Minden day is coming quite quickly where it will be celebrated by many regiments as it has been for hundreds of years, here is a bit of history and a few photos of a past Minden day, with the buglers on parade

Minden Day is a regimental anniversary celebrated on August 1 by certain
 units of the British Army. It commemorates the participation of the forerunners of the regiments in the Battle of Minden on that date in 1759.


The celebration of the day involves the wearing of “Minden Roses” on the regimental head dress, and, in the case of the infantry regiments, the decoration of the regimental colours with garlands of roses. This recalls that the regiments wore wild roses at the battle that they had plucked from the hedgerows as they advanced to engage the enemy.

Here are a few photos that were taken during one Minden Day celebration