Redcoats and Revlutionaries is a new Re-enactment Society based in Leicester, UK. Our objectives are:
Amazing costumes, incredible tales of heroism, victory, defeat, treachery and loyalty - and you'll get to fire real muskets! It's also an incredibly important chapter in our history, and one we feel should be more prominent in our collective consciousness.
An Appeal To Arms
NOW OR NEVER
EIGHT GUINEAS BOUNTY
Persons wishing to enlist into this fine regiment shall find themselves superior in every way, a Company of HEROES that strikes fear into the enemies of OLD ENGLAND AND SILENCE THE TONGUES OF REBELLION
a Private of the first class shall receive 8d a day paid regularly with the bonus of honour & glory Goode and honest men need only apply at the sign of the Saracens Head in this noble towne.
Printed by Messers Thomas and Bond – Cheapside Leicester
You can join us at our regular monthly meeting, or at any of our events. Alternatively you can download our membership form and send it to us in the post or via email. Please also take a look at our constitution, which includes our aims and objectives and other key information.
Membership costs £25 a year which pays for your Public Liability Insurance and goes towards buying club equipment. There is also an optional kit fund that you can pay into to help spread the cost of getting your kit. We recommend you put £10-30 a month into this until you have all the kit you need.
First you have to make a choice: Redcoat - that is the line infantry of HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE the Third's army (Specifically the 17th Regiment of Foot), or Revolutionary - in this instance a civilian as part of a militia or a smuggler getting arms to the beleaguered continental forces. From there we will tailor scenarios, rehearse them and perform them at events throughout the UK, and perhaps later, abroad.
The club can provide access to suppliers, or patterns of construction for a variety of late 18th Century kit and equipment. At our regular meetings we plan, discuss and decide on upcoming events, scenarios, sessions, kit making, research and much more. There is a set agenda for every meeting, but it's also a social opportunity and is always done in a friendly and relaxed way.
At events, during opening hours, we 'play' our parts as 18th Century people in front of the public and perform displays. In the evenings, well, there's a camp fire, good friends and many a story to follow a beer or two!
Depending on whether you'd like to be a soldier in HIS MAJESTY'S 17th Regiment of Foot or a civilian part of a band of smugglers or militia, the cost can be high. We estimate it will cost around £1300 to be a fully kitted soldier. That's a pretty big one off cost, but we will help you break this down by opening a kit fund for you and giving back as much as we can from what the society earns from your membership fee and event bookings.
In the future there will be spare kit for you to borrow while you get your own.
We meet at the Regent Club, Leicester on the first Thursday of each month at 8.30pm.
Regent Club Leicester
102 Regent Road
Please note that the Regent Club is a members only club. After two visits you will have to join (£10 for the year) - it really is good!
Feel free to email us for enquiries. If telephoning during the day, please leave a message and we'll get back to you (we have jobs!). Please do not phone after 9pm - Thanks.
James Martin - Chairman
0752 5163 102
Alan Ball - Director
0784 3478 470
124 Blue Gates Road
The Rev War Alliance is a loose association of societies that work together to perform reenactments across the UK. There is no National leader or executive, so please contact groups directly if you are interested in hosting an event.