Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

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Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

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August 18th - 19th 2012 will see the only official UK Bicentenary of the War of 1812 event, held in conjunction with The Firing Line (Regimental Museum for the Royal Regiment of Wales), Cardiff Castle and the 41st Foot Re-enactment Unit.
The event will take place on the anniversary of the Battle of Fort Detroit where the 41st Foot now the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales won the unique Battle honour
The organisers are looking to have 75 muskets per side, and in particular are looking for expressions of interest from anyone wishing to participate as either Redcoats, Canadian Militia, Native tribesmen, American Army and American Militia.
There will be wood, parking, camping within the grounds of Cardiff Castle along with a fee paid for each musket fielded.
The event is by invitation only, so if you are interested in attending, please contact either myself by PM or the Chairman of the 41st Foot, Alan Rogers by email at al.wartimes@hotmail.com
I realise that this over 12 months notice, but we wanted to get as many people involved as early as possible to allow plenty of time to commit.
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I have just been informed that this event will now move to the weekend later, so it will now be held on the Saturday and Sunday of the August Bank Holiday
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Kate1812 wrote:I have just been informed that this event will now move to the weekend later, so it will now be held on the Saturday and Sunday of the August Bank Holiday
In which case we have a difficult decision to make :?
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Whats the clash John? The 2/95th fancy Cardiff Castle, but omg its going to be a congested season if all goes to plan..

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wurzul wrote:Whats the clash John? The 2/95th fancy Cardiff Castle, but omg its going to be a congested season if all goes to plan..
Looks like the NA may be doing another Loseley-type gig with the SK at Lewes in Sussex - according to Blakey that is. I was thinking it's going to be a slow season what with the Olympics and the general economic situation.
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It actually looks pretty good. with domestic planned events big enough for cavalry in June, two in August and one in September.

Not everything is 100% firmed up, and the June one should be confirmed as "highly likely" in the next two weeks following a site visit.

Also talking to Hampshire CC to look at an event at a cracking site that has not hosted the NA before, but is ideal as it is not an open field event allowing the use of skirmishers to great effect.

Lewes looks to be a fine event as the sponsor is a showman with an eye for theatrics from what I have been told. Also apparently a chance of an opan air prom being put on there as well talking to an officer fron the organising tercio.
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Andy R wrote:It actually looks pretty good. with domestic planned events big enough for cavalry in June, two in August and one in September.
Any room for a failed US Dragoon? :crazy:
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Dixie wrote:
Andy R wrote:It actually looks pretty good. with domestic planned events big enough for cavalry in June, two in August and one in September.
Any room for a failed US Dragoon? :crazy:
Hi Andy,

you would need to be acredited under the NA SOP's for riding as cavalry - but so long as you do that you should be good to go.
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theres detling that weekend too :( i wanted to go to both

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Andy R wrote:
Dixie wrote:
Andy R wrote:It actually looks pretty good. with domestic planned events big enough for cavalry in June, two in August and one in September.
Any room for a failed US Dragoon? :crazy:
Hi Andy,

you would need to be acredited under the NA SOP's for riding as cavalry - but so long as you do that you should be good to go.
Both my wife and my boss have banned me from ever going near a horse again. So it looks like dismounted duties for a while!
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Yeah, Tony was describing the after effects of your fall - I am not suprised.

Still, glad to see you are up and running again.
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Fall, you are mistaken sir, I was thrown! :)
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To re-phrase, you went down with your horse..!
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