THE QUEEN'S GUARDS
No. 22. Coldstream Guards
Lieutenant: Guard of Honour Order.
Lance Corporal: No. 2 Dress.
Background: Wellington Barracks, London.
From a watercolour painting by Douglas N. Anderson.
Postcard No. 22 COLDSTREAM GUARDS
Although embodied in 1650 as a Regiment of Cromwell's New Model Army
the Coldstream Regiment under their Colonel, General Monck, was later
instrumental in the restoration of the monarchy. In 1670 it was officially
recognised as The Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards and in 1817 as The
The Guard of honour Order worn by the Lieutenant is used on occasions of
state. The Officer's bearskin cap is similar in construction to the other
rank's but is taller and tapered in outline. Traditionally it is made from
the longer, silkier fur of the female bear. The tunic is of superfine
scarlet cloth. Buttons are arranged in pairs indicating the Regiment's
order of precedence in the Division. The sash is gold with crimson weave
and fastens with a flat bow and hanging ends on the left hip. The sword is
suspended on gold slings. On parade the sword is carried hooked by the
upper scabbard ring to the belt, hilt backwards.
The Lance Corporal wears the regimental pattern forage cap with narrow
brass rim and brass cap star. The no. 2 Dress khaki jacket has four evenly
spaced buttons down the front. The rank of Lance Corporal is distinguished
in the Foot Guards by two chevrons which in this uniform are worn on both
upper sleeves in white worsted thread. The waist belt is buff leather with
a brass locket with the regimental badge embossed on it. Boots are leather
soled and studded.
The Regimental Headquarters are at Wellington Barracks in London, the view
shown being the main facade from the parade ground looking west.
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