Re-enactment – 1798-2018

The largest re-enactment event ever organised in Malta. Over 500 participants from 17 countries…. Full programme here. Keep following us here or on Facebook

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Final Programme of 220 Anniversary Re-enactment Announced

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HRGM in Gozo Citadel Multi-period Re-enactment

Members of HRGM depicting regular and irregular soldiers towards the end of the Order of St. John in Malta

On Saturday 19th May HRGM took part at the first multi-period event held in Gozo and which was organised by the Ministry for Gozo. Six re-enactment societies took part and represented a time-span ranging from Medieval to WW2.

17 HRGM members took part – 15 in Napoleonic outfits and 2 in medieval clothing (and were attached to another re-enactment group). The main posed picture features a number of men representing different military units of 1798 – artillery (light blue coat, light infantry (green coat), line infantry (white coat with red facings), and civil militia (irregularly dressed).

More pictures on the HRGM FB page.

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Five lectures about the French Blockade in Malta

An artistic impression of General Bonaparte’s invasion of Malta in 1798.

The 220th anniversary of the French arrival in Malta is being marked with by series of cultural and spectacular events being organised by HRGM and Reġjun Tramuntana as part of the first edition of Regun Tramuntana Military Festival which also includes massive historical re-enactments with around 500 re-enactors being held in the same region on 5, 6, & 8 June.

The events include a series of very interesting lectures relating to the period of the French Blockade (1798-1800). The five lectures are being held at the respective locality’s Local Council premises. Continue reading

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HRGM returns to Medieval Mdina

After an absence of some years, members of HRGM have taken part in the annual Medieval Mdina Festival. Continue reading

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First 220 Anniversary events announced

Reġjun Tramuntana proudly presents the 1st Regjun Tramuntana Military History Festival focusing on the 220th Anniversary form the French landing in Malta. The landing took place in Mellieha. over 500 re-enectors from HRGM will be taking part.

Three events are being organised on Tuesday 5th (Mosta-Għargur-Naxxar), Wednesday 6th (Mista-Mellieħa) and Friday 8th June 2018 (Mtarfa-Rabat-Mdina from 1800 hrs).

On the 5th of June the troops will be marching through the old village roads – and finally meeting in front of Naxxar’s Parish Church where a typical celebratory night will take place with troops, villagers, food and wine and merriment.

On the 6th of June the French Troops landing in the quaint Bay of Mistra, where some skirmishes with the Maltese Militia will take place. once the resistance is overcame, the troops will march to Selmun and eventually on to the village of Mellieha. Maltese will ty to stop the invasion along the route, but fall to superior, more experienced, battle hardened troops. The troops finally reach Mellieħa’s Parish Square where they plan to pass the evening, eating, dancing and celebrating.

Finally on the 8th of June the troops will be starting their march from Chadwick Lakes on to Mtarfa where they will face some pockets of Maltese Militia. Once these are overcome, the French proceed to Rabat and eventually take Mdina. The victorious troops will end up celebrating outside of Mdina, eating , dancing, singing and drinking.

See the event page on Facebook.

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