Welcome to the official website of the Coldstream Guards. The Coldstream Guards was founded in 1650 as Monck’s Regiment of Foot and was part of Cromwell’s New Model Army. It became known as the Coldstream Guards in 1670, on the death of General Monck, its first Colonel. It is the oldest regiment in continuous existence in today’s modern British Army. Its motto is “Second to None” or “Nulli Secundus”.
The Regiment consists of a Regimental Headquarters, the 1st Battalion (a war-fighting light role infantry battalion), Number 7 Company (a ceremonial company), the Regimental Band (a world famous marching band), and the Regimental Association (the veterans organisation). The Coldstream Guards has been at the forefront of recent British military operations serving in both Iraq (2005) and in Afghanistan (2007, 2009-10 and 2014).
WW1 PHOTO EXHIBITION FOR DISPLAY IN RHQ, 1ST BN AND 7 COY
CALL FOR HELP - Do you have a relation or ancestor who served in the Coldstream during WW1? If so you may have family photos, albums or letters home, which may be of interest to a wider audience. If you can help please email Ray Watson, [email protected]
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NORMANDY LANDINGS
The Ministry of Defence is planning to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings and are encouraging as many veterans of that campaign as possible to travel to France for the ceremonies. Help with funding could be available for those who might need it. Advice on how to obtain help with funding and how to register an interest in attending can be found in the attached letter but time is short - registration has to have been completed by 14 March.
Relevant documentation can be found here.
http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/23988.aspx - The Coldstream Guards MOD Website
http://www.theguardsmuseum.com/ - The Guards Museum
http://www.guardschapelfriends.co.uk/ - The Guards Chapel
http://www.army.mod.uk/music/23949.aspx - The Coldstream Guards Band