Kevlar Redcoat Award.
- Sorry to hear that the gunnery skills of the Navy is so lacking, but I'm not
responsible for the accuracy of your gunner's aim. Perhaps some more
training in how to aim a gun may help. (all in good humour there Dale.J.
By the time I got over to the British left of the line to join my No. 2
section, the navy had quit firing. I tried motioning for you guys to fire a
few more rounds so we could take heavy casualties and give you some more
fun, but I don't think anybody saw me. So we had to start suffering losses
to the rifles, who are far more accurate anyways at 100 paces compared to a
swivel gun. on a Y- pod. on a floating vessel. while bobbing on a lake. over
200 yards away...aimed at light infantry in skirmish order .
But I think we did pretty well in taking casualties. Out of my company of
15 men, only 3 survived on Sunday morning. A loss of 80%. At Waterloo,
Wellington's army suffered approximately 22% casualties. At Longwoods, the
Royal Scots and 89th suffered a casualty rate of almost 50% . The first
wave of Canadians at Juno suffered 50% casualties. So I do believe that
others may be more deserving of the highly coveted "Kevlar Redcoat award".
Even my Kevlar failed me that morning and on Saturday afternoon. (Peter! I
need a new coat!)
From: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
That's okay, Mr. Dickerson.... were not the British soldiers who advanced to
the edge of the inlet during the Sunday morning battle your Lights? They
definitely earned the "Kevlar Redcoat Award", escaping unscathed from
cannonade by the swivels guns of 3 American boats! LOL!
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