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Friday, 30 January 2015


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Good luck!


Like a gentleman, as always, er, well, mostly, when I remember ...

David do have good time and when you recover can you advise what Scottish Regiments fought at Waterloo.

Jimmy, I have passed your question over to our Mil Hist Dept, aka, SoD. He knows what the Scots Greys had for breakfast on that fateful morning! I'll let you know when I receive a reply.

With amazing alacrity my Mil Hist Dept has provided the following answer, Jimmy:

Scottish Regiments at Waterloo - The Royal Scots Greys, the Scots Guards, the Royal Scots, the Highland Light Infantry, the 73rd Foot (later 2nd Black Watch), the Black Watch, the Cameron Highlanders and the Gordon Highlanders.

Thanks David and your source. I have not heard of any intended commemorations for the battle. You are probably aware we have Duke of Boots statue here in Glesga made famous because people like putting a traffic cone on his heid. I will be meeting the chairman of the Glesga Highlanders Assoc next week and hope to get the ball rolling.


Steady the Buffs!

As long as you don't call it 'Winterval' David.


The source was google and simply the top result, so I'm not too sure of the reliability. The Napoleonic scene is well policed and corrected by enthusiasts, but you might want to check with some of the other links.

Or, here's the order of battle of the allies at Waterloo: -

You could google the regimental numbers to verify the Scots regiments. I daren't do it because a world of lively "derring do" stories will come out of it which I won't not be able to read, and a day will go by which I don't have right now!

I'm going to the bi-centennial re-enactment at the battlefield with a crowd of mates for my 50th birthday treat. The choice was "titty bars and pub crawl", or, "Waterloo and pub crawl". I chose Waterloo, to the derision of said mates. You know you're getting old when ... But I reminded them that Brussels is just up the road and a lively sort of place, so we'll be able to follow up "la victoire" with some r&r later.


Since it is Sunday and our host won't be around:


The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help. He called her into his office and said, "Y'all graduated from the University of Georgia and I need some help. If I wuz to give yew $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?" The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, "Everthang but my earrings."

An Arkansas girl would have held out for 15%. Standards, you know.

An' Whitewall, how're you at "forensic reconstruction"?

1) How must the victims've been positioned?

2) Suggestions on what they might've been engaged in?

3) Is it possible the male might had hold of the female's ears?

Maybe the toddler thought Mom and Dad were in bed "wrestling" and Dad was winning...he was shot in the butt through and through at mattress level with the round passing on to Mom's shoulder. I wish the article had said what caliber gun.

... the toddler thought Mom and Dad were in bed ...?

Hmmm, not likely. Try again Whitewall. Dad said, "Then, I sat down and realized I was shot, too."

Detail. Everything is detail.

Thanks Lawrence for the info. I did fancy going to Waterloo but the mrs is taking me to the Somme just before the Waterloo events.

Well David, how did your holiday revelry and entertaining go? Just think, new year's eve is much closer this coming season.

Jes a lettin' y'all know David, we made it an'year an din't hae no fahrwails.

A somewhat late reply to your question, Whitewall, and also a pretty useless one because the fact is I can't recall too much of our 'New Year' jollification except one chap present just wouldn't keep his mouth shut. I was mortified to be told by the 'Memsahib' that it was me!

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