History of the Associaton
Set up to to preserve and safeguard the site of the battle and promote public education and appreciation of the history of the wars between Great Britain, her allies and France known as the Napoleonic Wars.
The Duke of Wellington founded The Waterloo Committee, following a successful joint effort with Lord Anglesey to stop the building of a motorway across the battlefield of Waterloo in Belgium.
The name was changed to “The Waterloo Association” to differentiate more clearly the organisation in the UK from the Waterloo Committee in Belgium.
The Association was responsible for the erection, and dedication, of a major memorial at Quatre Bras, commemorating the British and Hanoverian troops that fought and died there on 16th June 1815.
The Association was closely involved with the plans to mark the Bicentenary of Waterloo in 2015.
The Association launched regular regional meetings to encourage learning greater participation across the country.