The 79th Cameron Highlanders
Pro rege et patria
For King and country
We are a group of people who are interested in 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 in 1815.
We try to recreate as authentically as possible the everyday life for the soldiers and their families within the regiment, using costume, muskets, drill and food cooked to authentic recipes and day to day routine life in the camp.
The regiment regularly meet at Fort Amherst, Chatham, Kent. A Napoleonic Fort, which is one of the best preserved Napoleonic fortresses in England; it was designed and built to protect Chatham Dockyard situated on the banks of the river Medway during the time of threat and invasion by our enemies, it is also where Nelson's famous flag ship HMS Victory was built.