THE BATTLE OF ALMANZA 1707
THE BATTLE OF ALMANZA 1707

  Almanza Day is not The Regimental Day of the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, which is Minden Day on the 1st August, nor is it an approved Battle honour, nor is it shared by any other Regiment in the Army as so many others are...

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THE CORPS OF DRUMS
THE CORPS OF DRUMS

“The Drums”, as the Corps of Drums are affectionately and usually known, have a unique and honoured place in Battalion life. The Drums lead the Battalion on parade and so only the very highest standards are acceptable from the Drum...

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REGIMENTAL MARCHES
REGIMENTAL MARCHES

REGIMENTAL MARCHES It would appear that prior to 1881 there were no real Regimental Marches, as we know them today. Regiments marched past to a tune, which was popular with the Commanding Officer or with the men; written by the Music Master or...

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Honours and Awards
Honours and Awards

HONOURS AND AWARDS BESTOWED BY THE CROWN ON MEMBERS OF THE 1st EAST ANGLIAN REGIMENT AND THE 1st BATTALION THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT Owing to the various amalgamations and mergers which have taken place since the formation of the East Anglian...

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THE BATTLE OF SALAMANCA 1812
THE BATTLE OF SALAMANCA 1812

  Following the capture by the British and Portuguese of Badajoz and Ciudad Rodrigo, Lord Wellington advanced into Spain. Marshal Marmont commanded the French forces, known as the “Army of Portugal”, which lay across his path...

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THE BATTLE OF MINDEN 1759
THE BATTLE OF MINDEN 1759

  The battle of Minden took place during the Seven Years’ War which broke out in 1756 when the balance of power in Europe was upset and Britain and Prussia were allied against the Empires of France, Austria and Russia. Britain and...

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The Regimental Colours
The Regimental Colours

THE REGIMENTAL COLOURS BATTLE HONOURS The Regiment inherited from the former Regiments a total of 299 Battle Honours. Of these the following are emblazoned on the Colours: Namur, 1695″, “Blenheim”, Ramilies”...

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The Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross

THE VICTORIA CROSS The Victoria Cross is the British realm’s highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy. It has precedence over any other of our Sovereign’s awards or Commonwealth decorations.   The Victoria Cross was...

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