Coldstream guards

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Zarathustra

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#2
When completing training at catterick for Coldstream guards do u get sent to London for ceremonial duties like the grenadier guard have to do 6 months
Like the Grenadier and Scots Guards I think the answer will be most likely yes, however sometimes people may managed to go straight to the Bn.

**I'm a Grenadier so I'm only guessing.
 
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Gdou9518

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#3
Ok hopefully I can do duties think it would be a good experience may not be some people's cup of tea tho
 
#5
The ceremonial company in London, No 7 Company, is only a staging post to greater things. Both units of the Coldstream Guards, that is the 1st Battalion in Windsor and No 7 Company in London, carry our public (ceremonial) duties.

However, that is not the full story. Both units have deployed worldwide over the last 2 years. Afghanistan has featured prominently in recent deployments.

Coldstream Guards have served in France, the USA, the Falkland Islands, Libya (yes), Germany, Canada and Cyprus.
 
#6
As others have said, your first posting will probably be to Wellington Barracks, next door to Buckingham Palace, with No.7 Company Coldstream Guards. No.7 Company are kept extremely busy. You will carry out Ceremonial and other duties as well as further training.

Where are you from? If you are from the Southeast, you may want to consider joining The London Branch of The Coldstream Guards Association ( though we do take in rough Northerners, too ) Several of the G.Men recently joined.

Good luck with your training.
 
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Gdou9518

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#7
I'm from Leicester my grandad was in the coldstream guards also in grenadier guards
 
#8
You are going to love Welly B. Although it has lost its charm since the passport office moved.

One slight draw back though, no sheep in london.
 
#9
I'm from Leicester my grandad was in the coldstream guards also in grenadier guards
Were you recruited in Leicester by a Coldstreamer in the recruiting office? If yes, I joined up with him.

Creature, there are sheep, if you know where to look.
 
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Gdou9518

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#10
No I was joining artillery but got a call Yesturday asking if I wanted to join Coldstream guards was good because I wanted to join them in the first place
 
#13
You are going to love Welly B. Although it has lost its charm since the passport office moved.
I can honestly say that no one, in 1986/87, ever threw things at the line of passport applicants. No johnies full of water or sick, no waste paper bins. No spitting, no turds......... and I definitely never saw an ironing board get hoyed out the window.

Never.
 
#14
Mate you are not even at the factory yet, so not even an egg, let alone a crow. simmer down a bit.

You have at least 6 month there, and then there is pre deployment before A'stan.
Concerntrate on getting through the factory, then worry about gettin your boots dirty.

Learn your trade, learn from the the senior G-men around you, and become a good one yourself, that can be can be relied upon to do your job.

take it one thing at a time. The way things are going, there is going to be plenty of time to kill things and break stuff for years to come.
 

sirbhp

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#16
I got a mate called Coalie does any one know him? I think he was in the guards once tho one never can tell. Lives in London now ......... wheres baldy ?
 
#17
I can honestly say that no one, in 1986/87, ever threw things at the line of passport applicants. No johnies full of water or sick, no waste paper bins. No spitting, no turds......... and I definitely never saw an ironing board get hoyed out the window.

Never.
No, never happened. Or a mop and bucket.

Bn were never gated either. Or ever on front page of the Scum for being 'naughty'.

And while we're talking of things not happening - I was never detailed to go and escort a young L/Cpl Jacob from the Half Sovereign back to his place of duty.


No, nothing ever happens in Welly B.
 
#18
Who Sir, me Sir, no Sir. Not me Sir.

I never had to be dragged out of a serving wenches bed at sparrowfart, to be escorted back to camp in a 1 Ton Landrover. That could have wrecked a carreer, especially of a newly promoted Lance Corporal.

Articles in The sun? 550 men gated? Pads wives picketing the Guardroom - no way.

Squirrels in lockers????

Welly, such a nice quiet posting.
 
#19
It would have been summer of '94, one of the members of the jock pies and buns got caught in ladies attire in green pack.

I know 3 strap dangler mortar plt gets some stick for being a bit 'fruity', but really its the quiet ones you have to watch.
 
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Zarathustra

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#20
Who Sir, me Sir, no Sir. Not me Sir.

I never had to be dragged out of a serving wenches bed at sparrowfart, to be escorted back to camp in a 1 Ton Landrover. That could have wrecked a carreer, especially of a newly promoted Lance Corporal.

Articles in The sun? 550 men gated? Pads wives picketing the Guardroom - no way.

Squirrels in lockers????

Welly, such a nice quiet posting.
Would never happen today, the Household Division is a much more professional place these days...
 

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