I opened the front door last Wednesday and saw to my surprise the road was full of marching soldiers. I just caught the end of the troops as they marched past and didn’t have time to get my camera. Talking to my neighbour she said they were marching to London – now that is a long way away from here.
I checked online and discovered that they were troops from the 7th Company Coldstream Guards marching 425 miles to Tower Hill in an effort to raise money for comrades wounded in Afghanistan via the Army Benevolent Fund.
Picture by Captain Mark Hayhurst (copied from JournalLive.co.uk)
They’re re-enacting the journey of more than 350 years ago when more than 6,000 soldiers under the command of General George Monck marched from Coldstream to London to help to restore Charles II to the British throne.