Welcome to 2022
Thankfully, this welcome message is a whole lot different from ones we have posted in recent years. 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of our existence! However, trying to celebrate 20 years of re-
As with life in general, there have been changes in the 44th over the last couple of years, with a number of comings and goings and the arrival of lots of new faces. Our Colonel has retired from active service and although retaining his position and being elevated to Lieutenant General, operational command has passed to Major Paul Nicholls. Other personnel advancements have accompanied this change, all of which will ensure that the Regiment enjoys a secure future.
The Napoleonic Wars may have lasted for some 15+ years, but its’ visibility and awareness far exceeds the time frame occupied by this brief slice of British history. The names of Moore, Wellington, Nelson, mad King George, Jane Austen and even Napoleon himself, are entrenched in British Folklore.
It is with great pride, that members of the 44th play our part in bringing this period of history to life. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, we exhibit a great regard for our military heritage, maintaining our high standard of living history interpretation, be it as part of a battle scenario, drill display or a simple ‘one to one’ with a member of the public.
The loyalty of our members helps to make all of this possible, we are fortunate that our numbers remain fairly steady. There are not many re-
Our confidence in the future of the 44th is supported by our members’ knowledge, skill and camaraderie, our camp followers and supporters, including family members, all playing their part to keep their Regiment on the march.
Would you like to be a part of all this? Well you could be – just take the king’s shilling on offer from the Regiment’s 44th recruiting party. (The “Joining us” page) It will change your life.
Lieutenant General Edwin Parker -
Officer Commanding -
A message of welcome to 2022 from the Colonel of the Regiment for members of the 44th and all those interested in our future.
44th East Essex Regiment of Foot
One of Wellington’s Finest!
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