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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 22:28 pm 
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Is anyone a member of the All Fronts Re-enactment Association, and if so can they recommend the association and what are the benefits of joining?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 22:33 pm 
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Cant fault AFRA

Been a member for a while now, in fact our entire group is covered by AFRA

Pros:
1. Its good value
2 AFRA will help you out with advice, training etc if asked nicely
3. Its ran by entusiasts with passion who *care* about living history, not faceless ensurers who considr you a 'weird risk'
4. Its hassle free - fill out your form, paypal the price of a few pints and you're covered for a year
5. You get a useful 'stay out of jail' card which is handy if you get stopped by the plod with a bootful of weapons as it's got yor mug on it and a clear statement on the reverse that you're insured to carry said items to and from events.
6. AFRA are a progressive organisation very open to new ideas, direction and concepts. Useful if you need to be insured for something thats not been done before.
7. Which is made all the easier by a very very simple 'risk assesment' form on the websitesfor ny events your exhibiting at or running.... loads easier than trying to do everything yourself and forgetting something!
8. Should you fancy trying WWII airsoft and are already re-enacting with an impression of a credible/good stanard (i.e. you've not thrown some kit on to try and get a gun) they will have the info and the ability to help you get stuck in straight away (rather than having to join a local site or go through with probationary methods before you can source WWII rifs)
9. You're insured to assist or join in with any other group (providing you let them know in advance) whereas being on a groups 'group pli' pretty much only insures you for activity with that group.


Cons....

Erm cant think of any - honestly!




In short, unless you're with a group that already has PLI with an insuring body then they probably are the way to go....


(i'm not even being paid for this post either - honest!)

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Yes, AFRA are very good! Get in touch with them if you are serious about getting your reenactment on!

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Don't touch them with a barge pole. They're rubbish! :lol:

(See signature for irony :D )

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'm one of the handful of oddball freaks who help run AFRA.

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Definately recommended and going from strength to strength,digger


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All of the above; hassle free, and piece of mind. There is no other option in my opinion.

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Again, I can't fault AFRA and they are always on hand and very willing to help.

A very, very decent bunch of chaps.


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If you like/agree with their Rules and Reg's( including the very small print) then you will like them Comrade, if not, you will not, like any Organ with Rules and Reg's you want to join.

Check out them out and make your choice.

There is the balance.

(Other Organ's bent on Re-enactor domination via an Umbrella society are available. That covers the legals as they say.)

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You will find that AFRAs "rules and regs" are akin to most other associations and groups out there. Many have actually copied theirs from ours over the years, along with risk assessments to ensure your insurance cover is actually real :) We are an association of reenactor members, not an "umbrella society" and domination is one of the things we don't do ;)

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Viktor wrote:
If you like/agree with their Rules and Reg's( including the very small print) then you will like them Comrade, if not, you will not, like any Organ with Rules and Reg's you want to join.

Check out them out and make your choice.

There is the balance.

(Other Organ's bent on Re-enactor domination via an Umbrella society are available. That covers the legals as they say.)


We are not an umbrella society, in fact we are not a society if people can be bothered to read, we are an association. We are not bent on re-enactor domination, as you can see by the threads before this one, we leave you alone to do your thing. We do not tell you which shows to go to, we do not tell you how many you can go to, we do not tell what you can and can't wear (but we are here to help you be your best with information and guidance). We like to think (it's up to the members to decide if this is true), that we are underpinning a hobby.

If people want to take the time to actually read our ethos, rules and mission statement, then misinformation will be avoided :)

Contact us if you would like more information, or contact our members for their opinion. Thank you for your interest and thank you to those that have posted above Viktor who know what they are talking about.


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Genossen,
Many thanks for the correct Rhetoric Formula, as a good Soviet, having the correct Political Perception and to avoid such Cultural Contamination against laid down Norms is central to the sun lit up lands of a Peace loving Socialist Wonderland, is understood by us...... such things can so cause the unwary to be Liquidated by a State Organ in the name of the People's...... they tend to have little patience.

