New England Military History Tours

New England Military History Tours Historical Tours of the Military sites in the Great Boston Area catering to current and former British Military Personnel. US Military Personnel as well.
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Incredible!
01/21/2020

Incredible!

UXO found in Verdun 100 years after the battle. Over 65 million shells were fired during the 300 days of fighting, resulting in 700,000 casualties and obliterating an entire generation of men.

The devastation of the country side was so horrid that nature, vegetation and life are now completely scarred.

Nine French villages were literally pounded to dust, wiped off the map. The attacks were so unforgiving that the French government awarded the villages with the Croix De Guerre, declaring how they 'Died for France'.

Certain parts are still to this day off limits from the high concentration of arsenic, mercury, chlorine and other chemicals used during the fighting.

During the war, an estimated one tonne of explosives was fired for every square metre of territory on the Western front. As many as one in every three shells fired did not detonate.

In the Ypres Salient, an estimated 300 million projectiles that the British and the German forces fired at each other during World War I were duds, and most of them have not been recovered. #ww1

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01/11/2020
Festival of Remembrance 2010 Abide with Me

A recent video done by one othe the members of the 10th Regiment of Foot in America, used Abide With Me as the background music, The video can be seen on the H.M 10th Regiment of Foot page and the 10th Foot Battalion Company Page. But here is version from a Festival of Remembrance Concert, at Royal Albert Hall, London in 2010
https://youtu.be/0u6MUTPz_hU

11/25/2019

I sadly must report the passing of Lt. Col. Conway J E Seymour and friend and most helpful in providing information on the 1st Foot Guards during his tenure as Regimental Adjutant. RIP dear sir. BRB

Officers Personal Occurrence - Lieutenant Colonel C J E Seymour LVO
It is with much regret that I write to notify you of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Conway Seymour LVO. He died peacefully on 20 November after a long struggle with illness. Conway joined the Regiment in July 1961 and he had a full and eventful career, culminating in not just one but two extended periods as Regimental Adjutant. He was one of life’s great characters and will be very fondly remembered by everyone.
All are welcome to attend his funeral which will take place on Monday 9 December at 1pm, at St Thomas a Becket Church in Todenham, Gloucestershire GL56 9NY. The family have requested no flowers, but anyone wishing to make a donation can do so in favour of Dementia UK and Regimental Charities, through Allen & Son (01608 650633). After the service there will be a reception in the Village Hall.
All letters of condolence should be sent to Diana Seymour at Orchard House, Todenham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9NY.

11/09/2019
British Army

Remember all veterans. I will be remembering my Mom and Dad both veterans of WWII. Dad with the 8th USAAF and Mum with ATS/RMPs

Pause. Reflect. Remember. #LestWeForget

New England Military History Tours
10/27/2019

New England Military History Tours

New England Military History Tours
10/27/2019

New England Military History Tours

New England Military History Tours
10/27/2019

New England Military History Tours

The Army in London - HQ London District
10/24/2019

The Army in London - HQ London District

LOOKING SHARP!

“A” Company 5 RIFLES mounted The Queens Guard at Buckingham Palace today in an impressively sharp show of ceremonial duty. 5 RIFLES are based in Bulford, Wiltshire but only returned from operational training in BATUS in Canada in August. The busy but versatile soldiers have now stepped in to carry out Public Duties in London, easing the commitments for the Foot Guards Battalions who are deployed on operations or training overseas for future contingencies. Variety is proving the spice of life for 5 RIFLES who after their public role guarding the Queen, the Crown Jewels at the Tower, and the Royal Palaces, will deploy back to BATUS in Canada again in April. Then in winter they will deploy on OP CABRIT in Estonia as part of the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence.

Happy 222nd Birthday to the USS Constitution
10/21/2019

Happy 222nd Birthday to the USS Constitution

Meanwhile.....Across the Pond, 8 year earlier. This ship was launched. U.S.S Constitution. Both ships still exist!! HMS Victory is the Oldest commissioned warship in the world. The U.S.S Constitution id the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.

Happy Trafalgar Day
10/21/2019

Happy Trafalgar Day

Today is Trafalgar Day. Battle of Trafalgar fought on this day in 1805 by Britain's Greatest Hero Admiral Lord nelson!!!

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10/04/2019

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10/04/2019

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The British Grenadiers
09/14/2019

The British Grenadiers

On this Day, 13th September 1882, The Regiment was awarded the Battle Honours of "Egypt 1882" & "Tel-El-Kebir".

