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Then either visit your nearest Recruiting Office (click
here to find nearest).
Or better still, why not give the Coldstream Guards Regimental Recruiting Team
on 01753 755598 or
What it takes to
and be "Second
YOU WANT. . . .
· A challenge
· Good Pay
· Action & Excitement
· An outdoor life
· Job security
· Friends for life
(read about all this and more
in the Second to None Regimental Newsletter)
OPPORTUNITIES NOW. . . . .
We have vacancies now for single and married men aged
between 16 and 27.
You will be fully trained in all
aspects of being a modern soldier, and you can expect to
choose a wide variety of career options and have the
chance to gain civilian qualifications.
TAKE YOU AROUND THE WORLD . . . . .
Operations - The Regiment fought in the Gulf and has
served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, The Falkland
Islands, Kosovo as well as recent tour to
(see the Regimental History Section for more details and
Exercises and Training - all over the world - Belize,
Jamaica, Canada, Kenya, Austrailia and USA (including Alaska).
"........Regiment fought in the
and trained all over the world"
AND OTHER PLACES IN THE FUTURE . . . . .
Coldstream Guards have served in many locations and
theatres, some of the most recent are listed below. For more
information on the Regiments History why not have a look at the
Regimental History Section.
2001 - 2003 in
Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
about the Londonderry Tour here)
2003 - 2006 in a
Mechanised Brigade in Aldershot.
(Read about a
VIP Visit here)
2005 - The Battalion
have just returned from
(Op Telic 6 (IRAQ) click here to find out more)
2006 - The Battalion have returned to
Windsor for Ceremonial Duties
(Read more here)
2007 - Company Exercises
in South Africa and Spain!
about Africa here)
2007 - The Battalion
deployed on Op
Herrick 7 (Afghan), returning April 2008.
(Read more here)
2008 - Windsor with
lots of Public Duties, Adventure Training, Exercises and
(read more here)
2009 - Aldershot with 1st Mech Brigade: 'YOU' could be part of our history!
the latest information from the Battalion here in the 'Second
to None' Newsletter
been sailing in the Med...."
MUCH MORE TO OFFER. . . . .
Ceremonial - at some stage in your career you may take
part in Ceremonial Duties such as "Changing the Guard"
at Buckingham Palace and "Trooping the Colour"
(see colours and customs section for
details and images).
- an essential part of army life, the
Regiment has recently been sailing in the Mediterranean,
scuba-diving in in South Africa, white water rafting and
mountain biking in the Canadian Rockies, and trekking in
- all sports are played, particularly rugby,
football, skiing, athletics, cricket, boxing and golf.
We are currently (at the time of writing) the London
District Champions in Athletics, the Infantry Ski
Champions and we even have an Army Judo Champion.
Guards Parachute Platoon - Pass the selection process
and you could serve in the Air Assault Brigade.
(see image left)
WITH INTERNAL TRADES. . . . .
The following jobs are just a few that could be open to
you, once you have completed basic training:
Assault Pioneer Platoon
Machine Gun Platoon
All Arms Storeman
Regimental Police Staff
Assault Pioneer/Domestic Pioneer/Sign
and many more
£400 a week..."
EXCELLENT PAY . . . . .
Immediately when you start your army training you will
be earning just over £250 per week! This will increase
by £30 per week after Phase 1 Training, (your 12 week
point). Again you will receive another pay rise once you
have completed training and you reach your Regiment
(info correct at the time of going live).
An up to date rates of pay scale will appear here
IT PAYS TO BE A SOLDIER . . . .
When you join the Army you're
guaranteed a life of action and adventure, getting the
chance to travel the world and spend time anywhere from
Cyprus, Canada and even Kenya. You also get the
chance to try loads of different sports (all for FREE),
ands earn lots of practical qualifications and make
tonnes of friends, all whilst getting paid!
A soldiers salary depends on many factors, such as their
rank, and level to reflect experience and responsibility
of each job. Accommodation for Guardsmen is next
to nothing compared with civilian prices, and soldiers
get free healthcare, a great pension and even cheap
Left is a snapshot to show you how much it 'Pays
to be a Soldier', it is an average of costs
involved to Civilians compared to those serving in the
Armed Forces and is here to show you the benefits.
Note: Health Care is an average of Prescriptions &
Dental Charges, which are ALL FREE and paid for in the
Pension Contributions are FREE and paid for by the Army.
PROMOTION . . . . .
Being a Coldstream Guard will often require you to show
leadership skills of that beyond your rank. It is when
these leadership skills become noticed by your
commanders that your ascent up the promotion ladder can
begin. To become a Lance Corporal you will be required
to have good reports from your commanders, whereupon you
will be selected to attend a Lance Corporals Course. The
course is 6 weeks long and is run at our own school of
excellence called Household Division and parachute
regiment centralised courses HDPRCC in Pirbright. On the
course you will be taught how to command small groups of
men in battle and barracks. Additionally, as we have 2
roles, (war fighting and ceremonial), you will also
learn how to carry out aspects the ceremonial of London
After you have held Lance Corporal for around 2 years
and providing you have good reports from your
Commanders, you will be selected to attend a 12 week
course called the Section Commanders Battle Course in
Brecon, Wales to learn how to look after a section of 8
men in battle and supervise live firing. It is not an
easy course to pass, but with the right preparation and
a good mental attitude, all the signs are there for you
to move yet another step up the promotion ladder. On
passing this course you will be promoted to Lance
Sergeant and will therefore become a member of The
Sergeants Mess, Coldstream Guards.
"Free sporting facilities........Paid
Holiday's........Free IT Courses........"
PLUS LOTS OF
BENEFITS. . . . .
drive up to HGV class 1 FREE, yes, get ALL your licences
paid for by the Army. FACT, on joining the
Battalion you will be booked a place to attend your
driving course - at no cost to you!
and Health care, with Dental and Medical Facilities
commonalty located in barracks.
sporting facilities - play and train in work time!
paid holiday, not including long weekends!
or Enhanced Learning Credits, getting educated in the
Free IT and
internet facilities in most locations.
housing (if applicable), for example you live in Windsor
but don't pay 'Windsor Rates'.
Discount with thousands of civilian companies,
worldwide, saving you lots of cash.
leisure and recreational facilities.
and coach fares.
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