The year 2009 marked the 250th year since the Battle of Minden took place on the 1st August 1759 when the Allied Forces won a victory over the French.
The last full edition of a Regimental History was by Colin Huxley in July 1965, although in 2005, Yield to None, by Malcolm Johnson gave the history of KOYLI between 1945 and 1968. Now we have Minden Men to Rifles, written with the Volunteer in mind, as well as all those who have an interest in matters military. It has been carefully compiled with reference to Wylly’s The History of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, old records and documents at the Public Records Office, the National Army Museum, The History of Rifle Volunteers, and the archives of various Regimental and Local Museums.
To the military historian and modeller this work will be invaluable. Written by a former military man, it is invested with a wealth of detail about the uniforms and badges of the KOYLI resurrection of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry as yeomanry – a modern Reconnaissance Regiment formed on the 1st August 1996.
Then came The Rifles!
Each change in uniform is recorded in detail and illustrated in colour through superb photographs and drawings which have been put on to a handy CD-Rom – a unique feature of this work, which is sure to become a classic of its kind.