The Guards Museum

The Guards Museum Welcome to the official page of The Guards Museum in London. The museum contains a wealth of information and artefacts relating to the five regiments of Foot Guards namely Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards.
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Along with the two regiments of Household Cavalry they make up Her Majesty’s Household Division and enjoy the treasured privilege of guarding The Sovereign and the Royal Palaces.

Operating as usual

Photos from The Household Division's post
03/07/2021

Photos from The Household Division's post

Welcome to the family from all @guardsmuseum • @scots_guards Welcome! Gdsm Chippendale has transferred to the @scots_gua...
01/07/2021

Welcome to the family from all @guardsmuseum • @scots_guards Welcome!

Gdsm Chippendale has transferred to the @scots_guards after completing his Infantry training at @theschoolofinfantry Catterick.

The last 24 months have seen a huge number of rejoins and transfers from across the @britisharmy.

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Welcome to the family from all @guardsmuseum • @scots_guards Welcome!

Gdsm Chippendale has transferred to the @scots_guards after completing his Infantry training at @theschoolofinfantry Catterick.

The last 24 months have seen a huge number of rejoins and transfers from across the @britisharmy.

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It is not all about Red Tunics• @the.guards Don’t worry the weekend is just around the corner.The incremental companies ...
01/07/2021

It is not all about Red Tunics• @the.guards Don’t worry the weekend is just around the corner.
The incremental companies swap their tunics for the dirt as they work on their controlled aggression.

It is not all about Red Tunics• @the.guards Don’t worry the weekend is just around the corner.
The incremental companies swap their tunics for the dirt as they work on their controlled aggression.

Did you know the Queen used to ride in the  #TroopingtheColour parade? And on the same horse, Burmese, for 18 years!.
29/06/2021

Did you know the Queen used to ride in the #TroopingtheColour parade? And on the same horse, Burmese, for 18 years!.

Did you know the Queen used to ride in the #TroopingtheColour parade? And on the same horse, Burmese, for 18 years!.

• @flandersfields14_18 For a little piece of Flanders in London, The Flanders Fields Memorial Garden is a monument dedic...
24/06/2021

• @flandersfields14_18 For a little piece of Flanders in London, The Flanders Fields Memorial Garden is a monument dedicated to the participants of World War I situated alongside the Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks in Central London, England, and highlights the strong and lasting bonds between nations.

Created for the centenary of the First World War in 2014, the garden was designed by the Belgian architect Piet Blanckaert, and features soil collected from Flanders by children from 70 war cemeteries and battlefields in Flanders..The grass bed is inscribed with words from the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae. A stone bench is also situated in the garden made from Flemish bluestone.The curator of the memorial garden, Andrew Wallis, said that the garden's design was "...full of meaningful features" and it was a "...wonderful fusion of Belgo-Anglo craftsmanship."

📷 The Flanders Fields Memorial Garden, images Wikimedia Commons

The @guardsmuseum is due to reopen on 19th July.

#flandersfields #london #ypres #history #ww1 #flanders #firstworldwar #ww1history #ieper #blackandwhitephotography #worldwarone #europeanhistory #militaryhistory #historylovers #worldwaronehistory #lestweforget #wewillrememberthem #inflandersfields #flandersfieldsmemorialgarden #guardsmuseum #guardsmuseumlondon

• @flandersfields14_18 For a little piece of Flanders in London, The Flanders Fields Memorial Garden is a monument dedicated to the participants of World War I situated alongside the Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks in Central London, England, and highlights the strong and lasting bonds between nations.

Created for the centenary of the First World War in 2014, the garden was designed by the Belgian architect Piet Blanckaert, and features soil collected from Flanders by children from 70 war cemeteries and battlefields in Flanders..The grass bed is inscribed with words from the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae. A stone bench is also situated in the garden made from Flemish bluestone.The curator of the memorial garden, Andrew Wallis, said that the garden's design was "...full of meaningful features" and it was a "...wonderful fusion of Belgo-Anglo craftsmanship."

📷 The Flanders Fields Memorial Garden, images Wikimedia Commons

The @guardsmuseum is due to reopen on 19th July.

#flandersfields #london #ypres #history #ww1 #flanders #firstworldwar #ww1history #ieper #blackandwhitephotography #worldwarone #europeanhistory #militaryhistory #historylovers #worldwaronehistory #lestweforget #wewillrememberthem #inflandersfields #flandersfieldsmemorialgarden #guardsmuseum #guardsmuseumlondon

It is not all about being a fighting soldier, every opportunity to encourage development must be taken! @welshguards HOU...
24/06/2021

It is not all about being a fighting soldier, every opportunity to encourage development must be taken! @welshguards HOUSEHOLD DIVISION REGATTA

Over the past few days members of Number 2 Company and the Jam Boys have taken part in Household Division sailing races off the east coast of the Isle of Wight.

