King's 8th Light Coy.

The Light Company of the King's 8th Regiment of Foot has been established as a means through which members of the living history community can develop and share their knowledge, skills and research in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Reenactors, those taking part in this hobby, are welcome to participate and learn what they can from those around them, while contributing for the betterment of all.

Those new to the hobby who are interested in portraying a more progressive side of the Revolutionary War era, will be warmly welcomed and provided with the necessary guidance and resources to participate as full, knowledgeable members of the Light Coy.

Representing the Light Company of the 8th, this group will participate in a variety of events across North America and beyond, though emphasis will be placed on the Great Lakes expeditions and events, covering the historical actions of the Light Coy. and the 8th, at large. 

Events / Évènements

2018/2019 Events, as have been approved by the membership.


May 25th-26th, 2019

The Battle of Fort Erie, Canada's largest living history event, hosted by the Light Coy. of the King's Regiment. An encampment and siege focused on the lives of the men and women of the British and Continental forces, as they would have been in the Sullivan Expedition of 1779, should the fort have been attacked. See our Dispatches for further information on this rare Canadian living history opportunity.


January 6th, 2018

By invitation only; come and join the Company for its first, annual, 12th Night Company Dinner. Food, drink, dancing an merriment in abundance are to be found, along with an auction. Come visit the Company during the day, at Fort George at Niagara-On-The-Lake, in Ontario, Canada. The Company will be putting on demonstrations, as well as seminars and demonstrations on 18th century cooking and makeup. Find details for the event at this link: King's Light Company Garrison Day.


March 11th, 2018

Fort York National Historic Site Drill and Sewing Day - Meet the Company and its camp followers, while watching period drill and crafts at this wonderful historic site, in downtown Toronto.


April 21st, 2018

Come see the Company drill, live and work at a free encampment hosted at the Fairfield-Gutzeit House in Bath, Ontario, one of the oldest homes in Ontario and a location settled by many members of the original Regiment.


May 19th-20th, 2018

Annual School of the BAR – Eastfield Historic Village, Nassau NY


June 2nd-3rd, 2018

K8 Detroit Hosted Multilakes Live Shoot – Multilakes Michigan


August 4th-5th, 2018

Fort Ligonier – Ligonier PA – Inspection Event – ALL UP


August 25-26, 2018

Fort Ontario – Oswego New York


September 29th-30th, 2018

Fort Klock (8th Battlefield) – St Johnsville New York


October 20th-21st, 2018

Schoenbrunn Village – New Philadelphia, Ohio – Inspection Event – ALL UP


February 2019

AGM (Annual General Meeting)


April 6th, 2019

Company Dinner - Fort Niagara - Yongestown, NY

May 25-26

Siege of Fort Erie - 350 Lakeshore Rd, Fort Erie, ON L2A 1B1

June 15-16

Black Creek Pioneer Village - Toronto

July 13-14

Stony Point - 44 Battlefield Rd, Stony Point, NY 10980, USA

August 25-26

Battle of Newtown - 2346 County Route 60, Elmira, New York

September 14-15

Fort Ticonderoga - 102 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga, NY 12883, USA

October 5-6th

Old Stone Fort - Stone Fort Days - 2019, 145 Fort Rd, Schoharie, NY 12157, USA

November 1-3

Immersion event at Monmouth - 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA

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2017 Events


September 2nd to 3rd, 2017

The Regiment will participate in a period scouting encampment at Prinyer's Cove, Ontario. This encampment will provide members with the opportunity to learn period bush-craft, camping, cooking and drill. Of particular note, the Company will begin learning how to operate using a period "horn" for movement and overall command.


October 1st, 2017

Nassagaweya Trail Day; the Company will spend a day on the trail in full period equipment, inclusive of its camp followers, attempting to march 8km over rough terrain. This hike will be an early attempt at preparing for the upcoming year's trek.

October 7th to 8th, 2017

Headmistress Trisha da Cunha will be presenting a seminar on period hair and makeup at the Battle of the Flockey, taking place at the Old Stone Fort Museum in Schoharie, New York. Reenactors and visitors are welcome to attend, participate and to learn more about period material culture, appropriate for both civilians and camp followers.


Du 2 au 3 septembre, 2017

Le régiment participera à un campement avancée à Prinyer’s Cove, en Ontario. Ce campement permettra aux membres du régiment de pratiquer leur main d’œuvre en forêt, camper, cuisiner et pratiquer leurs manœuvres en période de campagne militaire. Particulièrement, la compagnie commencera à pratiquer à suivre les ordres données par une corne militaire d’époque.


Du 7 au 8 octobre, 2017

La maitresse-de-chef Trisha da Cunha présentera un séminaire sur les coiffures et maquillages d’époque à la «Battle of the Flockey », qui aura lieux aux Old Stone Fort Museum à Schoharie, New York. Les reconstitueurs et membres du publique sont les bienvenus à participer et à apprendre plus au sujet de la culture matérielle, propre aux civiles et aux militaires de l’époque.


Le 6 janvier, 2018

Invitation requise : Venez joindre la compagnie pour son premier souper annuel de l’Épiphanie. La boisson, la nourriture et l’amusement y seront en abondance, ainsi qu’une enchère. L’emplacement sera annoncé prochainement.


Du 5 au 6 mai, 2018

La Compagnie fera une courte marche afin de se préparer pour une plus grande expédition plus tard dans l’année. La marche sera faite en armement complet dans les bois, ainsi qu’avec des rations d’époque. La marche sera difficile, mais ceux qui la suivront seront récompensés en sachant ce qui les attend lors de la plus grande expédition.


Septembre 2018

Expédition de la Compagnie Légère du 8ème régiment de pied 2018. La Compagnie organisera une marche militaire dans la forêt, munis d’équipement, de nourriture et sous menace d’attaque en tout-temps. L’expédition aura lieux en toute température et une attaque pourrait avoir lieux de jour ou de nuit, sans avertissement. Le pas sera rapide, les rations minimes et ne seront que se dont aurait eu un soldat à l’époque (sauf pour des gouttelettes de purification d’eau). Les tentes ne seront pas permises et le repos sera pris en quarts, afin de permettre une rotation des vigies. Les soldats dormiront sous les étoiles avec leurs couvertures de campagne. Lieux et date à venir.

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