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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Winter Lecture Series 2023/4 No7 Leith and the 5th Division in the Peninsula

In 1831 Sir Andrew Leith Hay published his account of the Peninsular War, in which he had served both as an exploring officer and aide-de-camp to his uncle, Major General James Leith, commander of the Fifth Division. He dedicated the work to this div [...]


WA Winter Lecture 2023/4 N0 6 The Battle of the Nile New Perspectives

"Victory is not a name strong enough for such a scene" stated Nelson on the morning of 2 August 1798 after his comprehensive defeat of Napoleon’s Mediterranean fleet in Aboukir Bay. The action has been celebrated as one the Royal Navy’s greatest vict [...]

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