Laying up of The
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
April 2001, 11.00am
The Band and Troops march to Holy
Trinity Church along Clarence Road
Arriving at Holy Trinity Church
The Colours are of great
significance to each and every soldier. They represent the central
rallying point in battle in the event that they are separated
from their colleagues and so command the utmost respect from
On this occasion, the 1st
Battalion of the Coldstream Guards are leaving Victoria Barracks,
Windsor, for a posting in Northern Ireland and so they 'laid
up' their colours at The Holy Trinity Garrison Church in the
course of a commemorative service. It is an honour for the Battalion
to be permitted to march through the town with "Swords drawn,
drums beating, bands playing, Colours flying and bayonets fixed,"
The Coldstream Guards will
be replaced by the 1st Guards Battalion Grenadier Guards.
The Colours are marched into Trinity
Church 'at the double'
The Ceremonial March through the Streets
of Windsor was delayed by almost 20 minutes as police and two
low loader crews removed cars parked too close to the route of
the procession as a security precaution. Apparently this will
be rather costly to the owners.
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