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Back Badge Day

#1
Today, (21st March) is Back Badge Day.

After the landing at Abuokir Bay in 1801, the French were driven back to Alexandria. A week later the French Counter attacked the Britich who had dug in arround the sand dunes.

During a confusing and desparate struggle, the 18th Foot (Gloucestershire Regiment) turned their rear rank about and fought back to back to drive off repeated French cavalry attacks.
 
#4
Ah so true Napier...strange how King's division regiments always come out on top in infantry reshuffles and the Light Division practically expands each time!
 

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