The Noble Society of Celts, is an hereditary society of persons with Celtic roots and
interests, who are of noble title and gentle birth, and who
have come together in a search for, and celebration of, things Celtic.
"Winter Edition 2009/10"
The Battle of Baugé was a Scottish victory over the English, fought on French soil, during the Hundred Years War.
Lords Roos and FitzWalter
BELFAST - THE ART OF WAR
Michael Subritzky-Kusza (Clan O'Dowd) NSC
shooting war stopped with the Good Friday Agreement (also known as the
Good Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement) which had been reached in
Belfast on Friday, 10 April 1998. The Agreement set out a plan for
devolving government in Northern Ireland on a stable and inclusive
basis and provided for the creation of Human Rights and Equality
commissions, the early release of terrorist prisoners, the
decommissioning of paramilitary weapons and far reaching reforms of
criminal justice and policing. It also stopped the shootings, the bombs
and the killings.
afterwards, and via a series of disrupted travel plans, my wife Marilyn
and I found ourselves alone on the docks at Belfast. I hired a car and a
nice young man was driving us to a hotel when I asked if he would take
us to the area of "The Troubles," as I wanted to see things for myself.
He was a Protestant and said although the shooting had stopped there was
still a lot of bad blood so he would take us to the various Protestant
areas, but only three "safe" Catholic parts of the city.
struck me during this short tour was the artwork and murals that were
created on the sides of buildings and housing projects by both sides.
They were hauntingly sad and beautiful and spoke of an era when
neighbours distrusted and killed each other simply over the denomination
of their religion. Below are some of these art-works. The Protestant
murals were always in English, while most Catholic murals were
bi-lingual; I have included 4 examples of each as a record for NSC
Let us all hope and pray that the war in the North is finally over.
Noble Society of Celts extends our warmest congratulations to Baron
Denis Hoban NSC upon his elevation to the rank of Knight Commander of
the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
the spring of 2009, His Excellency Sir Clair J. Beingessner
KGCHS, PhD Lieutenant of the Lieutenancy of Canada, elevated
Sir Denis Hoban Bn, NSC to the Rank of Knight Commander in the
Equestrian Order of The Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
The ceremony to place at Loretta Abby in Toronto Ontario Canada, and a reception was held at the Abby later on in the evening.
Sir Denis Hoban Bn, NSC (right) and friends at the KHS reception
Sir Dennis Hoban Bn ,NSC, receiving his elevation
to the Winter Edition of AWEN and on behalf of our Honorary Chieftain -
Bailey McCune of Coll-Earn and Elphinstone, NSC and our Chancellor -
Roger Carlton Sherman, NSC the editorial team extend our warmest
greeting to all Companions for the year of 2010.
wish to once again thank Michael Doyle NSC for his many hours of
painstaking research in producing the very professionally articles which
add lustre to our publication. Thank you Michael.
an appeal to all members to send along their personal notes for a
"Members Column" Also a reminder to forward their photos for the
members page as well as their coats of arms if they have them.
Michael Subritzky-Kusza (Clan O'Dowd) NSC.
Members are reminded to submit their recommendations for the Annual Grant. For details contact the Chancery at
Heat the glass with boiling water so that it is good and hot.
Add the whiskey, sugar and the hot coffee. Float the cream
on top of the coffee. Do this by pouring the cream into a spoon
rested just on the surface of the coffee. Let the cream
into the bowl of the spoon and overflow onto the coffee. Lift the spoon
as the cream builds up, so that a layer of cream builds up on top of
the coffee. Since it is the sugar that allows the cream to float
successfully do not try this in coffee without sugar. Do not stir. Irish
coffee is best enjoyed by sipping the coffee through the cream.
Spain a Café Irlandés (‘Irish Coffee’) is sometimes served with a
bottom layer of whiskey, a separate coffee layer, and a layer of cream
on top. Special devices are sold in Spain for making Café Irlandés.
is today a Foynes Flying-Boat Museum in Ireland that is dedicated to
recalling that historic time from 1939 to 1945, when Foynes became the
centre of the aviation world. On the 9th of July 1939, Pan Am's luxury
Flying-Boat, the ‘Yankee Clipper’ landed at Foynes. This was the first
commercial passenger flight on a direct route from the USA to Europe.
