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Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:46 pm
by Kate1812
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.

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:46 pm
by Kate1812
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

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:05 pm
by John Waller
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 :?

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:38 am
by wurzul
Whats the clash John? The 2/95th fancy Cardiff Castle, but omg its going to be a congested season if all goes to plan..

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:27 pm
by John Waller
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.

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:49 am
by Andy R
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.

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:11 pm
by Dixie
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:

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:34 am
by Andy R
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.

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:34 am
by magog001
theres detling that weekend too :( i wanted to go to both

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:24 pm
by Dixie
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!

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:03 am
by Andy R
Yeah, Tony was describing the after effects of your fall - I am not suprised.

Still, glad to see you are up and running again.

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:32 am
by Dixie
Fall, you are mistaken sir, I was thrown! :)

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:40 am
by Andy R
To re-phrase, you went down with your horse..!