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Title: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: KGL Official on October 01, 2017, 07:28:52 pm
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1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Including Subdivsions of the: 1st Line Infantry [1st LN KGL] / 2nd Hussars [2nd H KGL]- Kings German Legion
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Kings German Legion

The King's German Legion (KGL) was a British Army unit of mostly expatriate German personnel during the period 1803–16. The Legion achieved the distinction of being the only German force to fight without interruption against the French during the Napoleonic Wars.

The Legion was formed within months of the dissolution of the Electorate of Hanover in 1803 and constituted as a mixed corps by the end of 1803. Although The Legion never fought autonomously and remained a part of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars (1804–15), it played a vital role in several campaigns, most notably the Walcheren Campaign, the Peninsular War, and the Hundred Days (1815). The Legion was disbanded in 1816.

Campaigns

Although the Legion never fought autonomously, its units participated in campaigns in Hanover, Pomerania, Copenhagen and Walcheren, the Peninsular War under General Sir John Moore; and the retreat to Corunna; the Peninsular Campaign under the Duke of Wellington, including the battles of Bussaco, Barrosa, Fuentes de Onoro, Albuera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Garcia Hernandez, Burgos, Venta del Pozo, Vittoria, San Sebastian, Nivelle, Orthez, Sicily and the eastern parts of Spain, Northern Germany and Göhrde.

In the Peninsular Campaign, the Germans enhanced the veteran core of the British army. At Sabugal, in April 1811, several hundred German hussars augmented the Light Division, and the Hussars found the proper ford of the Coa River.[9] At the Battle of Garcia Hernandez, the Dragoons performed the unusual feat of smashing two French square formations in a matter of minutes.

At the Battle of Waterloo, the 2nd Light Battalion with members of the 1st Light Battalion and the 5th Line Battalion, defended the farmhouse and road at "La Haye Sainte." As the 5th Line Battalion under Oberst Ompteda was on its way to reinforce the defenders of Haye Sainte, the French cavalry attached to Jean-Baptiste Drouet, Comte d'Erlon's Corp I rode them down; only a few of the intended relievers survived. After a six-hour defence, without ammunition, or reinforcements, the Germans were forced to abandon the farm, leaving the buildings in shambles and their dead behind.
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History

After the occupation of Hanover by Napoleonic troops the Convention of Artlenburg, also called the Convention of the Elbe, was signed on 5 July 1803 and formally dissolved the Electorate of Hanover. Consequently, the Elector's army was disbanded. Many former Hanoverian officers and soldiers fled the French occupation of Hanover to Britain; George III, the deposed Elector of Hanover, was also King of the United Kingdom. The same year, Major Colin Halkett and Colonel Johann Friedrich von der Decken were issued warrants to raise a corps of light infantry, to be named "The King's German Regiment". On 19 December 1803, Halkett's and von der Decken's levies were combined as a basis of a mixed corps (includes all arms: mounted, infantry, artillery) renamed the King's German Legion.

The KGL infantry were quartered in Bexhill-on-Sea and the cavalry in Weymouth, Dorset. Some units were involved in a street fight in Tullamore, Ireland with a British Light infantry unit in the so-called Battle of Tullamore. The number of Officers and Other Ranks grew over time to approximately 14,000, but during the 13 years of its existence, close to 28,000 men served in the Legion at one time or another. Initially, most of the officers were appointed with temporary rank, but in 1812 all the officers of the Legion were given permanent rank in the British Army for 'having so frequently distinguished themselves against the enemy. It saw active service as an integral part of the British Army from 1805–1816, after which its units were disbanded.

Legacy

The Legion was known for its excellent discipline and fighting ability. The cavalry was reputed to be among the best in the British army.According to the historian Alessandro Barbero, the King's German Legion "had such a high degree of professionalism that it was considered equal in every way to the best British units. After the victory at Waterloo, the Electorate of Hanover was re-founded as the Kingdom of Hanover. However, the army of Hanover had been reconstituted even before the final battle, so that there were two Hanoverian armies in existence. In 1816 the Legion was dissolved and some officers and men were integrated into the new Hanoverian army.
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Battle Honours

Bussaco - Barrosa - Fuentes de Onoro - Albuera - Ciudad Rodrigo - Salamanca - Garcia Hernandez-
 Burgos - Venta del Pozo - Vittoria - San Sebastian - Nivelle - Orthez - Sicily and Waterloo
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Rank Structure


