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1728 – 1736

August 3rd, 2012|Timeline|

Gibraltar. Part of a garrison of 6000 men besieged by Spanish forces.

1743 – 1746

July 3rd, 2012|Timeline|

Flanders. The 25th Foot fight the French at Fontenoy (10th May 1745), and later garrison the town of Ath, under siege by the French.

16th April 1746

July 3rd, 2012|Timeline|

The Battle of Culloden – the Regiment’s third major encounter with the Jacobites, defending the Government Army’s left wing and inflicting heavy casualties on the rebels. The defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army marks the end of Jacobite hopes for the return of a Stuart monarch to the British throne.

1751

June 3rd, 2012|Timeline|

The Regiment is officially titled The 25th Regiment of Foot.

1st August 1759

May 3rd, 2012|Timeline|

Six regiments of the British Army, together with two battalions of Hanoverian Guards, confront the might of the French cavalry at Minden. Repeated cavalry charges are repulsed, and the main body of the French cavalry is broken, uniquely by unsupported infantry. ‘Minden Day’ becomes the Regimental Day.