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Waterloo Uncovered
The groundbreaking charity that combines world-class archaeology with veteran care and recovery.

Our Story

Since 2015, we have been taking veterans and serving personnel to the battlefield of Waterloo to undertake a programme of archaeology and welfare support, focussing on the five pillars of Recovery, Wellbeing, Transition into Civilian Life, Education and Employment.

In 2022, we are running five veteran support programmes supporting more than 50 veterans: our Virtual Programme, Finds Programme, Creative Arts Programme, and Battlefields Uncovered course, alongside the return of our Excavation Programme on the battlefield of Waterloo. Find out more about our programmes here.

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Waterloo Collection

Waterloo Collection

Become the proud owner of a unique original painting from the Waterloo Collection. Highly detailed and strikingly beautiful, these paintings are the perfect addition to ...
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Reenact for Veterans

Reenact for Veterans

Take the #ReenactForVeterans challenge - don a historical outfit and take on a fun sponsored challenge of your choices to support Waterloo Uncovered, the charity ...
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Falklands War Mapping Project

Falklands War Mapping Project
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Veteran Support

Many of the military personnel we support have experienced service-related injuries or suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Find out more about the people Waterloo Uncovered supports and how we support them here.


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Ben's Story

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Jamie's Story

Jamie Cuthbertson
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Michelle's Story

Michelle
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Maria's Story

Maria Pikulski
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Matt's Story

Matt
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Jo's Story

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Paula's Story

Paula Rogers
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Moira's Story

Moira Watson
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    Latest Videos

    An Archaeological Bombshell (2019)

    An Archaeological Bombshell (2019)

    Find out about the explosive discovery we made on the reverse slope of the battlefield, in the third film in our Archaeological Summary series covering ...
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    Following the Drum

    Following the Drum

    Dive into the untold stories of the women of the Peninsular War with historical novelist Katy Moran, featuring art by Juan Hiriart ...
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    Become a Champion

    Waterloo Uncovered Champions - Champion a Veteran
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    “Waterloo Uncovered taught me so much about myself and about what career I wanted. It showed me the way ahead. It showed me a passion I enjoyed and wanted to develop. It inspired me to learn more and to take the next step, it improved my happiness, my ambition, my zest for life – it changed me for the better in so many ways.”
    - 2019 Participant
    “Waterloo Uncovered taught me so much about myself and about what career I wanted. It showed me the way ahead. It showed me a passion I enjoyed and wanted to develop. It inspired me to learn more and to take the next step, it improved my happiness, my ambition, my zest for life – it changed me for the better in so many ways.”
    - 2019 Participant
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    We rely on support from organisations and individuals to continue our work.

    With your support we can continue to provide the opportunity for veterans and serving personnel to make progress along their journey to recovery and wellbeing.


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    Programmes Recap

    We run 5 unique veteran support programmes combining archaeology with wellbeing support.

    Learn more about what each programme entailed in 2021, and see the work produced by our veteran and serving participants.


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    “The battlefield of Waterloo is historic ground in World history. It is appropriate and wonderful that the archaeology of the battlefield should be explored by men and women who have themselves served. The work of Waterloo Uncovered ensures that the quest to understand the past will be used to support their futures.”
    - Charles Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
    “Waterloo Uncovered taught me so much about myself and about what career I wanted. It showed me the way ahead. It showed me a passion I enjoyed and wanted to develop. It inspired me to learn more and to take the next step, it improved my happiness, my ambition, my zest for life – it changed me for the better in so many ways.”
    - 2019 Participant
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    Explore

    Explore our content and uncover the secrets of the Waterloo battlefield through videos, lectures, podcasts and articles.


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    Get Involved

    Find out how you can get involved in our work and help us support even more veterans.


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    Archaeology

    We've been uncovering the secrets of the Battle of Waterloo since 2015 - find out more about our archaeological discoveries.


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    Explore

    Explore our content and uncover the secrets of the Waterloo battlefield through videos, lectures, podcasts and articles.


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    Veterans

    Learn about our four Veteran Support Programmes, and hear testimonies from some of the 100+ beneficiaries we have supported since 2015.


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    Archaeology

    We've been uncovering the secrets of the Battle of Waterloo since 2015 - find out more about our archaeological discoveries.


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    Contact

    Feel free to contact us with any questions and queries.

    General enquiries
    info@waterloouncovered.com

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    fundraising@waterloouncovered.com

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    events@waterloouncovered.com

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