Talk:N Battery (The Eagle Troop) Royal Horse Artillery

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Notability and sourcing[edit]

Page created - more to be added --Jezarnold (talk) 19:53, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Notability Tag noted --- sorry.. Been very busy and have not had chance to create the page fully.. --Jezarnold (talk) 10:51, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
can you source the part on VR's funeral? DGG (talk) 04:46, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Well a quick google found this [1] with a specific passage --
"It would, perhaps, be more accurate to say that the contretemps was in connection with the so termed gun-carriage than "with the horses" or their handling by the Royal Horse Artillery.
February 2, 1901, was a bitterly cold day with some snow, and the gun-carriage, under the charge of S Battery, R.H.A., [Royal Horse Artillery] and under the independent command of Lieutenant M. L. Goldie, had been kept waiting at Windsor Station, together with naval and military detachments, etc., for a considerable period. I had posted N/R.H.A. which battery I commanded, in the Long Walk ready to fire a salute of 81 guns, commencing when the cortege left Windsor Station for St. George's Chapel, at about 3 p.m." --Jezarnold (talk) 17:51, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
you will find if you look just a little further on that the artillery failed; the carriage was actually in the end drawn by sailors. "However, when the wheelers were unhooked the naval detachment promptly and gallantly seized drag ropes and started off with the load" That actual source quoted by the website is a reprinted letter from the Times, whose purpose was explaining that the artillery failed only "by reason of the faulty material that had been supplied to them." The whole episode is in fact rather famous. I've removed the corresponding line in the article as contradicted by the reference. DGG (talk) 14:47, 13 May 2008 (UTC)