Glorious 1st June (1794)

#3
A toast indeed.

And one to HMS Bellerophon. She fought at the Glorious First, was with Nelson at the Nile and Trafalgar, and received Napoleon's surrender after his final defeat at Waterloo.

Ships of wood and men of iron.
 
#4
Strangely enough I have a big picture (print) of the Glorious First of June on my study wall...I bought it at the Maritime Museum on a school trip in the early seventies.



The colours look better on the print, rather than the e-version!
 
#5


Although this battle honour was celebrated quite rightly by the 1st Battalion it was still an important day in The Queen's Regiment - is it still celebrated within the PWRR today?
 
#6
It is a Battle Honour for the 29th of Foot (WFR) as well. In 1794 the 29th Regiment (Worcestershire) were serving at sea. They took part in Admiral Howe’s famous victory at the Battle of Ushant on the Glorious First of June. They were awarded the naval crown in commemoration of their service.

This is carried forward into the Mercian Regiment on the Colours and drums.
 

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#7
Back in the day when HMS Excellent was still the Navy's gunnery school there wwere always mutual celebrations with the Queens, usually involving a cricket match and a dinner, alternately home and away. This celebrated a company of the Queens being embarked in Lord Howe's flagship HMS Queen Charlotte; this ship was later moored in Portsmouth Harbour for gunnery training and was renamed HMS Excellent. There is still a large model of Q.C. at Whale Island, in the lengthy process of being re-rigged following the October 1987 storm up to which time it was positioned in the open at the entrance to the Island.
 
#8
Cuddles said:
Strangely enough I have a big picture (print) of the Glorious First of June on my study wall...I bought it at the Maritime Museum on a school trip in the early seventies.



The colours look better on the print, rather than the e-version!
When you say Study,do you mean downstairs toilet? :D
 
#9
No I mean "tax-deductible home office" where I play Scrabble on-line. The downstairs loo is next door and it's where I keep my commission... :D
 
#10
Greetings to all Arrsers on this the 217th anniversary of the Battle of the Glorious 1st June (1794).

Stand fast me lads, 'tis to glory we steer.

(See above for details!)
 

OldSnowy

LE
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#12
Indeed, Happy Glorious First to all, especially all serving and retired PWRR, Queen's, and Surreys.

Also my Wedding anniversary - very easy one to remember, thanks God :)
 

Wordsmith

LE
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#14
One of the ship's captains was James Gambier - HMS Defence. A very religious man, he was known through the fleet as 'Preaching Jemmy'. Defence fought gallantly during the battle and was damaged. After the battle another captain, Thomas Pakenham (HMS Invincible) caused great amusement in the fleet by inspecting the damage to HMS Defence then bellowing "Jemmy, whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth" across the water at Gambier.

Wordsmith
 
#16
No I mean "tax-deductible home office" where I play Scrabble on-line. The downstairs loo is next door and it's where I keep my commission... :D
Isn't it nice to have two bogs in your home, it's like having your very own special bloke place. I don't have a commission parchment in mine but I have pinned up the page from my ATC book from when they misguidedly promoted me to Cadet Corporal.

Congratulations to all on this thread by the way.
 
#17
And this day in 193AD Roman Emperor Didius Julianus was assassinated.
 
#18
Greetings one and all on this day, the 218th anniversary of the Battle of the Glorious First of June (1794).
 
#19
When I went to bed last night I had hoped that the Drums would wake me up and bring me my rum ration just like they used to back in the Battalion! Never happened so I helped myself!!! ;-)
 
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#20
The 25th of Foot, The King's Own Scottish Borderers, were also present, just another page in their history! To all who celebrate the battle - (a belated) Happy Anniversary!
 

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