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…by the 52nd Regiment at Waterloo 1896

This incident took place during the final stages of the Battle of Waterloo, after the 52nd Light Infantry had routed the last advancing column of the French Imperial Guard and the pursuit of the French by Wellington’s army was in progress. *

*from an information plate next to the painting

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 17th 2016

This painting by South African-born artist, Jason Askew, has been commissioned by The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum to mark the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.
It is 7.50 p.m. on Sunday, 18th June 1815. A column of French Imperial Guard has just been repulsed by the 1st Foot Guards of Major-General Maitland’s brigade (top [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 14th 2016

The portable communion set seen [above]  was used by Reverend Lumley Green-Wilkinson to administer communion to the members of the 7th and 8th battalion, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps and the 7th and 8th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, when he was Chaplain to the 41st Infantry Brigade in the 14th (Light) Division whilst serving in [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 12th 2016

After breakfast which was much quieter than the previous day, we walked through the Cathedral close towards Cheney Close so that we could show mum the church over the bridge. On our way we saw the Christmas market being set up in the Cathedral close but as we turned the corner we were dismayed to [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 28th 2016

We were all packed and ready to go before we went down for our last breakfast in the Courtyard Garden. During breakfast we realised that there had been a bit of a mix up over the number of nights that we were staying, our hosts were expecting us to stay another night. Before we set [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Sep 29th 2016