Several Chelsea Pensioners have seen their Second World War experiences commemorated in a new display at the National Army Museum. This marks the culmination of a year-long collaboration between the Museum and the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Napoleonic Wars specialist Carole Divall examines the failed Siege of Burgos - described by Wellington as his 'worst scrape' - and the appalling conditions suffered by his demoralised army during the ensuing retreat to Portugal.
The 78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (The Ross-shire Buffs) is one of several recent additions to our Famous Units section, a growing resource introducing historic regiments and corps of the British Army.
23 January 2014
Major Ciaron Dyer
12 December 2013