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( Lease lend material from Comrade Sandy Boots)

"We have internal enemies. We have external enemies. This, comrades, must not be forgotten for a single moment"
( Comrade Stalin, 1928)

"Who watches The Watchmen?"... The NKVD.

"The Devil came to me one night, he struck his claws into my hands, I prayed for him to stop but he wouldn't .....so I told him to F' off..... he did".
(An old Russia lady)

"We will fight for peace until there isn't one stone left standing on another".
(Soviet folk-saying)

"Gesplitzenblitz !" ( Peter Sellers)

"To err is to be arrested ".
"To forgive is not within the Scale of Norms".

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psib3r wrote:
Viktor wrote:
If you like/agree with their Rules and Reg's( including the very small print) then you will like them Comrade, if not, you will not, like any Organ with Rules and Reg's you want to join.

Check out them out and make your choice.

There is the balance.

(Other Organ's bent on Re-enactor domination via an Umbrella society are available. That covers the legals as they say.)


We are not an umbrella society, in fact we are not a society if people can be bothered to read, we are an association. We are not bent on re-enactor domination, as you can see by the threads before this one, we leave you alone to do your thing. We do not tell you which shows to go to, we do not tell you how many you can go to, we do not tell what you can and can't wear (but we are here to help you be your best with information and guidance). We like to think (it's up to the members to decide if this is true), that we are underpinning a hobby.

If people want to take the time to actually read our ethos, rules and mission statement, then misinformation will be avoided :)

Contact us if you would like more information, or contact our members for their opinion. Thank you for your interest and thank you to those that have posted above Viktor who know what they are talking about.

You don't really know Viktor do you?

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no, but i have met many like him, they talk a lot but don't actually say anything. could someone also take note he has spammed the thread?


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No Genosse, just a question was asked, answers were given.... in an open forum... like they are in your one..... I too have met many "types".

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( Lease lend material from Comrade Sandy Boots)

"We have internal enemies. We have external enemies. This, comrades, must not be forgotten for a single moment"
( Comrade Stalin, 1928)

"Who watches The Watchmen?"... The NKVD.

"The Devil came to me one night, he struck his claws into my hands, I prayed for him to stop but he wouldn't .....so I told him to F' off..... he did".
(An old Russia lady)

"We will fight for peace until there isn't one stone left standing on another".
(Soviet folk-saying)

"Gesplitzenblitz !" ( Peter Sellers)

"To err is to be arrested ".
"To forgive is not within the Scale of Norms".

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Viktor wrote:
No Genosse, just a question was asked, answers were given.... in an open forum... like they are in your one..... I too have met many "types".


I am sure the world just heard my sigh. My one? I don't have one, twice on the same thread you have been wrong, I would quit while you are behind. Seriously you are showing yourself up as somebody who actually has nothing to add to this thread* or the re-enactment community in a whole**. years and years I have seen inane postings on this forum which tell people nothing, except to show the uselessness*** of the writer. Please the for sake of other people who have to read it, just stop.

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Many thanks for the correct Rhetoric Formula, as a good Soviet, having the correct Political Perception and to avoid such Cultural Contamination against laid down Norms is central to the sun lit up lands of a Peace loving Socialist Wonderland, is understood by us...... such things can so cause the unwary to be Liquidated by a State Organ in the name of the People's...... they tend to have little patience.


*The above quote does not answer the man's question therefore adds nothing, this is the point this thread went off topic. if you are reading this, seriously you don't need to go any further. there is nothing else to add.

**I don't like making assumptions, so I will say it is my instincts, which are always right.

***There are probably kinder words, it's 7am, I have more important things to do now, I can't be bothered.


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Oh and could some body please lock this now before our most esteemed 'comrade' here decides to add nothing to it again. I am sure jonjo has his answer.


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