This Day In History

1809 Escaping after the Battle of Corunna, the ship carrying the Headquarters of the 59th Foot (later 2nd East Lancashires) is hit by a French shore battery and begins to sink. As the soldiers are transferring to another vessel, Sgt Major Perkins remembers the Regimental Colours and rushes back at the last minute, rescuing them moments before the ship goes down.
1900 2nd Boer War. 1st South Lancashires lead the advance across the Tugela River.
1960 After 33 months of operations against Malayan communist terrorists, 1st Loyals embarks on the troopship Nevasa at Penang, under orders for the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) in Germany.
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