Regimental Staff

(http://i.imgur.com/vudp2ec.png) Colonel - Col
 
(http://i.imgur.com/vudp2ec.png) Lieutenant Colonel - LtCol
 
(http://i.imgur.com/kKUubRK.png) Major - Maj
 

Company Staff
 
 
(http://i.imgur.com/erFL4ql.png) Captain - Cpt
 
(http://i.imgur.com/ydIxroj.png) Lieutenant - Lt
 
(http://i.imgur.com/WErzeT8.png) Ensign - Ens
          Non-Commissioned Officers
 
 
(http://i.imgur.com/gH9OMY6.png) Serjeant Major - SjtMaj
 
(http://i.imgur.com/8E4To76.png) Colour Serjeant - CSjt
 
(http://i.imgur.com/VXdG31n.png) Serjeant - Sjt
 
(http://i.imgur.com/meZClJy.png) Corporal - Cpl
   Men of the Line
 
 
(http://i.imgur.com/Uu50Cff.png) Lance-Corporal - LCpl
 
(http://i.imgur.com/BWX9YIe.png) Private - Pte
 
(http://i.imgur.com/mRdxFx9.png) Recruit - Rec
 


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Company Staff:
               
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Men of the Line:
               
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Boot Camp:

Company leader
 
(http://i.imgur.com/lwM0trd.png) Col Charles Caldwell
 
Company second-in-command
 
 (http://i.imgur.com/lwM0trd.png) Vacant
 
 
Non-Commissioned Officers           

(http://www.snooker.org/res/scorekeeper/gfx/flags/icondrawer/16/Wales.png) Sergeant Major Ragnar

(http://i.imgur.com/lwM0trd.png) Serjeant Overend




 
               Lance Corporal Vacant
(http://www.rogers.be/images/framework/flag-usa.png) Private Rook
(http://www.rogers.be/images/framework/flag-belgium.png) Private Freddy
(http://i.imgur.com/lwM0trd.png) Private Harry White
(http://i.imgur.com/lwM0trd.png) Private Tim
(http://i.imgur.com/lwM0trd.png) Private Crankey
(http://www.snooker.org/res/scorekeeper/gfx/flags/icondrawer/16/Scotland.png) Private Albert
(http://i.imgur.com/lwM0trd.png) Private Anderson
(http://i.imgur.com/lwM0trd.png) Private Lysander
(https://www.stayokay.com/assets/flag_nl-054f2fd18fe68bb9e8663b409bb2a26ba79849226e2bdf52b2f4ab0b58e9b407.png) Private Pearson
(http://community.edgecast.steamstatic.com/public/images/countryflags/ie.gif) Private T.Louis
(http://community.edgecast.steamstatic.com/public/images/countryflags/au.gif) Private Sparrow
(http://www.rogers.be/images/framework/flag-belgium.png) Private Snoopy
(https://www.electrahotels.gr/media/289186/germany_flag.png) Private Rippold
(http://www.apartmentsapart.com/img_modules/country_flags/country_153.gif) Private Manuva
(http://www.apartmentsapart.com/img_modules/country_flags/country_153.gif) Private Jim
(http://steamcommunity-a.akamaihd.net/public/images/countryflags/is.gif)Private Scout
(http://steamcommunity-a.akamaihd.net/public/images/countryflags/au.gif)Private D.Devil

 
 
               (http://attrademusic.lv/templates/frontend/images/ee.png) Recruit Henry Cadogan
(http://i.imgur.com/lwM0trd.png) Recruit Chester
(http://i.imgur.com/lwM0trd.png) Recruit M.Bainbridge
(https://www.stayokay.com/assets/flag_nl-054f2fd18fe68bb9e8663b409bb2a26ba79849226e2bdf52b2f4ab0b58e9b407.png)Recruit Koen
(https://www.electrahotels.gr/media/289186/germany_flag.png) Recruit Kommodore
(http://www.rogers.be/images/framework/flag-usa.png) Recruit Saliador
(http://www.muzaini.com/Uploades/ExchangeRates/42576.4236982755.png[/im] Recruit G.Toast
[img]http://www.netbama.com/images/Flags/flag_saudi_arabia.png) Recruit Macoo
(http://www.rogers.be/images/framework/flag-belgium.png) Recruit R.Donald
(http://www.michaels.com/static/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-MichaelsUS-Library/default/dw80789239/images/Canada-Flag-16x16.png) D.PHD


Teamspeak:212.8.240.184


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Any Questions concerning the Regiment or Event Invites, Please contact either
 
Lt Col H.K Bloomfield - Admaa
 
Major C.Caldwell. - Caldwell
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: KGL Official on October 01, 2017, 07:29:19 pm
Reserved
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: KGL Official on October 01, 2017, 07:29:26 pm
Reserved
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Bravescot on October 01, 2017, 07:31:09 pm
Good luck!
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Charles Caldwell on October 01, 2017, 07:34:26 pm
Thank you Sir!
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Knightmare on October 01, 2017, 07:52:56 pm
The thread got even better, nice job Charles and good luck once again.
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Charles Caldwell on October 01, 2017, 07:57:26 pm
The thread got even better, nice job Charles and good luck once again.

