Greetings, gentlemen, and welcome to the Anglo-Dutch Dispatch. Don't forget that we have our quite unique London Gazette, which is updated regularly with all our Army's news and information.
Our tournaments are flying along with Brigadier General Neil Henderson's Waffles Wager being won by Colonel Collin Gaskell (congratulations Sir!), RMA Top Cat in which I'm getting thrashed by Brigadier General BW Smith and of course the Wellington Boot … err Cup is still in full swing with the final game being between Field-Marshal Paul Harris and Lieutenant General Ken Jones, good luck to you both.
One small matter to bring to everybody's attention is our lack of new recruits over the last couple of months. This is not simply a problem for the Anglo-Dutch army but for all Allied armies. May I ask all of you now to approach friends or relatives who may be interested to have a look at what the club has to offer. That is it for now, chaps, it remains for me to wish you all a very prosperous new year!
It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce the following promotions, decorations and commissions.
The following Ensign has successfully completed his training and passed out from the RMA to the following regiment:
George by the Grace of God, of the Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King,
Defender of the Faith.
To our Trusty and well beloved Officers Greetings. We reposing especial trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Courage, and good conduct, do by these Presents Constitute and appoint you to be an Officer of Our Land Forces from this date forward. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge your duty as such in the Rank of Lieutenant or such higher Rank to which We may from time to time hereafter be pleased to promote or appoint you, of which a notification will be made in the London Gazette, and you are at all times to exercise and well discipline in Arms both the Inferior Officers and Men serving under you and use your best endeavors to keep them in good Order and Discipline. And We do hereby Command them to Obey you as their superior and you to Observe and follow such Orders and Directions as from time to time you shall receive from Us or any of your superior Officers according to the Rules and Discipline of War in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in you.
Given at Our Court at Saint James's this date in the Year of Our Reign.
The following officers have received promotions:
Congratulations Gentlemen, well played!
George by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions
beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith.
Sir, I am directed to transmit to you the accompanying medal which has been conferred upon you for your services with the British Forces during service to the King against the French. In Forwarding the Decoration, I am commanded by the King to assure you of His Majesty's high appreciation of the services rendered.
I am Sir, Your obedient Servant
The following officers have received awards for their service to the club or for their battlefield endeavors:
The following officers have shown outstanding commitment to the Napoleonic Wargaming Club, and have been rewarded by a honorary commission in the Guards Regiments:
Lieutenant-General Sir Tony Dobson K.G.
Off the coast of Tuscany, January 1802
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