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95th Regiment.2nd Battalion.[Rifles].[U.K.]

Nationality: 
English
Battalion: 
A Division
Confirmed for Waterloo: 
No

The 2nd Battalion 95th Rifles Re-enactment Group was formed in 1998. Many of our members have many years of re-enacting experience behind them. Our aim is to portray the 2/95th as they would have been whilst on active service primarily during the Peninsular War (1808-1814) and the Waterloo Campaign of 1815. All of our uniforms and equipment are based on existing original examples and from the uniform regulations of the time. Even our drill and tactics are taken from the Regulations of Sir David Dundas 1807 and the Rifle Drill Manual of 1798 and 1804.

 

Living history is a very important part of our unit; as a soldier could spend more time in the camp than on the battlefield. It also gives the women and children of the unit a chance to recreate the way of life for a family of a Napoleonic British soldier. All our food and drink are made from period recipes and cooked over an open fire which becomes the heart of the camp. We are very much a family based unit with members from all over England, and our events not only take us all over the country but Europe as well.

 

The 2/95th is a part of the Napoleonic Association and Wellingtons Infantry. To maintain this high standard we have regular training sessions throughout the year.

 

If you are interested in taking the Kings Shilling and becoming a Rifleman in Wellington's Army, then please feel free to contact us.

C.O.: 
Andy Blake