The 22nd Regiment
His Majesty's 22nd Regiment of Foot is a Living History group focussing on the life and times of the ordinary British Soldier during the American Revolutionary War 1775-1783. This often overlooked period of British History saw the beginnings of what would later become known as the British Empire and the creation of a new nation, the United States of America.
We represent a Section of the Colonel's Company of the 22nd Regiment of Foot as it would have appeared in the year 1776. At that time the 22nd Foot was garrisoned in New York (then a Loyalist or 'Tory' city strongly opposed to independence from Great Britain).
The British Army in America
The British army of the 1770's was a small, professional, well equipped, well trained and above all adaptable organisation. It is with this in mind that we strive to re-create the day to day life of the average British Soldier and those who marched alongside him.
As Living Historians we attempt to explode many of the myths and legends that have grown up around this period. Far from the mindless automaton of story-book led by foppish and ineffective Officers, the British 'Redcoat' of the period was a formidable adversary making the achievements of the American 'Continentals' in opposing them all the more remarkable.
For the latest events and appearences please visit the Events page for more details. For further
information or to book the Company for an event please visit the Contacts page.
His Majesty's 22nd Regiment of Foot is a member unit of the
American Civil War Society Ltd (ACWS).