The First event of the year - Ickworth, Bury St Edmunds
The first major event of 2017 - Held at Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds in early April. Sponsored by the Napoleonic Association and originally billed as a training and shake-down event, turned into a major drill and skirmish weekend as the glorious weather prompted a massive public attendance.
An excellent turnout by members of the 44th,ensured that the Regiment had the opportunity to blow-away the winter cob-webs practice their drill and firing expertise prior to engaging the French as part of 2Brigade on no less than two occasions.
Reliving the Siege of Burgos
Spain - June 2016. A contingent from the 44th made the trip to Burgos to take part in the Re-enactment of the famous siege. This historic and beautiful city, whose other main historic claim to fame is as the last resting place of The Cid, hosted a magnificent re-enactment across 2 days on the actual ground the attacks took place. Wellington himself described Burgos as his one real defeat in the Peninsular and the re-enactors entertained thousands of spectators to a truly spectacular event.
The NA International Re-enactment event at Hole Park, Kent will be re-staged over the end may bank Holiday. Hugely successful last year, 2017 promises to be even bigger and better.
Return to Hole Park - May 2017 2017eplacement for cancelled battle of nationsOne to remember rememberChristmas 2015 - Promotionsconfirmed
The 44th are garrisoning Shotley Gate to guard the French POWs who are incarcerated in the prison hulks off-shore in the River Orwell and Stour estuaries. The task is boring so there are frequent discipline problems.