Back Badge Day

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Vimeiro, Mar 21, 2007.

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  1. Today, (21st March) is Back Badge Day.

    After the landing at Abuokir Bay in 1801, the French were driven back to Alexandria. A week later the French Counter attacked the Britich who had dug in arround the sand dunes.

    During a confusing and desparate struggle, the 18th Foot (Gloucestershire Regiment) turned their rear rank about and fought back to back to drive off repeated French cavalry attacks.
  2. Only to be stabbed in the back 193 years later with the coup de grace this year.
  3. napier

    napier LE Moderator Reviewer

    Brass before and brass behind,
    ne'er feared a foe of any kind..

    ..Except the Army Board
  4. Ah so true Napier...strange how King's division regiments always come out on top in infantry reshuffles and the Light Division practically expands each time!