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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

"During the war of 1812, Top-Canada was defended by composite strengths: first of all, a pit of soldiers by profession, regular British, assured the garrison of forts and smaller posts which were spread out since Cornwall until strong Saint Joseph, on the Huron lake. Recruited in diverse parts of British North America, which the most known joined their rows, units of "Territorial" regular, or colonial were Territorial of Newfoundland and the Acrobats of Bottom – Canada. The last shutter, the most considerable of the army top – Canadian, gathered the local militias.

The total of the British regular troops parked in Canada in June, 1812…."
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Glengarry510 Sep 2018 5:31 p.m. PST

"…the Acrobats of Bottom-Canada…" I must have this unit in my War of 1812 army! What were their uniforms like? :)

FoxtrotPapaRomeo10 Sep 2018 5:42 p.m. PST

Original Text

Pendant la guerre de 1812, le Haut-Canada était défendu par des forces composites : tout d'abord, un noyau de militaires de carrière, les réguliers britanniques, assurait la garnison des forts et des postes plus petits qui s'échelonnaient depuis Cornwall jusqu'au fort Saint-Joseph, sur le lac Huron. Joignaient leurs rangs, des unités de « Territoriaux » réguliers, soit des coloniaux recrutés dans diverses parties de l'Amérique du Nord britannique, dont les plus connues étaient les Territoriaux de Terre-Neuve et les Voltigeurs du Bas-Canada. Le dernier volet, le plus considérable de l'armée haut-canadienne, réunissait les milices locales.

Better translation is
During the War of 1812, Upper Canada was defended by composite forces. First, a core of British regulars garrisoned the forts and smaller posts from Cornwall to Fort St. Joseph, on Lake Huron. Joining their ranks were regular "Territorial" units, colonials recruited from various parts of British North America, the best known of which were the Territorials of Newfoundland and the Voltigeurs of Lower Canada. The last, the largest component of the Upper Canadian Army, brought together the local militia.

Thus the "Acrobats" were in fact Voltigeurs and Upper and Lower replace Top and Bottom Canada.

Glengarry510 Sep 2018 5:45 p.m. PST

Oh, you're no fun anymore! :)

FoxtrotPapaRomeo10 Sep 2018 5:51 p.m. PST

Personally, I like the idea of the Cirque du Soleil defending Canadian soil. 8^)

Glengarry511 Sep 2018 1:59 a.m. PST

The Royal Spandex Rifles!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 11:31 a.m. PST



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