What we do
You must enjoy camping as in essence that’s what we’re doing for the weekends. We visit some fabulous historic locations all over the country. Children and pets are more tha welcome although children under the age of 14 aren’t allowed on to the battle field.
As is self-evident by the name, a musketeer fires a musket. This is typically a matchlock musket, but flintlock muskets are, and were used. Historically the musket was seen as a tool and as such wouldn’t have been used by a gentleman. (But is a lot of fun!)
Known as ‘Gentlemen of the Pike’ as the Pike was thought of as a noble weapon. The Pike is fashioned out ‘ash’ wood to a length of sixteen to eighteen feet, and for our purposes a ‘not-so-sharp’ point. The pike was primarily a defensive weapon as a defence against horse.
Being prepaired and about to go 'BANG' and what a bang! This is our gun known as 'Thor'and as an artilleryman you are involved in the loading, cleaning out and the firing of Thor.
The ensign has the privilege of carrying the Regiment’s colours. He or she is a junior officer in the regiment and historically would have been a gentleman and as such would have worn expensive clothes to show off his wealth, as did all officers.
Water carriers, although not completely historically accurate, play an invaluable role for us. As you can imagine, it gets very hot and exhausting on the battle field, and water carriers are in the midst of the battles supply the troops with water. Water carriers are often our first aiders.