15 Platoon, "D" Coy. 42nd Canadian Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada) is NOW RECRUITING
Membership is open to serious historians interested in the portrayal of the soldiers of the 42nd Canadian
Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada) during the Great War.
Members must meet the following personal and uniform
- Be reasonably physically fit and able to undertake the physical ardor of trench warfare and an infantryman’s
- Maintain grooming standards of the period, i.e. short haircut, neatly trimmed mustaches, no beards, etc.
a willingness to continue to foster a spirit of comradery and pride of the company.
- Always act in a manner respectful
to the memory of the men we portray, their comrades and foes.
- Must secure the basic uniform and kit of the impression
with one year of joining the company.
- Must be willing to participate in work weekends at the event site and regional
uniform workshops and drills.
- Maintain their membership dues within the company and the Great War Association.
The 42nd Canadian Battalion (Royal Highlanders of Canada - LHA) is dedicated to the memory of those men
who originally served in the battalion and regiment during The Great War for Civilization. We take this very seriously. Through
ongoing research, participation in living history events and our strong friendships with one another, we have formed a like-minded
approach to the hobby of Living History. Safety is of the first importance followed closely by uniform and equipment authenticity
and the activities of drill and tactical combat scenarios through living history events. We undertake tremendous amounts of
research not only on the battalion, but also of the 7th Brigade, 3rd Division and Canadian Corps during the war. The current
membership is composed of people with outstanding initiative and we strive to do the best job we can while maintaining a healthy
balance of authenticity, safety and the fun and satisfaction in the job we do.
Be Forewarned – What we are not
If you are currently a re-enactor you may understand the meaning of this, if not, this may be of interest. Unfortunately,
across many time periods that are reenacted, while there are many fine examples of recreated Highland Regiments, there are
also examples of a bad highland soldier stereotypes perpetuated. Poor kits, sloppy demeanor and discipline, and a tendency
to insist on bad highland accents and mannerisms as perpetuated by popular culture are examples of this sort of impression.
We recognize this is a strong statement, but it is our intention not to be associated with this stereotype without regard
to time period. However we are not composed of authenticity snobs with an elitist attitude or exclusive type of agenda. We
intend to set a good example and lead the way by doing so.
So, if you think you are interested in portraying or perpetuating
bad highland stereotypes, cannot be bothered to work on and maintain your kit, or are otherwise not open to ongoing efforts
to continually refine your kit and sharing in the good comradery of the company, please do not apply for membership. Likewise,
if your intent is to be associated with what is perceived to be the cool, trendy impression of the year, have an elitist attitude
or find great joy at making fun of others who may not be at the same level of authenticity or unit proficiency we are working
to be at, please do not apply.
How to Contact us:
In the Northeast: Paul Levasseur - Paullev@verizon.net
Virgina/Maryland/North Carolina: Rich Moncrief - firstname.lastname@example.org
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