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hcompany
(@hcompany)
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I’ve found the collar tabs on eBay if anyone is wanting to go into that much detail:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2891013435
I’ve bought some, as well as shoulder titles, modern Air Force (grey) beret and the correct metal beret badge.
When it’s all arrived I’ll get a picture!


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Topic starter Posted : 01/01/2018 10:43 am
lipton
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I know you've already bought the beret, but i would have advised against going with a modern one as they are smaller in dimensions to their predecessors of the period. (and in my opinion the world is a little less brighter without them. :() nothing beats a lovley floppy beret.
Off the top of my head I do believe SoF do a WW2 Polish para beret.





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Posted : 02/01/2018 11:35 am
lipton
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Here's a pic of us at our last Polish outing so long ago. 'sigh' good times....good times.
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Now I'm off to get my kit and see if it still fits.





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Posted : 02/01/2018 11:44 am
hcompany
(@hcompany)
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I deliberately bought an oversized beret as modern ones are smaller.

You chaps very much look the part!

Unless I can find a good deal on a Denison I'll probably have had to have lost mine crossing from Driel


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Topic starter Posted : 02/01/2018 1:13 pm
Granger
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I deliberately bought an oversized beret as modern ones are smaller.

You chaps very much look the part!

Unless I can find a good deal on a Denison I'll probably have had to have lost mine crossing from Driel

Can lend you my denison if you want. I'll be on the dark side for this game so won't need it

Regards,

Ralph

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Posted : 02/01/2018 4:41 pm
hcompany
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I deliberately bought an oversized beret as modern ones are smaller.

You chaps very much look the part!

Unless I can find a good deal on a Denison I'll probably have had to have lost mine crossing from Driel

Can lend you my denison if you want. I'll be on the dark side for this game so won't need it

Thanks Ralph that’s be great, I will have my FJ stuff with me to lend too


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Topic starter Posted : 02/01/2018 11:35 pm
MartinR
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Here's a pic of us at our last Polish outing so long ago. 'sigh' good times....good times.
pols at play.jpg

Now I'm off to get my kit and see if it still fits.

Yes, happy days. It will be great to see you guys again.

I'll be reprising my role as mighty Luftwaffe Field Div, last seen in Eagles over the Rhine

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 03/01/2018 7:16 am
bart
 bart
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Hopefully will be joining the 1st Para brigade for the Saturday!

I've only got my heer impression together recently and apart from a Sten I have nothing I could use for this 1st para impression- any pointers to any cheap Denison smocks, trousers etc?

Also would be great help if anyone has any kit they can lend

Thanks

Bart

"We are too weak to defend, therefore we must attack" Marshal Pilsudski

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Posted : 05/01/2018 1:15 pm
hcompany
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Hopefully will be joining the 1st Para brigade for the Saturday!

I've only got my heer impression together recently and apart from a Sten I have nothing I could use for this 1st para impression- any pointers to any cheap Denison smocks, trousers etc?

Also would be great help if anyone has any kit they can lend

Thanks

Bart

Josh has a load of Belgian Denisons and I think 37 Patt
Modern Polish Air Force berets are about £5 on eBay but the badge should be replaced with a metal one of a slightly different style - £10 shipped from Poland
37 Patt also comes up cheaply on eBay I’d you start now you’ll have a fulls eat cheaply by February


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Topic starter Posted : 06/01/2018 11:47 am
hcompany
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Instead of a full set of 37 Patt webbing, you could find a Sten bandolier ( https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2547187026) and I’ll lend you a belt
Looking at pictures from Oosterbeek a lot of soldiers ditch all but bandolier towards the end


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Topic starter Posted : 06/01/2018 11:52 am
MartinR
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If you've got a smock, you can just shove stuff in the pockets. Smocks are great.

Josh has got at least one set of 37 pattern as I gave it to him.

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 07/01/2018 8:14 am
(@gunman)
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I have 12 denison and around 20 sets of 37....

Heer Schmidt

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Posted : 10/01/2018 9:28 am
bart
 bart
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I have 12 denison and around 20 sets of 37....

Brilliant! Repro beret & badge on order, ill sort myself some trousers and that will be everything.

Cheers

"We are too weak to defend, therefore we must attack" Marshal Pilsudski

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Posted : 11/01/2018 3:54 pm
(@wladek)
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Here's a pic of us at our last Polish outing so long ago. 'sigh' good times....good times.

Now I'm off to get my kit and see if it still fits.

Look how young and shiny we all are!

Best find a gun from somewhere...

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Posted : 23/01/2018 8:02 pm
(@wladek)
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OK, to tidy it up a bit it looks like we have 8 of us:

POLISH Paratroopers

Stuart Howes
Craig A
Dean A
Ranjit Ph
Andy
Charlie B
Bart Ojrzynski
fremsley

unless anyone knows of anyone else who intended to enlist with us but found themselves deployed in the Mongolian Command Cavalry unit or something.

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Posted : 02/02/2018 4:45 pm
CHThree
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Modern Polish Air Force berets are about £5 on eBay but the badge should be replaced with a metal one of a slightly different style - £10 shipped from Poland

There is an oval coth patch for the beret which is also correct but for the life of me I can't remember where we got them.



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Posted : 02/02/2018 11:42 pm
hcompany
(@hcompany)
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Modern Polish Air Force berets are about £5 on eBay but the badge should be replaced with a metal one of a slightly different style - £10 shipped from Poland

There is an oval coth patch for the beret which is also correct but for the life of me I can't remember where we got them.

It seems there are a couple of variations
But with all Free Polish photos, there are always some guys who are completely out of Regs!


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Topic starter Posted : 03/02/2018 8:24 am
bart
 bart
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Can anyone suggest any cheap(er) alternatives to repro BD trousers?

"We are too weak to defend, therefore we must attack" Marshal Pilsudski

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Posted : 03/02/2018 9:23 am
MartinR
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As with all these things, it depends how fussy you are.

This is airsoft, not reenactment, so a pair of baggy brown or green trousers? If you've got a smock, hat and webbing no-one is going to pay much attention to your trousers at an ops weekend.

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 03/02/2018 9:29 am
bart
 bart
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Perfect, just ordered some. After getting a denison, bandolier & beret the budget was a little slim but they will do

"We are too weak to defend, therefore we must attack" Marshal Pilsudski

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Posted : 03/02/2018 10:47 am
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