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68th Durham Light Infantry Display Team
From the website: On 22nd April 1758, the 2nd battalion of the 23rd Regiment of Fusiliers was formed into a separate Corps as the 68th Regiment of Foot. In 1764 and following years, it was on active service in the West Indies engaged in the capture on one or other of those islands from the French or Spaniards. Between 1764 and 1806 the regiment endured 4 postings to the West Indies where the battalion earned a high reputation and was granted the motto "Faithful" for its conduct in the campaign against the natives of St. Vincent. In September 1808 the 68th - 436 rank and file - were ordered to convert to Light Infantry, after the fashion of the 43rd and 52nd. Marched to Brabourne Lees, Ashford, Kent to train with the 85th under the master of light infantry training himself, Lt. Col. Franz Von Rothenburg.

The Brigade of the American Revolution
From the website: The Brigade is a non-profit living history association dedicated to recreating the life and times of the common soldier of the American War for Independence, 1775-1783. Members represent elements of all the armies then involved: Continental, Militia, British, Loyalist, German, French, Spanish, and Native American forces plus civilian men, women and children.

Since 1962 the Brigade has been recreating a broad spectrum of the 18th Century. It's activities include military encampments, tactical exercises, firelock shooting competitions, craft demonstrations and social activities. The Brigade also conducts annual schools and educational seminars featuring experts from several fields of 18th Century study. The Brigade maintains a modest research library and publishes an educational journal, The Brigade Dispatch, a regularly scheduled newsletter, the Brigade Courier, and periodic instructional booklets and papers. Membership is open to all persons.

The British Brigade
From the website: The British Brigade, Inc. is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents to honour the memories of those British and American soldiers and their families who served their country while fighting and dying for their beliefs and loyalties during the American War of Independence.
We endeavour to portray various aspects of the lives of these men and women by bringing together hundreds of soldiers and campfollowers to educate the public at weekend encampments. A field force of The King's Army in British North America can be seen camped in the manner of the British Army of the period. Here one can see tent lined streets filled with red, blue and green coated men performing their daily duties as well as practicing drills and manoeuvres.At least twice a weekend the Army forms for battle against the Rebel forces where one can see, amid the clouds of powder smoke and crash of musketry, battalions of men manoeuvreing into action against their foes. Here infantry, artillery and cavalry recreate the detailed evolutions of the 18th century's most famous army.