Home Guard/Resistance!

The Axis invasion of England - Ford Rifle Ranges, West Sussex
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Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby thompy1993 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:15 pm

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?
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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby kroot » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:08 pm

I will be there, part of the Osterly park rejects :lol:
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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby Hurrah » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:14 pm

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.

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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
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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby fremsley » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:44 am

I'll be bringing some spare BD and denims - lets see what fits you.
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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby thompy1993 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:51 pm

If not, a collarless shirt, turn up trousers and some boots would do really, thats all the early Hg had.
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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby Steiner » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:24 pm

You won't even need a gun - just a broomstick will do. :twisted:
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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby Hurrah » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:28 pm

thompy1993 wrote: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.


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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby thompy1993 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:50 pm

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

Postby dadio » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:35 am

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.
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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby thompy1993 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:10 pm

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.
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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby stof » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:17 pm

thompy1993 wrote: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.

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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby Hurrah » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:31 pm

dadio wrote: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.

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The guard stood firm for Frances Pride, As you do
They said the guard will stand and die
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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby dadio » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:42 am

to harrah
no probs ive only space for one.
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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby Hurrah » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:21 pm

dadio wrote: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"

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The guard stood firm for Frances Pride, As you do
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Re: Home Guard/Resistance!

Postby thompy1993 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:49 pm

How far is it from Ford station to the ranges?
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