During the late 1930s and early 1940s, this quiet little town on the
Shannon River became the focal point for air traffic on the North
this period, many famous politicians, international businessmen, film
stars, active-service-men and wartime refugees passed through Foynes. In
fact, the site was initially surveyed in 1933 by Colonel Charles
Lindbergh and his wife Ann, who landed in Galway Bay flying his Lockheed
Sirius. In December 1935, the Irish Times announced that Foynes would
be the site for the European Terminal for transatlantic air services.
Colonel Lindbergh returned again representing Pan Am in 1936 to inspect
the facilities and also in 1937 to view the departure of ‘Clipper III’.
1942 Eleanor Roosevelt arrived in Foynes under the alias ‘Mrs. Smith’.
Earlier that year, Captain Charlie Blair, later to become the husband of
the Irish-American actress Maureen O’Hara, had made the first non-stop
passenger flight from Foynes to New York in 25 hours, 40 minutes.
era of the flying-boats was colourful but brief. In 1945, hundreds of
people watched as Captain Blair piloted the last American Export
flying-boat out of Foynes to New York. Upon arrival, he turned around
and piloted the first ‘land-plane’, a DC-4, back to open the new airport
at Rineanna, later to become the Shannon International Airport.
Shortly afterward, Pan Am, after 2,097 Atlantic Crossings through
Foynes, made their last flight to Lisbon from Foynes. Only a day before,
their first land-plane had also landed at Rineanna.
Boeing 314 has become the ‘quintessential’ Clipper Flying Boat - the
one people think of when they recall the era during which Foynes
flourished as the hub of aviation activity between North America and
Europe. In all, there were twelve of the aircraft built, eleven of which
actually flew into Foynes at some time or another, but sadly none
remain intact today to see.
Manager and Curator, Margaret O`Shaughnessy, decided there was a need
to offer visitors the experience of how it must have actually been to be
a passenger on one of these wonderful aircraft … and so a full scale
replica was built.
Foynes’ full scale replica of the famous Boeing 314, ‘Yankee Clipper’
- Newsflash -
Doyle a very prolific writer for the Noble Society of Celts has been
elected to the Office of President of the Irish Breeds Dog Club.
The Club badge is beautifully designed
TARTANS WORN BY THE LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN
The Legion of Frontiersmen was founded in London in 1904, by Captain Roger
Pocock, assisted by Colonel Daniel Driscoll DSO, from men who had fought in the
South Africa War – particularly members of Driscoll’s Scouts – and a group of
patriots who realized that there might come a time when the Empire would again
have to call on them. With this end in view, it was sought to bring together men who
had served their country throughout the world; men who had worked, lived, fought,
and roughed it on the frontiers of the Empire; soldiering, seafaring, exploring, mining,
engineering, and ranching, hunting and doing all those things which go to make an
men who were trained, self-reliant, and ready at a moments notice to
carry out any task that might be imposed on them. There were two
main ideas in the minds of the founders. The first was the common
brotherhood of the Frontiersmen, and the second the usefulness of such
men in the time of war by reason of their ordinary, everyday work, which
was their training. On February 15, 1906, the Legion Council was
granted official recognition by the Secretary of State for War.
1918, the Legion's roll was called throughout the British Empire for
the first time since the commencement of hostilities in 1914. It was
discovered that more than 9,000 members of the Legion have made the
ultimate sacrifice during the Great War. Their sacrifice passed into
Legion history and they became the legendary "9,000" and are remembered
and toasted at every Legion of Frontiersman gathering forthwith, down to
the present day.
of the Legion of Frontiersmen may wear one of two tartans, which are
The Culloden Tartan and the Legion of Frontiersmen tartan.
The Legion of Frontiersmen first began wearing the
Culloden tartan after it was adopted by The 1st Highland
Brigade (Legion of Frontiersmen). The Culloden tartan
was selected in remembrance of those clans who fell at
the Battle of Culloden on Culloden Moor '45. The tartan
itself is said to have come from a fragment of cloth found
after the battle, and is believed to be from a Highland
coat worn by a member of the Bonnie Prince Charlie's
No clan or family name is attached to this tartan. Highly
complex tartans were in vogue at the time of the final
crash of Jacobite hopes, and here is a tartan which
shows the Highland love of exuberant colour. The
Highland Brigade LF attached itself to that fragment of
'45 cloth and claimed it as the Legions set, in
Michael Subritzky-Kusza and son Isaac at the St Lazarus Day Celebrations 2009
Into the Killing Zone with the Royal Irish in Afghanistan
you don’t fancy going back into the office after a weekend off, spare a
thought for the Paddies at the ‘business end’ of a place they call
‘hell on earth’
members of the Royal Irish Regiment have been awarded the prestigious
Military Cross for their gallantry in Helmand province, Afghanistan …
Sergeant Stephen McConnell from County Antrim, Captain Graham Rainey
from County Down and Ranger Alan Owens (a ‘mercenary’ from the south?).
