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Engaging the Pikemen & Musketeers

The Company can help you make your event special is a number of ways. Here are just a few ideas:

  • An impressive and colourful ‘carpet guard’ at your reception or dinner.
  • Guards of Honour or escorts for important members of your organisation or visitors arriving at your function.
  • Where the venue is appropriate, provide a demonstration of authentic 17th century pike and musket drills
    • trooping or lodging the Colour
    • repelling a cavalry charge
    • framing a battelle (the forerunner of the infantry square) These can be staged with or without musket fire.
  • We can also arrange for you to dine or hold your reception at Armoury House, the HAC’s 18th century headquarters, with a demonstration and carpet guard by the Pikemen and Musketeers. This is a truly memorable experience for your members, staff or clients.
  • At some events, after a demonstration or guard, it can be appropriate for members of the guard to mix and chat informally with those at your reception.
  • Depending on the event and the size of the venue groups of half a dozen up to 63 (the full strength of the Company) can be booked.
  • The Company also offers an illustrated talk on the Company of Pikemen & Musketeers and a tour of the armoury and Armoury House.


Planning can be discussed with the Clerk & Adjutant, Ensign David Hadden, contact us.



Download a copy of our brochure below:

HAC Pikemen & Musketeers Brochure