Minden day parade.

#1
Off to the local drill hall in a moment to take part in the Royal Hampshires assoc. annual Minden day parade.

Just wondering, do any other branches of the Hamsters or the other regiments taking part still mark this momentous battle?

In-the-van
 
#2
RRF might have something to do with Minden -- never thought the Hamps got overseas.
 
#7
RRF do. It's a reasonable big thing. New Officers have to eat Roses (Minden day signature) at a dinner night. They are normally marinaded in Champagne but the mess staff can often find other things to put in as well). Normally there is Gunfire, Parade, Drumhead Service, Sports Comp & All Ranks Fight in the evening.
 
#8
RRF do. It's a reasonable big thing. New Officers have to eat Roses (Minden day signature) at a dinner night. They are normally marinaded in Champagne but the mess staff can often find other things to put in as well). Normally there is Gunfire, Parade, Drumhead Service, Sports Comp & All Ranks Fight in the evening.
Not dissimilar to Vikings. Sunday 1st at Bury St Edmunds for Suffolk-connected things with 1st Bn Corps of Drums, 3rd Bn Band & Drums plus other local music. This year Weds 4th for Families' Day culminating with CoD Beating Retreat. Then a bop in the evening.
 
#9
RRF might have something to do with Minden -- never thought the Hamps got overseas.
Battle Honours Borne on the colour

Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Dettingen, Minden, Belleisle, Tournay, Barrosa, Peninsula, Tuku Forts, Pekin 1860, Charasiah, Kabul 1879, Afghanistan 1879-80, Burma 1885-87, Paardeberg, South Africa 1900-02

Borne on the Colours from The Great War

Retreat from Mons, Ypres 1915 '17 '18, Arras 1917 '18, Doiran 1917 '18. Gaza. Somme 1916 '18. Cambrai 1917 '18. Landing at Helles. Suvla. Kut al Amara 1915 '17

Borne on the Colours from World War 2

Dunkirk 1940. Rhine. Hunt's Gap, Cassino II, Normandy Landing, Tebourba Gap, Salerno, Gothic Line, Malta 1941-42, Caen,

Battle Honours Not Borne on the Colour

Le Cateau, Marne 1914 '18, Aisne 1914, Armentières 1914, St. Julien, Frezenberg, Bellewaarde, , Albert 1916, Guillemont, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917 '18, Messines 1917, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, , St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Rosières, Lys, Estaires, Hazebrouck, Bailleul, Kemmel, Béthune, Tardenois, Drocourt-Quéant, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Canal du Nord, Courtrai, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre, France and Flanders 1914-18, Italy 1917-18, Kosturino, Struma, , Macedonia 1915-18, Helles,, Krithia, , Sari Bair, Landing at Suvla, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915-16, Egypt 1915-17, , El Mughar, Nebi Samwil, Jerusalem, Jaffa, Tell 'Asur, Megiddo, Sharon, Palestine 1917-18, Aden, Shaiba, , Tigris 1916, Baghdad, Sharqat, Mesopotamia 1915-18, Persia 1918-19, Archangel 1919, Siberia 1918-19, Tilly sur Seulles, Hill 112, Mont Pincon, Jurques, St. Pierre La Vielle, Nederrijn, Roer, Rhineland, Goch, , North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Sidi Nsir, Montagne Farm, Fondouk, Pichon, El Kourzia, Ber Rabal, North Africa 1940-43, Landing in Sicily, Regalbuto, Sicily 1943, Landing at Porto S. Venere, Salerno Hills, Battipaglia, Cava di Tirren, Volturno Crossing, Garigliano Crossing, Damiano, Monte Ornito, Cerasola, Massa Vertecchi, Trasimene Line, Advance to Florence, Monte Gridolfo, Montegaudio, Coriano, Montilgallo, Capture of Forli, Cosina Canal Crossing, Lamone Crossing, Pideura, Rimini Line, Montescudo, Frisoni, Italy 1943-45, Athens, Greece 1944-45,




4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Battalions: South Africa 1900-02
8th Battalion: South Africa 1900-01


You are a very cheeky old git...
 

Auld-Yin

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#10
Picked up a nice bite there Old Git :)
 
#11
RRF do. It's a reasonable big thing. New Officers have to eat Roses (Minden day signature) at a dinner night. They are normally marinaded in Champagne but the mess staff can often find other things to put in as well). Normally there is Gunfire, Parade, Drumhead Service, Sports Comp & All Ranks Fight in the evening.
Nice to see the old 'all ranks bar brawl' tradition still holding up!
 
#12
My Grandson Frank Redeker runs the website for GB club Minden , the minden Buffs lodge and the British Legion paraded atbattle of minden memorial , as they do every year,check out the website maybe you will recognise some of the old farts
 

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#13
15th Light Dragoons were at Minden, but 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars didn't mark it so I doubt very much that the Light Dragoons do now.

They had Emsdorf:
From Wikipedia:
The victory was largely won by the well handled British 15th Light Dragoons who suffered heavily with 125 of the 186 Allied casualties.
And Sahagun:
The British force was the 15th Light Dragoons (Hussars) from the brigade of Charles Stewart and the 10th Light Dragoons (Hussars) of John Slade's brigade, however, the latter regiment did not come into direct combat.
With two such singular victories to their name, 15/19H never felt the need to share their victories achieved with others.
 
#14
On another subject slightly related to this one, did any Scottish regiment ever get banned from Minden for wrecking the place after one of their guys was done over?
Or is this another duty rumour up here in the frozen North?

Tam
 
#16
1 SCOTS still celebrate Minden Day - a battle honour of the old KOSB. Borderers who served in the King's Own Scottish Borderers held a parade at their old Depot in Berwick on Tweed July 31st followed by a march past in the town. A contingent of 1 SCOTS (rear party) also marched. There were over 500 Borderers present. It was a grand day.

Tam, the Scottish Regiment you allude to was the old Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) the incident occurred in the early 1960s.
 
#17
Happy belated Minden Day to all former members of The Kings Of South Beach........
 
#18
The Cameronians trashed minden in the early 60,s after one of their lads was caught by a jealous german husband and knifed, the sweaty socks were stationed at the barracks in Meissen on the buckeburger road, the whole regiment went into town and attacked any german male over the age of 15 a beating, Three germans died they are buried in the Marienstrasse Cemetery, on their gravestones is written Murdered by the GiftZwerge (Poison Dwarfs),this nickname was to stick with the regiment , within 4 weeks the regiment was moved out of Minden in Disgrace, for more information try The Mindener Tageblatt Archive or Druckerei Bruns
 
#19
Where on earth did you get that info' from Nig? The drama - such as it was - was grossly exaggerated. The old Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was a great regiment with a brilliant history. Check out Baynes's book 'Morale' for an insight.
 
#20
Where did I get the information?, I arrived in minden as the jocks were moving out, one of the germans who was murdered, was a civilian clerk who worked for 11 inf Workshops at westminster barracks on the porta strasse,of course it got blown out of proportion,but the commemoration plaques at the murder sites tell their own story, I still have family in minden and good connections with the town , being the first foreigner to play as a mindener tambour,I always wanted to be a a walt, but couldnt be arsed!!
 
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