1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment was deployed to Afghanistan
as part of the British army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade. Stephen
McConnell, Graham Rainey and Alan Owens were deployed as part of
Operation Herrick, which is still ongoing. They went into battle in
small groups, fighting in a very hostile province, alongside personnel
from the Afghan army.
Rainey was awarded his ‘M.C.’ for actions north of Musa Qala, Colour
Sergeant McConnell received his for actions while serving with Ranger
Company in Sangin, and Ranger Owens was honoured for gallantry on
operations near the Kajaki Dam.
its origins in 1689 right up to the present day the Royal Irish
Regiment, and its antecedents, have been engaged in the front line of
British army campaigns all around the world. Their antecedents
played a significant role in world affairs for over 300 years … from
Waterloo, the Indian Mutiny, and the Boer War, to the First World War
battles of the Somme, and the Second World War actions at Dunkirk and
Normandy, plus the gruelling ‘police action’ in Korea during the early
1950s. More recently the 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment
has been on operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, the Arabian
Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
plans for the Royal Irish also include parachute training, as part of
their move to 16 Air Assault Brigade … which has put the First Battalion
firmly at the forefront of future British Army operations around the
Stephen McConnell MC, Captain Graham Rainey MC, and Ranger Alan Owens
MC of the Royal Irish Regiment - at Buckingham Palace in London
your prayers please remember all of those Brave young Celtic men and
women, who's blood is that of ours, and who are currently serving in
Veteran David Leese RNZN (rtd) of the Palmerston North Pipes and Drums
proudly wears the Antarctic Tartan on parade 2009.
AN IRISH GRANT OF ARMS TO MICHAEL DOYLE AND HIS BROTHERS
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2 Heaped teaspoons (sweetened) Condensed Milk.
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence.
6 ozs Flour.
1 heaped teaspoon (cake) Baking Powder.
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Ivry surrendered to the English before the Allied army could arrive,
but the Scots and the younger French nobles were determined to seek
battle. It was decided to attempt to capture some towns on the border of
Normandy. Verneuil-sur-Avre soon fell to the combined army, but this
apparently easy success was short-lived.
the 17th of August, at Verneuil, an English army under John, Duke of
Bedford, with Salisbury commanding the wing that was facing the Scots,
inflicted a crushing defeat on the Allied army. 4,000 of the Scots,
including Douglas and Buchan were killed in the fighting.
the next five years the Dauphinist cause seemed to be hopeless, only
reviving with the failure of the English Siege of Orleans.
and French losses were much lower. The two main Scottish sources
provide very low figures – the Liber Pluscardensis gives suggest
eighteen killed, while the Scotichronicon reported the dead as twelve
Scots and two Frenchmen. As with some English reports from Agincourt,
these figures are almost certainly too low, especially for a close
quarters melee battle, but even if we multiply them by ten it is clear
that the Scots had won a very cheep victory.
The end of the melee marked the end of the fighting, but not of the wider campaign.
larger part of the English army, the archers under Salisbury, was still
intact, but it was now dangerously isolated, with the victorious Scots
between them and safety in Normandy.
Scottish commanders spent the night after the battle in Baugé, from
where they dispatched a report of the victory to the Dauphin. In
the event Salisbury was able to escape with relative ease. The
Scots seem to have assumed that he would either have to attack them at
Baugé or retrace Clarence’s steps, which would have taken the English
east of Baugé. Instead Salisbury slipped by them to the west, crossing
the Loire at La Flèche, and bluffing their way across the Sarthe at Le
Mans by pretending to be French, destroying the bridge behind
them. The Franco-Scottish army learnt of this movement too late to
body was recovered, probably on the day after the battle and by his
illegitimate son John, who he had knighted just a few days before the
The result of the Battle of Baugé led to a short term improvement in French fortunes.
was rewarded with the lands of Châtillon-sur-Indre, and was appointed
Constable of France, effectively command of the French armies.
was given Dun-le-roi, and made Count of Longueville (something of a
meaningless award, as the place was in English hands).
Scottish involvement in France expanded, and in 1424 Wigtown was
replaced by his father, Archibald Douglas, fourth earl of Douglas, who
led a large Scottish army to France.
