This history of what the author proudly calls ‘a famous troop’ of the Royal Horse Artillery begins with the battery’s formation by Captain (later Maj.Gen.) Sir George Fisher in 1801 in time for the Napoleonic Wars. In these the Troop took a distinguished role at the Battle of Waterloo – the charge of ‘G’ Troop being the subject of a painting which forms the frontispiece of this book. The unit next saw service during the Indian Mutiny in which it took part in the campaign in Oude province. After helping disperse a somewhat farcical Fenian revolt in ireland in 1867, ‘G’Troop took part in the Boer War, being present at the Battle of Magersfontein, the relief of Kimberley and the war’s final campaign. This fine unit history is illustrated by plate portraits, maps of the Waterloo and South African campaigns, and is accompanied by an appendix listing the unit’s officers.
Major H. M. Dawson
Usually despatched Next Day
2004 N&M Press reprint (of original 1919 pub). SB. viii + 106pp with maps (1 in colour)