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The Light Division emerged as the elite of the Duke of Wellington’s army during the Peninsular War (1808-14). After honing their skills in South America and Denmark, these agile, fast-moving troops found their training and tactics ideally suited to the style of warfare on the Iberian Peninsula.
Present at some of the conflict's key battles - from the Sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz to the Battles of Salamanca and Vitoria - the soldiers of the Light Division gained renown for their tenacity and service.
In this fascinating talk, Tim Saunders will discuss how the Light Division operated in the Peninsular War, examining their tactics and challenges, and revealing the pivotal role played by these celebrated servicemen.
Major (Retd) Tim Saunders MBE served as an infantry officer for 40 years in both the regular army and reserves, from 2007 as a member of the Rifles. Since leaving the Army, Tim has worked as a full-time military historian, writing books, making documentary films and conducting battlefield tours. He lives on the edge of the Army’s Salisbury Plain training area.