27 June - what is the military significance?

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by AlienFTM, Jun 27, 2006.

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  1. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    I got the impression from Sky News this morning that today has been designated Veteran's Day or something by a Labour Government that clearly doesn't want to recognise the one we (and most of the world) already have.

    So this is the first one and it's on a Tuesday. So what is special about 27 June?
  2. As it is at the "Iron Chancellor's" instigation, I suspect it coincides with "Tax Free Day" - the day on which your tax obligation to the Treasury ceases for the year!
  3. BBC said the reasons were .. day after VC/GC association service, and week prior to Somme commemmorations.

    I think they were making it up. There's a previous thread about the new 'Gordon Brown creeping to the people Day'
  4. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    Don't be daft: we're only two and a half months into the tax year. Shirley Armistice Day is closer?
  5. 27 June is the anniversary of the defeat of the French at Dettingen in 1743 and we captured Buenos Aires in 1806.

    Celebratory beer anyone?
  6. RTFQ


    Charles Stewart Parnell was born on this day in 1846. Maybe Brown sees himself in the same light.
    Today is also Djibouti day. Yak'shemash everyone!
  7. and Dettingen was the last time a reigning british monarch (George II) lead there troops in battle personally
  8. How about the reason given on the MOD VETERANS AGENCY website


    We have a day set aside to remember the dead why not have a day to remember and thank those that survived or suffered mental and physical hardship on our behalf.

    Well done chaps and thank you.
  9. 15 infantry battalions fought at Dettingen – Grenadier Guards plus 3rd, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 37th and 62nd Regiments of foot. Most of the Cavalry fought too.

    PWRR, Kingos, Rifles (D&D, RGBW and LI) Anglians, RRF, Royal Welsh (RWF), Yorkshire Regt (DWR) KORBR, and Royal Regiment of Scotland (RHF) have been awarded the battle Honour Dettingen. It's more of a case of who doesn't have Dettingen as a Battle Honour (the remaining Guards Battalions, Mercians, Royal Irish, Paras, Ghurkas and the RTR).
  10. Still doesn't answer the question as to why they randomly chose 27th June. Armistice Day has historical significance and as such has some meaning to the majority of the public. 27th June does not, I think the anniversary of Dettingen would be sadly lost on most people.
    Or did they just plump for a date about halfway between VE and VJ Days?
  11. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmhansrd/cm060327/debtext/60327-04.htm

    The medal was instituted on 05 February 1856 with awards retroactive to 1854. The first investiture of the Victoria Cross was made by Queen Victoria to 62 recipients on 26 June 1857 in Hyde Park.
  12. Could this be the day that the Grateful Nation pays the pension to all those ex squaddies who served before 1979 and who'se pay was set a lower level to fund a pension scheme that did not pay out unless they served the full 22years and were consequwently ripped off . Or .....is it to show how important the armed forces are to HMG as they have shown in so many other ways. It is interesting to notice that while it was instituted by the Chancellor no monies were allocated.