The Glorious 1st of June

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Queensman, Jun 1, 2009.

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  1. Greetings and best wishes to all for today, the anniversary of the Battle of the Glorious 1st of June

    The Queen’s were acting as Marines during the Battle of The Glorious 1st of June 1794. The Regiment was embarked on board five ships of the Line - HMS Queen Charlotte (Admiral Lord Howe’s flagship), HMS Russell, HMS Defence, HMS Royal George and HMS Majestic. The Naval Crown was granted in recognition of the Regiment’s gallant conduct and contribution to this victory. It is borne on the Regimental Colour.

    The Glorious 1st of June continues to be a Regimental Day to the present and links have been maintained with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Until 1984 celebrations were maintained at HMS Excellent, the Naval Gunnery School at Whale Island, which inherited the traditions of the old “Queen Charlotte”. For a period HMS Excellent was decommissioned and the celebrations were maintained by HMS Nelson. On HMS Excellent being recommissioned, the traditions are once again maintained by this shore establishment.
  2. Greetings Queensman !
    Thanks for the info and Congrats to your Regimental Day.
    I remember celebrating it for many a year.
    Remember us on the 13th of Sept.
    This year is a big one, commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Battle of Quebec (We were Marines then also !)
  3. Congratulations, Queensman. From Wiki:

    HMS BELLEROPHON was with Howe on 1st June. She went on to fight with Nelson at the Nile and Trafalgar. After Waterloo Napoleon fled to Rochefort, hoping to escape by sea. BELLEROPHON was blockading the harbour, and it was on board her that the French emperor surrendered.

    During his captivity Napoleon went on to say that "wherever there is water to float a ship, there I will find the flag of England".

    Ships of wood and men of iron.
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    Greetings to all Queensmen particulary fomer members of the 1st Battalion, The Queen's Regiment.

    Invicta Ich Dien
  5. Congratulations.
    The King's Own Scottish Borderers (then the 25th Foot) were also present. A bond of friendship was later established between the Queen's Regiment and the King's Own Scottish Borderers. Hopefully 1SCOTS and the PWRR have continued the tradition.
  6. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Best wishes to all other ex-and still serving Queensmen on this special day - and best wishes and good luck to all those in the PWRR, our successor Regiment, on Ops around the world.