Waterloo Air Products helps commemorate Battle of Waterloo
Waterloo Air Products is supporting this year’s bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo . By collaborating with the Royal Armouries, the company is helping to preserve one of the six surviving cannon from the battle, which form an important part of arms at the Tower of London.
‘Le Guebre’ (The Fire Worshipper) was originally cast in 1813 in Metz and bears Napoleon’s monogram on the barrel. Waterloo’s sponsorship has enabled a complete refurbishment of the cannon, which is now displayed outside the Waterloo block at the Tower of London.
Rick Edmondson, chairman of Waterloo (right in photo), said, ‘Waterloo is proud to play a part in the centenary commemorations. Most of the soldiers came from Kent, and the fact that our company is headquartered here is a poignant reminder.’