Minden day parade.

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  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?

  2. RRF might have something to do with Minden -- never thought the Hamps got overseas.
  3. Most of the Queens Div do...
  4. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    12 (Minden) Bty, 12 Regt RA should be pretty langered by now I would think!
  5. Royal Anglians used to, Especially 'Suffolks' related Co's (Once Battalions).
  6. There's some info about Minden Day here. (I's a modelling site so don't get your knickers in a twist).
  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. 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. 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...
  10. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Picked up a nice bite there Old Git :)
  11. 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
  13. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    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:
    And Sahagun:
    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?