Yorkshire Day: Anniversary of Battle of Minden, 1759

1 August 2019 all-day

Yorkshire Day began in 1975 as a celebration launched by the Yorkshire Ridings Society – newly formed ‘a protest movement against the local government re-organisation of 1974’ – to promote the county of Yorkshire.

The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, now part of the The Rifles, already celebrated this date as Minden Day, marking their part in the battle of Minden (1759).

The six infantry regiments involved in that battle wear a rose in their headdress.

In the case of The Rifles, the rose is white.