We are a
collection of people who are dedicated to living history and re-enacting life as it
would have been in the 79th Cameron Highlanders Regiment during the Peninsular wars
and up to the Battle of Waterloo. We try to recreate as authentically as possible
the everyday life for the soldiers and their families within the regiment, using
costume, muskets, drums and food cooked to authentic recipes and day to day routine
life in the camp.
The regiment meets regularly at Fort Amherst,
Chatham, Kent, a genuine Napoleonic Fort and is one of the best preserved
Napoleonic fortresses in England; it was designed and built to protect Chatham
Dockyard which is situated on the banks of the river Medway during the threat
of invasion by our enemies.
Our uniforms, much of which we make ourselves and
the drill are based on the regiment before the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. We
participate in various re-enactments both in the UK and in Europe, organised by
the Napoleonic Association plus other events organised from within by ourselves
or by other re-enactment units or localities.
We are proud of our living history which aims to
provide an insight into the camp life of a regiment of that period; and we were
one of the first Napoleonic groups to do this. This aspect of our group
provides opportunities to persons who may not want to portray the life a line
infantryman, but still be actively involved in the group using their own unique
Furthermore we also have our own Pipers and
Drummers, in their distinctive reverse coloured tunics. We welcome any
interested musicians, whether they be experienced players, or just wishing to
Our unit caters for every member of the family,
whether you would like to be a soldier, partisan, a camp wife or a musician,
there will always be a place for you within the 79th.