They started the series of races yesterday that saw 13 teams from across the Household Division including the London Regiment.

Fantastic effort by a largely inexperienced team from the Welsh Guards, with guidance from 2Lt Cadogan, 2Lt Brown and LSgt Stu Jones they managed a 4th place out of 13.

Congratulations to the Grenadier Guards team for coming first and Scots Guards for placing 2nd!

Cymru Am Byth

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23/06/2021

Posted @withregram • @the.guards Resilience is not just your ability to bounce back, but also your capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing. Resilience isn't a personality trait – it's something that we can all take steps to achieve.

Did you know that in WW1 the Guards gave up their shiny metal buttons, and used leather 'economy' buttons instead. Metal...
23/06/2021

Did you know that in WW1 the Guards gave up their shiny metal buttons, and used leather 'economy' buttons instead. Metal was urgently needed for the production of shell and bullet cases.

Did you know that in WW1 the Guards gave up their shiny metal buttons, and used leather 'economy' buttons instead. Metal was urgently needed for the production of shell and bullet cases.

04/06/2021

TICKETS ON SALE!

Tickets have been released for
The Sword & The Crown - A Military Musical Spectacular.

For tickets visit: bit.ly/Sword-and-Crown

Don’t forget to purchase your CD’s or Picnic for the park before you check out - make the evening a special July memory!

#BritishArmyMusic #London #StateCeremonial #Sword #Crown

We are wondering at The Guards Museum just how many brothers have marched side by side in Buckingham Palace! • @forcesne...
02/06/2021

We are wondering at The Guards Museum just how many brothers have marched side by side in Buckingham Palace! • @forcesnews On the day of dismount from public duties, one member of the Coldstream guards was replaced by a face he knew well.

Senior Aircraftman Park was relieved by his brother Coldstream Guardsman Park, as pictured here, side by side at Buckingham Palace. 👏

📸: Queen's Colour Squadron.
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#militarybrothers #militarynews #coldstreamguards #queenscoloursquadron #armedforcesnews #armedforces #familyinthemilitary #siblingsinthemilitary #militarysiblings #changingoftheguard #militarynews #armedforcesnews #britisharmy #army #raf #royalairforce #buckinghampalace #royal #royalguard #queensguard #queenscoloursquadron #ukdefence #defence #ukarmedforces #armedforces #ukmilitary #military

We are wondering at The Guards Museum just how many brothers have marched side by side in Buckingham Palace! • @forcesnews On the day of dismount from public duties, one member of the Coldstream guards was replaced by a face he knew well.

Senior Aircraftman Park was relieved by his brother Coldstream Guardsman Park, as pictured here, side by side at Buckingham Palace. 👏

📸: Queen's Colour Squadron.
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#militarybrothers #militarynews #coldstreamguards #queenscoloursquadron #armedforcesnews #armedforces #familyinthemilitary #siblingsinthemilitary #militarysiblings #changingoftheguard #militarynews #armedforcesnews #britisharmy #army #raf #royalairforce #buckinghampalace #royal #royalguard #queensguard #queenscoloursquadron #ukdefence #defence #ukarmedforces #armedforces #ukmilitary #military

29/05/2021

• @the.guards The Scots Guards took their pipes and drums out to Iraq. Are you a bagpipe lover?

#scotsguards #theguards #britisharmy #deployment #iraq #bagpipes #music #pipesanddrums #scotland #scotspirit

28/05/2021
1 Day to Go!

Tickets on sale tomorrow morning! How exciting to be back. Fingers crossed for a sunny July evening.

The 18th Century Officer's Gorget had its roots in the collar armour worn with body armour in the preceding centuries. S...
22/05/2021

The 18th Century Officer's Gorget had its roots in the collar armour worn with body armour in the preceding centuries. So many decorative uniform features have their origins in practical designs.

19/05/2021

How can you tell a Coldstream Guard when they are in a Tunic?

After evacuation from Dunkirk in June 1940, Sergeant Bill Jones Coldstream Guards telegrammed his wife to let her know h...
15/05/2021

After evacuation from Dunkirk in June 1940, Sergeant Bill Jones Coldstream Guards telegrammed his wife to let her know he was safe. Her relief at reading these 4 words must have been immeasurable.

After evacuation from Dunkirk in June 1940, Sergeant Bill Jones Coldstream Guards telegrammed his wife to let her know he was safe. Her relief at reading these 4 words must have been immeasurable.

