Saturday, May 5, 2012

On Parade

On a way back to his unit, Captain Andrzej Niegolewski stopped for refreshment in the camp of the 9th Light (the famous "Incomperable") regiment. 
When Major Lannes got the news that the owner of the L'Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur is coming, he rushed to great his old war companion, since two men knew each other from Somosierra pass.
 Major made a parade for his guest, to show his famous light infantrymen.
His strongest men were elected into the company of Carabiniers (10 men with complete command, including officer, NCO, standard bearer and drummer)
 Most numerous are, of course, Chasseurs.
They consist of two companies (10 men each), first with complete command, while second has only NCO to keep order if things get rough.
Finally, best shots joined light infantry Voltigeurs (one company with complete command including officer, NCO, trumpeter and fanion bearer).
Vive l'Empereur!

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