Battle of Minden
Famous British victory during Seven Years War, 1st Aug 1759 (Minden Day)
Marshal Contades is reputed to have said bitterly after the battle: "I never thought to see a single line of infantry break through three lines of cavalry ranked in order of battle and tumble them to ruin".
British Regiments 12th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 37th and 51st Regiments of Foot in Waldegrave's and Kingsley's brigades. These regiments have Minden as a battle honour. Sackville's command contained The Royal Horse Guards, 1st and 3rd Dragoon Guards, the Scots Greys and the 10th Dragoons. The Marquis of Granby was second in command to Lord George Sackville.
The Royal Artillery companies of Captains Phillips, MacBean, Drummond, Williams and Foy.
- 12th Foot: later the Suffolk Regiment and now the Royal Anglian Regiment*
- 20th Foot: later the Lancashire Fusiliers and now the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers*
- 23rd Foot, the Royal Welch Fusiliers*
- 25th Foot: Now the King's Own Scottish Borderers*
- 37th Foot: later the Hampshire Regiment and now the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment*
- 51st Foot: later the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and now the Light Infantry.
- Royal Horse Guards: now the Blues and Royals*
- 1st Dragoon Guards: now the Queen's Dragoon Guards
- 3rd Dragoon Guards: later the 3rd Carabineers and now the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
- The Royal Scots Greys: now the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
- 10th Dragoons: later the 10th Light Dragoons, then the 10th Hussars, then the Royal Hussars and now the King's Royal Hussars.
- *These regiments were awarded Minden as a battle honour.