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The Crown Forces Form Square to fend off cavalry at The Battle of Chippewa/Lundy's Lane event in 2014.
Life in the encampment... a respite from battle and a place to rest, chat, and relax...
Marching steady onto the field for another battle. The Incorporated Militia is on the way!
As night falls in Fort Erie, the line fires a volley at the dreaded invaders in the fort!
At the Annual Mess Dinner, there's always time to have a dance and create memories...

Our Unit History

djEarly 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...

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Thinking of Joining Us in Camp or On The Field?


The Incorporated Militia is always looking for more good people to join our ranks!

If you are over 18 years of age, have an interest in the history of our country andhave at least two opposing teeth (for biting through a black powder cartridge) then you too can join the thin red line to repell the American invaders.


We are a family-friendly unit famous for our great hospitality, comfortable (if not necessarily regulation) accomodations, the speed and crispness of our musketry, the sharpness of our drill and the camraderie of our unit!

Our members come from across Ontario and we're based in the Toronto area, representing all ages and walks of life. All you need to join is an interest in the War of 1812 and a pair of black boots a white shirt: we'll outfit you with the kit you need to get started.

To join, go to the Crown Forces Recruiting Page/Form by clicking or tapping here or surfing to...

...and in the box there labelled...

"If you selected something else above, can you give a brief explanation in the box provided here? (If not applicable, move to the next question)"

...please type, "I am interested in joining IMUC" or words to that effect! (Just make sure they know you would like to join IMUC in that box.)


Joing IMUC FAQ... What do I need to be/do to be a member of the MRSC?

To be in the field, you need to be eighteen years of age or older and in reasonably good shape! Remember, you will be expected to re-enact battles and march as well as carry equipment... If you have any health conditions or physical concerns, please let us know when you fill out the form for Crown Forces... we can accomodate most folks!

Other than that, you will need to invest a MINIMUM of five weekends per season (five events) to continue with the MRSC. See our calendar for event dates and times.

Camp followers (civilian men, women, and children,) and musicians of any age are also welcome to join in. Again, just let us know on the recruiting form (there's a selection for "Civilian (non-combatant)" on it.)

Youngsters under eighteen MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to join on any level.

Other than that, a good spirit and a love of history is highly recommended!

If you feel you can contribute these aspects, we'd be very proud to have you join our ranks!


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