19150Re: Fort Niagara - St. Leonard's Creek
- Oct 1, 2003
> For the last two years or so we have asked for an 1812 tacticalJust another thought here as well. I will mention this to the fort
> with opposing lines and they have agreed. Now if we do not
> attend ..... it will be cancelled.
staff as well.
The event at Fort Niagara needs to be expanded to include the
campfollowers and the sutlers. Give them a reason to come as well
and the soldiers will show in greater numbers. Yes it is about the
soldiers but if the campfollowers (our wives and children) are bored
and have absolutely nothing to do, they will not want to go. That is
one reason I did not attend this year.
On the soldier side, and this is just my opinion, the soldier needs
to be utilized more. This does not mean all will not get a moments
rest but there should be guards at the main door all the time, guards
doing walks on the walls, at the cannon and so forth. More a working
facility, pay masters handing out pay, etc. Guard duty could be as
short as 15 minutes.
Last year we sat around much of the time waiting for something to do.
Being eager as I was and a keener, I was new, I went and patrolled
the walls on my own. The Seargent Major asked 'Who's the guy up on
the wall'? 'That's the new guy' 'Oh, good for him'.
As far as moving the event, watch out for the first weekend in
October, Chatham. It's getting busier every year. Sometimes it will
take a choice, this one this year, that one the next. Wait 'til we
get very close to 2012 see how hard it will be then.
Just a Privates opinion.
And being a slovenly uneducated type of pond scum soldier that I am,
take it for what it's worth.
Royal Scots, 1st Regiment
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