On Guard

On Guard (HM27PI)

Location: London, England EC3N 4DR Greater London
Country: United Kingdom

N 51° 30.509', W 0° 4.569'

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The sentry is part of a military guard stationed here to provide protection for the Crown Jewels. The military guard comes from an operational unit of the Armed Forces that is currently employed on ceremonial duties.
On duty today   The Coldstream Guards
On 14 February 1661, the Coldstream Guards paraded a few hundred metres away on nearby Tower Hill and 'Ground Arms' as a Regiment in the pay of Parliament, then 'Took up Arms' in the name of the King.
They had been raised in 1650 part of Oliver Cromwell's 'New Model Army'. In January 1660, they marched from Coldstream on the Scottish border, to London to support the restoration of King Charles II, an act which gave the Regiment the name it holds today.
In recent years, Coldstreamers on operations in Northern Ireland, The Balkan, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. The 1st Battalion is currently based in either Windsor or Aldershot.
HM NumberHM27PI
Placed ByCommonwealth War Graves Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 702894 N 5710426
Decimal Degrees51.50848333, -0.07615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.509', W 0° 4.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 30.54" N, 0° 4' 34.14" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35 Tower Hill, London England EC3N 4DR, GB
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