ON THIS DAY IN ROYAL WELCH HISTORY
Battle of Blenheim, Germany, 1704
When the mist cleared the French were astonished to see Marlborough’s army advancing to the attack, led by Rowe’s Brigade with the 23rd Foot. No one fired until, when only 30 metres from the enemy, the Brigadier gave the sign. Twice they fought their way into the town before Marlborough released the cavalry to attack the French centre. The result was a stunning victory and 12,000 prisoners. BLENHEIM became a regimental battle honour.