THE BBC is producing a docmentary on The Coldstream Guards, to be released in the autumn of this year.
BBC staff producer and film maker Ollie Bootle is in charge of the project and Coldstream Guards Regimental Headquarters invited the Vicar of Berwick, Major the Reverend Canon Alan Hughes to work with him on behalf of the regiment.
Canon Hughes began his military career with The Coldstream in 1963 and now serves as a chaplain to them, having held a military ID card for almost 50 years.
Rev Hughes successfully lobbied for the Coldstream Colours to be laid up in his Church and The Guards to be granted their Freedom.
Ollie and his sound man began beneath The Colours of The Coldstream, set above their founder’s memorial in Holy Trinity, the church they actually built.
The team then filmed in and around the building and town of Berwick before driving to Coldstream, to film the ford where the regiment crossed on their long march south in 1660, which today’s members re-created last year.
The documentary will include footage of the Coldstream Guards on operations, training, guarding Buckingham Palace and also record their part in the forthcoming Royal Wedding, also cine film footage taken by Rev Hughes when on operations in Yemen in the 1960s, which is now in The Imperial War Museum archives.