Thursday, 7 January 2010

Coldstream Guards recreate historic march

As most of you know the Coldstream Guards were originally Monk's Regiment of the Protectorate and they marched south 400 miles to effectively switch sides to the new restored monarchy. This march is being recreated today by modern day Coldstream Guardsmen to raise money for fallen and injured comrades from recent conflicts. It's bitterly cold up there in Scotland at the moment but apparently morale is high. Good luck to them - read the whole story here (also has a link to donate to this worthy cause).

1 comment:

Wienand Drenth said...

Sounds like a good and honourable initiative. Will they be wearing uniforms of 1660 as well on some part of the march to make it more real?

(Somehow I think it is a bit saddening that these soldiers should raise money by themselves for fallen and injured colleagues.)