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by Forum Manager
Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: E Coy 7/Rifles - John Howard Barracks 2008
Replies: 1
Views: 5994

E Coy 7/Rifles - John Howard Barracks 2008

At the invitation of the 7th Battalion, The Rifles, the 95th Rifles Living History Society representing 1st Battalion 95th (Rifle) Regiment of Foot (1/95) attended the inauguration of their John Howard Barracks, Milton Keynes, on Saturday 7 June, 2008. http://www.1st95thrifles.com/forum/20080607%20J...
by Forum Manager
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Society Information
Topic: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Replies: 0
Views: 6303

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q01. How old do I have to be in order to join? A01. The minimum age to be licensed to fire a British Infantry Rifle (aka Baker rifle) or Charleville musket (both of which are smooth bore and classed as Shotguns) is 16. Whilst you may join us at a younger age - provided you are accompanied by 2 part...
by Forum Manager
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Society Information
Topic: 95th Rifle 1st Battalion (1/95)
Replies: 0
Views: 5682

95th Rifle 1st Battalion (1/95)

1/95th Rifle ( http://www.1st95thrifles.com ) Since being one of the founding units of the Napoleonic Association (NA) many decades ago, the 95th Rifles Living History Society ( incepted in 1973 and registered in 1975 ) has been the sole unit officially representing the 95th (Rifle) Regiment of Foo...
by Forum Manager
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Society Information
Topic: Enlistment - What to Expect
Replies: 0
Views: 5603

Enlistment - What to Expect

So, when you join a re-enactment society such as the 95th Rifles Living History Society what can you expect? Well here in the UK, Napoleonic re-enactment is about much more than just dressing up and ‘playing soldier’, although obviously the pageantry is a very appealing part of our hobby. Likewise, ...
by Forum Manager
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Society Information
Topic: Rifle and Charleville Musket
Replies: 0
Views: 8713

Rifle and Charleville Musket

One of the most common questions the 95thRLHS get asked concerns the availability and cost of that most essential item of equipment – the British Infantry Rifle (aka Baker Rifle). There are a number of suppliers in the UK, for example: Henry Krank All of the weapons available are essentially smooth ...
by Forum Manager
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Welcome to the 95thRLHS's Forum
Topic: The 95thRLHS Bids You Welcome
Replies: 0
Views: 5831

The 95thRLHS Bids You Welcome

:mrgreen: Welcome! Thank you for stopping by the 95th Rifles Living History Society website! The 95thRLHS is affiliated with the Napoleonic Association ( http://www.napoleonicassociation.org/ ) and, as such, have the honour of representing: 95th (Rifle) Regiment of Foot as its 1st Batallion , referr...
by Forum Manager
Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Sharpe's Chosen Men Reunion - June 2006
Replies: 1
Views: 10119

Despatch from Rifleman Harris

Jason Salkey has set up his own personal account of the "Chosen Men Reunion" on his website.
Well worth the read, click here to go there now.
by Forum Manager
Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Sgt George Walton - 2/95th (1813-16)
Replies: 4
Views: 23746

Sgt George Walton - 2/95th (1813-16)

At "Conquest 2007" at Shugborough Hall, Staffs, on 14 July, Rfm Deans had his picture taken with young Sam Coleman. Little did we know that Sam is the Grandson (6x removed) of George Walton, Serjeant in the 2/95th and the Rifle Brigade from 1813 to 1839. http://www.1st95thrifles.com/images/photos/20...
by Forum Manager
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Waterloo Despatches - June 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 9773

Mistress Lisa Durose - Waterloo, a personal perspective

1/95th Camp Follower Mistress Lisa DuRose has provided this personal view of the weekend and an especially interesting visit to La Haye Sainte! I went to Waterloo a complete numpty on the subject and came away with a great sense of my History and awe for all the brave men who fought and died there. ...
by Forum Manager
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Waterloo Despatches - June 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 9773

Rfn Andy Deering - Hougoumont

Rifleman Andy Deering sent this despatch on his recollections of the Defence of Hougoumont: As we marched inside the courtyard at Hougoumont, I wondered how today’s battle could possibly match up to the day before with three separate battlefields and seventy rounds down the barrel! However, the defe...
by Forum Manager
Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Landguard Fort Despatch - April 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 5867

Landguard Fort Despatch - April 2007

The first Training Weekend for the 95th Rifles Living History [/size]. Despite 7 Riflemen and 3 camp followers succumbing to sickness and crippled vehicles, there was a good turn out by the Members representing our regiments: 1st Battalion 95th (Rifle) Regiment of Foot (1/95) , 2nd Battalion 44th Ea...
by Forum Manager
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: HarperCollins Honours Bernard Cornwell - December 2006
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Views: 5834

HarperCollins Honours Bernard Cornwell - December 2006

On 13 December, representatives of the 3 Napoleonic Association 95th Rifles Battalions joined in the celebrations at the HarperCollins Publishers offices to honour Bernard Cornwell's 25 years as a fiction writer par excellence and the imminent award of his well-deserved OBE in recognition of his ser...
by Forum Manager
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Landguard Fort Despatch - Oct 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 8041

Landguard Fort Despatch - Oct 2006

The final public event of the year for the 95th Rifles Living History Society representing 1st Battalion 95th (Rifle) Regiment of Foot (1/95) , 2nd Battalion 44th East Essex Regiment of Foot (2/44) and 62eme Regiment d'Infanterie de Ligne . The authorities of this magnificent Georgian/Victorian fort...
by Forum Manager
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Ranks
Replies: 0
Views: 27237

Ranks

Our friends in the 2/95th have done a lot of research on ranks and have produced the following list for the 95th which is probably, therefore, the most accurate to date: Rank and File : Private (Recruit in training) Rifleman Bugler Chosenman (a distiction as opposed to rank) Corporal Corporal Bugler...