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(@thompy1993)
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Hi, guys, i saw the filthy hun had their own topic so i thought i would make one for the allies. Who is there coming as one of the allies?

Man is too clever to survive without wisdom

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Topic starter Posted : 22/08/2010 1:15 pm




(@kroot)
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I will be there, part of the Osterly park rejects :lol:

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Posted : 22/08/2010 5:08 pm




Hurrah
(@hurrah)
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I'll be fresh from a bombed out factory/workshop, looking for payback!

Long range weather forecast is drizzely so packing a raincoat.

I was going to sort out a home guard proper uniform, but as coming by public transport and limited car space for the journey home, Looks like its one suit of clothes special for the event and 1 suit for journey.

To the tune of "Mademoiselle from Armentières"

Napoleons army ran away, As you do
The guard stood firm for Frances Pride, As you do
They said the guard will stand and die
But we heard what their Colonel cried
It wasn't pretty I tell you.


Resistance is fertile

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Posted : 22/08/2010 6:14 pm




fremsley
(@fremsley)
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I'll be bringing some spare BD and denims - lets see what fits you.

I'm a hero with coward's legs.

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Posted : 23/08/2010 7:44 am




(@thompy1993)
Estimable Member

If not, a collarless shirt, turn up trousers and some boots would do really, thats all the early Hg had.

Man is too clever to survive without wisdom

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Topic starter Posted : 23/08/2010 4:51 pm




Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
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You won't even need a gun - just a broomstick will do. :twisted:


You've got nothing to ein, zwei, drei, vier

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Posted : 23/08/2010 6:24 pm




Hurrah
(@hurrah)
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If not, a collarless shirt, turn up trousers and some boots would do really, thats all the early Hg had.

Oh that is sorted, You know I said I was going for the "I'll be fresh from a bombed out factory/workshop, looking for payback!" look?

I picked up an old school chore /overalls jacket (buttons, not poppers) many moons ago. To go with it some primark chinos (£6), flat cap (£1) and uniglo waistcoat (£7)to go with it (I've Dyed them all industrial dark blue to match the jacket, like they have been dyed to hide oil stains).

It ties together other stuff I already have well as I have grandad shirts, braces (have sewn buttons on the chinos for them), bags etc.

So I should look the part. Also on pale stubble background, I should stick out a mile! :slap:

Just looking for some thick woolen socks with holes in to sacrifice for impromptu hose tops/leggings.

I was thinking of bringing my fake denim BDs and 37 pattern webbing for wearing for one of the days. But to be honest with space at a premium maybe best left behind (the webbing adds real bulk to the pack size, as much as the denims and helmet/cap combined). As lift back is sorted (a Sunday only attendee) but space is a premium I'll wear something for the journey that is semi acceptable in the modern day for the journey down but could be fuzzed up for period civis should the need arises.

Don't joke about the broom sticks, as a larper I do have one of these

http://characterkit.co.uk/WEAPONS/Sword ... od_62.html

in my "rubber sword" collection and I am off at a larp event this weekend so heavens knows what I could find :P

To the tune of "Mademoiselle from Armentières"

Napoleons army ran away, As you do
The guard stood firm for Frances Pride, As you do
They said the guard will stand and die
But we heard what their Colonel cried
It wasn't pretty I tell you.


Resistance is fertile

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Posted : 23/08/2010 7:28 pm




(@thompy1993)
Estimable Member

Very Nice, i may have to try that at my next re-enactment event, as a possible recruit! Looking forward to seeing it.

Man is too clever to survive without wisdom

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Topic starter Posted : 23/08/2010 7:50 pm




dadio
(@dadio)
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hurrah if your comeing from kingston upon thames ,i live in guildford ,if you can get to guildford railway station ill be happy to give you a lift if you want to chip in on the petrol.

armoury
m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well





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Posted : 28/08/2010 10:35 am




(@thompy1993)
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Does any one want to buy/borrow a set of leather gaiters and a '03 Pattern belt? Both HG. If not i'll leave them at home.

Man is too clever to survive without wisdom

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Topic starter Posted : 30/08/2010 4:10 pm




 stof
(@stof)
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Does any one want to buy/borrow a set of leather gaiters and a '03 Pattern belt? Both HG. If not i'll leave them at home.

pm'd

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Posted : 30/08/2010 5:17 pm




Hurrah
(@hurrah)
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hurrah if your comeing from kingston upon thames ,i live in guildford ,if you can get to guildford railway station ill be happy to give you a lift if you want to chip in on the petrol.

Thanks for the offer, there is 3 of us by the looks of it, so might not all fit! we're trying to stick together as it has been mad enough trying to heard cats already.

To the tune of "Mademoiselle from Armentières"

Napoleons army ran away, As you do
The guard stood firm for Frances Pride, As you do
They said the guard will stand and die
But we heard what their Colonel cried
It wasn't pretty I tell you.


Resistance is fertile

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Posted : 30/08/2010 8:31 pm




dadio
(@dadio)
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to harrah
no probs ive only space for one.

armoury
m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well





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Posted : 31/08/2010 10:42 am




Hurrah
(@hurrah)
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to harrah
no probs ive only space for one.

I'll know if the situation changes tomorrow. I*f it do, i might take you up one the offer.

To the tune of "Mademoiselle from Armentières"

Napoleons army ran away, As you do
The guard stood firm for Frances Pride, As you do
They said the guard will stand and die
But we heard what their Colonel cried
It wasn't pretty I tell you.


Resistance is fertile

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Posted : 31/08/2010 2:21 pm




(@thompy1993)
Estimable Member

How far is it from Ford station to the ranges?

Man is too clever to survive without wisdom

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Topic starter Posted : 31/08/2010 6:49 pm




Zero Bravo
(@zero-bravo)
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Barnham station is actually the closest with the cab fare being about a fiver. Most trains that go through this part of the world, go through Barnham. Ford can be a bugger if you get caught by the level crossing.




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Posted : 31/08/2010 7:12 pm




(@thompy1993)
Estimable Member

Its just i was thinking of walking the way from the station.

Man is too clever to survive without wisdom

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Topic starter Posted : 31/08/2010 8:07 pm




Zero Bravo
(@zero-bravo)
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Sod that, pm me for my number if you're really stuck, and I'll come and pick you up. It's way too far to lug all your kit. a good five min drive through country roads with a 30 and 40 mph limit.




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Posted : 31/08/2010 9:06 pm




(@thompy1993)
Estimable Member

Are you sure, i've done it before. I don't mind it at all.

Man is too clever to survive without wisdom

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Topic starter Posted : 31/08/2010 9:11 pm




Zero Bravo
(@zero-bravo)
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I wouldn't ask anyone to do anything I wouldn't be prepared to do myself, and I wouldn't want to do that walk. I'll be at the ranges all day Friday making sure everything is all set up and ready, and it's only a short drive, so no problem.




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Posted : 31/08/2010 9:17 pm




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