The Waterloo Association: Members Area


About the Waterloo Association

An historical society for those interested in the Battle of Waterloo and the Peninsular Campaigns of the Duke of Wellington.

In 1972, the site of the Waterloo battlefield was under threat from a proposed motorway. The 8th Duke of Wellington, with help from a number of distinguished Belgian and British allies, successfully fought off the plan, but realised the need for an organisation to promote and protect the site for future generations, and so the Waterloo Association was formed.

The Waterloo Association now regularly contributes to the maintenance and preservation of existing monuments. The Association was responsible for the erection, and dedication in 2002, of a major memorial at Quatre Bras, commemorating the British and Hanoverian troops that fought and died there on 16th June 1815.

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Waterloo Association Membership Benefits

  • Free entry to The Wellington Museum at Waterloo.
  • An interesting programme of regional events and visits. Such as Waterloo and Portsmouth
  • Two talks a year in London.
  • Supports the Napoleon Series website which has over 20000 articles available to view.
  • The Association Journal which is published three times each year, in Spring, Summer and Winter and is posted to each member.


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Waterloo Association Events

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WA Winter Lecture 2023/4 No 1-British troops in Portugal 1797-1802

A recent documentary discovery shows British military commitment to Portugal predates 1808 A recent crowd-funded purchase of an Order Book dated Lisbon 1798-1802, caused the discovery of a little-known British deployment of significant numbers of tro [...]


WA Winter Lecture 2023/4 No2 The Battle of Blaauwberg 8th January 1806

The little known battle which would secure the Cape for Britain for 120 years Cape Town became involved in the Napoleonic Wars in 1806 when Britain invaded the country for the second time. Britain had previously held the Cape from 1795, but the treat [...]

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