A battle in Belgium in 1815 in which the British and Prussians defeated the French under Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon abdicated as emperor a few days after this final defeat, and a few weeks later he was captured and sent into exile.
Piper Kenneth MacKay of the 79th Cameron Highlanders at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. In the heat of battle, Piper MacKay stepped from the protection of the ranks and began to play, Cogadh no Sith (War or Peace). He was later presented a set of silver mounted pipes by the King for his act of bravery.