Salute sir!
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Sharko on October 01, 2017, 09:43:32 pm
Good luck
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: VetroG on October 01, 2017, 09:54:43 pm
Good luck
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Napoleonic Wars on October 02, 2017, 05:13:59 am
Best of luck :D
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Charles Caldwell on October 02, 2017, 11:15:30 am
Thanks all.... We are actively recruiting from within both the HF & NW communities. We will only recruit from within game, so make yourself known to a [1st L KGL] member, play awhile and chat about accepting the Kings Shilling.

GOD SAVE THE KING!
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Kommodore on October 02, 2017, 03:03:40 pm
Hi, I'm new in the 1st L KGL. I'm glad to join you!

Best wishes

Kommodore
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: CyanKeso on October 02, 2017, 03:34:45 pm
Good Luck
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Charles Caldwell on October 03, 2017, 09:40:12 am
Hi, I'm new in the 1st L KGL. I'm glad to join you!

Best wishes

Kommodore

Welcome Kommodore, we hope to see you in TS over the new few weeks.
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: H.K Bloomfield on October 03, 2017, 06:30:55 pm
Hi, I'm new in the 1st L KGL. I'm glad to join you!

Best wishes

Kommodore

Welcome!
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Kommodore on October 06, 2017, 04:56:25 pm
Thank you  :)
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Charles Caldwell on October 07, 2017, 06:49:59 pm
Thank you  :)

Will we see you on Sunday?
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Pigg on October 08, 2017, 07:13:19 pm
Looking forward to the event tonight! I'll join you all on Teamspeak soon :D

Pigg
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Overend on October 08, 2017, 10:16:37 pm
A couple of images from tonights event with the 1st L KGL on the side of the French.

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Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: H.K Bloomfield on October 08, 2017, 11:58:44 pm
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Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Charles Caldwell on October 09, 2017, 09:58:17 am
Thanks to all involved, a very enjoyable event ... some laughs, some tears and much learnt.
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: H.K Bloomfield on October 10, 2017, 08:26:13 pm
Muster roll updated. Welcome to all new recruits! Huzzah!
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Chainsor on October 11, 2017, 12:02:05 pm
Good luck! :)
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Atlas on October 11, 2017, 12:26:25 pm
Impressed! Best of Luck
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Phillyz on October 11, 2017, 02:12:48 pm
Good luck!
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Charles Caldwell on October 11, 2017, 03:11:18 pm
Thanks all...

Our Website is now live. Enjoy!

https://www.1stkgl.com/

GOD SAVE THE KING!
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: H.K Bloomfield on October 11, 2017, 11:49:04 pm
Good luck!

Impressed! Best of Luck

Good luck! :)

Thank you very much gentlemen!!




Website is looking rather fancy! Well done!
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Charles Caldwell on October 12, 2017, 09:17:54 pm
Perhaps one day lads, one day!

1st Light Battalion, KGL Uniform!

(https://i.imgur.com/U0HSbJp.jpg)
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Kuni on October 13, 2017, 02:00:16 am
Thanks all.... We are actively recruiting from within both the HF & NW communities. We will only recruit from within game, so make yourself known to a [1st L KGL] member, play awhile and chat about accepting the Kings Shilling.

GOD SAVE THE KING!
God save The KING
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: H.K Bloomfield on October 13, 2017, 04:22:38 pm
All Gentlemen!

Dispatches have arrived upon our request to those that have proved merit in applicable fields are now to be awarded sufficient ranks!

We would like to congratulate the following members;

Please join us in congratulating these men on their promotions!

GOD Save the KING!
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Charles Caldwell on October 15, 2017, 11:43:09 am
Well done lads...
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: KGL Official on October 20, 2017, 09:32:55 am
We at the KGL are excited to announce the affiliation with Lt Col Bloomfields Fighting 5th... we now will be the Rifle/Light support for the 5th Line Regiment.

You fight us, you fight both!

God Save the King!
Title: Re: Official - 1st 'Light' Infantry Battalion - Kings German Legion [1st L KGL]
Post by: Charles Caldwell on October 23, 2017, 09:38:16 am
New Teamspeak server address