The Redcoats are coming


ON Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June at 10am am the redcoats will be out in force at Tilbury Fort, Tilbury, Essex.

Tilbury Fort will be occupied on this weekend in June by the 44th East Essex Regiment of Foot, one of the premier Napoleonic re-enactment units in the Country, and Essex’ own local infantry regiment.

The “Little Fighting Fours” will be setting up a tented military camp within the walls of the 16th Century Tilbury Fort.

Visitors will be able to experience life in Wellington’s army including garrison life, drill displays, skill at arms, musketry demonstrations, court martial, duels, living history and our famous kids recruitment event.

There’s something for all the family, young and old alike.

You will also get the chance to talk to the redcoats about life on Campaign, many of whom have recently appeared in ITV’s Vanity Fair.

They will also be happy to explain the working of the famous Brown Bess musket and demonstrate its use in battle, and the intricacies of 19th century army drill.

So if you want a unique historical experience, drop into Tilbury Fort and meet “One of Wellington’s Finest”, you may even decide to “take the shilling”.

Tilbury Fort has been the location for the filming of Sharpe’s Regiment, Taboo, Wonder Woman and more recently Peterloo. Usual entry fees apply, English Heritage members go free.

The 44th East Essex Regiment of Foot are best known for Bringing Life to History.


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