The Waterloo Assocation: Members Area

South West Area Study Day – Saturday 28th September 2019

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The South West Area of the Waterloo Association will be holding a study day on the on Saturday 28th September 2019 at Leighton House, Westbury, Wiltshire. The day will look at the peregrinations of d’Erlon’s 1st Corps between the battlefields of Quatre Bras and Ligny, the attack and repulse of his unusual columns at Waterloo and the use of artillery during the battle. We will also be holding a discussion session during which attendees will be encouraged to ask questions on any and all aspects of the campaign.

The event is open to all members of the Association, but by registration only. Attendance is restricted on a first come, first served basis. An entry fee of not more than £10 will include coffee and lunch.

Leighton House is a working MOD establishment; currently in use as the Army Officer Selection Board. The study day held there in 2018 was a great success and it proved to be an ideal venue. Security arrangements will be sent to attendees. The house was built in 1800 and served as a convalescent hospital during World War II. It has been an army officer selection centre since 1946.

Westbury is near the beautiful historic city of Bath, has good transport links (especially rail) and is surrounded by outstanding countryside and various attractions (such as Longleat) to offer an interesting and relaxing weekend.

The day will be presented by Waterloo author and battlefield guide Andrew Field, battlefield tour company owner and Waterloo guide Robert Pocock and long respected author and battlefield guide Gareth Glover.

The day will run from 10.30am to 3.30pm, and will include coffee on arrival, lunch and a quick tour of the historic house and fine grounds (time permitting).

Please register interest with Andrew Field at balian3@hotmail.co.uk