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‘His school will be open every day, excepting Sunday and Saturday evening, from the rouse bugle to the breakfast one, from 11 o’clock till dinner hour; and after dinner till evening parade, from 1st October to the 1st of April, the winter season, for two hours before taptoo. At the intervals, when for one hour the school is not likely to be occupied by the men of the regiment, the schoolmaster is to give instruction to the children; this to be regulated by circumstances &c. by the commanding officer for this occasion.’


Regulations for the Rifle Corps. Formed at Blatchinton Barracks under the command of Colonel Manningham 25th August 1800


The Shorncliffe Lectures


A series of new books covering topics relating to Shorncliffe through the centuries, edited by Dr Stephen Summerfield in association with Ken Trotman Publishing.


To purchase click the Donate button and leave a message to say which volume you are purchasing or email the secretary for details of paying by cheque.



Volume 1 - Coote Manningham’s Shorncliffe Lectures of 1803 and the Origins of the 95th Rifles.


£16.95 + £2.00 P&P






Volume 2 - Prelude to Waterloo

Adam’s Light Brigade (52nd, 71st & 95th Rifles) in the Netherlands (1813-1815)


£16.95 + £2.00 P&P






Sir John Moore and the Universal Soldier

Volume 1: The Man, the Commander and the Shorncliffe System of Training


£25.00 + £3.00 P&P





Discount for multiple purchases - contact the secretary for more details.