Coldstream Guards

The Coldstream Guards (COLDM GDS) is a part of the Guards Division, Foot Guards regiments of the British Army.

It is the oldest regiment in the Regular Army in continuous active service, originating in Coldstream, Scotland in 1650 when General George Monck founded the regiment. It is one of two regiments of the Household Division that can trace its lineage to the New Model Army, the other being the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

Coldstream_Guards (Wikipedia)
The Coldstream Guards
Coldstream Guards Badge.jpg
Regimental badge of the Coldstream Guards
Active 1650–present
Country  Commonwealth of England (1650–1660)
 Kingdom of England
(1660–1707)
 Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1800)
 United Kingdom
(1801–present)
Branch  British Army
Type Foot Guards
Role 1st Battalion – Light infantry
No 7 Company – Public Duties
Size One battalion
One independent company
Part of Guards Division
Garrison/HQ RHQ – London
1st Battalion – Victoria Barracks, Windsor
No 7 Company – London
Nickname(s) The Lilywhites
Motto(s) "Nulli Secundus" (Latin)
"Second to None"
March Quick – Milanollo
Slow – Figaro ("Non più andrai" from The Marriage of Figaro)
Anniversaries St George's Day (April 23)
Engagements English Civil War
Monmouth Rebellion
War of the Spanish Succession
War of the Austrian Succession
Seven Years' War
American War of Independence
Napoleonic Wars
Crimean War
Second Boer War
The Great War
Second World War
Malayan Emergency
Mau Mau Uprising
Cyprus Emergency
Gulf War
Bosnia
Iraq War
Operation Herrick
Commanders
Colonel in Chief HM The Queen
Colonel of
the Regiment
Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall, KCB, CBE
Insignia
Tactical Recognition Flash GuardsTRF.svg
Plume Red
Right side of Bearskin cap
Abbreviation COLDM GDS

The Coldstream Guards (COLDM GDS) is a part of the Guards Division,Foot Guards regiments of the British Army.

It is the oldest regiment in the Regular Army in continuous active service, originating in Coldstream, Scotland in 1650 when General George Monck founded the regiment. It is one of two regiments of the Household Division that can trace its lineage to the New Model Army, the other being the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

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