Welcome to the new look website!

by andrew.johnson | June 19th, 2011

Dear all,

Welcome to the new look website of the York Branch of the Coldstream Guards Association. The Branch website began only a year ago and as a result has been able to reach more ex-Coldstreamers in the York, North and East Yorkshire areas than ever before. This has meant that several new Branch Members have joined us and several past members have returned to the Branch. We recently decided to overhaul the website to this new format in order to make it more user friendly and allow us to publish more about our activities. We sincerely hope that over the coming months, the Coldstreamers among you, both past and present, will find this website to be a useful and interesting source on Regimental and Charity matters.

Above all, we hope that the Coldstreamers amongst you who live in and around the York area will be able to see what a friendly and easy going bunch we are here at the York Branch. Anyone who served in the Regiment or who is currently serving is more than welcome to come along. We understand that everyone has busy lives these days and so it really is a case of give what time you can without any pressure. As you will see from the photographs which will be posted routinely on the site, we have Coldstreamers who fought with the Guards Armoured Division in 1944/45, those who did their duty in various campaigns during the 50s and 60s, veterans of the Cyprus crisis of 1974, along with the younger pups who have served during the 80s, 90s and last decade. We have every rank and every battalion represented within the Branch, from former Commanding Officers, Regimental Sergeant Majors and Drill Sergeants, to Guardsman who were drivers and gunners in Sherman tanks!

The Branch welcomes all Coldstreamers past and present and we would be delighted to see you at one of our monthly meetings or at any of our regular dinners, lunches, social or charity events. Don’t be shy; you can be sure there is someone in the Branch you will know. If you would like more information on joining the branch then please drop us a line using the contact page stating your name, regimental number and contact details. We will get back to you just as soon as possible. We also have a Facebook page which carries flash information and short updates as and when required.

Honi Soit…

Andy Johnson, Branch Chairman

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