Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th September

The Axis invasion of England - Ford Rifle Ranges, West Sussex
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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby thompy1993 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:57 am

I may have another recruit, not home guard but brit. Any chance of knowing the rough cost of the weekend, so i can put some in the pot over summer, cheers,
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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby fremsley » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:59 pm

I've got a few tommy helmets to lend out for anyone wanting to be home guard.

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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby Hurrah » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:39 pm

yes comrade webb, that's Adrian.

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.


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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby Zero Bravo » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:47 pm

Taking it that Kroot's Crazy Crew is going to be putting in an appearance, and knowing your tendancy to going for the more obscure elements of the wide range of members of the battlefield, may I ask that instead of a bunch of Spanish renegades who's ship had crashed into the Cornish coast some weeks earlier, that you style yourselves as Home Guard Auxhiliary forces. More the local farmer types who looked like ...local farmer types, but had been away for specialist training in the defence of the nation. There's loads to research, I have a copy of Stewart Angell's book "The Secret Sussex Resistance" and I'll happily post it to you for an accurate source of reference.
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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby kroot » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:05 pm

To be honest the only way you would know that we were vets from the SCW would be if you checked the badges.

Most of the kit will be British civilian with some British army kit.

It was the SCW vets who were trainning alot of the HG by the way. However most of them were banned from joining.

For them the war had only ended 18 months before and they had marched home by late '38.

Don't worry we won't be waiving the red flag and singing the International(well maybe a little :giggle: )
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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby Zero Bravo » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:13 pm

Just promise me there will be no Water buffalo moments and we'll be fine :rofl:
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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby kroot » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:21 pm

Hey the Yanks set the parameters for that war! They made the rules, Uncle Ho mearly used them to get at the I mperial aggressor :rofl:

Tom Wintringham and to a small degree Eric Blair(George Orwell) were major parts of Osterly park were they were trying to teach the LDV that the war was going to be one dirty and evil affair. Much was learnt by the British members of the International brigade in those years. The main one being...don't trust Stalin!

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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby Hurrah » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:16 pm

Zero Bravo wrote:Taking it that Kroot's Crazy Crew is going to be putting in an appearance, and knowing your tendancy to going for the more obscure elements of the wide range of members of the battlefield, may I ask that instead of a bunch of Spanish renegades who's ship had crashed into the Cornish coast some weeks earlier, that you style yourselves as Home Guard Auxhiliary forces. More the local farmer types who looked like ...local farmer types, but had been away for specialist training in the defence of the nation. There's loads to research, I have a copy of Stewart Angell's book "The Secret Sussex Resistance" and I'll happily post it to you for an accurate source of reference.


To paraphrase JFK, We don't do these things because they are easy, we do these things because they are hard. :whistle: Oh and we can do them real cheap (most of the crew are on tight budget :wink: )

Kroot is hinting that some of us could be staff from Osterly Park or some such. :| There may be some 3 pointed stars or badges with some Spanish on them in the mix but on the whole mainly working class civilian look. So, we could pull off the auxiliaries look (totally yokel ).

I was working on civilian with arm bands but not much else, also something more home guard-ish has now become possible for me at least
(won this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWNX:IT it seems not too bad but quite baggy on me, I have removed the stripes and shoulder flashes)

Hoping to find some suitable extra bits at war and peace next weekend. But we will see.

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.


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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby Hurrah » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:26 pm

wolfspider wrote:Jumping into the conversation late here

Hurrah wrote:Kroot is hinting that some of us could be staff from Osterly Park or some such. :| There may be some 3 pointed stars or badges with some Spanish on them in the mix but on the whole mainly working class civilian look. So, we could pull off the auxiliaries look (totally yokel ).

With hints like that I am now expecting some very interesting additions to the HG team :good: Also thinking that prize Bull is going to be the new Water Buffalo :wink:


All I can confirm that I did look into getting hold of a "pantomine cow", but I found that unworkable due to cost and transport :slap: (and the small problem that no one wants to be the back end! :whistle: )

On a more serious note, yes, as a few members of our crew do not got a great amount of disposable income, so we are adapting our existing resistance look (no berets, onions or other obvious French clothing). We are comming mainly as 30's/40's civilians/resistance with LDV/Home Guard arm bands, either as a home guard unit that hasn't had issue yet, or possible those not permitted to serve (communists / blackshirts other undesirables) but are eager to defend their homeland from jerry! A few of us are trying for Home Guard with some uniform if personal budgets and oppotunities (chance finds, like with most of our kit) permits.

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.


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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby Zero Bravo » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:36 pm

Wouldn't have you 'orrible lot any other way :wink:
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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby Hurrah » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:18 am

Another site thing I want to check.

Is it possible to turn up Friday night and camp?

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.


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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby Steiner » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:59 am

According to the first post, yes. :)
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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby Alpha Zero Zero » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:08 pm

I'm new to all this so here goes. I've been doing airsoft a couple of months now and this is definately my 1st WWII. Zero Bravo told me to register so here I am. Faced with only one gun and limited finances (expensive hobby this) I wanted to create a WWII gun which at the cut of a cable tie reverted back to my SPR. So the Lewis gun was born in a weeks worth of lunch hours. My step son then decided he wanted something and again he still had to be able to use his M4. Another weeks worth of lunch hours and the vickers was born. (The back is hinged and the M4 slides right out. (minus foregrip and foresight). That was 2 weeks ago and last week followed the Blacker bombard spigot mortar. Todays request was for a Northover projector and or a Holman projector so I will see what I can do. My dining room is starting to look like an armaments factory. I know Zero Bravo has already posted pics but as this is my 1st time in the forum I will try and upload one. hope this works.
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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby Steiner » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:18 am

Absolutely marvellous work! :good:
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Re: Operation Sealion, Ford Rifle Ranges 4th & 5th Septembe

Postby Boshman » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:59 am

Agreed! they both look the biz! :good:
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