This will incorporate changes of the Guard during the day, inspections of the Guard, etc.
Duration - As Required
The unit possesses a period Bell Tent, and this can be utilised and set up as a "centrepiece" of some activities cleaning of rifles, Soldiers pastimes, Food breaks.
Equipment and materials will be set up both inside and around the campsite. This is where visitors and interpreters come together on a "one to one" basis.
Space needed for Tent - approx 7.2 metres Diameter on grass additional space required to incorporate drill).
The tent is fully set up inside and out as a QDF tent would have been during the training Encampments that were a feature of the period.
NOTE - A more "Social / Civil" presentation that can be utilised is the illustration of a 19th Century Lunch with some of the Ladies of the Regiment (also in Period Costume) held in the around the campsite.
Such a scenario is a well documented historical Fact.
Materials - Bell Tent, Camp Equipment (Tripod, Ovens, Munition boxes etc), Camp stools/ chairs.
Duration - Throughout Day
Conducted by a Trained Soldier to new Recruits.
This involves basic training such as Turning, Marching, Rifle Drill.
A lecture pertaining to the various subjects that would have been encountered etc during the Soldier's Training. Explanations range from First Aid to Weapon types encountered.
Materials - Blackboard (6' * 4')
Material to suit topic
This can be in two forms -
Shirtsleeve Order; this is more "open" than the formal, Full Dress displays. It allows for the scenario of the typical preliminary drill session (incorporating punishments for incorrect behaviour, etc), the explanation of the various activities is incorporated within the Drill via the NCO's Instructions.
Full Dress Displays; the more usual form of display, with a straight run through of Manual Drill as well as various maneuvers of the Victorian Era Soldier.
Duration - Either form - 15 mins upwards (as req) - throughout day
An extension to the normal Drill at Arms, but centered around the secondary weapon of the Infantry.
It also is a more "open" demonstration session, and may be instigated at various times/locations.
Explanation of Bayonet Drill (5-8min) followed by demonstration.
Duration - 30 mins - througout Day
Men are positioned at various points around a given area.
They may be either static or may walk their rounds.
Unit drill demonstration can be scheduled to suit needs.
It will be explained what the unit is doing, and the type, origin, range and impact of weapons being used.
This drill should be explained in context with the 19th Century thoughts on battle and troop movements.
The Regiment possesses both Heliograph and Flags, and instruction and demonstration can be given on these aspects of Communication.