CE079 Coldstream Guards Side Drummer
Regimental Bands have varied in size over the years. The Coldstream Guards Regimental Band increased steadily to reach its greatest strength, 75 in 1970.
Since that high point it has been reduced to usually between 45-50 musicians today, depending on the availability of trained military applicants. As with all British armed forces bands every musician is also fully trained as a Regimental Medic and Stretcher Bearer in times of conflict and on active service.