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WATERLOO DAY – 200 YEARS

18 Jun , 2015  

Today, the 18th June marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle Of Waterloo, the Royal Scots Greys regiment were at the forefront of the battle with Napoloeon and his French forces. The eagle of the French 45 Ligne was captured during the battle and the design was adopted as the regimental crest as carried by 55 022. The Gordon Highlanders regiment also took part in the famous battle and fought alongside the Greys, it is amazing to think that the locos named after two regiments with such famous history remain together to this day 200 years later and we are very proud to be associated with two of Scotland’s most decorated regiments.

Information regarding the famous battle that lead to the defeat and abdication of Napoleon can be found at http://www.britishbattles.com/waterloo/waterloo-june-1815.htm

The history of the Royal Scots Greys regiment can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Scots_Greys
and the Gordon Highlanders at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Highlanders

A high resolution version of the much seen painting ‘Scotland Forever’ showing the Royal Scots Grey’s charging the Napoleonic Army Du Nord can be found at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Scotland_Forever!.jpg

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