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On Thursday, 1st August 2013 HRH The Princess Royal will make her first visit as Patron of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) Association. In a tradition dating back 254 years, she will present roses to some 750 veterans in a ceremony at The Barracks, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, home of the KOSB for 132 years.

The presentation of roses is a tradition in the Association dating back to the mid-1700s. On 1st Aug 1759, soldiers plucked roses from the hedgerows as they marched to the field of battle at Minden, Germany. At this battle, the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, along with other regiments of the infantry won ‘immortal glory’. Every year, the KOSB Association celebrates the victory by the armies of Britain and Prussia over those of France and Austria in the 7 Years War with the presentation of red roses to veterans of the Regiment.

In addition to the roses, The Princess Royal will be present as the final set of Colours of the King’s Own Scottish...

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