battle of waterloo dinner

Thursday 18th June

The Battle of Waterloo took place on 18th June 1815 between Napoleon’s French Army and a coalition led by the Duke of Wellington and Marshal Blücher. The decisive battle of its age, it concluded a war that had raged for 23 years, ended French attempts to dominate Europe, and destroyed Napoleon’s imperial power forever.

Join us for dinner at the VSC as we commemorate the Battle of Waterloo.

Includes: Arrival drink | 3-course dinner | Half a bottle of wine per person | Coffee
Guest speaker Julian Spilsbury | Military band

Julian Spilsbury was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Oxford University. On leaving Oxford he joined the Army and served with the Prince of Wales`s Own Regiment of Yorkshire, leaving in 1985 with the rank of Captain. Since leaving the Army he has been a freelance writer; writing novels as well as scripts for - among other things - `The Archers`, and ITV`s `Taggart` and `The Bill.` His first love, though, is military history. His `The Thin Red Line` published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, an eye-witness history of the Crimean War, was followed by `The Indian Mutiny` in 2007. `Military Disasters` was published by Quercus in 2010. Julian Spilsbury also writes military obituaries for the Daily Telegraph, lectures in Military history and conducts battlefield tours in Europe, Russia and India.

Starts: 19:00

Dress code: Black Tie

£64.50 per person




Asparagus, Parma Ham, Soft Boiled Quail Egg

Brioche, Bearnaise Sauce

Main Course

Beef Wellington with Wild Mushroom Duxelle & Ox Cheek Bon Bon

Roasted Honey Glazed Carrot, Smoked Beetroot, Crushed Jersey Royals with Watercress,

Steamed kale with Claret Sauce


Napoleon Mille-Feuille with Fresh Berries

Homemade Petit Fours and Coffee



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