Coldstream guards break egg soldiers record
One hundred soldiers from the Coldstream Guards have set a new record for the most people dipping egg soldiers simultaneously.
The eggs were boiled in one of the barracks kitchens while hundreds of bread soldiers were toasted in preparation for the attempt.
Then, with the troops standing to attention on the parade ground, the order was given: "Prepare to dip eggs. Dip. Eat. Dip. Eat. And away."
Trooper Michael Appiah said that he and the rest of the unit only found out about the attempt the night before when it was put in their daily duty detail.
"When I went to read it, it said we were doing a Guinness Book of Records egg dip," he said. "We were very surprised."
Guinness Book of Records adjudicator Gareth Deaves said: "What we have seen is exactly 100 soldiers in perfect formation dipping soldiers into boiled eggs for a brand new Guinness World Record achievement.
"The rules state we have to have two soldiers dipped per soldier, and they have to be a double-dip on each of those, so four dips per soldier and those soldiers need to be eaten at the end."