Charlie Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Regiment was started in 1999 by Dave Batten and Adrian Hargrave. Adrian has since left due to work constraints, but Dave still remains a very active member of the unit.
The 29th Infantry Division was the unit initially chosen by both from what they knew about them at Omaha beach in 1944, and after watching Saving Private Ryan it greatly increased their enthusiasm in discovering the unit's history.
What was once merely an interest has become an obsession for not just Dave but every member of the 29th; we strive to portray life as an 29th infantryman in the U.S. Army in the ETO as realistically as possible, using wherever possible orginal vehicles, weapons, equipment, tentage and uniforms - our displays at events will vary to include both life in camp, at leisure and in combat situations.
Since our founding in '99 the 29th has been going to shows and events all over the country and has even attended the Fort Indiantown Gap event in America.
We have became a popular choice with film and television companies and find ourselves more and more in demand as time goes on.