The Coldstream Guards Association is a community of serving and ex-members of the Coldstream Guards, who are united by the ethos of ‘once a Coldstreamer – always a Coldstreamer’. The Association is open to all who are serving, or have served, in the Regiment, whether officer or enlisted man, and also to honorary members (subject to a vote). Honorary members are usually ex-members of other regiments in the British Army or those with family connections to the Coldstream Guards. In essence you can find ex or serving members from every Battalion of the Regiment and every generation at your local Branch. It is a place to keep in touch with old friends, meet and understand the next generation of Coldstream Guardsmen and gives you the opportunity to assist in the welfare of the Regimental family where you are able. There are some 36 Branches of the Association in the UK, and even a Branch in Canada, so wherever you are in the country, it is easy to stay in touch with the Regiment and your old comrades.
The objects of the Association are: 1. To maintain an organisation whereby the principal of ‘Once a Coldstreamer – always a Coldstreamer’ can be sustained. 2. To bring to the notice of Regimental Headquarters any case deserving of assistance from Regimental Funds, which are at the disposal of the Regimental Lieutenant Colonel. 3. To assist members who are leaving or who have left the Regiment to obtain civilian employment. 4. By collective efforts on the part of Branches and by individual effort on the part of members, to obtain recruits for the Regiment. 5. To organise meetings of members of each Branch, including its Annual Dinner, Memorial Parade and social events.