Honour - MARTINIQUE 1809
The action took place at the island of Martinique in the Caribbean.
In mid-1808 intelligence was received that the garrison of the strategic island of Martinique had been reduced so an invasion force was assembled.
By the end of January-1809 all preparations were complete with a landing force of 10,000 troops, marines and seamen and over 40 ships. The force arrived off the island on 30-Jan-1809 and was opposed by 2,400 regular troops, 2,500 militia with 290 guns.
Landings were made at several places and over the next three weeks the French were overcome and they surrendered on 24-February.
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