2019 Ended on a high!
At our celebration year end party, our customary awards and presentations were made:
The Cadbury (Chocolate box) soldier award for the best turned out soldier of the year to Private Ted Lawler.
The “Oscar Mortalis” award to Rob Veal and his Shako ( For falling into the harbour whilst landing at Veere)
The Ladies award (most helpful around camp) Justin Griffiths -
The historic spectacle of the year!
On 23 to 25 August 2019, the Walcheren expedition of 1809 was commemorated at Veere in the Netherlands.
This historic event created an impression of what the military encampments and actions were like in a town such as Veere in 1809 and how the ordinary citizen coped with all this happening around them. Cannon Roar sounds through the air, several historic ships bombard the town of Zeeland from the Reede, resulting in the landing of the British.
The 44th at Home -
Fast becoming the home of the 44th, it seems highly appropriate that the only event the Regiment has so far been able to present in 2020, was a training/drill day at Tilbury Fort on February 24th. What a long time ago that now seems.
It was fitting that after the long winter lay-
“We are come to a new era in the history of nations; we are called to struggle for the destiny, not of this country alone but of the civilised world… We have for ourselves the great duty of self-
William Pitt (the younger). Address to parliament Summer 1804
44th East Essex Regiment of Foot
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