21eme Regiment de Ligne
  Paris 2008

Paris 2008

The Regimental trip to Paris, despite a few set backs: Peter being a day out with his timings having to fly a full speed to catch the coach at Thurock, Chris Perko having to stay at home, grounding the front of the coach trying to get off the ferry, knocking over historical bollards at Malmaison, radio controlled clocks resetting to English time, was an excellent event with some 30 members taking part.

Facing Redcoats is one thing, but the Regiment was scattered by the watering sprays at Malmaison.

Malmaison 2008

The day was spent mounting guard, looking round the Chateau and finishing off with drill in front of the Chateau.

The evening was rounded off with a Regimental meal in Paris.

Regimental meal in Paris
Saturday saw the Regiment scattered over Paris, seeing who could wear out the most shoe leather. James Brindley returned with the buy of the day, a letter signed by Marshal Ney.

Sunday, pack the coach, it's much easier without 10 tents. A morning trip to Versailles, then the long journey home.

Despite the disappointment of not being able to camp at Malmaison and the resultant shortening of the trip, everyone appears to have enjoyed the trip. Hopefully more will follow.


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Commanding Officer
Chris Perko
Algrave Hall
Hassock Lane North
Derbyshire DE75 7JB
The Adjutant
Chris Durkin
7 Lowcroft Crescent
Oldham OL9 9UU
Position of the Regiment
25th May
1790 Regiment Guyenne at Lyon
1792: Journal militaire:1st battalion arrived Besancon
1793 Landau, siege until 28th December.
1794 At Nice, General Kellerman formed a Polish battalion with men found in the 21eme demi-brigade, 9 companies of 3 officers and 70 men.
1796 Evening, Massena's division (21e) along left bank of the Ellero, from Mondovi to the Tanaro.
1798 Into garrison at Amiens, 2nd battalion at Nantes (formed March 1797), 3rd at Dunkirk
1799 Magnano, towards Brescia.
1800 Pas de Suse, and town of Suse.
1801 Battalion expeditionnaire formed on the Ile de Re, with 140 of the 21eme, 106 56th Line, 59 5th Light, 58 Colonial depot Ile de re, 28 legion Loire, 119 cannoniers 5th Foot artillery, on the frigate l'Africaine.
1803 Bruges Camp/Ostend, 3/4 battalions Flessigne until July 1804.
1804 3rd and 4th battalions to Cologne.
1805 Crossed the Danube at Pressberg, one battalion at Bruick, other in villages of Regelbrun, Arbestal, Collesbrunn, Willfersnauer, and Schadendorf, until 5th January 1806.
1806 Division Kreus Munster
1807 Division at the Hohenstein camp until 5th June.
1808 Juliers
1809 Division left Ebersdorf for Vienna
1810 Brunswick, until October.
1811 Stade
1812 Division Thorn
1813 Order to form 1st Corps, 1st division, 33rd Provisional demi-brigade (2/12, 2/21) forming near Erfurth, united into corps at Wittenberg.
1814 Bergen op Zoom
1815 Lille

1815 Between Quatre-Bras and Waterloo.
Waterloo 1985
Boulogne 1991 on the Video page.

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