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By the end of the 2 years, however, the Fusiliers knew the Plain inside out, and it was always brilliant to see new Company Commanders stressed on their course asking junior Fusiliers how to attack a position.
The handover to 2 Royal Welsh on 29 July marked the end of this time.
It will sit on a plinth of solid granite approx 11 ft by 5 ft engraved with a suitable inscription on the front such as; 'We Will Remember Them' (not shown in photo) and be surrounded by 4 granite benches.
With modern paints all the colours on the monument will last for 25 years and the overall cost will include a lifetime maintenance contract.
The Commanding Officer, Lt Col Jon Swift, presented each of the men with their medal.
The many hours of practice supervised by the Regimental Sergeant Major and the men clearly showed in the precision of the drill, despite the wet conditions.
Lt Andy Wellum-Kent briefs the Bn on the Battle of Minden in a 21st Century style Change of Role.
The First Battalion took over the Land Warfare Centre Battle Group role in August 2009.