IN COMMAND: John Coutts sets out his soldiers for a recreation of the 1759 Battle of Minden
The Minden Day parade takes place every August 1, when the KOSBs present a red rose to every soldier to place behind their cap badge to commemorate the 1759 battle of Minden
The day is also the anniversary of the Battle of Minden
, when Yorkshire troops fighting in the Seven Years War in 1759 defeated the French .
The event commemorates the Battle of Minden
, which took place in North Germany in 1759.
august 1 was chosen as it was on this date in 1759 that soldiers from yorkshire regiments who had fought in the battle of minden
in germany picked white roses from bushes near the battlefields as a tribute to their fallen comrades.
August 1 was chosen because on that day in 1759 soldiers from Yorkshire regiments who had fought in the Battle of Minden
in Germany pickedwhite roses from bushes near the battlefield in tribute to their fallen comrades.
A poignant, painful tribute to men whose predecessors in the 53rd Foot gave us Yorkshire Day, named after exploits at another "bog-up", the Battle of Minden
on August 1, 1759.
The date of August 1 was chosen because on that day in 1759 soldiers from Yorkshire regiments at the battle of Minden
in Germany picked white roses from fields as a tribute to their fallen comrades.