Sunday, 27 April 2008

Travelling Redcoat's

So where have we been……….

The US and Canada, we try to take in as many AWI and ACW battle sites as we can and any other places of interest:-

AWI - Saratoga, Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth Courthouse, Fort Niagara, Fort Stanwix, Bordentown (occupation weekend with BAR), Williamsburg, Yorktown, Guilford Courthouse, Cowpens, Kings Mountain and Jersey the channel Islands, we did two events there with a group of re-enactors as part of the invasion of Jersey.

ACW – Fredericksberg, Gettysburg, Richmond and associated sites, Atlanta's cyclorama and Kennesaw Mountain.

War of 1812 – Fort Erie, Fort George, Fort York, Lundys Lane, Chippawa, Queenston Heights, Butlers Barracks and Stoney Creek, one of us have been in Canada for a couple of months and managed quite a few visits to the Niagara area which rates as one of our most loved areas we have been to so far, from Richmond to Yorktown Virginia rates pretty high as well.

Portland Oregon have Fort Vancouver, "the fort that fur built" this is a National Parks site and is a very good example of a stockade type fort.

We also have a deep interest with the USMC and Royal Marines, we have been to the Royal Marines museum in Eastney Portsmouth, in 2006 one of us worked out of Richmond Virginia for around a month and visited the USMC Museum at Quantico, what can be said but absolutely outstanding.

There are other places that I have visited some are listed here, there are also many other places that I have been to but not much there floated my boat, Russia – Moscow and St Petersburg (worth a weekend away), Greece – Thermopylae, Belgium – Ypres, France – Normandy, Northern Spain and Portugal, Gibraltar and South Africa.

We will post more as time goes by...................

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