ALBUHERA DAY

#1
Happy Albuhera Day to all Arrsers, and especially to those in The PWRR, and all her forebear Regiments.
 
#2
Well at least explain what it is for those of us who have no idea :)
 

oldbaldy

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#3
Ord_Sgt said:
Well at least explain what it is for those of us who have no idea :)
You said it :D :D
 
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Trans-sane

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#5
I always wondered where that quote came from. Well done to the taffs for stopping Soult getting too ambitious and putting him in his place.
 
#6
Still got my Queens Regt SD hanging in the cupboard - can't bear to part with it! I'll be raising a glass tonight.
 
#7
ahh you might know my 2i/c. Was a NCO in queens
 
#10
3rd Bn Queens Regt, 18 years ago today lost a fine SNCO.

Sgt Chaz Chapman, didn't know him, but the stories I've been told by his daughter who loved him will ensure his memory will stand the rigours of time.

Don't like RIP type posts but this one's sincere.
 
#12
Albuhera day was always a good excuse for a sports day/battalion piss up in 2 Queens.

I'll raise a glass tonight with fond memories!

Die hard 57th and Steady the Buffs!

:D :D :D :D :D

Rodney2q
 
#13
Trans-sane said:
I always wondered where that quote came from. Well done to the taffs for stopping Soult getting too ambitious and putting him in his place.
aaah - The PWRR is not Welsh. They have Wales in the name and the Welsh Dragon in the cap badge (actually the Tudor Dragon inherited from the Buffs) but they are formed from the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment, the East Surrey Regiment, The Royal West Kent Regiment, The Middlesex Regiment, The Royal Sussex Regiment and the Royal Hampshires.

They might have the occasional taff serving with them though.
 
#14
I can report that the '8th Battalion' celebrated in style! An excellent turn out with 38 on parade. A very good lunch was had in the Infantry Mess after the silent toast to the Immortal Memory, before which was given an interesting account of the battle by a rather verbose ex-Fusilier!......

Stand Fast the 31st! You've saved the day!

Happy days.......
 
#18
OldSnowy said:
Now, not long of course until the Glorious First :)
Well said Old Snowy! The Glorious 1st! Now there's a real day to celebrate! I'm glad there's someone else that counts the days.......
 

Trans-sane

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#19
Percy said:
Trans-sane said:
I always wondered where that quote came from. Well done to the taffs for stopping Soult getting too ambitious and putting him in his place.
aaah - The PWRR is not Welsh. They have Wales in the name and the Welsh Dragon in the cap badge (actually the Tudor Dragon inherited from the Buffs) but they are formed from the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment, the East Surrey Regiment, The Royal West Kent Regiment, The Middlesex Regiment, The Royal Sussex Regiment and the Royal Hampshires.

They might have the occasional taff serving with them though.
My cock up. I got confused. The amalgamated regiment is now called the Royal Welsh. This is what happens when you don't do your homework properly...

I'll hang my head in shame.
 
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