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A tribute to Captain William Robert Clayton by Oasis Academy Couldson

Date added: 12 Jun 2015

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Oasis Academy Couldson

Schools Waterloo 200
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British Cannon at waterloo.

A British Blomfield cannon used at the Battle of Waterloo. This was the heaviest kind of artillery used at Waterloo by the British army, and it fired a solid cannonball weighing 4kilograms. Cannons were a very important part of warfare during Waterloo, and could cause terrible casualties.

•Thomas Blomefield became Inspector of Artillery, in 1780.Between 1782 and 1785 his department carried out a general reproof of ordnance, he rejected nearly half of them. In 1787 cast iron guns of Blomefield's own design were made.

•He made three significant alterations to the previousArmstrong design. Firstly, the breech was made more rounded, eliminating the prominent mouldings. Secondly, the first reinforce was made almost cylindrical, the second reinforcewas strongly tapered and the chase strengthened. Thirdly, a ring was added tothe cascablewhich allowed free movement of the breech ropes, used to restrict the gun'srecoil aboard ship. This free movement allowed the gun to be trained at anangle to the side of the ship and still have effective recoil restraint.

•By 1792 gunfounders were mostly all using the "newpattern ordnance“. By the early 1800sthe Royal Navy had about 1000 ships with 30,000 guns, most cast since 1790. The Napoleonic Wars were fought and won with Blomefield guns and carronades.

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A tribute to Captain William Robert Clayton by Oasis Academy Couldson

Date added: 12 Jun 2015

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Oasis Academy Couldson

Schools Waterloo 200
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Wooden Blocks for Practising Cavalry Drill

These wooden blocks are painted with soldiers of the cavalry riding on horses and it formed an integral part of educating common soldiers and officers, to effectively conduct the army manoeuvres, during the warfare. It was considered by the officers that if an army of soldiers were well drilled, then they would manoeuvre within a cohesive manner that would certainly enable them to defeat a less-organised army. Consistently carrying out the drill practice, created asense of discipline and had enabled them act as an entity, instead of combating solitarily, during the warfare to defeat the disorganised army.

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