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In early June, Thompson's Company of the 2nd York attended the Stoney Creek re-enactment and helped the British line fight the wretched Americans! (...unlike last year when we turned coat and helped the Canadian Volunteers who fought for the American forces... but we don't speak of that!)
One of the larger events in the War of 1812 Re-Enactment calendar, we were thrilled to be a part of this year's Siege of Fort Erie offering... and yes, that's us charging down into the earth works towards the fort itself... just before the annual big bang!
WHO ARE THESE TURNCOATS!?!?! Thompson's Company jumped the line and landed with our good friends, The Canadian Volunteers to fight to bring FREEDOM to the helpless, enslaved people of Upper Canada in the name of President Madison! Our one rifleman on staff also fought with a small group of Yankee rifles which included a fellow who's a dead ringer for a certain big wig Crown Forces Lieutenant Colonel... hope that fellow is not a spy!
We were privileged to be a small part of the Lorne Scots' Trooping of the Colour ceremonies this year. A small contingent of The 2nd York attended as the Lorne's had their 1812 battle honours added to their colours.
November 1st - Bradley Museum Militia Muster
October 24th - CNE: Haunted Walk
October 3rd and 4th - London - Fanshawe Pioneer Village
September 26, 2015 - Dunvegan Pioneer Village
A few of our members went off to wage battle at Dunvegan Pioneer Village this past September. A fun event enjoyed by all!
August 8th - Toronto Harbourfront - ParaPanAm Games Celebration
While many of us flung ourselves fruitlessly at the walls of Fort Erie, Barry and Doreen of our company represented Toronto's early history by walking, talking, and taking photos with tourists and other folks who were at Toronto's Harbourfront on Saturday, Aug. 8th... I can't help but notice... they found the beer.
August 7th - 9th - The Siege of Fort Erie
The weekend of August 7th through 9th saw Thompson's Company along with some York Volunteers attend and participate in the 30th reenactment of The Siege of Fort Erie. Once again, they blew up the fort and "we" (crown forces) failed to take the fort. As one friend said, you'd think after thirty times, we might have figured out what's going wrong!
JUNE 6TH - The Battle of Stoney Creek
A handful of traitorous and treasonous ne'er do wells joined the ranks of the hated American Volunteers and burned a LOT of powder (and a couple of those ruffians died as well!) at the battle of Stoney Creek this year. The good news is, they did not fire the town on the way out...
JUNE 4TH - Starlight and Candlight Gala
A green-coated. nineteenth century guard was on hand for the Starlight and Candlelight Gala put on the Museums Mississauga this year! A select group from Thompson's was there to protect, amongst many other things, some lovely antique automobiles!
CLICK HERE to see a large version of the image above. (Thanks to Museums Mississauga)
MAY 23RD - Carassauga
Thompson's Company was present at Carassauga being a magnet for photographers! A good time was had by all... especially some of the lads at certain (licensed) pavilions!
MAY 6TH - Renaming Event: Silverthorn Care Community
Thompson's Company was thrilled to be invited to the renaming of Specialty Care Mississauga's facilities to Silverthorn Care Community... a nod to Mississauga's historic family and a family with ties to Thompson's Company!
APRIL 26TH 2015
A goodly amount of our company attended The Battle of York drill date this year where marching was done, powder was burned, and a good time was had by all!
APRIL 11TH 2015
Barry, Doreen, Sandra, and Sue represented The Glorious 2nd York at the annual IMUC Mess Dinner on April 11th. Port was drunk, regency dancing was danced, and from all accounts, a lovely time was had by all. Thanks, as always, to our comrades at IMUC!
APRIL 11TH 2015
Captain Greg Carraro and Ensign Matthew Didier attended The School of Officer and NCO (a learning/teaching day for officers and non-commissioned officers,) at Fort George!
MARCH 28TH 2015
The honour was all ours as we joined IMUC (The Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada) for their (and our) Spring Drill at Fort York!
August 8th through 10th - The Siege of Fort Erie
Celebrating and remembering the 200th Anniversary of The Siege of Fort Erie, member's of Thompson's Company were privilleged to be guests of and fighting with members of The York Volunteers for what is as of now, the largest ever reenactment in Canada! Over one-thousand men took the field to honour and celebrate those who fought here in 1814.
Sept. 20th - Warriors of Waterloo Parade and Doors Open Cambridge
Thompson's Company was proud to be asked to represent the ill-trained rabble... er, the whole of the 2nd York Militia (regionally we'd be there!) at the centenary celebrations in Cambridge for their Doors Open at the armoury as well as the parade and memorial for the men and women from Cambridge who gave their all in service of their nation.
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