Minden Day is once again commemorated by Suffolk Regiment association

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The red and yellow roses of Minden Day flourished as members of the Suffolk Regiment and The Royal Anglian Regiment (Suffolk) Association marked the Battle of Minden at Gibraltar Barracks in Bury St Edmunds yesterday.

Each year members of the association meet and parade to commemorate the soldiers from the Suffolks who went into battle against the French on August 1 1759.

Minden Day Sevice at the Gibraltar Barracks

Minden Day Sevice at the Gibraltar Barracks

The story has it they plucked roses to wear in their hats along the way and each year that tradition continues.

The Band of the Royal Engineers led the parade playing the Suffolk Regimental march following the church service taken by Fr Ken Reeve. Brigadier Anthony Calder, president of the Suffolk Regiment, gave the address and there was a display of military vehicles provided by David Hardy.

Friends of the Suffolk Regiment ran a stall recruiting new members while the Ipswich and District Suffolk Regiment Old Comrades provided refreshments.