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Plancenoit/Waterloo 2008

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:07 pm
by wurzul
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Phil Thomason's pics of a nice sunny weekend in Belgium. It was roasting on Sunday in the Cornfields, 25 treated for heat exhaustion.

Re: Plancenoit/Waterloo 2008

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:46 am
by Andy R
Oooooh, very nice - should be there next year

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:41 am
by Wim-Jaap
Nice pics!!!

it's a shame that the drummer of the macdonalds is wearing sunglasses in every picture.

greenthings Wim-Jaap

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:17 pm
by lidimy
Heh, Fjord pony cavalry!

Some gawwwwwjus horses there! *is green*

It's been a while since I've seen a 'true' black!

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:47 pm
by wurzul
Well spotted Wim-Jaap! They do look quite period from 10m though, eh? I was surprised by how many Dutch there are in the ranks of the Jockenese, anyone would think it was their auld alliance!
Lidimy, lots of the cavalry units keep kit in house and welcome experienced riders of either sex to make up the numbers I believe. Its a nice day out for a rider, and lets face it, cavalry really add a certain something to the event. The British/allied horse were seriously outnumbered by the French units this year, maybe some of you horsey types from other eras should give it a go next year!

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:19 am
by Andy R
There's 4 of us (at least) planning for next year - I haven't been since 2004 and I have managed to get some out of period types to move over to the light side.

So this year there were what, 10 allied cavalry?

So next year we could have 14 Vs. 50 - that'll learn 'em :D

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:36 am
by Bucket
i'd love to do this event,espcially as i'm a rider, but being a teacher i cant get the time off to go (Damn).

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:41 am
by Andy R
Bucket wrote:i'd love to do this event,espcially as i'm a rider, but being a teacher i cant get the time off to go (Damn).


I'd love you to do it too :(

Is it not near any half term breaks?

It always seems my son is on holiday every other week, but I'm probably just jealous.

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:06 pm
by Tod
Andy could phone in sick for you.

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:07 pm
by Andy R
Tod wrote:Andy could phone in sick for you.


As if I would :twisted:

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:27 pm
by Angie
Great pictures, especially like the night firing ones. There certainly is something very fetching about some of these uniforms. :P

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:19 pm
by Bucket
as far as i am aware its pretty much in the middle of term.
so there is absollutley no way i could get the time, as far as i am aware.

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:28 pm
by Cat
Deer head teechur, Bucket cannot come in for the next week as he is going to be ill.
Love, Andy (crossed out) no I mean , Bucket's mum. xxx

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:18 pm
by John Waller
wurzul wrote:I was surprised by how many Dutch there are in the ranks of the Jockenese, anyone would think it was their auld alliance!


Very true. I shared a bus with the sweaty socks down to Plancenoit the other year I swear there was not a scotsman amongst them - dutch, germans, belgians etc etc. Quite an experience when about four bagpipes fired up in the coach. Didn't make it this year but have done the previous four. It is a must-do for anyone interested in the period.

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:19 pm
by Andy R
John Waller wrote:not a scotsman amongst them - dutch, germans, belgians etc etc.


What we reffer to up home as "Jockny's" :)

They were just going to have a good old fashioned Jockney knee's up.

I must say though, I do think the Dutch 92nd (is that right?) are particularly fantoosh, and some of my favourite pipers are from Germany.

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:20 pm
by Andy R
Cat wrote:Deer head teechur, Bucket cannot come in for the next week as he is going to be ill.
Love, Andy (crossed out) no I mean , Bucket's mum. xxx


psssst, is that copyright?

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:59 pm
by Dixie
My favourite :D
Scotsmen can wear green as well :!:

Random fact: The 95th (Rifle) Regiment was, at one point, 59% Scottish :!:

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:09 pm
by John Waller
Andy R wrote:
John Waller wrote:not a scotsman amongst them - dutch, germans, belgians etc etc.


and some of my favourite pipers are from Germany.


Indeed the first person I met at my first Waterloo event was a german/scots piper. Lovely chap who called himself Drew. He didn't wear sunglasses!

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:30 pm
by Wim-Jaap
Andy R wrote:
John Waller wrote:not a scotsman amongst them - dutch, germans, belgians etc etc.


What we reffer to up home as "Jockny's" :)

They were just going to have a good old fashioned Jockney knee's up.

I must say though, I do think the Dutch 92nd (is that right?) are particularly fantoosh, and some of my favourite pipers are from Germany.


Yeps, 92nd Gordon Highlanders.

greenthings Wim-Jaap

Keeping an eye on the Emperor

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:07 pm
by Sussex Yeoman
The Polish Light horse keep a close eye on the Emperor at this year's Waterloo. And John Waller - sorry not to be able to come to the pub in Guildford - I am currently working in Amsterdam - David P

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:57 pm
by Tiny Castle
Very good pictures wurzul the best I have seen

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:08 pm
by m300572
I was surprised by how many Dutch there are in the ranks of the Jockenese, anyone would think it was their auld alliance!


Bit like the strange number of Brits there are portraying French units, german pars from WWII, Hussites etc.

The Dutch connection may have some strange historic connection fomented by the fact that they still have 12th July Orange marches in Scotland, celebrating the famous Dutch King Billy's scraps with the Jacobites in Ireland!