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