Chelsea Pensioner Pace-Stick Team

25-26 September 2021

Chelsea Pensioner Pace-Stick Team

Experience the Chelsea Pensioner pace-stick team as they demonstrate their skills in this unique military sport. This is a drop-in event, but you'll need to book a free general admission ticket to the History Village to attend.
Chelsea Pensioner Pace-Stick Team

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Join the Chelsea Pensioner pace-stick team, fresh from their World Championship debut, for a demonstration of this unique sport.

Pace sticks are a Roman invention, used as a device to map out straight roads. In a military context, The Royal Artillery claims to have deployed the pace stick first, using them to ensure correct distances between field guns during battle. Later, they were adopted throughout the British Army to mark the correct distances between troops on parade.

Today, teams from around the world compete in the All Arms International Pace Sticking Competition at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Each team is required to perform a set routine with military precision. Any incorrect words of command or movements result in the deduction of points.

The History Village is free to visit. Drop in throughout the weekend to take a step back into our past.

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