NORTH WEST BRANCH
A meeting will be held on 28th October 2017 in the Duke of Lancaster’s Regimental Museum in
Carlisle Castle. This is the home of the former Cumberland Regiment, the 34th Foot, well known
for their Peninsular exploits.
Members will be able to visit the relocated Museum to see the exhibits including the Drums
captured by the 34th Foot from the French 34th Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Arroyo dos
Molinos in the Peninsula. The allied troops under General Hill were skilfully manoeuvred and the
34th Foot captured a whole battalion of the 34th French infantry together with their drums.
The programme starts at 11am with a visit to the Museum followed by lunch.
After lunch there will be a talk by the Curator, Stuart Eastwood on the anniversary of the Battle of
Arroyo dos Molinos which took place on 28th October 1811.
There will be a charge of £20.00 for the day including lunch.
All guests welcome. Members to attend please contact Janet and David Bromley at: Sunnyside,
Papcastle, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0LA enclosing a cheque made out to the Waterloo
Association for £20.00
Waterloo Association - Members Autumn Meeting
Our autumn meeting will take place on Thursday 9th November in the splendid surroundings of The East
India Club 16 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LH. This is of course where on June 21, 1815, the
Prince Regent, the principal guest at a dinner party, heard the news of the victory at Waterloo.
There will be a drinks reception from 6pm-6.45pm at which a mixture of house red/white wine and soft
drinks will be available. This will be followed by a presentation by Waterloo Association member Robert
Pocock who will be speaking on: “Waterloo’s most famous junior officer: The early and final years
of Cavalié Mercer RHA." He will be covering Mercer’s childhood and upbringing within a military family,
his schooling, family tragedy, studies at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, and his first posting,
basically what made Mercer into the man he became. He’ll then jump to his final years, as the second
most senior Artilleryman in the country, and the Waterloo Association’s support for the grave restoration.
There is no charge to members for this event. Members may bring guests provided, as always, they are
interested in joining the Waterloo Association.
1) The EIC has a strict dress code:
“Gentlemen should wear business attire or a jacket, including collar and tie, with tailored trousers.
Ladies should dress in smart separates, elegant dress or business attire. Trousers should be tailored.
Casual wear is unacceptable.” Further details are available on the Club website
2) Given heightened security measures no one will be allowed entrance to the club unless their
names are on the attendee list. We have been asked by the EIC to let them have a final list of attendees
by Friday 27th October. If you do wish to attend please email the Hon Secretary John Morewood at tjjp199
@yahoo.co.uk before this date with your full name and the same for any guests you wish to bring. Places