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Into battle with the Royal Scots Light Infantry & the French
« Reply #315 on: 22:11 26-Jun-2015 »
Into battle with the Royal Scots Light Infantry at Waterloo

Here's a brilliant - Shako mounted camara recording of the action at last weeks, Battle of Waterloo
re-enacted. It lasts over an hour but well worth it - if you want to see a blow by blow account
of last weeks, re-enactment.



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Royal Scots with American accents   ???  - yes I know   :D


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Meanwhile on the French side

Here's another Shako mounted battle cam following the fortunes of the French at Waterloo
during the two day event.


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The Waterloo Dispatch - re-enacted
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The Waterloo Dispatch - re-enacted

Following Wellington's defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo - two dispatches were
sent from the Duke, one to London and the other to Berlin with news of Napoleon's
crushing defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

Major Percy and Commander James White RN, who accompanied him, will travel in a horse
drawn post chaise along the newly christened Waterloo Way from Waterloo to London and
the ceremonies along the way take place where horses were changed in 1815.
As well as the presentation of the New Waterloo Dispatch at these sites, plaques will be
unveiled at strategic locations to permanently mark the Way. Replicas of the two captured
Imperial Eagles and Standards will be carried in the post chaise, as were the originals
in 1815, and two hundred years to the day laid at the feet of a member of
the British Royal Family.

HMS Northumberland ( Type 23 Frigate ) played a key role in the re-enactment by taking
on the role of HMS Peruvian which carried the news of the Allies victory to Britain.
Which began its slow crossing of the English Channel from Ostend. Now, like then,
HMS Northumberland stopped 20 miles off the English shore - replicating the Peruvian's
becalming - and leaving the men to row the 20 miles to shore, at Broadstairs in Kent.

Accompanying the Waterloo dispatch will be the Waterloo Treasure Chest.

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THE EAGLE HAS LANDED !! - In Broadstairs

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The agenda for the Waterloo Dispatch is as follows:

Thursday, 18 June. Belgium: WATERLOO DAY


Evening: A formal ceremony organized by the Belgian Government concludes with an early
evening New Waterloo Dispatch ceremony at the Wellington Museum, Waterloo, where the
Duke of Wellington began to write his original Dispatch.

Friday, 19 June. Belgium

Morning: The New Waterloo Dispatch is presented to the Mayor of the City of Brussels and
other dignitaries during ceremony at Royal Army Museum, Brussels accompanied by an
international gathering of descendants from the battle.

Afternoon: Post chaise arrival and departure NWD ceremony at Governor?s Residence, Bruges.
Evening: Post chaise arrival and ceremony at Sea Cadet TS Royalist, Ostend, followed by a similar
ceremony in HMS Northumberland at a flight-deck reception. The ships sail for Broadstairs
accompanied by East India Club Yacht Squadron.

Saturday, 20 June. Kent and London

Morning: A cutter pulls away from TS Royalist standing off Broadstairs rows to the beach to
disembarks the interpreters for Major Henry Percy and Commander James White RN.
This event Includes post chaise arrival and departure ceremonies with presentation of
The New Waterloo Dispatch to Mayor of Broadstairs, followed by a day of town festivities,
including The New Waterloo Dispatch Race for Pilot Gigs over a 20-mile course.

Afternoon: The post chaise arrives in Canterbury for the presentation of The New
Waterloo Dispatch to The Lord Lieutenant for Kent. This includes a Waterloo Service at
Canterbury Cathedral. The post chaise 'leaves' for London.





Sunday, 21 June. London

Morning: At 10:00 the post chaise departure ceremony from Old Royal Naval College,
Greenwich, with New Waterloo Dispatch presentations to the Mayor of the royal borough.
The post chaise travels through south London, crossing Tower Bridge for ceremonies
at The Tower where it picks up an HAC Light Cavalry escort to Guildhall Yard,
here The New Waterloo Dispatch will be presented to The Lord Mayor of London.

Afternoon: The post chaise crosses the river at Waterloo Bridge and again at
Westminster Bridge to Whitehall and Horse Guards where it is joined by the
Household Cavalry Mounted traveling escort and a number of historic coaches.
Proceeds to The Mall, Constitution Hill, Hyde Park Corner (New Waterloo Dispatch
presentation to Wellesley family), Park Lane and Grosvenor Square (New Waterloo
Dispatch presentation to Lord Mayor of Westminster and The Duke of Westminster)
Regent Street to Waterloo Place, where it is presented to the Mayoralty of London
and foreign Ambassadors.

It then moves to St James's Square for two ceremonies; one in the square and
one at the East India Club where the replica Eagles will be placed at the feet of a
senior member of the Royal Family. The post chaise departs and joins
The Waterloo Parade.

The Waterloo Parade from Horse Guards Parade down The Mall including four
European visiting bands ( Dutch Army Band, Zurich Police Band, Finnish Navy Band,
French Artillery Band ) British military bands and 200 school children.
This parade will be the spectacular culmination of the Waterloo commemorations
both in Belgium and London and will create a visual focus on Waterloo 200's
achievements and its enduring educational legacy.


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BBC Documentary on the Battle of Waterloo re-enacted - starting with
The Waterloo dispatch



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The Waterloo International Music Festival 19 - 21 June

Featuring a concert at St James?s Church Piccadilly by The Dutch Army Band and
appearances by European bands at iconic locations in central London.

The following weekend (27-28 June) there are NWD post chaise ceremonies at
Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rochester and Walmer Castle - the finale of the NWD
in Britain at which the Dispatch will be presented to The Lord Boyce, Lord Warden
of the Cinque Ports.

Germany

There are two New Waterloo Dispatch events in Germany at Hamburg
and Berlin on 22 and 24 June.


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« Last Edit: 15:36 03-Jul-2015 by Lt. Campers »
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