The Battle of Tel-El-Kebir was part of the Anglo Egyptian War. Egyptian Troops under the command of Ahmed Urabi had become disenchanted with the build up of British Forces in the Suez region which had been sent by the British Government to protect its financial interests in the area, particularly the Suez Canal. These tensions came to a head on 20th May 1882 when a combined Anglo French Fleet arrived at the Port of Alexandria. This triggered violent rioting in the City with loss of life on both sides. The British delivered an ultimatum to the Egyptian Government stating that there would be armed intervention by the British if the Officers loyal to Urabi did not dismantle their defences and lay down their arms. The French did not support this ultimatum as their interest in the region was much less than that of the British and losses thus far were predominantly 'non French' therefore the French Government declared that it it would not be supporting the British in armed intervention.
When the ultimatum delivered to the Egyptians was ignored, British Admiral Seymour gave the order for the British Fleet to bombard the Egyptian gun emplacements in Alexandria. By mid July and after a successful action from the Royal Navy the Egyptian Coastal defences were sufficiently depleted as to allow a large British naval force to land in the City and after heavy resistance the much smaller British force eventually forced the Egyptian troops to withdraw from the City.
Meanwhile Lt General Garnet Wolseley was massing a force of 24,000 British troops on Malta and Cyprus. Wolseley deployed this force through Kafr-El-Dewwar and was repelled for five weeks. Wolseley was forced to redeploy his forces through another route and along with troops now arrived from India had secured the Suez Canal by early September. After advancing slowly toward Cairo and encountering dogged resistance by the Egyptians Wolseley had reached the southern bank of the sweetwater canal at Tel-El-Kebir on 12 September, at 5.45am on the 13th with the Highland Brigade on the left flank, the 2nd Brigade on the right flank and the Guards Brigade, commanded by Queen Victoria's third Son Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught, in the centre Wolseley ordered the bayonet charge. The ensuing Battle was over within the hour and was an overwhelming victory for the British. With the Egyptian Army now in disarray the British now had a relatively easy advance into Cairo where they would remain until the British Military occupation of Egypt ended in 1937 some 55 years later.
British losses at Tel-El-Kebir totalled 57 compared to the 2000 Egyptian losses.

The Battle Honours of "Tel-El-Kebir" and "Egypt 1882" are displayed on both the Regimental Colour and the Queens Colour.

The British Grenadiers
09/11/2019

The British Grenadiers

On this Day, 10th September 1943, the Regiment was awarded the Battle Honour "Salerno".

Following the successful invasion of Sicily the Allied invasion of mainland Italy began on 3rd September 1943. This invasion would take the form of a three pronged assault. An assault force named Operation Slapstick landed at Taranto on the Southern Adriatic Coast whilst another Allied force named Operation Baytown landed at Calabria in the very South of the Country and on the Mediterranean Coast, The main assault force named Operation Avalanche simultaneously landed at Salerno also on the Mediterranean Coast some twenty miles to the South of Naples. The Primary objective of 'Avalanche' was to secure the Port of Naples as this was a vital supply route for the Allied Forces.
The Allied forces landing at Salerno amounted to some 190,000 in total and they met with determined resistance from the well prepared and entrenched German Infantry and Panzer Divisions on the beachhead, The Allied Forces had to fight their way ashore with assistance of Naval Bombardments. It took nearly a week of intensive fighting for the Allies to gain an advantage and start to push the German defences back.
During this time the Allied forces had suffered a casualty list of 2009 Killed in Action, 7050 Wounded and 3501 Missing in Action.

The Battle Honour of Salerno is displayed on both the Regimental Colour and the Queens Colour.

The British Grenadiers
09/11/2019

The British Grenadiers

On this Day, 11th September 1709, The Regiment was awarded the Battle Honour "Malplaquet".

Malplaquet, in present day France, was one of the main Battles in the War of Spanish Succession. The Duke of Marlborough had massed some 86,000 troops of the Anglo Prussian alliance to the South West of Mons where, across the Malplaquet gap they faced the 75,000 French and Bavarian Troops under the Command of Louis XIV. After almost twelve hours of intensive Battle a decisive final attack was made on the now weakened French Centre by the British Infantry under the Command of the Earl of Orkney, the breaking of the French line by the Infantry allowed the Allied Calvary to advance through and confront the French Calvary behind it. A fierce Calvary Battle ensued and the British were pushed back to the Infantry line no less than six times, but on each occasion the French were in turn pushed back by the British Infantry. By late afternoon the French Generals had realised that the Battle was lost and ordered a retreat. The Allies had suffered so many losses that they could not pursue the fleeing enemy. The Allies had lost 21,000 men in the Battle compared to the 11,000 lost by the enemy.
The Battle of Malplaquet was, by far the bloodiest Battle of the 18th Century.

The Battle Honour of Malplaquet is displayed on the Regimental Colour.

