Minden Day celebrates KOBS’s greatest win

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DOZENS of soldiers and veterans will parade through Berwick on Saturday, July 28 to celebrate the greatest victory in the long and distinguished history of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers.

KOSB Regimental Association secretary, Bill Foster said he is expecting a great turnout of veterans, their families and members of the public for the Minden Parade.

The day begins at 10.30am with a display of bands and military vehicles on the Barracks Square before a parade forms at 11.50am for the ceremonial presentation of Minden Roses.

At 12.30pm the parade will step off from the Barracks and see soldiers and veterans marching through Berwick town centre, passing the Guildhall where a salute will be taken.

Music will be provided by the The Berwick and Eyemouth 
Royal British Legion Pipe Bands and The Dutch Inter Scaldis Pipe Band.

The KOSB were merged in 
2006 to become 1Scots. Military history was made at last year’s event when the new colours of 1Scots were on parade for the very first time while the regimental colours of the KOSB were paraded for the very last time in Berwick.

The occasions saw veterans joined by regular soldiers from the Royal Scot Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1Scots).

The Battle of Minden took place on August 1, 1759 during the Seven Years War against the French.