The Coldstream Guards (Men-at-Arms, Volume 49) by Charles Grant

By Charles Grant

The Coldstream Guards is the oldest serving average regiment within the British military. First known as "Monck's Regiment of Foot," the regiment was once shaped through Oliver Cromwell in 1650, and used to be later renamed the "Coldstream Guards" after the Scottish village the place Monck assembled his troops ahead of marching into London. within the years following the English Civil battle, the troops observed motion within the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimea, Egypt, Sudan and South Africa, and international Wars I and II. This e-book outlines the background of the Coldstream Guards from its inception to the top of global battle II, detailing the uniforms and gear of this prestigious unit.

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White 32 bandoliers. Light blue schabraque and round portmanteau edged crimson; in the rear schabraque corner the crowned cypher 'JN' in white; on the portmanteau end the regimental number in white. White sabre straps. Officers-as above but silver bUllons, silver epaulettes and top band to shako; white plume and gauntlets; gold sabre strap. T rumpelers-as for the men but crimson tunics with light blue piping; white plume with crimson tip; collar and cuffs edged with lace in the cockade colour. Brass trumpet, crimson and white cords.

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