GLORIOUS 1st JUNE. 01/06/2015
This mornig the members of Worcester Branch and a member from Kidderminster Branch held a short
Ceremony in memory of a detachment of the 29th of Foot who Fought as Marines in ships of Lord Howe`s
Channel Fleet in 1794.
They served aboard, "Brunswick","Ramillies", "Glory", "Thunderer" and "Alfred". Action was brought to at
09:15am with French warship escorts of a relief convoy to France from America. Fierce action was engaged by
"Brunswick" the crew aboard were played into battle to the tune `Hearts of Oak` by the ships band an a
drummer from the 29th. The French warships were hard hit, but just got to the safety of Brest. The 29th suffered
losses in this action and the regiment were awarded the Naval Crown to be borne on thier colours. The
Action being so far out in the Atlantic is Known by the date `The Glorious 1st of June`.
For more information on the action please click on link below
Visit the Worcestershire Soldier Gallery of the Regimental Museum in the City of Worcester Museum,
Foregate Street, Worcester.