There does seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel! We are polishing the brass and grooming the bearskin caps as we ...
12/05/2021

There does seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel! We are polishing the brass and grooming the bearskin caps as we look towards the end of June in anticipation at the Guards Museum. #staysafe

Citizens of Kutenholz in Germany, and researcher Debbie Bulau have unveiled memorials to British soldiers killed there i...
10/05/2021

Citizens of Kutenholz in Germany, and researcher Debbie Bulau have unveiled memorials to British soldiers killed there in the last days of WW2. Among them 10 members of the Household Regiments, including the crew of a Coldstream Guards Sherman tank destroyed by a buried sea mine.

Citizens of Kutenholz in Germany, and researcher Debbie Bulau have unveiled memorials to British soldiers killed there in the last days of WW2. Among them 10 members of the Household Regiments, including the crew of a Coldstream Guards Sherman tank destroyed by a buried sea mine.

Welcome to the family from all @guardsmuseum • @welshguards WELCOME TO THE BATTALION GUARDSMEN! Yesterday we had 6 new G...
09/05/2021

Welcome to the family from all @guardsmuseum • @welshguards WELCOME TO THE BATTALION GUARDSMEN!

Yesterday we had 6 new Guardsmen pass out of training! They will be arriving at Combermere Barracks soon once they have completed driver training and education.

Gdsm Chamayere
Gdsm McCoy
Gdsm Oflaherty
Gdsm Smith
Gdsm Twaite
Gdsm Wilson

Especially well done to Gdsm McCoy for winning best shot and best Navigational skills.

Welcome to the family men!

Cymru Am Byth

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#army #welshguards #armystrong #military #positivity #armylife #thisisbelonging #alwaysready #walesforever #british #britisharmy #uniform #rifle #weapon #militarylife #journey

Welcome to the family from all @guardsmuseum • @welshguards WELCOME TO THE BATTALION GUARDSMEN!

Yesterday we had 6 new Guardsmen pass out of training! They will be arriving at Combermere Barracks soon once they have completed driver training and education.

Gdsm Chamayere
Gdsm McCoy
Gdsm Oflaherty
Gdsm Smith
Gdsm Twaite
Gdsm Wilson

Especially well done to Gdsm McCoy for winning best shot and best Navigational skills.

Welcome to the family men!

Cymru Am Byth

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#army #welshguards #armystrong #military #positivity #armylife #thisisbelonging #alwaysready #walesforever #british #britisharmy #uniform #rifle #weapon #militarylife #journey

The Guards Museum has an extensive collection, from music to Gas hoods, all staring down the barrel at you. We cannot wa...
05/05/2021

The Guards Museum has an extensive collection, from music to Gas hoods, all staring down the barrel at you. We cannot wait to reopen. News to come soon! #guardsmuseum

• @the.guards The London Regiment, G (GUARDS) Company specialise in assault pioneering Assault pioneering is a valuable ...
27/04/2021

• @the.guards The London Regiment, G (GUARDS) Company specialise in assault pioneering

Assault pioneering is a valuable infantry soldier skill because it allows the frontline to move forward with greater ease by navigating obstacles and leaving others in their wake to slow down enemy forces.

As an assault pioneer, you will be taught how to use specific tools designed to build obstacles, defensive positions, and breach enemy positions, as well as how to conduct mine clearances and use demolition.

19/04/2021

The Patriarchs - An Elegy

• @theroyalfamily It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His ...
09/04/2021

• @theroyalfamily It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.

Further announcements will be made in due course. Visit www.royal.uk via the link in our bio.

• @theroyalfamily It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.

Further announcements will be made in due course. Visit www.royal.uk via the link in our bio.

• @welshguards WELSH GUARDS CONTINUE TO TRAIN HARD Last week the Battalion was put to the test in Thetford as they prepa...
08/04/2021

• @welshguards WELSH GUARDS CONTINUE TO TRAIN HARD

Last week the Battalion was put to the test in Thetford as they prepare for an overseas deployment.

Carrying out their mission with a respirator fitted is hard work but essential.

Cymru Am Byth

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#thisisbelonging #infantry #beready #welshguards

05/04/2021
• @grenadier.guards The new Regimental Sergeant MajorWO1 (RSM) Bailey originally from Stoke on Trent emigrated to live i...
05/04/2021

• @grenadier.guards The new Regimental Sergeant Major

WO1 (RSM) Bailey originally from Stoke on Trent emigrated to live in Johannesburg, South Africa at the age of ten, with his parents. He is the eldest of two sons. When leaving school started as precision engineer apprenticeship, after fully qualified for a couple of years decided to moved back to the UK in 1998. He decided to change career and join the Grenadier Guards, passing out at Catterick in October 2000.

