Chalke Valley 2017 Troop Report

Chalke Valley 2017 Troop Report

And so to the rural Wiltshire / Dorset border for the annual Chalke Valley History Festival – a multi-era event attended by a number of the 32nd Regiment in the past, but this year relocated to a different part of this very beautiful valley. Whilst the ...

Spetchley Park 2016 – Troop Report

Spetchley Park 2016 – Troop Report

It was Spetchley Park 2014 when, along with many other Napoleonic regiments, the 32nd successfully overcame the rigours of Waterloo accreditation and we commenced the final leg of our journey to meeting and defeating Napoleon in Belgium in June the follow ...

Ickworth House 2016

Ickworth House 2016

And so to the first Napoleonic Association (NA) event of the 2016 season – Ickworth House near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Ickworth is a fantastic National Trust property with magnificent Georgian Manor House, great facilities and plenty of open, rollin ...

Waterloo 2015 Troop Report

Waterloo 2015 Troop Report

The big day finally arrived, so with musket licenses sorted and identity barcodes in hand it was off across the English Channel (and for two of us, across the Atlantic!) to meet Napoleon and his army (plus Belgian officiousness) at Waterloo – and to rem ...

Woolaton House 2015 – Troop Report

Woolaton House 2015 – Troop Report

So onto Wollaton Park in Nottingham for the ‘Battle of the Nations’, our last NA event before we head for Belgium in June for that major confrontation with Napoleon Bonaparte – the exiled ‘upstart’ whose escape from Elba was reported in February ...

Ickworth House 2015 Troop Report

Ickworth House 2015 Troop Report

With June not far away, this Ickworth weekend was the penultimate opportunity to train alongside, and renew acquaintances with, the Regiments of 2 Brigade with whom we will be fighting together at Waterloo. Importantly, particularly for the 32nd, it was a ...

Painshill Park 2014 Troop Report

Painshill Park 2014 Troop Report

Well what a weekend we had! Great to see our ‘orrible Sergeant back in action on the battlefield. Goodness I had missed his reassuring presence and ‘left, left, left and right and left!’ We also had the honour of Ensign Birtwhistle, who is a direct ...

Crownhill Fort 2014 Troop Report

Crownhill Fort 2014 Troop Report

Well. A thoroughly enjoyable, sun-soaked weekend had by all, within the impressive surroundings of Crownhill fort, Plymouth. Though a rather modern affair for a Napoleonic regiment, as the fort was completed in the 1870's, we did manage to find a canon fr ...

Hoogstraten Bicentenary: Troop Report.

Hoogstraten Bicentenary: Troop Report.

Over the hills and o'er the main, through Flanders, Portugal and Spain. King George commands and we obey! Over the hills and far away. In January 1814, during a particularly freezing Flanders winter, Napoleon Bonaparte and his allied enemies fought b ...