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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

On Guard

 
 
On Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. On Guard Marker
Inscription.
The sentry is part of a military guard stationed here to provide protection for the Crown Jewels. The military guard comes from an operational unit of the Armed Forces that is currently employed on ceremonial duties.

On duty today   The Coldstream Guards

On 14 February 1661, the Coldstream Guards paraded a few hundred metres away on nearby Tower Hill and 'Ground Arms' as a Regiment in the pay of Parliament, then ‘Took up Arms’ in the name of the King.

They had been raised in 1650 part of Oliver Cromwell's 'New Model Army’. In January 1660, they marched from Coldstream on the Scottish border, to London to support the restoration of King Charles II, an act which gave the Regiment the name it holds today.

In recent years, Coldstreamers on operations in Northern Ireland, The Balkan, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. The 1st Battalion is currently based in either Windsor or Aldershot.
 
Location. 51° 30.509′ N, 0° 4.569′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of the Waterloo Barracks within the walls of the Tower
A Coldstream Guard On Duty at the Waterloo Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. A Coldstream Guard On Duty at the Waterloo Barracks
of London. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Waterloo Battery (here, next to this marker); The Waterloo Barracks (a few steps from this marker); Captured Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); British 25 Pounder Field Gun, 1943 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nordenfelt Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron 9-pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze 24-pounder Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); White Tower and the Two Princes (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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