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86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot

Postby lordedward on Sat May 03, 2008 5:00 pm

If you have an interest in Irish Military History or in the Napoleonic age we invite you to join us, in a new and exciting project: to recreate the 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot as it appeared in the years 1806 to 1812. This regiment of Irishmen spent twenty-three and a half years overseas, fighting in Egypt, India, Ile de Bourbon, Ceylon, and as marines aboard men-of war. Originally recruited from Leinster and other parts of Ireland the regiment won fame as the "Irish Giants" and "Bourbon Heroes". In 1812 it was retitled as the Royal County Down Regiment.

Over the next eight years we’ll be taking the regiment to fight at the biggest battles in Spain and Portugal for the Peninsular War and we’ll be there to represent thousands of fallen Irishmen on the battlefield of Waterloo in 2015. Join now for all the 200th Anniversary gigs.

We intend to recreate the 86th with a high standard of drill and historical accuracy to portray the Irish soldier as he fought all over the world in the 19th century. As a member of the 86th you'll be an ambassador all over Ireland and Europe for our great martial heritage.
Interested in joining?

The 86th is one of the eras of history portrayed by Lord Edward's Own based in Monasterevin Co. Kildare.
Take a look at http://kildare.ie/monasterevin-historic ... ctment.htm
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Re: 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot

Postby Na Fianna Éireann on Tue May 06, 2008 11:13 pm

excellent barry and great web pages look forward to meeting you all soon tell the rest of the lads and lassies we in kgk said hi
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Re: 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot

Postby the_power on Wed May 07, 2008 7:21 pm

Barry, are you guys the same as 'Lord Edward's Own', or is a group in its own right that deserves a group on the user map etc. ?

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Re: 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot

Postby lordedward on Sat May 10, 2008 8:36 am

Just to clarify John the 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot are part of Lord Edward's Own. We have alot of people with different interests or focuses in history. Not everyone who does Black and Tan or Volunteer with us does Redcoat for example but there is an overlap. I don't think we need a seperate listing on the map. We're promoting the 86th identity at the moment (recruits always welcome :P ) and its how we're known internationally because in the Napoleonic commuinity groups mainly use regimental or unit names to identify themselves.

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Re: 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot

Postby TommyM on Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:08 am

lordedward wrote:We're promoting the 86th identity at the moment (recruits always welcome :P )


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Re: 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot

Postby mock on Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:54 pm

TommyM wrote:
lordedward wrote:We're promoting the 86th identity at the moment (recruits always welcome :P )


How does someone join?


quite simple tommy.come to atraining session see what you think
ask questions, take us as you find us you will be very welcome.
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Re: 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot

Postby redrazors on Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:34 pm

general question, as i am sussing out black powder/napoleonic stuff. what's the stance on women joining the regiment? as men, obviously.
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Re: 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot

Postby mock on Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:09 pm

hello redrazors.
in answer to your question all are very welcome.
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Re: 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot

Postby lordedward on Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:17 pm

No problem Redrazors

From the outset we said that women would be welcome to join the ranks. Although a few of our international colleagues restrict women to camp followers we're equal opertuinities.

Just as an aside light cavalry regiments such as the 18th Hussars have more than half women since in light cavalry size is a drawback

Once a woman is properly kitted in the ranks its impossible to pick them out due to high collars, heavy shakos and the general blending together that the uniform gives.
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Re: 86th (Leinster) Regiment of Foot

Postby redrazors on Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:11 pm

that's good to hear! :D from what i've seen [particularly at rockingham] there are plenty of women in the ranks but individually it can be hard to tell if there is an embargo on girls in a certain group, or if there just happen to be none who fancy the military stuff, or if there are just no female members in general.
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