The Suffolk Regiment was raised in 1685. Its Battle Honour MINDEN was awarded for the battle in Germany in 1759 during the Seven Years War. Soldiers of the Regiment plucked flowering roses to adorn their uniforms before taking part in the battle against the French. MINDEN has been adopted as the Regimental Battle Honour of The Royal Anglian Regiment together with the custom of wearing red and yellow roses on 1st August. It was awarded the emblem of the Castle and Key of GIBRALTAR for its part in the Great Siege of 1779-83. The Suffolk Regiment was known as the 'Old Dozen'.
Pictures left to right: Private, 12th Regiment of Foot, Minden 1759. Mounted infantry, Egypt/Sudan 1913.