Coldstream Guards [UK]
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Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 22.06.2003
Coldstream Guards
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by James Robinson
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1650.08.26 George Monck's Regiment
raised for service in Parliamentary Army in Northumberland from five companies of George Fenwick's Regiment and five companies of Sir Arthur Hesilrige's Regiment [Hazlerigg]
1660 The Duke of Albemarle's Regiment of Foot, or The Lord General's Regiment
transferred to the King's service
1661.02.14 Lord General's Regiment of Foot Guards
elevated to Guards status, and placed on British Establishment;
the regiment never accepted the designation "2nd Regiment of Foot Guards" although this was occasionally used in official documents in the early 18th century.
1670 Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards
1855 Coldstream Guards
Coldstream Guards (Army site)
Coldstream Guards, by Glenvil Roberts.
Brigade of Guards in America History [American Revolution], by William W. Burke and Linnea M. Bass.
The Coldstream Guards ... movements ... during the Great War, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
The Coldstream Guards [in the Great War], by C. F. Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
  1st Battalion [1650-present]
  2nd Battalion [1711-1993]
  3rd Battalion [1897-1959]
Service Battalions:
  4th Battalion [1915-1919, 1940-1946]
  5th (Reserve) Battalion [1914-1919]
  5th Battalion [1941-1945]
  6th Battalion [1941-1943]
  Holding Battalion [1940-1943]
Tangier 1680, Namur 1695, Gibraltar 1704-05, Blenheim, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Dettingen, Lincelles, Talavera, Barrosa, Fuentes d'Onor, Salamanca, Nive, Peninsula, Waterloo, Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt 1882, Suakin 1885, Modder River, South Africa 1899-1902

The Great War (5 battalions):  Mons, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Ypres 1914 '17, Langemarck 1914, Gheluvelt, Nonne Bosschen, Neuve Chapelle, Aubers, Festubert 1915, Loos, Mount Sorrel, Somme 1916 '18, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Pilckem, Menin Road, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Arras 1918, Lys, Hazebrouck, Albert 1918, Scarpe 1918, Drocourt-QuĂ©ant, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Canal du Nord, Selle, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18

The Second World War Dyle, Defence of Escaut, Dunkirk 1940, Cagny, Mont Pincon, Quarry Hill, Estry, Hepper, Nederrijn, Venraij, Meijel, Roer, Rhineland, Reichswald, Cleve, Goch, Moyland, Hochwald, Rhine, Lingen, Uelzen, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Egyptian Frontier 1940, Sidi Barrani, Halfaya 1941, Tobruk 1941 '42, Msus, Knightsbridge, Defence of Alamein Line, Medenine, Mareth, Longstop Hill 1942, Sbiba, Steamroller Farm, Tunis, Hammam Lif, North Africa 1940-43, Salerno, Battipaglia, Cappezano, Volturno Crossing, Monte Camino, Calabritto, Garigliano Crossing, Monte Ornito, Monte Piccolo, Capture of Perugia, Arezzo, Advance to Florence, Monte Domini, Catarelto Ridge, Argenta Gap, Italy 1943-45

