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The Royal Cornwall Militia
« on: Sunday 18 June 17 18:06 BST (UK) »
Is there a site that gives information on the Royal Cornwall Militia and it's members from the late eighteenth century to the early nineteenth century.

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Re: The Royal Cornwall Militia
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 June 17 19:31 BST (UK) »
Is there a site that gives information on the Royal Cornwall Militia and it's members from the late eighteenth century to the early nineteenth century.

Also would someone from outside Cornwall be able to join the militia.
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Re: The Royal Cornwall Militia
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 June 17 20:00 BST (UK) »
The Militia were part-timers, equivalent to today's Territorial Forces.

Men would volunteer and undertake basic training for several months at an army depot. Thereafter, they would return to civilian life, but report for regular periods of military training (usually on the weapons ranges) and an annual two-week training camp. In return, they would receive military pay and a financial retainer, a useful addition to their civilian wage. Of course, many saw the annual camp as the equivalent of a paid holiday. The militia thus appealed to agricultural labourers, colliers and the like, men in casual occupations, who could leave their civilian job and pick it up again.
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Re: The Royal Cornwall Militia
« Reply #3 on: Monday 19 June 17 20:13 BST (UK) »
Maybe you should contact The Keep at Bodmin? It is Cornwall's Regimental Museum.

Contacts for research:
https://cornwalls-regimentalmuseum.org/museum-history/research/
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Re: The Royal Cornwall Militia
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 June 17 08:03 BST (UK) »
Thank you KGarrad for your reply.

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