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by Forum Manager
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Roliça & Vimeiro Bicentenary Despatch August 2008
Replies: 1
Views: 7283

Roliça & Vimeiro Bicentenary Despatch August 2008

The 95th Rifles Living History Society representing 2nd Battalion 44th East Essex Regiment of Foot (2/44) and 1st Battalion 95th (Rifle) Regiment of Foot (1/95) took part in the 200th Anniversary celebrations of the initial battles of the Peninsular War at Roliça (17 August 1808) and Vimeiro (21 Aug...
by Forum Manager
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Winchester Despatch - 12 July 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 6390

Winchester Despatch - 12 July 2008

Once again, by special invitation, the 95th Rifles Living History Society representing the 1st Battalion 95th (Rifle) Regiment of Foot (1/95) , attended the Royal Green Jackets Regimental Association annual reunion of ex-RGJ Regimental members at Army Training Regiment (Winchester ) , the Sir John M...
by Forum Manager
Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Waterloo Despatches - June 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 6295

Waterloo Despatches - June 2008

See Phil Thomason's official photographs of the Event by clicking here.
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by Forum Manager
Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: E Coy 7/Rifles - John Howard Barracks 2008
Replies: 1
Views: 7254

Message from Colonel, 7th/The Rifles

Message to our Commanding Officer, Martin Handscombe From: Dr. S C Chapman To: recruitment@1st95thrifles.com Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 8:23 AM Subject: Contact. Dear Martin No doubt others have thanked you and your riflemen for parading at Milton Keynes last week, but thanks from me. I was impress...
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: 7254

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: 7594

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: 7032

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: 6904

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: 10175

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: 8639

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: 11859

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: 26572

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: 11008

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: 11008

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...