The British Grenadiers
09/09/2019

The British Grenadiers

On this day, 8th September 1914, the Regiment was awarded the Battle Honour "Marne 1914"
The Battle of the Marne was the culmination of the German advance into France which had reached the eastern outskirts of Paris where it was met and engaged by the British Expeditionary Force and six French field Armies.
The Battle commenced on 4th September 1914 and the German Imperial Army soon abandoned it's push and retreated to the North East along the Marne River.
The Battle of the Marne was a huge victory for the Allies and set the stage for four years of Trench Warfare on the Western Front.
The Allies had committed over one million troops to the Battle but were outnumbered by the one and a half million German troops. The allies suffered a casualty list numbering 263,000 of which 81,700 were Killed in Action.
The Battle Honour of Marne 1914 is displayed on both the Regimental Colour and the Queens Colour.

08/21/2019
British Army

Cute

Battle of the drummers at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

🇹🇹 In the Red Corner, a Steel Drummer from the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Band.

🇬🇧 In the Blue Corner a Drummer from the Royal Dragoon Guards.

Who will win? Turn your sound on to find out... 🥁

Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness!!
06/10/2019

Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness!!

A very Happy Birthday to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is 98 today. In celebration of this special anniversary the longest-serving consort in British history and also the oldest serving partner of a reigning monarch will receive Royal Gun Salutes in London. The Troops are already preparing. Horses fed and exercised, uniforms prepared and their boots and the Guns polished to a mirror shine. It’s been a very busy time for them. In the space of a week they have fired Salutes for the anniversary of the Coronation, the US State Visit, and to celebrate The Queen’s Official Birthday at Trooping the Colour. But this is the last anniversary Salute till late Autumn so they are determined to make it a good one. Do join the 41 Gun Salute by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park at 12 noon where they will be accompanied by music from the Royal Artillery Band. Then dash to the Tower of London where the Honourable Artillery Company will fire 62 Guns from Tower Wharf.

05/19/2019
The Household Cavalry

The Household Cavalry

We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the community, town and Council of Windsor. It has been a privilege to be part of such a supportive environment and we hope that 1st Battalion Welsh Guards will be welcomed with a similar rapport over time.

We will be fielding The British Army's newest fighting vehicle, The AJAX. As part of this plan, new infrastructure has been built in Bulford to facilitate training for this new vehicle.

We want to thank all of our supporters who saw us off yesterday at The Freedom of Windsor Parade.

Billy Beefeater, Bill Callahan is going retire in August as a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London. If can get to take o...
05/03/2019

Billy Beefeater, Bill Callahan is going retire in August as a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London. If can get to take on his tours before then do so you will not be disappointed. Best of Luck in retirement Billy!!!

Dear All of You,
The time has come. Everything has its season and I’ve had a long one here at the Tower. Not as long as I wanted but I’m grateful for what I’ve had. The eternal fortress has done for me!
Cobbles, steps, patrolling and standing on post have all taken a toll and, although the job is still a great joy, after seventeen years it’s too painful to continue. I find I’m exhausted most of the time; so, I’m parking my Paritzan, stowing my sword and hanging my hat up. It’s been a real Privilege and Honour.
Fitzroy and I will be leaving the Tower in August, we’re retiring to Devon
I’ve crunched the numbers and with the mortgage, living costs, car, balanced with my war, military and employee pensions we should be able to live quite comfortably for about twelve days!
I’m sorry I’ve been so intermittent on this means the past few months, it has been a lot to think through. I will get around to answering you all.
If you have a photo of us together please post it in the comments below. It’ll be a great memento for me.
Yours aye,
Billy.

Fort Constitution Newcastle, NH
04/27/2019

Fort Constitution Newcastle, NH

New England Military History Tours
04/27/2019

New England Military History Tours

04/23/2019
The Guards

A Very Happy Birthday to Her Majesty The Queen!!!

A special message to Her Majesty The Queen on her Birthday
from The Household Division.

The regiments that form the Household Division have a long and proud history, mostly dating back to the time of the English Civil Wars and the Restoration in the middle of the 17th Century. Since that time we have proudly carried out a dual role as the Sovereign’s personal troops and the nation’s elite fighting soldiers.

The Chelsea Pensioners
04/13/2019

The Chelsea Pensioners

Chelsea Pensioner Ray Huggins was honoured at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst yesterday. As the longest serving Academy Sergeant Major; serving 10 years between 1970 - 1980, "The Huggins Block" was unveiled in front of current staff and former Governor of the Royal Hospital, Gen Sir Redmond Watt.

HCMR
03/17/2019

HCMR

Yesterday saw the annual inspection for the Princess Elizabeth Cup, commonly known as The Richmond Cup. It is an annual competition that sees twelve Troopers (six Life Guards and six Blues & Royals) go head-to-head to claim the title of the smartest turned out Household Cavalry Trooper of 2019. Scores will be counted and decisions made. The winner will be announced at the Royal Windsor Horse show, where they will be presented the coveted trophy by Her Majesty The Queen.

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