The 95th Rifles&Royal Horse Artillery Battle Re-enactment & Living History Society
An Introduction... Welcome to our Society of Infantry and Artillery who work side by side to defeat the tyrannical forces of Napoleon Bonaparte. We recreate the lives of soldiers and camp followers during the Napoleonic Wars, engaging in dramatic battles and living in period encampments. Our society is made up of enthusiasts who gather to portray these unique regiments of Riflemen and Gunners at events in Great Britain and overseas (More about The Society)
A little history... Our Society re-enacts a period in which Great Britain’s military engagements occupied its forces across the globe. The regiments saw action in the Americas, the Iberian Peninsular and the ‘100 Days’ Waterloo campaign.
Formed in 1800 as ‘The Experimental Corp of Riflemen’ the 95th Rifles were unique in their time as they were the only regiment of riflemen in the British Army. It did not take long for this latest development in British Military history to display its potential and acquire such a reputation that it would become classed amongst the elite of Wellington’s Army. The Royal Horse Artillery,raised in 1793 to provide fast moving artillery for Cavalry, were often deployed in support of the Rifles. They would be found fighting alongside the 95th throughout the period, even at Waterloo, where they were equipped with yet another innovative technology for the British Army - the Congreve Rockets (More History)
Major Michael Haynes 95th Rifles
Captain James Paylor Royal Horse Artillery
Whether you’re looking to join us or hire us for your event you will find all the information you need on this website. There’s also a collection of historical articles by Richard Moore for anyone who likes their history as much as we do!