Hull Coldstream Guards to mark key anniversary
The Hull Coldstream Guards' Association meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 2pm at Kingston Social Club in Beverley Road.
The association, which has 36 branches nationwide, is guided by the principle of "Once a Coldstreamer, always a Coldstreamer".
Branch members are already planning an event to mark a key anniversary next year.
Secretary Jim Barker said: "In 1914, Sir Robert Walker visited Hull with a view to forming a branch.
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"Sergeant Luck, the Coldstream guards recruiter here at the time, assisted him. A few old Coldstreamers were interviewed and the nucleus of a branch quickly came into existence.
"To mark this event, the Hull branch will hold its centenary dinner on April 5, next year.
"The venue will be the Hull Guildhall. It is planned to invite VIPs from the regiment and also important local civil dignitaries to the dinner."
The Coldstream Guards, formed in 1650, is the oldest serving regiment in the British Army by continuous service. Its motto, translated, is "Second to none".
Call Jim on 01482 835596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about becoming a member.