November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby ww2stu » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:08 pm

Il be up for this, however will have to confirm as off work until Thursday!
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby Luiluei » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:04 pm

Would it make sense to hand out some leaflet pointing to the forum or so? People might not get why we are there with WWII gear. Just a thought.
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby Granger » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:07 pm

Luiluei wrote:Would it make sense to hand out some leaflet pointing to the forum or so? People might not get why we are there with WWII gear. Just a thought.

Could do, as long as the owner is OK with us advertising the forum. He seems pretty nice but I know people can be funny about such things.
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby Granger » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:36 pm

The owner asks if we could have no SS runes or Swastikas visible please. He said the belt buckle is OK so as long as the swastikas aren't huge I think it'll be alright. So maybe chest eagles and field caps are a no. I doubt he'd turn anyone away on the day if it came down to it to be honest but let's make the effort. Could always just put a little bit of tape over chest eagles as field grey does look good.
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby MartinR » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:57 am

No swastikas rather precludes Jerry kit. I was also thinking of FJ, but not much point if it is covered in tape. I have worn German kit to open days in the past, a minority of people generally instantly assume you are a Nazi.

Guess Russian or British then. Anyway, put me down. Martin Rapier.

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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby Granger » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:49 am

MartinR wrote:No swastikas rather precludes Jerry kit. I was also thinking of FJ, but not much point if it is covered in tape. I have worn German kit to open days in the past, a minority of people generally instantly assume you are a Nazi.

Guess Russian or British then. Anyway, put me down. Martin Rapier.

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Yeah that's what I thought at first but I think we'd get away with the odd, small swastika if he's OK with the belt buckles and I'm still thinking of going as fj.
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby Mattywheels » Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:57 am

I imagine he is more against people in full SS kit, swastika armbands etc than a Heer eagle that has a small swastika - Tony is a reenactor himself so knows the kit well.
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby MartinR » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:18 am

Yes, I was thinking this is 'full Waffen SS rig' Tony isn't it? It is probably worth clarifying, although no SS runes and swastikas sounds pretty clear to me.

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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby paule » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:01 pm

I would have loved to but wife's butlins weekend was arranged 9 months ago for that weekend. Boo hoo. So a no show from me I'm afraid.
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby Lord Elpus » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:03 pm

I'm in for a "provisional" yes, might have to work, will know nearer the date. As for uniform, seeing as the Soviet one is coming together that's it, I do have Colonel SS with choice of cuff titles but that probably won't fit, and pointless if there's no "hakencross unt rune" could just muster US army, will have to search through.
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby Lord Elpus » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:12 pm

I will not be attending, work that week is confirmed. Will be going to Midlands Airsoft fair in Rutland, on th 8th Saturday.
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby Stanley » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:28 am

I'll possibly be up for this - depending on work.
Will be Heer - all I ever wear for airsoft :D
My son my be along as well, tho he is in modern kit.....haven't been able to turn him yet, but he's only 13 so plenty time.

So that's Ian Stanley & Ben Rycroft-Stanley.
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby Granger » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:54 pm

I spoke to Tony and further clarified the issue over german uniform. Chest eagles, medals, buckles and field cap insignia are all OK. SS runes and swastika armbands are a no.

Still haven't decided what I'll wear yet but it's between Brit Infantry and FJ
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby Wattsy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:42 pm

let the weather dictate the loadout closer to the time, effing cold = brit, not too effing cold = yank for me
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Re: November Open Day Meet Up of Awesomeness (RIFT 13th November)

Postby Luiluei » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:57 pm

Put me on the list. Do we want to get of most uniforms or rather small groups of different units? I can do Heer, FJ, GebJ or Russian.
I thought PanzerGr with camo shirt in boots would be nice or FJ.
... Although standard field grey looks good too especially in numbers.
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