The 2nd (Queen’s Royal) Regiment of Foot - circa 1809

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The 2nd (Queen’s Royal) Regiment of Foot - circa 1809

Postby John Waller » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:23 pm

The 2nd (Queen’s Royal) Regiment of Foot is seeking new recruits for campaigns against the Corsican Ogre. Take the King’s shilling now and take part in spectacular 200th anniversary events across Europe and beyond.

http://www.2ndfoot.org.uk/

We re-create the life of the senior English regiment of the line during the Napoleonic Wars and base ourselves on the early Peninsular War period (around 1809), when the regiment fought with Sir Arthur Wellesley's army in Portugal and Spain. We aim to be as authentic as possible in our dress, equipment and drill (which we take from the 1807 Rules and Regulations for the Manual and Platoon Exercises, Formations, Field-exercise and Movements of His Majesty's Forces).
During the summer season (usually between Easter and October) we give displays of battle tactics, living history and battle re-enactments. These range from full scale re-enactment events organised by the Napoleonic Association to small living history displays for local museums. We also travel abroad to take part in events in other European countries and have, in recent years been to Belgium, The Netherlands, Malta. Portugal and Spain.

Occasionally we have been asked to take part in filming.

Our TV and film credits include
Sharpe's Regiment
The BBCs productions of Pride and Prejudice and Vanity Fair.
Blackadder Goes Back and Forth
Vanity Fair
Pride and Prejudice
Time Team
How London was built - an Adam Hart-Davis Documentary

During the winter months we continue to meet once a month for drill practice. The usual venue for our drill practices is Aldershot Military Museum. For safety reasons, new members must attend these and demonstrate that they are competent with drill and musket proficiency before they can take part in battle re-enactments. But it is not all "square bashing" - we also have social gatherings, and each year we have a Regimental Dinner.

We think that the Regiment is unique in having portrayals of Light, Centre and Grenadier Company men. While most men prefer to be a soldier, there are plenty of other roles you can portray in our living history displays. Boys under 16 can be drummers, while our female members take on roles ranging from camp followers to society ladies. The camp followers perform the much-appreciated task of preparing the food, while the ladies hold tea parties and discuss the latest scandal. During battle re-enactments, while the soldiers stand shoulder to shoulder in the "thin red line", there is always the danger for the womenfolk of being captured by the French if they raid our camp!

Camp follower roles can also be played by men, such as surgeons, or even dentists who were recorded touring the battlefield extracting teeth from the dead to make into sets of false teeth (although our 'dead' soldiers would object to this!). Whatever the role you decide to portray, you are encouraged to research your chosen profession.
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Re: The 2nd (Queen’s Royal) Regiment of Foot - circa 1809

Postby John Waller » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:19 pm

Our events list for 2011

17th April Clandon House Drill Display Clandon, Nr Guildford
1/2nd May Newstead Abbey Battle Display Weekend (NA) Notts
6/8th May Albuera Bicentenial Event Spain
23rd May Clandon House PWRR Presidents Reception - Private Event Clandon, Nr Guildford
28/29th May Cosmeston Medieval Village Battle Display Weekend (NA) Nr Cardiff
5th June Guildford Cathedral PWRR 350th Anniversary Service - Private Event Guildford
18/19th June Waterloo Major European Event Belgium
2/3rd July Cheriton Battle Display Weekend Hampshire
16/17th July Arundel Castle Battle Display Weekend Sussex
30th July Highclere Castle Battle Prom Berkshire
6/7th August Broadlands Blasts From The Past - Battle Display Weekend Hampshire
27-29th August Loseley House Battle Display Weekend (NA) Nr Guildford, Surrey
10th September Guildford Heritage Day Battle Display Weekend (NA) Guildford, Surrey
24-25th September International Napoleonic Fair Battle Display Weekend TBC
14th October Putney Heath PWRR 350th Anniversary Parade - Private Event Putney Heath

Come and see us and say hello.

www.2ndfoot.org.uk


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Postby the real lord duvet » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:38 pm

hello john, never realised we was same mob 230 years apart



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Postby John Waller » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:22 pm

the real lord duvet wrote:hello john, never realised we was same mob 230 years apart


Squidgey's / The Tigers / PWRR (take your pick) is our modern decendant regt.

We are supposed to be doing some stuff with the WWII Queens this year if your man in charge pulls his finger out.


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Postby John Waller » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:13 pm

Our events list for 2012* updated on our website http://www.2ndfoot.org.uk/

* Other events may be added


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Re: The 2nd (Queen’s Royal) Regiment of Foot - circa 1809

Postby John Waller » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:40 pm

Winter drill season is now upon us. Get ready for next season and join us on the road to Waterloo 2015. We meet at the Aldershot Military Museum on the third Sunday of each month 11-4 ish in Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb & March. New members welcome or members of other groups wishing to practice. Drop me a PM for details.


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Postby John Waller » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:48 pm

Events list for 2013 updated.on our website. New members welcomed. Join us on the road to Waterloo.


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Re: The 2nd (Queen’s Royal) Regiment of Foot - circa 1809

Postby John Waller » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:45 pm

Join us on The Road to Waterloo. Our winter drill season is now starting. Which is the ideal time to give it a go to see if life as a redcoat is for you. We are currently kitting out for a post 1812 impression to complement our main penninsular war kit.

Our provisional events list for 2014 (subject to agreement at our AGM) is now on our website http://www.2ndfoot.org.uk/index.shtml

Our drill dates for the remainder of 2013 are 20th October and 17th November at Aldershot Military Museum. If you are interested drop me a pm or contact us via the website. Guests from other regiments welcome.


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