England the news was met with shock, while Henry V reacted with a mix
of grief for the death of his brother and anger at his inept
performance. Henry prepared for an early return to France, leaving
England for the last time in May 1421.
the meantime the Dauphin Charles had taken to the field in person, at
the head of a combined Franco-Scottish army, this time with a more
substantial French component.
army began a siege of Chartres, but when Henry reached France the
Dauphin retreated back south, too sick to risk facing him in battle.
Henry settled down to besiege Meaux, the main Dauphinist strongpoint near to Paris.
The siege ended in success in May 1422, but Henry contracted a fatal illness, and died on the 21st of October 1422.
this apparently crushing blow, the high-point of English fortunes in
France was yet to come. Over the next two years the Scots would be
involved in two battles where they were badly let down by their French
first came at Cravant on the 31st of July 1423. Sir John Stewart of
Darnley – the third most senior Scottish commander at Baugé – had
command of an Allied army that was sent to attack a Burgundian
strongpoint at Cravant on the Yonne.
army included Scottish, Spanish, Italian and French contingents, but
when Salisbury appeared only the Scots stood and fought. Darnley himself
was captured in the battle. He was later ransomed with French help, but
was later killed during the Siege of Orleans.
in 1424 the Scottish forces in France were reinforced when Archibald
Douglas, fourth earl of Douglas, arrived at the head of an army of 6,500
men. He was made Duke of Touraine, and took up residence at Tours, but
his time in France would be short. In August he was at the head of a
combined Scottish, French and Italian force that had been brought
together to raise the Siege of Ivry.
He was now in a very dangerous situation. His own small force was divided by the river. The Scots had been alerted to
his presence, and the small force at the bridge had delayed the English for long enough for Buchan to gather together a
large part of his own army.
French sources report a short clash between the English and a small French force under Jean de la Croix at this point,
which ended when the French retreated into the parish church. A clash with a small force of cavalry is mentioned in at
least one English source, which may reflect this same incident.
Fayette’s scouts were first to spot the approaching English army,
raising the alarm. Exactly where the first clash took place is not
entirely clear, but it was probably around the bridge at Baugé. The
main Scottish sources report that Clarence was initially unable to force
his way across the bridge in the face of a storm of Scottish arrows,
but was eventually able to make his way across, either using the bridge,
or across a swampy ford.
abandoned his archers at Beaufort, Clarence should at least have made
sure that his force of men-at-arms kept together. Instead he had allowed
it to become stretched out on the road to Baugé.
main reason for this disastrous decision would appear to be that
Clarence wanted to win some glory for himself. He had not been present
at Agincourt, and was not temperamentally suited for the war of sieges
that had followed. Huntingdon and Umfraville were both said to have
attempted to persuade him to wait for the rest of the army, but without
this point the Franco-Scottish army was dangerously scattered. La
Fayette and his scouts were on the same side of the river as Clarence.
Most of the men were at Vieil Baugé, south west of the bridge, and
according to the Scottish sources were either at prayers or playing
sports. Near the bridge were thirty men under Robert Stewart of
Railstone, while another hundred under Walter Kennedy were quartered in a
Clarence reached Angers the town was too strongly defended for him to
besiege, and so he retreated east to Beaufort-en-Vallée, to the east of
the same time the Scottish force was moving west from Tours, and would
soon be in place to the north of the English, blocking the direct route
back to Normandy.
On the night before the battle the two armies were only eight miles apart.
Good Friday (the 21st of March) the Franco-Scottish army had reached Le
Lude, on the Loire, eleven miles to the north east of Baugé. They had
then moved on to Baugé, before finally moving about one mile further to
the south west to the small village of Vieil Baugé. At this point
Clarence was based at Beaufort en Valleé, eight miles further to the
south west. The two armies were also separated by the River
Couasnon, which runs south west from Baugé, passing to the east of Vieil
Baugé but to the west of Beaufort. The only available bridge across the
river was at Baugé.
the morning of the 22nd of March at the latest, Buchan and Wigtown had
decided to offer battle at La Lande Chasles, a small village six miles
to the south east of Baugé, on the opposite side of the Couasnon. The
evidence suggests that they knew that Clarence was close by, but that
Clarence was unaware how close he was to the Scottish army.
morning Buchan sent La Fayette to inspect the ground at La Lande
Chasles, while Clarence sent foraging parties out in every direction
(these foraging parties contained most of his archers).
