Great War Living History - Recruits needed

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  1. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    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
  2. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    could I join as a deserter hiding in Sarfend ?
  3. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    You don't have to join as a deserter.
  4. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    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?
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  6. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    No, you've got to buy your own kit and supply your own body.
  7. What's the average cost of kit and what do you need in respect of licencing for blank firers?

    By 'blank firer' I'm referring to the weaponry rather than my bod.
  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. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    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.
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  10. That's a lot of dosh.

    Do you know of a BAOR 1975-1990 Friday Night Reenactment Group instead?
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  11. A lot of dosh? It's more than this years defence budget.
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  12. Can I be a WW1 VC Walt?
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  13. 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.
  14. Dress in civvies and wear one of these in your buttonhole: [​IMG]
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