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.