Today is the 276th anniversary of the Battle of Dettingen, fought during the War of the Austrian Succession. Although the last British monarch to see combat was HM King George VI, Dettingen is remarkable as the last time a British monarch led their Army into battle. @RoyalFamily
The were formed in 1915 by order of King George V and have taken part in almost every British Army campaign since WWI. HRH has been Colonel of the Welsh Guards since 1975 and wears the regiment's ceremonial uniform at the Trooping the Colour ceremony each year.
Aug 12, 1918 - At British 4th Army HQ at Flixecourt, France, from left to right: General Henry Rawlinson; unknown; General Maxime Weygand (in the second row); Marshal Ferdinand Foch; King George V; Field Marshal Douglas Haig;Marshal Philippe Pétain#100yearsago
Aug 6, 1918 - Britain's King George V and General Herbert Plumer, the Commander of the British Second Army, riding on an observation car on light railway in northern France #100yearsago
On the afternoon of the 3 December 1914, King George V visited the Headquarters of the 3rd Division of the British Army stationed at Scherpenberg Hill. He climbed to the top of this hill from which, he said ...
July 7, 1917 - King George V at the British Army's Gas School near Helfaut, France #100yearsago