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A toast to their immortal memory

A toast to their immortal memory

On Tuesday May 16, Veterans of The Buffs, the Royal East Kent Regiment, gathered at Canterbury Cathedral to maintain a 206 year old tradition and remember the fallen at the Battle of Albuhera.
The act of remembrance began at the daily ceremony held in the Buffs Chapel and finished with the laying of wreaths at the Buffs memorial statue.
This year marks the 206th anniversary of the bloodiest battle which took the lives of 644 members of the 729 strong Regiment. The day after the battle the 85 survivors met and vowed to meet annually to remember their fallen and to drink a toast to their immortal memory. This tradition is carried on to this day on Albuhera Day each year.

You can find out more about The Buffs by visiting their website.

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