Re: US Troops
> Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 19:30:47 -0400Larry I thank you for the acknowledgement of the work that myself and my
> From: "Larry Lozon" <lalozon@...>
> Subject: US Troops now 'GRAND TACTICAL'
> I remember when Ontario could boast of about 30 blue coats and now,
> if it wasn't for John and his unit, there are virtually no bluecoats in
guy's have done over the past 5 years . How ever there is a group that
tirelessly participates year in and year out and also , for the most part,
travell's the furthest without complaint . That is the 19th US . Without
them the line would be very small indeed ! Some of us can remember the day's
when the 19th, the 17th, and a few other "regular" individuals , filled out
the US line . Year after year, event after event , they are there . They
are my closest friends and my comrades .
> Your statement is so true John, if they don't want to actually raise anevents.
> American unit then most will have to carry both Brit and USA kits to
> I applaud those who do and yes, Larry's commentary states: ....no enemy...
> no tactical!Agreed , but .. without offense to anyone . If you're going to make the
effort to "join" the blue line , please take the time to do it right . We
are very accomadating to provide guidence , and advice to anyone who want's
to do it right . Please don't come to us with Rev-war uniforms, F &I
uniforms , Star Trek uniforms , etc. It's really a matter of respect to what
we are doing . I/We don't dress in Rev/ F& I when we play with the British
line once a year at Niagara . Yes, we are not a North American Reg't, but ,
we preform British Drill and wear a British uniform that is correct to the
time we are portraying . We are very honoured when we are allowed to
participate with the Batallion . Please do the same courtesy with us .
>I can't agree more . After 22 years of this time frame alone , I can't
> On the birthday of Canada and the United States I am reminded of the
> undefended border in the world and the friendships that have been forged
> this hobby.
imagine not knowing the friends I have on both side's of the border . We are
really blessed with this hobby .
>Sound's good . Let's take a page from the Civil war re-enactors . Plan on a
> Now to another matter .......
> There are those in the hobby who are in fact trying to turn this hobby
> around .....
> Plans are in the works to hold a 'GRAND TACTICAL' every year. This would
> every 1812 unit in North American would attend. One year in Canada and the
> next in
> the USA.
big event in a region on a particular year . Allow sufficient time so
people can plan ahead with work etc. And have "The Big One" . This is how
they ( the Civil War ) get's 40,000 troops on field !!! Of couse we don't
have that many, but it would be great to see more than 100 soldiers on field
> The 1812 GRAND TACTICAL will only work with you the re-enactor attends.I'll be first to say " I'll be there ! "
25th US Infantry Whiting's company
42nd Reg't Grenadier Company
> Please don't come to us with Rev-war uniforms, F &IOh great! NOW you tell us ... after we've wasted $5 apiece on "Spock
> uniforms , Star Trek uniforms , etc.
ears" for all of IMUC!