It is not difficult to convert a generic US Civil War canteen to a British 1895 General Service water bottle.
The example below is a US Civil War era reproduction canteen from S & S Firearms, a re-enactment sutler from New York.
Here is a list of all the events that we have scheduled for this year. There will be more info for each event in the Events Calendar. The list will be updated as we have more info...
Bunker Bash - Feb. 24-25 - Fort Rodd Hill
Mother's Day Tea - May 13 - Fort Rodd Hill
Annual Military Encampment - May 18-21 - Fort Rodd Hill
Ft. Macaulay Day / Great War Ceasefire - May 26 - Ft. Macaulay
Marching with the past - June 9-10 - Fort Rodd Hill
Canada Day - July 1 - Fort Rodd Hill
Naval Museum Open House - July 14 - CFB Esquimalt
Air Museum Open House - July 28 - BC Air Museum Sidney
AGRIFAIR - Aug. 3-5 - Abbottsford
Fab Forts - Aug. 18 - Fort Rodd Hill
Battle of Britain - September - BC Air Museum (Event Still in planning stage)
Lantern Tour - Sept. 22 - Fort Rodd Hill
Victoria Gun Show - Oct. 27-28 - Saanich Fairgrounds
Remembrance Day - Nov. 11 - Fort Rodd Hill
In previous years, the big June event out at Fort Rodd Hill was a Timeline type event, with several other re-enactment groups participating and many eras represented all the way to medieval and roman. This year, the theme was set as Women on the Homefront. As this would be predominantly representing the 1940s, we decided to combine it with our annual D-Day commemoration for a bigger two-day WW2 themed event.
Puttees, also known as leg wraps, have been worn in various forms since antiquity. Every possible manner of wrapping them has already been invented. However, those re-enactors that don't have somebody to show them how to do it, end up having to figure it out for themselves with varying degrees of success...