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Great War Living History - Recruits needed

#9
Most groups will have an authorsied suppliers list and set of uniform regulations, a bit like being in the Army funnily enough.

For example we have a 3 event probation period to allow for training, safety, basic skills and to see if "we" get along with the new member and vice-versa. Then they would be expected to have kit from the authorsied suppliers. We would also suggest which order to buy kit. A steel helmet and gas mask isn't needed for new starters but boots and hat would be.

For example:
Boots - William Lennon B5 - £180
SD hat - Khaki on Campaign - £70
Uniform - Soldier of Fortune - £180 or Pegasus - £295+
Webbing - Original £?? or Museum quality copy - £250ish
SMLE - Deac or Live must be pre 1918 - £350 upwards. Held on relevant ticket depending on weather smoothbore or untouched. Contact your local FA Offr for details. Being a member of a Living History group is a reason for requiring to hold a live weapon.
 
#14
The wife is always banging on about me getting a hobby. But when I just asked if we had a spare £1200-ish for this, I was met with "**** off. You're too much of a geek as it is". Sorry, otherwise I'd be in.

Sent from beyond the grave using the Force.
 
#15
The wife is always banging on about me getting a hobby. But when I just asked if we had a spare £1200-ish for this, I was met with "**** off. You're too much of a geek as it is". Sorry, otherwise I'd be in.

Sent from beyond the grave using the Force.
Dress in civvies and wear one of these in your buttonhole:
 
#17
Good to see this sort of thing being done, especially as there are no WW1 survivors around anymore. Keep up the good work.
Agreed. I saw the group (I think it's the same one) at a recent Bovington Tank Fest and it was a lot more informative than just a bunch of blokes dressing-up. I recall the presentation in the main arena going some way to trying to dispel the usual Great War mythology.

I was a bit concerned at the levels of fraternisation with the Hun though:



I joined in that day by wearing one of these:

 

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