These Gentlemen are parading in Boston Mass, I am sorry I missed it. This is what a pike and shot (musket) could look like. Forget about the officer in the Busby (tall furry hat).
Every year two of the oldest regiments in the world mark a special day in America’s History in Boston:
The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is the oldest regiment in the British Army, it’s also the second oldest regiment in continous existance in the world, the third oldest is its sister regiment the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company (AHAC) of Massachusetts.
This year 250 or so members of the HAC travelled to Boston for the June Day Parade, including 60 members of the Company of Pikemen & Musketeers, 45 members of the HAC Band and the Corps of Drums, 9 HAC Special Constables and a lone Light Cavalryman; making up the numbers were various family and friends.
November 22 – America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration, Parade and Historic Village – Plymouth, Mass.
New Plimmoth Gard and Pligrim Hall have joined to bring a family-oriented activity to Plymouth’s Memorial Hall.
ESTABLISHMENT DAY : A re-enactment of the February 17, 1621 event where the first colonists establish military affairs for protection of the Plimoth Colony. This was the start of citizen-soldiery in North America.
New Plimmoth Gard will be at Pligrim Hall Museum February 17 from 10 am to 2 pm. We will be answering questions, demonstrating 17th century Military Arts and engaging the children in Pike drill. The formal re-enactment will begin at 11:30 am.
Attend the Captain
Commemoration of the Feb 17 1621 Pilgrim Gathering to arrange military affairs will be held Monday February 17 2014 10 a to 2 p at Pilgrim Hall Museum Court St, Plymouth Mass.
We are very excited to be joining with Pilgrim Hall Museum to bring some hands on living history to the public.
Pike on attack
Thanks to PACTV, A video of our recent rill is posted to You Tube
Plimmoth Gard Pike Drill