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1901.01.22 F.M. HM King Edward VII
1910.05.07 F.M. HM King George V
1936.02.01 F.M. HM King Edward VIII
1936.12.10 F.M. HM King George VI
1952.02.06 HM Queen Elizabeth II
1650.08.26 Gen. George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, KG
1670.01.06 Lt-Gen. William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven
1689.05.01 Lt-Gen. Thomas Tollemache
1694.10.03 Lt-Gen. John Cutts, 1st Lord Cutts
1707.02.25 Gen. Charles Churchill
1714.10.11 Gen. William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan, KT
1722.06.18 Lt-Gen. Richard Lumley, 2nd Earl of Scarborough, KG
1740.04.23 Gen. HRH William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, KG
1742.02.18 Gen. Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, KG
1744.10.05 Gen. William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle, KG, KB
1755.04.08 F.M. James O'Hara, 2nd Lord Tyrawley (Lord Kilmaine)
1773.07.15 Gen. John Waldegrave, 3rd Earl Waldegrave
1784.10.27 F.M. HRH Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, KG, GCB, GCH
1805.09.05 F.M. HRH Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCH
1850.08.15 F.M. Sir John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford, GCB, GCH
1860.06.04 F.M. Sir Colin Campbell, 1st Lord Clyde, GCB, KCSI
1863.08.15 F.M. Sir William Maynard Gomm, GCB
1875.03.16 Gen. Sir William John Codrington, GCB
1884.08.07 Gen. Sir Thomas Montagu Steele, GCB
1890.02.26 Gen. Hon. Sir Arthur Edward Hardinge, KCB, CIE
1892.07.16 Gen. Sir Frederick Charles Arthur Stephenson, GCB
1911.03.11 Gen. Lord William Frederick Ernest Seymour, GCB
1915.02.10 Maj-Gen. Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth, KCVO, CB
1918.20.02 Lt-Gen. Sir Alfred Edward Codrington, GCVO, KCB
1945.09.13 Gen. Sir Henry Charles Loyd, GCVO, KCB, DSO, MC
1966.05.08 Maj-Gen. Sir Walter Arthur George Burns, KCVO, CB, DSO, OBE, MC
1994.01.23 Lt-Gen. The Rt. Hon. Sir William Edward Rous, KCB, OBE
Gen. Sir (Hugh) Michael Rose, KCB, CBE, DSO, QGM
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Guards RHQ, by Iain Stewart.
John Green, MBE, by Ron Taylor (Britain at War)
Motto: Nulli secundus
Anniversaries: St. George's Day (23 Apr.)
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
Governor General's Foot Guards 1929-present
2nd Bn, The Royal Australian Regiment 1953-
2nd/4th Bn, The Royal Australian Regiment
Coldstream Guards Association, Branch 36, Canada
New Zealand Guards Association
Brigade of Guards Newsgroup
Brigade of Guards Newsgroup (Yahoo!Groups)
Brigade of Guards in America, Grenadier Company [American Revolution; Illinois]
Coldstream Guards Living History Museum [WW2; Aurora, Illinois]
Col. Arthur James Lyon Fremantle [1860s], by Roger Hughes.
Guards Museum (Army listing)
Coldstream Museum, Coldstream (Army listing)
Guards Museum, by Henrik Teller (Simonides)
The Coldstream Museum, Coldstream, Borders, by Henrik Teller (Simonides listing)
Regimental Journal:
Full Histories:
Paget, Julian, Sir. Second to none : the Coldstream Guards, 1650-2000. Barnsley : Leo Cooper, 2000. ISBN: 0850527694
Walker, F.W. The great deeds of the Coldstream Guards. London : J.M. Dent & Sons, 1916. (The story of the regiments)
Davies, Godfrey. The early history of the Coldstream Guards. Oxford : The Clarendon Press, 1924.
MacKinnon, Daniel. Origin and services of the Coldstream Guards. London : R. Bentley, 1833. [2 v.]
Denton, Barry. The Cold Stream Guards. Leigh-on-Sea : Partizan Press, 1994. [history, 1650-1660]
Ross-of-Bladensburg, John Foster George, Sir. A history of the Coldstream Guards, from 1815 to 1895. London : A.D. Innes & Co., 1896.
Ross-of-Bladensburg, John Foster George, Sir. The Coldstream Guards in the Crimea. London : A.D. Innes, 1897.
Wyatt, John. History of the First Battalion Coldstream Guards during the eastern campaign, from February, 1854 to June 1856. [London : s.n.], 1858.
Hall, John Richard, Sir, bart. The Coldstream Guards, 1885-1914. Oxford : The Clarendon Press, 1929.
Howard, Michael Eliot ; Sparrow, John Hanbury Angus. The Coldstream Guards, 1920-1946. London, New York : Oxford University Press, 1951.
Crichton, Richard. The Coldstream Guards, 1946-1970. Bungay, Eng. : R. Clay, 1972.
"Clothed all in green-o!" Being an account in narrative and pictorial form of the activities of 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards in Malaya in 1948 and 1949. Ipoh, Malaya, C. Grenier, 1950.
First World War:
Ross-of-Bladensburg, John Foster George, Sir. The Coldstream Guards, 1914-1918. London : Oxford University Press, 1928. [3 v.]
Diary of the Third Battalion coldstream Guards. [London : Privately printed at the Chiswick Press, 1914-1919.
Second World War:
Quilter, D. C. ; (David C.). "No dishonourable name" : the 2nd and 3rd Battalions Coldstream Guards in France, North Africa, and Italy, 1939-1946. London : Clowes and Sons, 1947.
Quilter, D. C. ; (David C.). "No dishonourable name"; the 2nd and 3rd battalions Coldstream Guards, 1939-1946. [reprint] Wakefield : S.R. Publishers, 1972. ISBN: 0854097589
Short Histories:
Gant, Charles. The Coldstream Guards. Reading : Osprey, 1971. (Men-at-arms series) ISBN: 0850450578
The tears of the foot guards, upon their departure for America, written by an Ensign of the Army. London : Printed for G. Kearsly, 1776. (Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary ...)
Marker, R.J. ; Dawnay, A.G.C. ; Hill, E.R. Nulli secundus: The record of the Coldstream Guards. London : Chiswick Press, 1907.
Marker, R.J. ; Dawnay, A.G.C. ; Hill, E.R. Nulli secundus: The record of the Coldstream Guards. London : Chiswick Press, 1916.
Marker, R.J. ; Dawnay, A.G.C. ; Hill, E.R. The record of the Coldstream guards, 1650-1918. London : Vacher & Sons, 1923.
Marker, R.J. ; Dawnay, A.G.C. ; Hill, E.R. Nulli secundus: The record of the Coldstream Guards, 1650-1950. [London] : William Clowes, 1950.
Special Topics:
Stadden, Charles. Coldstream guards - dress and appointments, 1658-1972. London : Almark Publishing, 1973. ISBN: 0855241101; 085524111X (pbk.)
Hunter, David J. The Coldstream Guards. Tollerton : D.J. Hunter, 2000. (Famous regiments on cigarette & trade cards) ISBN: 095337386X
Coldstream Guards : the Colours and customs. London : Headquarters Coldstream Guards [printed by Harrison & Sons], 1921.
Coldstream Guards : the Colours and customs for the use of officers only. Aldershot : Gale & Polden, 1931.
Dawnay, N. P. (Nicholas Payan). The colours of the Guards Division, 1660-1968. [S.l. : s.n.], 1968.
Marker, Raymond. Presentation of colours to the First Battalion by His Majesty the King at Buckingham Palace, 29th May, 1907. London : Chiswick Press, 1907.
The Coldstream regiment of foot guards: presentation of colours to the third battalion by His Majesty the King ... Horse guards parade, 5th July 1950. Colchester, printed by Benham, 1950.
The Guards Museum catalogue. London, England : Guards Museum, 1970.