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Lord Hill05 Jul 2024 2:03 a.m. PST

Episode 3 out now

Thanks for watching!

Audio version can be downloaded at: link

14Bore05 Jul 2024 4:26 a.m. PST

Another good show, thinking of making the Household Calvary to add collection

Lieutenant Lockwood05 Jul 2024 8:11 a.m. PST

Another great episode! Thanks very much!

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 9:46 a.m. PST

Agreed, another captivating installment!

A question about Trooper George North: was he noted on his record as a Farrier, or was he expected to unofficially assist in that capacity?

Lord Hill07 Jul 2024 5:25 a.m. PST

Thanks all!

George North, although listed as a plain Private in 1815, was discharged as a Farrier just two years later. I imagine they needed a smith urgently and just recruited a local guy for a short period.

Lambert Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2024 10:29 a.m. PST

Excellent, very informative and enjoyable

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2024 10:53 a.m. PST

Interesting, thanks! That must have been a helluva sales pitch on the part of the recruiting party.

forrester08 Jul 2024 2:21 p.m. PST

Not watched yet, though I will.

Regarding specialists, long ago when I collected medals, I had a Waterloo Medal for the Armourer Sergeant oof the 11th Light Dragoons.
He was recruited not long before the campaign, certainly not a Peninsula veteran, and seems to have gone straight in as a sergent, nominally on the strength of the senior troop.
He was likely leftout of battle because of his valuable position.
It was suggested to me that the instant NCO rank was an inducement in the recruitment of specialists.
Ultimately he didn't keep his stripes as he was busted when the regiment went to India for fighting!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2024 9:01 a.m. PST

This is a great series. Worth mentioning the Household Cavalry Museum in Horse Guards Parade, London. A small set up, but some great Waterloo relics, even a Blues coat worn at Waterloo, which should put to rest much debate about their rig that day.

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