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2nd York Thompson's Company: Mastering the 1812 Muster

Join the 2nd Regt. of York Militia - Thompson's Company in their first official Muster for 2021 as they prepare for their future Engagement at Bradley Museum, and hopefully, many more public events.
Drill sergeant, Bert Jagoda,  is drilling the company on the manual of arms, formations and field exercises, and the platoon firing exercises after a lengthy postponement of training due to COVID.
The 2nd York members are keen to dust off the rust and get back to public events with educational, entertaining, and historically accurate reenactments.
Heritage Mississauga and 2nd York would like to thank RAMA Gaming House and Charitable Gaming for their generous financial support which has provided outfitting for new recruits, supported the development of the company, helped living history to come alive, and to support educating the public on the important role our community played during the war.
The 2nd Regiment of York Militia - Thompson's Company, is a group of living history enthusiasts who, through research and living history, recreate the lives of soldiers and civilians of Toronto township during the War of 1812.
The original Company served in the War of 1812 as part of the 2nd Regiment of York Militia. It is named for Captain William Thompson who served with the 2nd Regiment of York Militia during the war.
The reenactment company was formed to honour the contributions of volunteer militiamen and First Nations people from Toronto Township (now the City of Mississauga) who served in the 2nd Regiment of the York Militia. Many of them were present at and participated in many of the battles in the War of 1812 along the Niagara frontier, including Chippawa, Fort Detroit, Fort Erie, Fort George, Fort York, Lundy’s Lane, Queenston Heights, St. David’s and Stoney Creek.
Thompson’s Company functions, in part, as an educational component of Heritage Mississauga by participating in community events, functions and through reenactments. Members come from across Peel Region representing a range of ages and walks of life.
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