The East Norfolk Militia

The East Norfolk Militia is a red coat Napoleonic era re-enactment group recreating the British Army's militia of the Georgian period of 1803-1815.

So what are we about?

The East Norfolk Militia was originally formed to represent the parishes of Norfolk for the Return of Nelson in 2000. It was felt that it would be a shame to just disband so the unit rose from its bed to support the celebration of Nelson's death and the bicentennial of Trafalgar. Having had this rush of blood to our manly limbs we continued to turn out for several, yearly events, such as Trafalgar Day at the Nelson Monument and the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival. Having been seen by several entrepreneurs, the unit got some offers of work for fêtes, carnivals and living history events....so if you are looking for an attraction for your worthy cause, we might be what you need. We usually charge for powder and  travel to cover our expenses. Nobody in the unit gets any profit. all monies are ploughed straight back into the unit - insurance cover is not exactly free these days and as for uniforms and equipment...... Some displays we do for free in a worthy cause eg Help for Heroes. We are fairly adaptable to your needs. We can do straight parade ground stuff, we can occupy a crowd for half an hour with drill and firing displays - even the odd rôle play, distractions and alarums thrown in. We can also skirmish and firefight with the best of them. Individuals can also be booked at appropriate times to do talks on the Militia and all things Napoleonic.