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Minden 2007

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:10 pm
by Mark P.
Minden 2007

Following on from the Fulda thread this event is set to be held on the 9th and 10th of June this year at Fort C in Minden, Germany. I think there will soon be a website available where people can find out more about the event and the battle itself. If all goes well we should be back in 2009 for the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Minden.


Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:35 am
by Musketier
Here I give you a picture of the Location, called "Fort C" in Minden,
where the event takes place.

The 2007-Event in June is a little "Test" for a planned and much bigger event in 2009.
Then there will be more Civilians, Traders, Musicians etc..
If the Town and Museum of Minden enjoys our "Peformance" in June, there is the possibility
of an big Reenactment.

2007 the Number of Groups ist limited, because the Location "Fort C"
is not the biggest one.
In 2009 the Reenactment takes place at another Location around Minden.


P.S. Sorry for my bad English...

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:18 am
by Musketier
Another view on the Location:


Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:22 pm
by Musketier
Dear friends,

today I've heard, that "Gardes Francaise" and "Royal Ecossais" wants to come with alltogether 30 or more Persons!
They want to build a combined Peloton of french Infantry.

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:59 am
by Mark P.
Now if only you can convince them to ride horses we will be able to do a much better battle of Minden.


Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:54 pm
by Musketier
I'll try it for 2009, ok? :)

The French at Minden!

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:00 pm
by Musketier
Today the "Royal Eccosais" sended me some nice pictures of them


Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:44 am
by Tod
Hi Do you have contact details for the RE, if so can you PM it to me? Thanks

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:48 pm
by Mark P.
Dunno, these guys perhaps? ... maire.html

http ://


Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:26 pm
by Musketier
Mr. Francois Casanova from "Royal Ecossais" told me, that in France there are two different groups of this Regiment.

Monsieur Menguy is in the other one.
To him I tried to get in contact again and again...still no answer.

So I think I'll try it for Minden 2009 again.

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:11 am
by Mark P.
The ScotsWars website ( gives the following contact details for the 'Régiments du Passé' Royale Ecosse, I don't know how up to date they are or if you have tried them already?

# United kingdom and South Eastern France:
David Wilson,
E-mail: jacdaw(at)

# United Kingdom:
Paul Webb:
E-mail: paul_and_angie(at)

# South Western France:
Patrick Charlot;
E-mail: charlot-p(at)


Minden 2009

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:33 am
by Musketier
Last Friday I've had an interesting Meeting in Minden with the "Townmarketing".
They are planning some Events round the 250th Anniversary with the headline "German French British Friendship", including Concerts, Diskussiongroups, Museumevents etc., etc.

At first they won't have a Reenactment (typical german: "We want to remember the Battle, but please without the Battle!")

I've told them that it makes no Sense to celebrate the Anniversary without a Living History-Encampment/Display/Reenactment.

OK, what do you think, how many GOOD Living History Groups are there in France and GB who portrays french and/or british Military?

Are there in GB any Museums, maybe Regimental Museums of those Regiments who fought at Minden?
If YES, I need some adresses to ask them if thereis any interess to colaborate with the Preussenmuseum and the Townmuseum of Minden
(in these Museum there is an nice Diorama and some Artefacts of the Battle)

I know its many Time to 2009, but "Preparation is Everthing" as we say in German.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:09 pm
by John Waller
The British regiments at the battle are listed below with their subsequent and current names. To find the regimental museums us this link

The Royal Artillery companies of Captains Phillips, MacBean, Drummond, Williams and Foy.
12th Foot: later the Suffolk Regiment and now the Royal Anglian Regiment*
20th Foot: later the Lancashire Fusiliers and now the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers*
23rd Foot, the Royal Welch Fusiliers*
25th Foot: Now the King’s Own Scottish Borderers*
37th Foot: later the Hampshire Regiment and now the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment*
51st Foot: later the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and now the Light Infantry.
Royal Horse Guards: now the Blues and Royals*
1st Dragoon Guards: now the Queen’s Dragoon Guards
3rd Dragoon Guards: later the 3rd Carabineers and now the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
The Royal Scots Greys: now the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
10th Dragoons: later the 10th Light Dragoons, then the 10th Hussars, then the Royal Hussars and now the King’s Royal Hussars.
*These regiments were awarded Minden as a battle honour.

Hop this helps

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:52 pm
by Musketier
German "La Sarre" online:

Minden-Homepage online!

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:48 pm
by Musketier
Dear Friends,

I present you the new Homepage for the Minden-Event 2007:

It's still under Construction in single Parts and at the moment only in German, but I'm working on it.

Latest News

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:01 pm
by Musketier
Dear Friends,
unfortunatly the "Royal Ecossais" from France cancelled
their Participation.
Insteat the little Unit "Royal Comtois" will come to Minden.


Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:10 pm
by Musketier

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:11 pm
by Musketier
Today I present you some pictures of the location of
our 2008 Living History Event in Minden: ... 320062.jpg ... den_12.jpg ... balt_0.htm ... ang10.html

- 2007 was primary a military event
- 2008 will be mostly civilian
- 2009 both of it, with three different locations:

Fort C for the military Part
The Old Town of Minden (see abovce) for the civilian Part
and the Place (at the moment unknown) where the Reenactment will takes place.

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:33 am
by Lochinvar
Dear Udo,
I hope you are well, and thanks for the copies of 'Y.'

I have a suggestion for the battlefield reenactment part. There is a road junction near Netzeband (the garden centre) on country roads which gives quite a good impression of the British and Hanoverian line and also of a likely direction of the French cavalry charges.

It gives a good impression of being in the countryside, yet is easily accessible.

Please bear with me as I'll need a little time to provide you a precise location. I'll get back to you.