Brit Line now 'disability'
- Bob Thomas writes:
" ... reenacting is not very conducive to a person who has a disability..."
" ... The disability can be passed off as a wound... This could be worked
out with the various people who portray surgeons, etc., so as to enhance
both impressions. Another thought is to portray one of the regimental staff,
surgeon, paymaster, quartermaster ..."
Yesterday I had a conversation with Commander Hobbs of the 41st Foot about
this same topic. As we travelled along the Thames River following the route
taken by the 41st as they marched from Fort Amherstburg to the Niagara
We, both being "Olde Fartes", considered the question, "would we leave the
hobby when we could no longer handle the strain of trudging off to battle."
We both agreed we would create an impression of just that, an "Old Soldier".
Anyone have a pattern for a Chelsea Pensioner's Kit?
Robert Tortiff, 10th Royal Vets Regt. does a fine job re-enacting 1812 with
a walking disorder and as His Grace has said, a lot of impressions could be
created for those not able to get about. How about a period wheel chair