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Re-enactments

Make the most of this FREE and fascinating event!

Fort Amherst are very pleased to welcome back The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Living History Group who will be undertaking their annual training weekend which will include the opportunity for visitors to watch various activities on the Parade Square.  It may also be possible to view some of the classroom training which will be taking place in the Gatehouse - whilst this is not guaranteed, please feel free to ask the re-enactment team on the day.
 
Timings are as follows:-
 
10.00     Issuing of Defensive Positions and Practice (Parade Square)

13.00     Drill (Parade Square)

14.30     Civil Disturbance Drill (Parade Square)

15.15     March back to classroom                  

16.00     Power of Command Lesson (Parade Square)

Don't forget to grab a snack in our Café too!

Event Date 16-01-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 16-01-2016 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

Make the most of this FREE and fascinating event!

Fort Amherst are very pleased to welcome back The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Living History Group who will be undertaking their annual training weekend which will include the opportunity for visitors to watch various activities on the Parade Square.  It may also be possible to view some of the classroom training which will be taking place in the Gatehouse - whilst this is not guaranteed, please feel free to ask the re-enactment team on the day.
 
Timings are as follows:-
 
09.30     Bayonet Practice (Parade Square)

10.30     Gas Drill (Parade Square)

11.20     March to Mess for lunch (Parade Square)

12.30     Talk on Deserters and Absenters (Parade Square)

13.00     Final Parade and Uniform Inspection (Parade Square)

Don't forget to grab a snack in our Café too!

Event Date 17-01-2016 9:30 am
Event End Date 17-01-2016 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

 

Come and see the 79th Highlanders Drill Weekend for FREE at Fort Amherst.

Below is their timetable...

10.30am - 12.00pm - Drill and kit inspection (Parade Ground and Tunnels for 11.00 Tunnel Tour)

12.00pm - 01.00pm - Break for lunch in the Gatehouse

01.00pm - 02.00pm - Go to Tunnels and set up for 2.00pm Tunnel Tour

02.00pm - 04.00pm - Drill Tunnels and Parade Ground

And don't forget to grab lunch in our Café too - click here for opening times.

Event Date 27-02-2016 10:30 am
Event End Date 27-02-2016 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

 

Come and see the 79th Highlanders Drill Weekend for FREE at Fort Amherst.

Below is their timetable...

10.30am - 12.00pm - Drill and kit inspection (Parade Ground and Tunnels for 11.00 Tunnel Tour)

12.00pm - 01.00pm - Break for lunch in the Gatehouse

01.00pm - 02.00pm - Go to Tunnels and set up for 2.00pm Tunnel Tour

02.00pm - 04.00pm - Drill Tunnels and Parade Ground

And don't forget to grab lunch in our Café too - click here for opening times.

Event Date 28-02-2016 10:30 am
Event End Date 28-02-2016 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

 

Come and see the 95th Regiment Training Weekend for free at Fort Amherst.

Below is their timetable...

08.00am - Breakfast

10.00am - First parade

10.30am - 12.00pm - 95th Foot Drill training, Field exercise

10.30am - 12.00pm - RHA Foot Drill

12.00am - Lunch Living History in the Lower Guard House

01.00pm - 02.30pm - Maintenance of unit Kit 95th / RHA Lower Guard House

03.00pm - 05.00pm - Live firing for accreditation 95th Rifles

03.00pm - 05.00pm - Live firing for accreditation RHA cannon, rockets and small arms

05.00pm - End of military day

05.45pm - Evening meal

Don't forget you can grab lunch in our Café too - click here for opening times.

Event Date 05-03-2016 10:00 am
Event End Date 05-03-2016 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free