9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot A Napoleonic Re-enactment Unit
9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot A Napoleonic Re-enactment Unit

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join?

You are very welcome to join us at any time. However, it is recommended that you join us at an event as a guest member. That way you can meet us, experience what the 9th has to offer and then decide if the Regiment is the right one for you. 

 
What kit do I need?

 

As a new member The Regiment has a range of depot kit you can borrow to help get you started. There is an expectation that you will eventually purchase your own kit.The Regiment is happy to guide you in the direction of some trusted suppliers of uniforms and
accessories.

What do I need to be able to fire a musket?

Firstly, you will need to make an application to your Police Constabulary firearms department for shotgun and black powder licences. Once you have successfully passed all the necessary checks and a certificate is granted, you will be required to complete a safety and competency test before you can live-fire. Some individuals do not to live-fire, yet form part of the firing line with de-activated muskets.

How much does it all cost?

Membership is just £10 per person, per year! In these difficult economic times the Regimnet recognises that purchasing all your kit at once can be expensive, therefore, you can build up your kit as your budget allows. The Regiment may also contribute towards some costs such as footwear to help get you started.

 

How much do I need to know about the history of the period?

You are welcome to join us with even the most basic knowledge of the Napoleonic era. However, since members of  Regiment are engaging with the public and offering a living history experience, the Regiment would expect you to develop your historical knowledge and experience to share with others. Our existing members offer a wealth of knowledge and experience.

How much time do I need to commit?

It’s your hobby and your choice as to you how many events you wish to attend. It would be great to see you at every event!

What type of events do you do?

We attend a range of events from Napoleonic Association organised battles and living history events to our own smaller living history events. Please see the events page for more information.

News

A busy weekend for the 9th last weekend. Firts we helped the excellent Zingaro Blue make their new video - check it out at https://youtu.be/BUeGAURMmbk .We also held our AGM and Regimental Dinner at the Assembly House in Norwich please see some photos in the Photgraphs section.

 

At the Astorga reenactment on Saturday, 13th October 2018 a plaque was unveiled to Sir John Moore who stopped in Astorga on his withdrawal to Corunna. The 1st/9th are mentioned on the plaque. Sir John died of his wounds after the battle of Corunna and is interred close to the city walls. The soldiers for the burial party were provided by the 1st/9th. Photos of the plaque are in the Regimental History part of the Photographs page.

 

The 9th is recruiting. If you are interested in joining the Regiment please look at our FAQs page and email our Unit Commander on martyn.monks@btinternet.com

 

 

 

 

 

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