|The charge of the Royal Scots Greys at Waterloo - Scotland forever|
|The thin red line holding firm - deployed in squares to fend off the charge of the French Cuirassiers|
|A Sergeant picks up the wounded young officer still holding the Colours|
|Up Guards and at 'em again|
In the evening Von Blucher arrived with his Prussian army and attacked the French on the right flank.
The attacking French Army was routed and Wellington ordered a general advance on all fronts.
|General advance !|
|No 1 London - the London home of the Duke of Wellington|
|The Iron Duke|
I was recently wondering around the Kent coast and stopped to visit Walmer Castle near Deal.
|Walmer Castle - one time home of the Duke of Wellington|
|The Duke of Wellington's bedroom at Walmer Castle - he died in the arm chair|
|The Battle of Quatre Bras - defending the Colours|
Oliver Lindsay writes in "The Battle for Hong Kong 1941-1945" :
"Finally, we come to the controversy that only the Middlesex Regiment should have the Battle Honour 'Hong Kong', which was denied to the Royal Scots. It is invidious to compare the fighting ability of each Battalion, but I believe a grave injustice was done to the Royal Scots. The best part of a Japanese brigade swept down upon their new, malarial , three mile front. No unit could have held such an enemy on such unfavorable ground for long. On the Island , the counter attacks fought by the decimated Royal Scots against two Japanese battalions at the Wong Nei Chung Gap are what legends are made of. Twenty seven of their 35 officers became casualties, 12 being killed: there was no lack of determined leadership………….a campaign should be launched in Scotland to get them the Battle Honour they so definitely deserve".