Coldstream Guards

RHQ

Regimental Headquarters Coldstream Guards is based in Wellington Barracks, London. There is a small staff of 4 civil servants headed up by the Regimental Adjutant, a retired Colonel, plus a regular Captain who is part time equerry to HM the Queen and recruiting officer, a regular WO2 (RQMS) responsible for the issue and accounting for ceremonial clothing and equipment, a regimental clerk, storeman, and PRI clerk. There are several volunteers who work on the archives and organising events.

The principle function of RHQ is to provide a secretariat for the Colonel of the Regiment and the Regimental Lieutenant Colonel so that they can carry out their leadership roles, which are:

Cultivating the soul and ethos of the Regiment:

  • Leading the Regimental hierarchy.
  • Maintaining civic and territorial connections.
  • Selecting potential officers.
  • Providing advice to retired and serving officers.

Maintaining esprit-de-corps through:

  • The observance of high standards and ethos.
  • Control, or advice on, regimental organisations, charities, funds, property, museums, memorials and commemorations.
  • Promotion of internal competition.
  • Attendance at parades, services of remembrance, repatriations, funerals, re-unions, support to casualties and unit visits.

Promoting Regimental interests through:

  • Maintaining goodwill and liaison between all parts of the Regiment, including affiliated cadets, recruits under-going training at ITC Catterick, regulars, reservists, veterans and families.
  • Liaison with the MoD regarding any changes to titles, dress, accoutrements or anything of a ceremonial matter that requires approval of the Sovereign.

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RHQ team:  left to right, Gdsm Christie (PRI), LCpl Duckworth (Stores), LSgt Strudwick (Regimental Clerk), Captain Matthews (Assistant Regimental Adjutant) , Brigadier Sergeant (Regimental Lieutenant Colonel) , Colonel Vandeleur (Regimental  Adjutant), WO2 (RQMS) Hutt, Gdsm Moore (Archives),