Jun 18, 1815: Napoleon defeated at Waterloo. Scotland for ever! The Charge of the Royal Scots Greys, 2nd Dragoons, as part of the Union Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#
A battle in Belgium in 1815 in which the British and Prussians defeated the French under Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon abdicated as emperor a few days after this final defeat, and a few weeks later he was captured and sent into exile.
Piper Kenneth MacKay of the 79th Cameron Highlanders at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. In the heat of battle, Piper MacKay stepped from the protection of the ranks and began to play, Cogadh no Sith (War or Peace). He was later presented a set of silver mounted pipes by the King for his act of bravery.
Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. During the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal the Duke of Wellington depended on maritime supply. The French fleet in the Basque Roads operated against the British supply ships. This Day in History: Apr 11, 1809: Battle of the Basque Roads between France and the United Kingdom starts http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/