Media advisory - La compagnie franche de la Marine - A re-enactment from 1757 in 2007



    QUEBEC CITY, June 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The "Compagnie franche de la Marine"
will stage the premiere of its new historical re-enactment on Saturday 16 June
at 10:30 a.m. on the outside parade deck of HMCS Montcalm located at
170 Dalhousie Street, near the Louise Basin.
    This year, the Compagnie franche de la Marine has fine-tuned its
presentation in order to give the people of Quebec City a presentation that
more closely reflects the realities, accoutrements and weapons of 1757.
    In 1757, Canada has 40 companies, each with 65 men. They were divided
among the garrisons of Quebec City, Trois-Rivières and Montréal, and several
more detachments were scattered throughout the colony. Each of these
companies, identified by the name of their captain, was directed by four
officers: a captain, a lieutenant, an ensign of foot and a second ensign. The
NCO positions were filled by two sergeants and three corporals. And finally,
among the unranked men there were two cadets, who could aspire to an officer's
rank, and two drummers. In addition to this, the garrison at Quebec City had a
sergeant-major, a drum-major and a fifer.
    Following this premiere, the 30 members of the 2007 edition of the
Compagnie franche de la Marine will give a number of presentations, notably in
the cities of Québec, Trois-Rivières and Saint-Vallier. More specifically, the
Compagnie franche de la Marine will offer shows in Quebec City, on weekdays
and weekends, at the Parc de l'Esplanade, the Place de Paris/Royale, Place
George V, Quai 22 and the Plains of Abraham.
    Representatives of the media and the people of Quebec City are cordially
invited to attend this first historical re-enactment. Following the event, the
participants will also be available for discussions with the audience and
interviews.




For further information:

For further information: to plan interviews or to obtain photographs,
immediately contact: Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Simon Lortie, coordinator
of the Compagnie franche de la Marine, (418) 694-5560, ext 5482,
lortie.js@forces.gc.ca

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