Wednesday 28 September 2011

44th East Essex Regiment of Foot

At the weekend I took a trip to Wat Tyler Country Park in Basildon to see the 44th East Essex Regiment of Foot re-enactment group. Although the event was a relatively small scale affair (compared to big multi-period events like Odyssey) it was all the more interesting as a result. The regimental surgeon talked to the many visitors about the rather rudimentary medicine on offer to soldiers and showed off an impressive collection of period tools. There was also a fascinating review of the changing uniforms of the regiment over the 150 year period of its history, from the Jacobite Rebellion right up to Waterloo.


  1. That was ver cool. Thanks for posting the slideshow.

  2. It's good to see them all side by side like that for comparison.

  3. Nice photos !!! Unusual to see all the different uniforms together.


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