Bailey had orders to join the Battalion in Pirbright and went on his first 6 months tour to Northern Ireland, Belfast 2001 with Number Two Company. Bailey also took part in Op Fresco during the fire service stricks in the green goddess engines 2002- 2003. Went to Falklands 2003 for a 4 month tour as a L/CPL. Bailey deployed to Bosnia on peace-keeping operations in 2004-5 with Number Two Company and became a L/SGT in 2005. After a short turnaround, deployed to Iraq 2006 on tour Op Telic VIII with Number Two Company. Arriving back and being posted to Nijmegen Company, Woolwich. Post tour he then passed his PSBC at Brecon. Deploying to Falklands 2008. Bailey went on tour to Afghanistan on Herrick 11 based at Crossing Point One, which is featured in the book written by Sean Raymond, Bomb Hunters. After the Queens Birthday parade in 2010 Bailey received a posting to Household Division Parachute Regiment Central Courses at Pirbright as an instructor. After two years went to Catterick as an instructor at the All Arms Drill Wing. As a Pay Sergeant in The Queens Company he had the pleasure of going over the Bruni as in 2015 the Gurkhas had served in the British Army for 200 years. They were celebrating in different ways, one included Guard mounting at Buckingham Palace. He instructed the drill and how the presentation of the Queen’s Truncheon to Her Majesty should look. Bailey went on exercise to Denmark, Cyprus and Kenya with The Queen's company also.

• @grenadier.guards The new Regimental Sergeant Major

WO1 (RSM) Bailey originally from Stoke on Trent emigrated to live in Johannesburg, South Africa at the age of ten, with his parents. He is the eldest of two sons. When leaving school started as precision engineer apprenticeship, after fully qualified for a couple of years decided to moved back to the UK in 1998. He decided to change career and join the Grenadier Guards, passing out at Catterick in October 2000.

Bailey had orders to join the Battalion in Pirbright and went on his first 6 months tour to Northern Ireland, Belfast 2001 with Number Two Company. Bailey also took part in Op Fresco during the fire service stricks in the green goddess engines 2002- 2003. Went to Falklands 2003 for a 4 month tour as a L/CPL. Bailey deployed to Bosnia on peace-keeping operations in 2004-5 with Number Two Company and became a L/SGT in 2005. After a short turnaround, deployed to Iraq 2006 on tour Op Telic VIII with Number Two Company. Arriving back and being posted to Nijmegen Company, Woolwich. Post tour he then passed his PSBC at Brecon. Deploying to Falklands 2008. Bailey went on tour to Afghanistan on Herrick 11 based at Crossing Point One, which is featured in the book written by Sean Raymond, Bomb Hunters. After the Queens Birthday parade in 2010 Bailey received a posting to Household Division Parachute Regiment Central Courses at Pirbright as an instructor. After two years went to Catterick as an instructor at the All Arms Drill Wing. As a Pay Sergeant in The Queens Company he had the pleasure of going over the Bruni as in 2015 the Gurkhas had served in the British Army for 200 years. They were celebrating in different ways, one included Guard mounting at Buckingham Palace. He instructed the drill and how the presentation of the Queen’s Truncheon to Her Majesty should look. Bailey went on exercise to Denmark, Cyprus and Kenya with The Queen's company also.

• @welshguards CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR COMMISSION SIRPrevious Welsh Guards Regimental Sergeant Major Parry received his ...
05/04/2021

• @welshguards CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR COMMISSION SIR

Previous Welsh Guards Regimental Sergeant Major Parry received his commission and promoted to Captain recently. His next role will be the Battalion Welfare Officer.

Starting your career as a Guardsman and making it as a Warrant Officer Class 1 and Regimental Sgt Major is an outstanding achievement on its own but then being selected for LE and becoming a Captain is a momentous occasion in any soldiers career.

Well Done Sir!

Cymru Am Byth

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• @welshguards CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR COMMISSION SIR

Previous Welsh Guards Regimental Sergeant Major Parry received his commission and promoted to Captain recently. His next role will be the Battalion Welfare Officer.

Starting your career as a Guardsman and making it as a Warrant Officer Class 1 and Regimental Sgt Major is an outstanding achievement on its own but then being selected for LE and becoming a Captain is a momentous occasion in any soldiers career.

Well Done Sir!

Cymru Am Byth

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Recently purchased these WW2 medals in original post package - love to know more about Coldstream Guardsman J Woods from Langport.😉
I bought this picture from a charity shop. I asked online and was informed it was the Guards Chapel at the Wellington Barracks. I was wondering if you could provide some information about it. I just wonder about its history.
Hey All! Dan and the team have worked very hard setting up a dedicated page for The Forgotten Army Dogtag Project- here is a link https://m.facebook.com/ForgottenArmyDogtagProject/ We will post updates here and other places but the main hub for all things dogtags will be there! Come give us a follow and share it around! About everyday we are uncovering new stories of soldiers behind the tags. Thanks!! Lots of local regiments and residents who knows possibly a family members tags are amongst them