot Guards including the Coldstream Guards and Regimental Band march from Wellington Barracks to Horse Guards Parade.

        Marching by way of The Mall for the Trooping the Colour Ceremony The Irish Guards make their way from Wellington Barracks.

        The Irish Guards had the honour of Trooping their Colour Saturday 13th June 2009.

        Click the above web link to watch and listen to Trooping The Colour June 2009

 

     

         The official Channel of the British Monarchy features both archive and recent footage of the Queen and other royals.

      The modern video clips include shorts of garden parties, state visits, the Queen, Trooping the Colour and investitures.

         Buckingham Palace adds new clips regularly which include a day in the life of the Prince of Wales.

         Click the above web link to watch The Official Channel of the British Monarchy

 

     

      A film about the purpose, history and significance of Changing the Guard (also known as Guard Mounting) at Buckingham Palace.

         Click the above web link to watch and learn of Changing of the Guard     

 

     

         The 70th anniversary of World War II has been marked online with the launch of a special archive of BBC material.

         Audio recordings made after war was declared on 3rd September 1939, photographs and BBC memos online.

         Click the above web link to access this World War II material relating to the conflict

 

      

       The Bands of the British Army can be seen at events around the world. From State Ceremonial events in London to overseas.

           Each concert represents a valuable training opportunity for Student Bandmasters and Trainees.

           Click the above web link to view Regimental Bands Events  

 

     

      The Ministry of Defence Channel is the central corporate site of the UK Ministry of Defence. It provides information
         on all the United Kingdom's armed forces and the Ministry.

         Click the above web link to view The Ministry of Defence Channel

 

     

      The 6th Guards Tank Brigade was formed in 1941 as the 6th Guards Armoured Brigade.

        Permission was granted from King George VI and the Colonels of the Regiments involved in the summer of 1941.

        The Infantry of the Guards converted into an Armoured formation and so the Guards Armoured Division was formed.

        Click the above web link to see pictures and learn more about the Guards Armoured Brigade and Division

 

     

      A film about The Queen's Coronation on June 2nd, 1953 in Westminster Abbey. The first Coronation to be broadcast on television.

        Click the above web link to watch and hear the pageantry of this historic day

 

     

      Number 7 Company's re-enactment in January 2010 of General Monck's famous march from Coldstream ended at Grocers Hall.

         In 1660 General Monck and Sir Thomas Alleyn, Lord Mayor and Master Grocer, were instrumental in the restoration of the monarchy.

         The historic connection between the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards and The Worshipful Company of Grocers is now restored.

      Click the above web link to learn more about The Worshipful Company of Grocers

 

     

      The National Archives include the United Kingdom armed forces of the army, navy, air force and merchant navy.

         Research records held by The National Archives of your ancestors who served in the Coldstream Guards.

         Click the above web link to research military records held by The National Archives

 

     

      The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has information on 17 million fallen service men and women.

         A Debt of Honour certificate can be viewed and printed with details of fallen service personnel.

         Relatives who served in the Coldstream Guards in World War One or World War II are also included.

         Click the above web link to locate the graves of the fallen

 

        

       The 200-year-old body of a British Coldstream Guards soldier was found in sand dunes in the Netherlands.

          Who was he?

          Click the above web link to find and solve this fascinating mystery

 

     

      "The Men in Scarlet", the Chelsea Pensioners, and their home, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London were founded in 1682.

         King Charles II intended a place for the 'succour and relief of veterans broken by age and war'.

         The Royal Hospital, with its Grade 1 listed buildings, still serves its original purpose and intends to into the 21st Century.

         Click the above web link to learn more about The Royal Hospital Chelsea

 

     

         The Imperial War Museum Collections in Context uses images, sound and film from the collections to bring history to life.

         Collections in Context is regularly updated with new information and collection items to reflect significant anniversaries.

         Click the above web link to see and hear historic events and exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum, London

                

     

      The National Memorial Arboretum comprises 150 acres of trees and memorials devoted to concept of remembrance.

         The new Armed Forces Memorial is striking and emotive and quickly assuming national significance.

         A Guards Regimental Memorial garden has now been dedicated.

         Click the above web link to learn more about the National Arboretum

 

     

      The British Army has a rich history that is added to continually as today’s regiments and corps carry forward proud traditions.

         Their museums record this history, linking the past to the present, for the benefit of posterity.

         This website is approved by the Ministry of Defence as the definitive guide to the regimental and corps museums of the British Army.

         Click the above web link to search and find a British Military Museum

 

      

       An interactive map showing the location of bombs dropped on London during World War II has been created.

           It reveals the devastation caused by the Blitz over eight months.

           The project, called Bomb Sight, was devised by a team from the University of Portsmouth using data from the National Archives.

           Click the above web link to see bombs dropped on London

      

      

          The Royal British Legion is a United Kingdom charity that provides financial, social and emotional support to the Armed Forces.

          Click the above web link to learn more about The Royal British Legion

 

  • SHINYCAPSTAR

    1st Battalion Coldstream Guards dedicated to everything Coldstream.

    Click the above web link to Shinycapstar

     

  • FORCES REUNITED

    Find Military Friends.

    Click the above web link to Forces Reunited

      

  • SERVICE PALS

    Find Military Friends.

    UK Armed Forces Friend Finder allowing you to find lost military friends and colleagues.

    Click the above web link to ServicePals

     

  • GUARDS DEPOT FORUM

    Reunite with your friends who served at Guards Depot a wealth of contacts of members who have served at Guards Depot.

    Register online to start searching for your fellow comrades from the year of your enlistment and service record.

    Click the above web link to start

     

  • SSAFA

       Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help.

       Click the above web link to learn more about SSAFA

 

        

         The soldiers' charity the  Army Benevolent Fund (ABF).

          Click the above web link to learn more about the ABF

 

     

      There are many organizations that provide help and support to United Kingdom veterans, both Government and the voluntary sector.

         This can at times be confusing for those seeking help as they are unsure about which organizations provides what services.

         Veterans: UK is the first stop for veterans seeking help and advice.

         Click the above web link to learn more about Veterans: UK

 

      

       There's a lot to see and do in this online community, from getting career advice about joining the forces and related subjects.

           Also providing current, former and prospective members of the armed forces with employment opportunities.

           The Coldstream Guards feature in all subjects connected with the Regiment on HMForces.

           Click the above web link to search this well integrated source on Her Majesty's Forces

 

     

      The HM Armed Forces Veterans’ Lapel Badge was launched in May 2004 by the then Minister for Veterans.

         To raise the profile of veterans by assisting the wider public to recognise the service given.

         The first veterans badge was issued to Lord Healey, a veteran of the Battle for Monte Cassino.

         Click the above web link to read more about HM Armed Forces Veterans Badge and eligibility

 

     

         London's top events guide to finding London events for 2012 which includes Trooping The Colour and 2012 Olympics.

         Click the above web link to view London events taking place in 2012

 

     

         Second to None: The History of the Coldstream Guards 1650-2000 / Washington's War (from Independence to Iraq) (Pub. 2007)

         The Life of General Monck for King & Cromwell (Pub. 2008)

         The Guards Brigade in the Crimea (Pub. 2008) / Excellence In Action: Portrait of the Guards (Pub. 2007)

         Fighting for Peace: Bosnia 1994

         Click the above web link to search for full details of other publications

        

          

 
     

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