Our goal with the Grenadier Company is
an as accurate as possible display of the Regiment between 1800 and
For this we rely on different research sources, our own
work and close connections to museums, etc.
Even though it's not possible to
generate a 100% accurate account of these times we're still trying
to get a better grasp of the life and experiences of the soldiers
and their families.
The Gordons are a “traveling
During the last years we got invited to events all
over western Europe. Along with regular visits to Belgium, France
and the Netherlands we found ourself in Norway, England, Spain,
Portugal and Italy.
Of course we also participate on events in
On top of the regular events of the
season we also do winter drill days with our sister group, the
lights. We usually meet the last sunday of the months october,
november, january, and february at fortress Loevestein in the
Our drill is based on the “Rules and regulations,
for the formations, field-exercise and movements of His Majesties
During the winter months we mend and clean our
Parts and pieces which wore out during the events get
mended or replaced. Sometimes we also find new accounts in our
research and replace pieces of our kit due to new information on the
authenticity of them.
Some items of our kit, which are
specific to our regiment, we even manufacture ourselves, like
sporrans and bonnets.
We depict British military, which means
during the displays English is the official language. Due to the
close connection with our Dutch sister group we also converse a lot
in English around the campfire.
In our displays you'll find
“lowly” privates and officers along with musicians like pipers and
drummers and of course campfollowers and soldiers wives who follow
their brave men during the campaign. Even the odd “regimental
dog” finds it's way to our camp.
During events we're a
colourful group, having a lot of fun.
All newcomers are welcome, and one
thing is for sure;
As a grenadier, wearing a Kilt is a