Articles and Papers

The Affair of the Salad in the Tarbouche

In March 1882, Lt William Farrer of the Grenadier Guards was on leave in Egypt and staying at Shepheard’s Hotel in Cairo. On the evening of the 4th, Farrer came down to dinner at the Table d’Hôte prior to joining Sir Edward Malet, the Consul General, at the Khedive’s box at the Opera where he was in... read

Stainsby's Waterloo Medal

Nigel Aspdin, the current owner of the medal writes:This Waterloo Medal has been given by me for sale by auction in 2015, the year of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, June 18th 1815. I am the great-great-great-great nephew of Simon Stainsby and live in Derby a mere stone’s throw awa... read

Southern Cameroons

Guardsman John Gibson
We were based at Tidworth Barracks Salisbury when we received instructions that we were being posted abroad, for the initial briefing the whole Battalion was marched to the Globe Cinema and sat down. The Commanding Officer Lt.... read

Prince Edward Saxe-Weimar

Prince Edward joined the Army aged 17 and on the eve of the Crimean War was a 30-year old Company Commander with 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. He had never been in action. Throughout the campaign, he was in the thick of the front line fighting, even at Inkerman where he modestly claimed that ‘I wa... read
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