Welcome to the website of the Coldstream Guards 1815
We are a Military and Living History Society representing the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards as they would have appeared during the Napoleonic wars. If you have an interest in the history of this period and would like to know more please get in touch via the Contacts Page.
The Coldstream Guards have over 360 years of continued unbroken service, from the Civil War to the present day. Our aim as a Historical re-enactment society is to recreate, to a high standard, the 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards as it would have been during the Waterloo Campaign in 1815.
We take our hobby seriously and our membership includes people from a wide variety of backgrounds whose common interest is in being part of a team who can do something well together. We practice our foot drill and weapon handling throughout the year and we are happy to train anyone who is willing to learn. You do not have to be a perfect soldier to join us but you do need to be prepared to make the effort to be a good soldier. This is a family hobby and soldier's wives and families are expected to take on appropriate Living History roles with the group.
In addition to organising our own living history events, we attend events organised by the Napoleonic Association, EventPlan and others. These events are staged at various locations in Great Britain and on the Continent, and we aim to do one event abroad each year. Now is an interesting time to be involved in Napoleonic re-enactments, as there are many 200th anniversaries coming up with the big one "Waterloo" in 2015.