of those foraging parties, possibly under Sir Gilbert Umfraville, was
sent north towards Baugé, and at some point during the morning
discovered the present of the Franco-Scottish army, capturing a number
of Scots. They then returned to Beaufort, where Clarence questioned them
(possibly while at dinner).
was almost certainly the first Clarence learnt of the Scottish
presence, and he now made the mistake that would lead directly to his defeat
and death. Rather than wait for the foraging parties to return to
Beaufort, Clarence decided to attack the Scots with his mounted The
Earl of Salisbury was left behind to gather together the rest of the
army and bring them north as quickly as possible. Early in the afternoon
of the 22nd of March, Clarence, at the head of around 1,500
men-at-arms, including the Earls of Somerset and Huntingdon, Edmund
Beaufort, John Grey Count of Tancarville and Lords Roos and FitzWalter,
rode out of Beaufort heading for the bridge at Baugé.
English armies of this period the ratio of archers to men-at-arms was
at least 3-1, and so Clarence many have gone into battle with no more
than a quarter of his army
is generally accepted that Clarence fought with around 1,500
men-at-arms at Baugé – English sources suggest that few of the
men-at-arms escaped, while the Scotichronicon gives a total of 1,617
English dead, roughly in line with other sources. Given a ratio of 3-1
this would have given him 4,500 archers, for a total of 6,000 men.
Clarence’s army mustered at Bernay in March 1421.
target was Angers, on the Loire River. He is said to have believed that
the Franco-Scottish army was somewhere in this vicinity. His army
moved fast, crossing the River Huisne at Pont-de-Gennes, just to the
east of Le Mans, and then turning to the south west, crossing the Loire
at Luché (between La Flèche and Le Lude).
Thomas of Lancaster
Duke of Clarence
larger figures for the English army are most unlikely, giving Clarence
as many men as King Henry V had brought to France before Agincourt.
Clarence’s army had probably been formed largely from the garrison of
Normandy, which at the beginning of 1421 had numbered just under 5,000.
the actual size of the English army, all accounts agree that only a
small part of it actually took part in the battle – the men-at-arms led
by Clarence, while the Earl of Salisbury was left behind to gather
together the archers.
experienced men associated with La Fayette. There was also a small
force of Angevins under the Lord of Fontaines, who had joined the army
just before the battle (the Lord of Fontaines would be amongst the small
number of French casualties at the end of the battle). Despite this,
the army was overwhelmingly Scottish.
the time between their arrival in 1419 and the battle, the Scots had
gained a rather poor reputation amongst the French – both main Scottish
sources report that they were seen as “consumers of mutton and wine” –
but they still had a high reputation with the Dauphin. The size of
the English army is much less certain.
number of sources give figures for the size of the army at the start of
the expedition. The Scottish Liber Pluscardensis gives a figure of
10,000 men, which French sources give figures that range from 4,000 up
to 12,000. The French Chronicle of Juvénal may be most accurate, giving
Clarence around 6,000-7,000 men at the start of his expedition,
including 1,200 nobles, who would have made up the bulk of the men
actually involved in the battle. The English army was commanded by
King Henry’s oldest brother, Thomas of Lancaster, Duke of Clarence. In
March 1421 he was the heir to the throne (Henry’s new wife, Catherine of
Valois may have been pregnant by this point, but the future King Henry
VI would not be born until early December, so it is probably safe to
assume that this was not yet known).
Scots made up by far the largest part of this army, although exactly
how many Scots were present is again unclear. The Scottish army that
reached France in 1419 was almost certainly 6,000 strong, but this force
was not kept together. Some of the Scottish troops were used to
reinforce Dauphinist garrisons upstream of Paris and in Maine and Anjou
(during 1420 England’s King Henry V had encountered Scottish troops
during the siege of Melun).
we also know that Buchan and Wigtown had returned to Scotland during
1420 to recruit more men, returning in January 1421. The majority of
sources agree that the Scots made up by far the largest part of the
Franco-Scottish army, while Buchan and Wigtown commanded the combined
force. The small French contribution to the combined army was led
by the Constable of La Fayette, one of the Dauphin’s marshals. It was
probably a force of local levies, although would have contained a core
fleet of ships from Castile (Spain) reached Scotland in September 1419
to embark the Scottish army, and, on the 29th of October 1419 the
Scottish army reached the Dauphin’s court at Bourges.
