Name: 69ème Régiment d'Infanterie Period: First and Second World War Nation represented: France Quality French Army reenactment group, with members based across the UK. We accurately portray three periods of the 69eme infantry regiments history, the period 1813-15, 1916-18 and mai-juin 1940. Our portrayal is backed up by many hours of on-going research on source records and memoires of the periods. Working in partnership with other groups sharing the same passion for these periods, we are affiliate to the Worcester Reenactment Society and participate in major commemorative events across Europe. We are open to new and innovative events and bookings. Website: www.69eme.net
Name: Hoplite Association
Period: Ancient Greece
Nation represented: Greece (plus allies and enemies)
A living history group dedicated to recreating the life and experiences of the Classical Greek period.
Name: Worcester Militia
Period: English Civil War
Nation represented: England
The Worcester Militia has been set up to portray the "home guard" of the Civil War era for the City of Worcester. Every city had its militia. They weren't full-time soldiers but local people given rudimentary training in weapons drill who could take arms to defend the city if necessary.
We invite anyone interested in trying out re-enactment, especially Civil War re-enactment, to come along and give it a try. As we portray a militia, nobody is expected to be particularly good at it. In fact we place a lot more emphasis on having a good time in a historical context, and by doing so share our knowledge of the Civil War period in Worcester.
All members of Worcester Re-enactors get to take part. All members of the Militia join Worcester Re-enactors. Your £5 annual membership thus covers insurance costs.
Kit is provided at first, and you are encouraged and helped to equip yourself as and when you are able.
Worcester Militia is based at the Commandery and is mostly involved in events there throughout the year like St. George's Day, Oak Apple Day and the commemoration of the Battle of Worcester itself.
Name: 45ème de ligne Period: Napoleonic Wars Nation represented: France A French Infantry reenactment group, based in the UK, portraying the lives of soldiers, NCOs, Officers and their ladies together with camp followers, including Cantinieres and Vivandieres, during the height of Empire (1805-1809) within the Napoleonic Wars. We recreate the lives of the period both within living history encampments and on the battlefield. We can fight in full dress uniform or in campaign dress. Off the field of battle we re-enact life in an authentic camp. Within our ranks we have roles for all family members and new members are always welcome. If you have ever wondered what it was like to march under the gaze of Napoleon; face a British or Allied line; form square against cavalry; or to reenact life of the period then come and join us. www.45eme.com
Name: 23rd Royal Welch Fusileers Period: Napoleonic Wars Nation represented: Great Britain The group was started in 1995 with the aim of portraying the men and women associated with the 23rd Royal welch Fuziliers during the time of the Napoleonic wars particularly in the year`s 1809 to 1815. It is our intension to show respect for these people by recreating the life and traditions of the regiment as closely as we can. With this in mind we take care to present ourselves in an appropriate manner to each other and the public so as not to cast an unfavourable image on the Regiment past and present. The group has members from a large area across the UK including south Wales and the Midlands. We work closely with the Worcester Re-enactors and take part in events across south Wales, the Midlands and Welsh borders. Like the 23rd, we also take part in events on the continent including Portugal, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. The group welcomes anyone who is interested in the history of the period, members can portray the soldiers of King George III and camp followers. In addition to drill and taking part in battles we pride ourselves on portraying camp life and living history. In our group ladies are welcome to join in as soldiers or camp followers as they see fit. We wear home dress of the period 1809 and for new members we can temporarily provide a wide range of equipment on “loan”, we suggest focusing on getting items such as breeches, shirts, stockings and shoes as a priority. For our members we endeavour to give as much assistance as possible in obtaining the correct kit and equipment, as such we request all purchases are discussed and approved with the Quartermaster in advance. We use replica muskets and fire Black powder (blank) cartridges, all firers need a shotgun and black powder certificate, so health and safety are given the highest priority. We practice drill and require all recruits to be accredited before firing. This process is repeated each year for all firers. We welcome new recruits, so why not come along and meet us at our camp, learn about the period, the hobby and the group. Then if all goes well, take the Kings Shilling and fall in behind the drum and you will go “Over the hills and far away”. In reality to the display area and back, but that`s the magic of re-enactment. We can be contacted at: email@example.com Keith Prosser Secretary 23rd Royal Welch Fusileers Re-enactment Group
Name: 21eme Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne
Period: Napoleonic Wars
Nation represented: France
The 21eme Regiment de Ligne is a reenactment society based across the UK, we portray a French infantry regiment in the late empire period (1812-15). We update our kit as new research comes to light and strive for high standards in equipment and in our drill. Our regiment is made of people from all walks of life and approaches the hobby with a progressive and friendly attitude.
So, looking for a new hobby? We welcome anyone to come and give it a try, whether as a fusilier or a camp follower role such as cantiniere and vivandiere!
Contact us on our Facebook page to enquire!
Name: The Coldstream Guards 1815
Period: Napoleonic Wars
Nation represented: England
A Military and Living History Society representing the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards as they would have appeared during the Napoleonic wars.
As a re-enactment group it is essential for us to stress that we are not a political group nor are we a para-military organization. Our goal is to promote awareness and understanding on the part of the public. These elements being the world history from 1939-1945; specifically the military history of WWII, through the staging of public displays and re-enactments of typical battles fought between the Allied and Axis forces in WWII.