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 Armies' news and information. We have had a few new members start their training over the past months, welcome gentlemen, but membership is very low this quarter… please continue badgering friends and relatives and get them to look at OUR club.
Lord Cheshire, Brigadier General Sir Tony Dobson, has announced his intention to retire. It is scarcely necessary to describe how much this stalwart and tireless warrior and gentleman will be missed by all in the NWC.
Gentlemen over the next few months there will be some major changes within the Army due to the changing front in France. KT The Guards Division will become an active Division. There will be more information on this as time goes on but the Corps should be up and running, ready to go to France by the end of Feb 1803. The RMA is on the quiet side this Quarter but with new plans in mind I hope we can see some new Cadets pass thought its doors. I would like to thank all the Officers that took the time to answer the muster call. That is it for now chaps; it remains for me to wish you all great gaming and a Happy New Year!!
This has been everybody’s favourite subject. So I have now decided to keep this in for this issue. Here is a list of the Anglo-Allied rank structure.
The rank of Colonel can only be passed by an officer in Brigade/Division/Corps command or by an officer with an admin role within the club.
It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce the following promotions, decorations and commissions and postings.
Ensign Richard White appointed as Adj to the Army.
The following Ensigns have successfully completed their training and passed out from the RMA:
The following Officers have been commissioned to the Guards:
George by 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 endeavours 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.
By His Majesty's Command
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 endeavours:
Col Geert Van Uythoven 17 Oct 1802
At this time I Corp has hit a really bad patch and the Command Staff are looking at ways to get the Corp back to it’s former self. From the report I had from the Corp Commander no Officers apart from the Dutch Div Report to answer the Muster.
|1e Luitenant H.E. Boersma||Jag. Nº 27||Z605||M||General-Major Ruben Lopez||Russian Army Staff||PTW / d'Erlon Unleashed||6/32||Pending|
|& 1e Luitenant A. Veenstra & Colonel G. van Uythoven||2e Ned. Divisie||F (MP)||Tomasz Nowacki & Colin Greenfield & Stewart Stiles||PTW/Ligny & Quatre Bras||3/28||Pending|
|Kapitein E. Voogd||Mil. Nº 5||F||Guillaume Aymonier-Ameline||CE / Corunna||13/24||Pending|
|& Colonel Geert van Uythoven||2e Ned. Divisie||F||Richard Barett & Theron Lambert||PTW / Twin Battles||19/28||Pending|
|F||Mark Eason||NIR / Kutusov Turns to Fight||20/48||Pending|
|MOE #2||F||Andrew Hall||CE / The Battle of Teugn-Hausen||15/16||Major Victory|
|F||Macolm Cumberlidge||AdN||CE / Abensberg||5/28||Pending|
|Z624||F||Bill Peterson||Garde Impériale||NRC/Campaign/Smolensk||9/28||Pending|
|1e Luitenant A. Veenstra||Mil. Nº 7||Z563||F||Colonel Michael Arret||AdR||BGW / La Grande Bataille de Waterloo||46/54||Minor Victory|
|Z250||F||Lieutenant Craig Armistead||AdR||BGW / A Great Day for a Battle||19/54||Pending|
|Z 627||F||GdB Tony Malone||AdN||BGW / The Battle of Waterloo||5/44||Pending|
|Z469||F||Lt Gene Millard||AdN||NIR / Kutusov Turns to Fight||24/48||Pending|
|F||Lt Oscar Raido||AdN||PTW / The Battle of Quatre Bras||9/28||Pending|
|& Mark Black & Lawrence Dowson||Anglo-Allied Army||F||Michael Arret||PTW / Waterloo at Ligny and Quatre Bras||4/104||Pending|
|& 1e Luitenant H.E. Boersma & Colonel G. van Uythoven||2e Ned. Divisie||F (MP)||Tomasz Nowacki & Colin Greenfield & Stewart Stiles||PTW / Ligny & Quatre Bras||3/28||Pending|
|Majoor M. Bijl||Mil. Nº 8||Not engaged|
|1e Lt Marco Rietveld||X7||F MP||Lt Patrick Mossier/ Sous Lt Richard Bache/ Sous Lt Armand Lauzon||AdR||BGW/The battle of Waterloo historical||8/44||Allied major victory|
|X13||F MP||Lt Patrick Mossier/ Lt Richard Bache||AdR/ AdR||BGW/The battle of Waterloo historical||2/44||N/A|
|Z619||F||Lt Sergio Alarcon||AdR||BGW/A Great Day for a Battle||5/54||N/A|
|Z482||F||Lt Patrick Mosier||Armée du Rhin||BGW/General d’Erlons Assault||8/10||N/A|
|?||F||Lt Mieszko Ciesla||Armée du Rhin||PTW/ Battle of Quatre Bras||5/28||N.A.|
|Z625||F||Lt Rob Burns||Armee du Nord||Eckmuhl/ The Battle of Teugn Hausen||3/16||N.A.|
|Kolonel Geert van Uythoven||W19||F MP||Barrett/Lambert||ADR||PTW No.4 Ligny & Quatre-Bras||20/28||N.A.|
|X7||F MP||Lt Patrick Mossier/ Sous Lt Richard Bache/ Sous Lt Armand Lauzon||AdR||BGW/The battle of Waterloo historical||8/44||Allied major victory|
|Z195||F||Serge Sirochenko||ADR IV Res cav||PTW No.3 Quatre-Bras||17/28||N.A.|
|Z296||F||Lt-Col Warnfried Schulze||ADN II Corps||NIR No.19 Advance the Guard||9/24||N.A.|
|Z467||F||Lt Antonio Aitala||AdR VIII Corps||PTW No.5 Fury of the I Corps||23/28||Allied major victory|
|Z474||F||GB Joseph Spinali||ADR IV Res Cav||BGW Waterloo historical||16/44||N.A.|
|Z571||F||Yann Lamazec||ADN II||BGW There is Grouchy!||4/24||N.A.|
|Z570||F||Yann Lamazec||AdN II||BGW There is Grouchy! reverse||4/24||N.A.|
|?||F MP||Tomasz Nowacki/ Colin Greenfield/ Stuart Stiles||PTW No.4 Quatre-Bras & Ligny||3/28||N.A.|
|Z585||F||Marshall Jeff Bardon||Imp. Guard||PTW No.21 Quatre-Bras AOW||8/28||N.A.|
|Z586||F||Lt Patrick Mossier||ADR VIII Corps||PTW No.7 d’Erlon Heeds Both Calls||14/28||N.A.|
|X13||F MP||Lt Patrick Mossier/ Lt Richard Bache||AdR/ AdR||BGW/The battle of Waterloo historical||2/44||N.A.|
|?||F||Lt Patrick Mossier||ADR VIII Corps||PTW No.7 d’Erlon Heeds Both Calls - reversed||1/28||N.A.|
|2e Luitenant Erwin Muilwijk||Z66||F||Tony Malone||ADN III||Austerlitz historical||23/38||N.A.|
|Z498||F||Bruce Hall||ADR||PTW, Ligny historical||8/26||N.A.|
They are in a good state with most of its members having active games on going. There was well over 90% of the Corps answered the Roll call. The Corp is managing to hold their number which is good to see.
The Cavalry Corps is in a good state with no Officer missing the roll call. the Corps Command wishes to thank all Officers for their participation.
Sir Ian Travers
Brigadier General Sir Ian Travers K.G.
In a street café* in Paris, January 1803
(*Un prisonnier sur parole? Ed.)
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