Re: [1812CrownForces] April School
Thanks for the clarification, but there are also some units within the forces that are commanded by Privates... namely No 3 (Centre) Coy, 1st Royal Scots. We currently have 4 men fully kitted who regularly attend events, and since we are privileged to be allowed to fall in under the command of the 1st Lights at many of them, I do not see the need for higher rank. Hopefully that will change in the near future as recruiting bounties are increased.
That said, two of us Royal Hatmen did go up to the school a few years ago and found it a very worthwhile experience. We only wish it was closer to where we are based so that we could come up ever year rather than once every few years. Since we are too far away to come every year, we have been thankful to those who sent us copies of the proceedings.
Iain, "Senior Private"
No 3 (Centre) Coy
1st Royal Scots
(Hoping to have the numbers to make Corporal this year?)
----- Original Message -----
From: Ray Hobbs<mailto:ray.hobbs@...>
To: War of 1812<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ; Crown Forces<mailto:email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 6:14 PM
Subject: [1812CrownForces] April School
Esteememd members of the 1812 community:
Jan. 29th, 2012
There seems to be some confusion regarding the definition of the term "Officer" in my previous e-mail of the 28th inst.
The communication was addressed to all "Officers and Unit Commanders", acknowledging the fact that there are some units within the forces of the Crown that are commanded by Non Commissioned Officers, such as Sergeants, and occasionally Corporals.
There is no intention to exclude such unit commanders from the event, and they are strongly urged to attend. "Officers" whether Commissioned or Non-Commissioned, are still Officers in command of soldiers.
The term "School of the Soldier" has been used in recent correspondence, and in previous years that did include an extra day at which other ranks of Crown Forces units were invited to drill . At present I have no knowledge of an extra day (Sunday) being added to the schedule to accommodate. Should such an addition be arranged, notice will be sent out accordingly.
I remain, as always
Your Most Humble and Obedient Servant
R. Hobbs, Major
AdC to Col. Williams
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