Of Drums and Colours:
Technically a non combatant role, these are an important part of the regiment.
The Colour representing the "Soul and Core" of the regiment, and act as a central rallying point for the troops whilst on the field and on the march. It is a point of honour that the Colour is NEVER lost to the enemy, so therefore it is always one of the greatest compliment to be given this role of Ensign.
There are various drum calls that bring the regiment to order; to help us march and call us to retreat. All important on any given day.
Though all the talk of fighting with big sticks and going whoosh-bang sounds fun it isn't everyone's cup of tea. For a somewhat quieter but no less important a role, camp following could be for you.
If you have young children or a disability you can find your niche here. Roles include water carrying and First Aid on the field of battle.
Fun can be had by all, the choice is yours and nobody minds if you don't want to fight. We're all a great team which makes up the regiment - come and enjoy - if camp following is too dull, you can always build up to fighting.
We are the non-combatant assistants in the Regiment, whether we take the field or not. Our aim as individuals in whatever we do is to enjoy ourselves as much as any other members of the Regiment and in our own sweet little way; Those of us who take the field are either certified (first aiders) or uncertified (water carriers), we are all still vital to the machinery of war, as the Shotte and Pike would not be able to carry on, especially on the hotter musters, if we were not there to keep them hydrated and going.
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