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Coldstream Guards In China 1920's


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Hello

I know its not WW1 but nearly...

Just seen a postcard for sale of the Coldstream Gds preparing to go to China.

Any one know which Battalion went and why ?

Cheers Ian

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Ian. China was in a state of virtual civil war for much of the 20's, being riven between various warlords and a nascent Communist movement. I'd guess the Coldstream were off to protect british interests in the area (Shanghai, even Hong Kong). No idea which Bn, though. Steven

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Ian,

As Steve has said, China was in a state of near civil war. My grandfather was sent to China in the early 20's to protect British interests and civilians with the Scots Guards(see signature). I have several postcards and photographs of the Scots Guards in China.

Andy

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Hello

Cheers for the info - all new to me

Ian

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Am I right in thinking that special permission had to be sought from the Monarch before Guards regiments could serve overseas? Does that still apply?

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Ian

In 1927 - 28 The second battalion served in the far east as part of the Shanghai Defence Force.

There are a couple of pages and two pictures in 'Second to None' relating to this tour of duty. If you would like a scan of them please let me know

Kind regards

John

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Yes pls

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Ian

Ian

In 1927 - 28 The second battalion served in the far east as part of the Shanghai Defence Force.

There are a couple of pages and two pictures in  'Second to None' relating to this tour of duty. If you would like a scan of them please let me know

Kind regards

John

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Hello

That might explain the lack of overseas service after the war (ie no medals)

Any way - who would guard the corgi's ??

Ian

Am I right in thinking that special permission had to be sought from the Monarch before Guards regiments could serve overseas?  Does that still apply?

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