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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 

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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.

3 December 1914: King George V visits the headquarters of the 3rd Division of the British Army stationed at Scherpenberg Hill. “While on the hill I received a message by telephone from Major Baird & Officers of the Gordon Highlanders in the trenches”

Aug 9, 1918 - King George V presents the Victoria Cross (VC) to British army chaplain Reverend Theodore Hardy at Third Army HQ at Frohen-le-Grand, in northern France #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 

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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 ...

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#OTD 1683 King George II was born. He reigned 1727-60. 1743 he became last British monarch to lead an army in battle

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July 7, 1917 - King George V at the British Army's Gas School near Helfaut, France #100yearsago 

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