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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

http://www.stand-firm-strike-hard.org.uk/index.php/abouthome

 

Visit the Worcestershire Soldier Gallery of the Regimental Museum in the City of Worcester Museum,

Foregate Street, Worcester.

 

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L> John Walters, Alan Fish
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L>, Maurice Smith Secretary, Harry Massam Chairman and Mick Leeming all Worcester Branch WFRA
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Mick Graham, Worcester Branch Bugler
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Last Post
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Harry Massam Lays wreath
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