we've got this far. but you want
to know more about the Coldstream Guards and just what
becoming part of this elite Regiment will involve.
read on and hopefully your questions will be answered.
First the Basics:
Maximum Age for Entry: 26 years and 11 months
Minimum Mandatory Service: 4 years
Rates of Pay: Pay details change all the time -
click below to view the latest figures.
Click here to view the latest pay scales
(For the latest
figures, contact your AFCO or go to the Army Home Page.)
You are guaranteed a pay rise every year, you are
well travelled and gain additional pay bonuses if you are
posted within London.
Description - So what's a Guardsman do?
As a Guardsman you will be
first and foremost an Infantry Soldier, trained to the
highest standards in the use
of modern weapons and equipment
available to the Army. A Guardsman is required to help keep
the peace by acting in support of a police force, or working
for the Untied Nations, patrol in the jungle & desert and
fight conventional wars on today's modern battlefield - the
Battalion have recently returned from operations in Iraq and
You will receive special training as part of a close-knit
man team before deploying on any operations with your Battalion.
You are personal bodyguards of HM The Queen and have the
privilege of guarding the Royal Palaces in London and
Windsor, taking part in major State Ceremonial Duties such
as Trooping the Colour, The State Opening of Parliament and
Conditions of Work:
Guardsman your routine will be frequently arduous and
exhausting, both physically and mentally. This will involve
work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions, but
remember becoming the best in never easy. Your service can
be in any part of the world in all extremes of climate.
Remember, that after all you are an Infantryman trained for
anything, anywhere in the world. When in London, periods
will be spent on Ceremonial Duties in the public eye and
often in the presence of members of The Royal Family,
including of course, HM The Queen.
standard of pride, smartness and self-discipline is
required. Can you fit the bill and be "Second to None"?
A good standard of physical fitness
will be required prior to application, with the ability to
cope with a wide range of frequently changing tasks. Why not
have a look at the suggested training program
(by clicking here).
You are about
to embark to join one of the most highly respected
well-known Regiments in the World, where no two days will be
the same ........ GUARANTEED.
every job in the life, there will bad points remember
without the bad we cannot have the good. Our bad points are
that you will have to leave your family behind when serving
on unaccompanied tours, (but you will be with your new
family The Coldstream Guards). You will be required to work
long and irregular hours on operations and exercises, (but
team spirit always prevails). There will be high
standards of Battle Discipline to be maintained no matter
what, (but this makes us Second to None, in everything we
are approximately two hundred (200) Non Commissioned
Officers and fifteen (15) Warrant Officers in Battalion, with the pinnacle of any Guardsmans career "The Regimental
Sergeant Major". The chances of promotion are very good, but
it's down to you!
Level 1 is available free to all Class 3 Combat Infantrymen
with promotion. NVQ's up to Level 4 can be attained. You
will also be given education allowance, this means money is
given to you to pay for further education in a number of
at Life Course:
The Coldstream Guards offer a 4 day Residential Course at NO
COST to you.
This course allows you a look at the Army,
spending 4 days away to see for yourself, if you've got what
it takes to be "Second to None". More information can be
gained about look at life by getting in touch with the Regimental
Recruiting Team (WOII 'Mack' McWilliams) on
successful completion of Training, you are likely to be
posted to either an Incremental Company currently based in
London (7 Company), taking part in Ceremonial Duties or
posted to the First Battalion Coldstream Guards, who have
just returned from a two year accompanied operational tour
in Northern Ireland and are now based in Aldershot. Joining
the Battalion you will take initially part in Internal
Security Operations. In Battalion we are one of the first
Regiments to trialling the future equipment needed to propel
the Infantryman into this new century. This is commonly
known as "FIST", why not visit your nearest Recruiting
Office and ask to watch the video to see if the "Future
Soldier" interests you!
training, candidates may opt to train as Drummers, learning
the fife, bass & side drum and bugle to enable them to take
their place in the Battalion Corps of Drums. In Battalion,
the Corps of Drums are also the SF and Assault Pioneer
Motto for the Coldstream Guards is "Nulli Secundus", this
means SECOND TO NONE, and we are! ....... Are you?