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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Montcalms 1757 campaign against Oswego

I had ordered the Osprey publishing book back in April prior to my birthday. The book arrived yesterday August 18!
Once life settles down (ha ha) I shall be working on this campaign.
livestock barn, Louisbourg

Fort Anne parade ground

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Updated blog situation

My move back to Nova Scotia has been a bit fluid over the past two years. I'm in the process of buying a new home. Once this gets settled, my hobby may pick up.
As well another August has arrived and my vacation was cancelled yet again. However I may be getting some time off in the fall.
Going to work from my new house, still having to move furniture in

Moving day

Picking up the wife

and a showerhead

supper at IKEA as we dont have a stove yet!

the garage, soon to be filled with history books, and figures (plus two cars when it snows)

slowly moving kit from apartment

all boxed up

my room ready to go

closets empty

Ian unpacking in our new living room

the neighbors

good Job Ian!

where to put stuff?

stove arrived

first supper cooked on stove!

First day of school which is where their Grandmother taught and I went to in 1984-86

our new house, flags are curtains until we unpack them, or they arrive as delivery


Friday, 11 August 2017

Fort Sackville, Bedford, Nova Scotia

Prescot house, built adjacent to Fort Sackville


where we set up our camp 
Back in the early 1990s, my regiment, 2nd Battalion 84th Regiment Royal Highland Emigrants had several encampments on this site. It was an interesting place to be and one of the few 18th century historic sites in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The site is now a park, the ruins of Fort Sackville unfortunately were built over by a condominium complex. 



Thursday, 10 August 2017

Fort Anne Encampment 2nd Battalion 84th Regiment Royal Highland Emigrants, 2017

 Revillie 0700

dressed for duty

Leena falls in as a soldier's daughter

 lunch in the mess tent 

 Drummer Ian Redden

 Sunday morning change to a militia uniform due to the wet weather

early morning on the parade ground with the Artillery Park in the centre

 Drummer Ian Redden with his pipes

Leena with our colors

company commander Captain Robert Redden

Regiment forms for parade

Drummer Ian Redden falls in on his first parade. 

Brock, Lyman, Greg and myself at the reception held to thank our unit for helping to promote Annapolis Royal tourism

the musik lies dead on the field

the 84th prepare to fire a volley

the musik rises again

marching back into the camp

the regiment advances

awaiting orders

playing more music. My left arm was killing me as i hadnt played so much for a long time but it was worth it.