Great War Living History - Recruits needed

#1
Fellow Geeks.

Anyone interested in Great War Living History?

Our group would welcome you to join, doesn't matter where you live so long as you can get to events.

See what we do at:

The Warwicks 1914 - 1918 - About us
 
#3
You don't have to join as a deserter.
 

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LE
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#4
well can i say you guys are doing a great job then . Seriously .
 
#5
Do we get issued a uniform too small, or a big belly/arse combo?
 
#6
No, you've got to buy your own kit and supply your own body.
 
#8
Good to see this sort of thing being done, especially as there are no WW1 survivors around anymore. Keep up the good work.
 
#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.
 
#10
That's a lot of dosh.

Do you know of a BAOR 1975-1990 Friday Night Reenactment Group instead?
 
#11
A lot of dosh? It's more than this years defence budget.
 
#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.

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#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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LE
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#19
Regarding re-enactment groups, any of you who are able should cut along to the Chalke Valley history festival on the last week of June.
There are societies from just about every era of warfare. Napoleonic, WW1, WW2 Roman and medieval.
All are very friendly and more than willing to let one play with their kit.

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I quite fancy dressing up as a Viking and drinking mead, wearing chain mail and carrying a big **** off sword...
 

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