44th East Essex Regiment of Foot

One of Wellington’s Finest!

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When you read through this site you will begin to appreciate, how the regiment has established a reputation as being one of the most committed, friendly and sought after groups in UK Re-enactment.

If you just want to find out a little bit more about us, that's great,  However,  if you have the desire to consider joining us, or hiring us for an event or historic occasion, there is sufficient information in the following pages to help you.  Just go to our Joining/Hiring Page.

 Happy reading!


Thank you for visiting our web site.

We are a Living History and Re-enactment group, representing one of the famous British Army Regiments of the early 19th Century - The 44th East Essex.  The 44th has a long history stretching back to its origination in 1748 and through subsequent changes and amalgamations. Its roots are embodied in the current Royal Anglian Regiment.

This site will give you the opportunity to find out virtually everything there is to know about our group and the 44th itself - Our History, what we do and where we go, both at home and overseas.

You will be able to see what our future plans are and we hope get a good idea of the sort of people we are, our respect for our Regiment’s heritage and our efforts to be as authentic as possible in everything we do.  

Colonel Edwin (Ed) Parker

Commanding Officer –

44th East Essex Regiment of Foot

Site updated May 2021

Click for Welcome to 2021

Latest News

Events for 2021

On the way back!

Here’s hoping that we are at last off to a new start

Go to our Events Diary

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To view the 44th Intro. video go to  our video     gallery

We have of course missed you all, members of the Regiment and the public who have been a part of most everything we do. After the 2020 decimation of our event calendar we are at last seeing some hope, with a number of events planned for the summer (See our events diary page - link below) however, these are of course subject to any future conditions/regulations that may remain in place. The horizon is looking very much brighter!

hoping! We would also ask you to tolerate possible comments in pages of this site that refer to things in 2020 that are no longer relevant. We have not scanned every page in detail so such inaccuracies may remain. Anyway we