The 1st Battalion
The 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards is a Light Role infantry Battalion. This Means that it is organised to move quickly at short notice to trouble spots anywhere in the world.
It is based in Aldershot as part of 1 Mechanized Brigade. After training during Summer and Autumn 2009, the Battalion will go on readiness for deployment to an operational theatre.
Over the last ten years, Coldstreamers have
been on operations in Northern Ireland, The Balkans, Sierra Leonne, Iraq and Afghanistan.
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No 7 Company
The 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards was placed in suspended animation in 1994, but the traditions and the Colours of the Battalion are carried by No 7 Company, which carries the name of the battle honour won by the 2nd Battalion in 1944.
No 7 Company is an incremental public duties company stationed in Woolwich Barracks, London. The Company has a wide range of ceremonial commitments, ranging from the provision of the Queen’s Guard to providing guards for the Queen’s Birthday Parade.
Additionally, the Company takes part in numerous military and overseas adventurous training exercises. Guardsmen are normally posted to No7 Company on passing out of training.