Eagles at Canterbury

June 23, 2015 - The Chairman

Serjeant Gibson and I were at Canterbury Cathedral to see the arrival of the captured eagles from Waterloo, after a moving service at Canterbury Cathedral. We had previously seen the arrival of the Dispatch and these same eagles at Broadstairs with Major Henry Percy and Captain (Royal Navy ) James White of HMS Peruvian. They […]

Two Amazing Days

June 19, 2015 - The Chairman

On Monday Serjeant Gibson and I went to Belgium for a number of events, not least for the regimental dinner of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Serjeant Gibson could not stop talking about the battle of Quatre Bras and showing off his medal. The next day was a tour of Quatre Bras and Waterloo followed by […]

The Battle of Waterloo Experience, with Dan and Peter Snow

June 15, 2015 - Alwyn Collinson

Watch celebrity historians Peter and Dan Snow talk about the Battle of Waterloo, and their collaboration with the National Army Museum: The Snows have co-authored a new book, The Battle of Waterloo Experience, in partnership with the National Army Musuem. The Battle of Waterloo Experience draws on the fantastic archive of the National Army Museum […]

Waterloo Coverage on BBC1

June 14, 2015 - The Chairman

At yesterdays coverage on the Queen’s Birthday Parade otherwise known as Trooping the Colour there was extensive mention of  Waterloo.  Not only was the excavations at Waterloo covered but the redoubtable Graham Jones did a piece to camera on the Waterloo Pageant on Sunday 21st June in the Mall. Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05zr465/trooping-the-colour-2015  and to 0208 hrs […]

Waterloo at Waterloo

June 14, 2015 - The Chairman

Last week a lovely plaque was placed in Waterloo Station.  Serjeant Gibson and I went along to see the opening ceremony.  The 9th Duke did the honours and I must say we were all very impressed by this fine memorial organised by The London Mint.   It shows the reverse of the Waterloo Medal designed […]

Early sight of Commemorative Programme

June 13, 2015 - The Chairman

We have just had the delivery of the Commemorative Programme for the service in St Paul’s next Thursday. Its a superb publication with some fabulous illustrations. It has been very put together by a team of experts with something for everybody. Serjeant Gibson was somewhat puzzled why the 33rd of Foot were not mentioned. So […]

Waterloo re-enacted with music

June 12, 2015 - The Chairman

Serjeant Gibson and I attended the Beating Retreat on Horse Guards last night and it was a really excellent show. Many re enacters did a great job and there was a certain atmosphere and as the picture shows the smoke and noise were very effective.The Massed Bands of the Household Division played very well and […]

Good Morning Duke!

May 29, 2015 - The Chairman

I and Serjeant Gibson were in Wellington Barracks the other day and bumped  into the Great Duke.  It’s a fine sculpture which had been in the forecourt of the Military Chapel in Caterham Barracks, which was turned into a very successful housing estate by Linden Homes in the late 1990s. It was originally presented to […]

Beef Wellington

May 24, 2015 - The Chairman

Serjeant Gibson and I have enjoyed two recent Waterloo Dinners, one at Bucks Club and the other in Boodles, where Andrew Roberts, the aficionado of Napoleon, spoke and spoke very well. I had expected it to be a series of Napoleonic excuses but not at all, it was a very balanced talk making the point […]

Serjeant Charles Ewart

May 21, 2015 - The Chairman

Serjeant Gibson and I spotted this memorial to another Serjeant, Serjeant Charles Ewart of the 2nd North British Dragoons, whilst in Edinburgh yesterday – although later  he was promoted to Ensign in the 5th Royal Veteran Battalion. This magnificent stone lies on the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle and remembers the great man who seized the eagle […]