How will you be marking the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo?
How is your history? This June it is 200 years since the Duke of Wellington turned to his only uninjured officer, Major Percy, and entrusted him with delivering news of victory over Napolean at the battle of Waterloo, just south of Brussels.
The battle was a significant event in defining the future landscape of Europe. Nations were formed as a consequence of it and fighting ceased across Europe for 50 years, although it came at a heavy price – leaving 50,000 soldiers dead or wounded.
Major Percy made the journey by horse and carriage to deliver Wellington’s dispatch to the Prince Regent in London, who was eventually found at what is now called the East India Club.
Walking With The Wounded will be recreating this message of victory from the battlefield back to the East India Club in London on 17-20 June 2015. The Ride of the Lions Waterloo 200 will see 200 cyclists ride this journey alongside a host of British & Irish Lions and a number of wounded veterans.
You can join the likes of Rob Henderson, Peter Winterbottom and Roger Uttley for the most exciting charity bike ride of 2015 marking a momentous military anniversary.
Latest posts by Sally - Silversurfer's Editor (see all)
- The Queen – her life in pictures as she celebrates her 93rd birthday - April 19, 2019
- 2019 Food Trends: African Cuisine - April 17, 2019
- Feel a world away, right on your doorstep - April 10, 2019
- Explore Europe this summer on a river cruise - April 8, 2019
- Glasses Direct at a glance - April 3, 2019
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!