Guys we were trying to get away from 'exceptional kit' and show the rank and file.
I'm sure Pete and Del will correct me if i'm wrong but at the planning meeting we agreed.
Tops: Tunics in either field grey HBT/Wool or dot44
Smocks: any of the standard patterns
Helmet covers: no dot44
Caps: no dot 44
Trousers: field grey wool/hbt or dot44
Having looked at hundreds (probably *thousands* actually) of period photos form 1939 to 1945 I have only seen camouflage tunics and trousers other than dot 44 drill or reversible winter white/oakleaf type on senior NCOs and officers on the SS.
One of the whole points of doing operation lightning was to raise the bar and try and get close to a realistic looking and organised 'skirmish' between realistic forces of the time, not to wear our favourite things, be comfy or get an 'edge'.
While I dont doubt that trousers and tunics other then those I've listed above were in existance and worn in small quantities its not really what the event is about.
Equally feel free to kick your kit around the garden for a bit before coming on the weekend as you've just come direct from the eastern front, your kit should be battle worn etc.
The heer garrison shoudl look freshly scrubbed, clean shaven and pressed.... you guys have been in the thick of it for ages.
If the above list is a problem for anyone i have an oakleaf smock, a dot 44 uniform and two field grey ss hohenstufen tunics (schutze and scharfuhrer) i will loan out on 'mend it if you bend it' basis.