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Military heritage: Commemorating the¬†Battle of Albuera (May 16, 1811) during the Peninsular War in which the British, Spanish and Portuguese fought against the French. The name Albuhera appears as a battle honour on the colours of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, as a successor regiment to the 57th West Middlesex regiment. Enfield was previously part of Middlesex. The 57th and its immediate successor the Middlesex Regiment (formed by the union of the West Middlesex and the East Middlesex), had the nickname The Die-Hards from Lieutenant General Sir William Inglis’s battle cry: “Die hard 57th, die hard!”

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