This Day in History: 1800-12-29

After a 9-day passage from Malta, 30th Foot (later 1st East Lancashires) arrives in Mamorice Bay, Asia Minor (now Marmaris in modern-day Turkey) as part of Sir Ralph Abercromby’s expedition to attack the French in Egypt. They will spend the next 8 weeks practising amphibious landings, and training ashore.