The 79th Cameron Highlanders
The 79th Cameron Highlanders are are a collection of people who are dedicated to re-enacting life as it would have been in the 79th Cameron Highlanders Regiment during the Peninsular wars and up to the battle of Waterloo. They try to recreate as authentically as possible the everyday life for the soldiers and their families within the regiment, using costume, muskets, drums and food cooked to authentic recipes and day to day routine life in the camp.
The regiment meets regularly at Fort Amherst, Chatham, Kent, a genuine Napoleonic Fort and is one of the best preserved Napoleonic fortresses in England; it was designed and built to protect Chatham Dockyard which is situated on the River Medway during the threat of an invasion by our enemies.
Their uniforms , much of which we make ourselves and the drill are based on the regiment just before the Battle of Waterloo. They participate in various re-enactments both at home and abroad, organised by the Napoleonic Assoc iation to which we are a member plus other events organised from within ourselves or by other re-enactment units or localities.They are proud of our living history section which aims to provide an insight into the camp life of a regiment of that period; and they were one of the first Napoleonic groups to do this.
Our unit caters for every member of the family, whether you would like to be a soldier, a camp wife or a musician, there will always be a place for you within the 79th.