is often the case with well documented medieval battles, the more
sources we have the less certain we can be about the course of the
battle. To make things more complex in this case we have four different
sets of chronicles – Scottish, French, English and Burgundian – none of
which are entirely consistent - as an example the two main Scottish
sources (the Liber Pluscardensis and the Scotichronicon) disagree on the
size of the Scottish army and on who killed Clarence, while the
Lancastrian dynasty was not universally popular in England. It is
impossible to be sure of the exact numbers of men in either of the
armies present at Baugé. Estimates of the size of the Franco-Scottish
army vary least, ranging from 5,000 to 7,000 … with 6,000 being most
3rd EARL OF BUCHAN
Scottish Knights Slaughter the English in France
Archibald Douglas, Earl of Wigtown
this time Scotland was ruled by Robert Stewart, first Duke of
Albany. (Just before the death of his father in 1406, the future
King James I had been sent to France, possibly to protect him from
Albany, but on the 22nd of March 1406 he had been captured at sea by the
English, and in 1418 was still in captivity in England). Albany was
generally in favour of the French alliance, and it was decided to send a
force of 6,000 volunteers to France. The command was to be shared by
Archibald Douglas, Earl of Wigtown (or Wigtoun), the son of the fourth
Earl of Douglas, and Albany’s second son John Steward, third Earl of
Great standard of Charles VII
situation was further complicated by the ongoing civil war between the
faction loyal to the King and the supporters of the Dukes of Burgundy.
This had seen ‘John the Fearless’, Duke of Burgundy, order the murder of
the king’s brother Louis of Orleans, while in 1419 supporters of the
Dauphin would in turn murder the Duke.
Late in 1418 the Dauphin Charles made an appeal for help from Scotland.
the start of 1419 the English under King Henry V were in a very strong
position in France. His victory at the Battle of Agincourt had saved
Henry’s invasion of France from ending in disaster, and had established
him as a major force in France.
Charles VI of France was increasingly insane, while his heir, the
future Charles VII, was only sixteen, and had only become Dauphin (crown
prince) in 1417, after the deaths of all four of his older brothers.
Earls of Somerset and Huntingdon
now Clarence does not seem to have waited for all of his men-at-arms,
but instead to have advanced towards the main Scottish force at Vieil
Baugé. Scottish and French sources both state that some of the English
troops arrived late, after having been left behind on the ride to Baugé.
Baugé lies on a low ridge a short distance back from the river. At this
point the main Scottish force would appear to have been hidden over the
skyline, and Clarence began to advance up the slope towards the village
(Scottish, English and French sources). At some point during this
climb, Buchan led his men over the skyline and the two armies
charged. The result was a confused hand-to-hand melee, in which
the outnumbered English force was virtually wiped out. Clarence
was one of the first to be killed.
Banner of the Duke of Touraine
this, the Battle of Baugé had been a serious blow to the English.
Clarence had been the heir to the throne at the time, and so his death
was significant in its own right. It was also the first major English
defeat since Henry V had begun the second phase of the Hundred Year’s
rumours soon travelled around Europe, greatly exaggerating the scale of
the defeat, and in some cases replaced Clarence with his brother
Henry. The victory also helped to cement the “auld alliance”,
lifting the reputation of the Scottish soldiers in France.
next few years also saw the formation of the Garde écossaise, a small
Scottish force which acted as a bodyguard for the kings of France, and
survived until the French Revolution.
Joe Sheridan's Original Irish
1 measure Irish whiskey
1 measure strong black coffee
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons fresh whipping cream
The original Irish coffee was invented by Joseph
Sheridan, a head chef at the Foynes Flying-Boat
Base in County Limerick.
The Foynes’ seaplane ‘port’ was the precursor to
International Airport in the west of Ireland; the coffee was conceived
after a group of American passengers disembarked from a Pan Am
flying-boat on a miserable winter evening in the 1940s. Sheridan added
Irish whiskey to the coffee to warm the passengers. After the passengers
asked if they were being served ‘Brazilian coffee’, Sheridan thought
quickly and told them it was ‘Irish Coffee’!
LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN TARTAN
official tartan of the Legion of Frontiersmen was created by General
Michael J.Donnelly LF, QGM and Chevalier David Robert Wooten LF. The
tartan features the "primary" colours of the Legion and is designed it
to be a military set that it can be worn for dress or general use, with a
predominance of dark blue.
tartan is dissected by red with black on either side. The Red is for
the blood of the 9,000 Frontiersmen Killed in Action during the First
World War, and the Black is a memorial to preserve their memory. The
Blue is the water that separates all International Commands, and the
White is the eternal hope of Peace.
"Remember the Nine Thousand."
More information of the Legion of Frontiersmen can be found here: