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Early in the War of 1812, it became apparent that the existing militia system was woefully inadequate for the defense of Upper Canada. To rectify this situation, the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada passed an Act creating the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada. Volunteers from throughout the Province were to be formed into Battalions, and to serve for the duration of the war. The men received...
Battle of Longwoods Apr 30-May 1, 2016
THE BATTLE OF LONGWOODS 2016
If it is the beginning of May we're at The Battle Of Longwoods! We were welcomed to a re-enactor friendly site c/o The Royal Scots once again! Despite being a historical disaster for forces of The King, we look forward all winter to the start of the season near Delaware Ontario. This was the first time that we entered the annual drill competition and did extremely well! Well done Lads!
Some pictures from the weekend can be found at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157667846752305
Rise To Rebellion 1837!
For the last 9 years IMUC has been part of the Rise To Rebellion school program at the Georgina Pioneer Village near Keswick Ontario. More than 500 local students ., including some from as far away as Sunderland and Lindsay participated in a half day Rebellions Program. Along with hearing the views of William Lyon MacKenzine and Sir Francis Bond head, students were involved in Loyal or Rebel drill, English Country dancing, black smithing, and the role of women of the day.
Sides were chosen, speeches given and the short walk down Yonge Street attempted.
Some pictures from the two days can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157668059123132
Artillery School – May 14, 2016
We are expanding! IMUC now has an Artillery Company – The Incorporated Militia Artillery Company under the Captaincy of Brent Beacroft. IMAC is also a part of our home group the Military Re-Enactment Society of Canada and parallel to our infantry company, IMUC. The members of IMAC held their annual Artillery School on Saturday May 14 at Battlefield House in Stoney creek. The report from one of those attending reported the following.
“Due to the weather and a kids’ birthday party we were unable to drill with gunpowder. However the group was able to do some run through a canon management, drill while in line, learn how to maintain and prepare the canon and how to make the shot for the canon. All in all it was a decent day’s work!”
Pictures from the day can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157665986314543