WWIIReenacting.co.uk Forums

Uniting UK Re-enactors since 2003
 

It is currently Thu Jun 20, 2019 13:29 pm

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5275 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330  Next
Author Message
Offline
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:04 am 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 11:53 am
Posts: 1576
Location: Luton and Stoke-on-Trent
Real Name: Ieuan Smith (Joe)
Group: Poor Bloody Infantry
Wow! Thats impressive!


Top
 

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username
Offline
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 19:39 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 19:46 pm
Posts: 45
Location: North West
That's very good Graham.


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 19:40 pm 
 Profile

Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2014 22:09 pm
Posts: 35
Location: camp chilliwack B.C Canada
Real Name: Lucas
Group: VEMRA
Great job man does your canadian troops blancoe their web equipment

_________________
Reenacting:
Lcpl 1st Can Para, Sgt Royal Canadian Engineers, Rifleman Royal Winnipeg Rifles 1939-45

Apparently we Canadians say Eh a lot


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 16:51 pm 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 11:53 am
Posts: 1576
Location: Luton and Stoke-on-Trent
Real Name: Ieuan Smith (Joe)
Group: Poor Bloody Infantry
Myself sporting my new 6th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, 59th (Staffordshire) Division impression at Rufford this weekend in the evening. :) Really enjoyed putting this together and researching the role of the division in Normandy. I think its official, I am now Staffs bonkers. :D

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Really looking forward to getting this out more next year. :)


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 16:52 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 18:08 pm
Posts: 811
Real Name: Luke Harris
Where's your BD from Joe? Looks really good! Nice to see you wear your GS cap the same as your beret ;)


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 16:56 pm 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 11:53 am
Posts: 1576
Location: Luton and Stoke-on-Trent
Real Name: Ieuan Smith (Joe)
Group: Poor Bloody Infantry
My trousers are the only pair I owned and have owned for like 3 years. They're 49 pattern conversions believe it or not! Very good ones to. The blouse is a Pegasus I bought second hand off of here not too long ago. lol.

And yes of course I would wear my cap like my beret! :D hehe. So much for comfortable! :D

As I forgot! Here's a photo of a front view so you can get a better look at the cap badge and backing. :)

Image


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 17:04 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 18:08 pm
Posts: 811
Real Name: Luke Harris
Very good work :)


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 19:13 pm 
1000+ Poster
 Profile

Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 15:00 pm
Posts: 1151
Location: Scotland
The trousers are indeed fantastic conversions! Great impression mate...

_________________
http://www.N44.co.uk


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 19:31 pm 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 22:48 pm
Posts: 1926
Location: Marden Kent
Real Name: pete cosgrove
Group: Vickers MG Collection & Research Association
Another chance at the weekend to bring out one of my Allied Armoured related Battledress's. This time a Polish one.

This one a Kapral serving the recce troop 2nd Armoured Regiment (Pulk Pancerny) 1st Polish Armoured Division late 1944. The original 40 pattern Blouse has been modified with the added pleats to the pocket a fashionable addition to the blouse done by members of the division late in the war.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Fear Naught

Collecting anything related to the HBMGC/Tank corps, RTC and RTR 1916 to 1945


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 19:32 pm 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 11:53 am
Posts: 1576
Location: Luton and Stoke-on-Trent
Real Name: Ieuan Smith (Joe)
Group: Poor Bloody Infantry
How interesting! Certainly looks very bizarre! haha. Nice one! :)


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 19:51 pm 
1000+ Poster
 Profile

Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 15:00 pm
Posts: 1151
Location: Scotland
Awesome Pete, I'm not clued up on my armoured/infantry unit stuff at all I'm afraid so I have a question. Did Polish tank crews serve alongside British tank crews and infantry? (I mean this at a battalion level...wouldn't have imagined it was practical at a company sort of level or less.. to have non-English speaking Polish tankies serving in the same vehicle as Brits!)

Might be daft but I am rather keen to know!

_________________
http://www.N44.co.uk


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 22:57 pm 
3000+ Poster
 Profile

Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:32 am
Posts: 3400
Location: Dagenham
The chap who runs my Vietnam Group, his father was a Polish Armoured Corp Sherman Driver. Was rounded up as a young man in 1939 by the Germans and sent to a work camp, had had enough by 1945 so broke out and ran to the allied lines. Asked to join so they took him in, taught him to drive Sherman's. He saw the last few remaining months of the war. Unfortunatly i never met him as he died last year but my friend Chris said his dad never really spoke too much about it.

_________________
Andy "Wideload" Whyberd


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 13:22 pm 
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2004 15:27 pm
Posts: 122
did they wear there caps and helmets at such jaunty angles i thought it was just german officers


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 14:15 pm 
3000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2004 23:50 pm
Posts: 3503
Euan wrote:
Awesome Pete, I'm not clued up on my armoured/infantry unit stuff at all I'm afraid so I have a question. Did Polish tank crews serve alongside British tank crews and infantry? (I mean this at a battalion level...wouldn't have imagined it was practical at a company sort of level or less.. to have non-English speaking Polish tankies serving in the same vehicle as Brits!)

Might be daft but I am rather keen to know!


No, they were formed into their own Free/Exile Polish Divisions, Brigades, Squadrons or Ship's companies many of which carried over traditions and associations from existing Polish military units.

_________________
Jon.
For I am allyer than thou.
Montys Men: http://www.living-history.org.uk/mm/index.htm
Korean War reenactment forum: http://www.theforgottenwar.proboards61.com/index.cgi


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 18:34 pm 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 22:48 pm
Posts: 1926
Location: Marden Kent
Real Name: pete cosgrove
Group: Vickers MG Collection & Research Association
avatar12m wrote:
did they wear there caps and helmets at such jaunty angles i thought it was just german officers


Yes there style of wearing them was to have the eagle in the centre and have the beret pulled to the rear.

_________________
Fear Naught

Collecting anything related to the HBMGC/Tank corps, RTC and RTR 1916 to 1945


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 18:45 pm 
2000+ Poster
 Profile

Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:03 pm
Posts: 2475
Location: south wales
RB500 wrote:
Recently I was fortunate enough to be invited to duxford for a private photograpy course.

Initially I was to be playing with a Type IX Spit, but it got changed at the last minute. Hence the Mk1 Spitfire, and late war flying gear. Otherwise a fantastic day. Just waiting for the pics of me sitting in the cockpit with the old girl spun up. ;)

Image

Image

Image

Image



Doesn't have to be combat, they used MK1 spitfires for training right up until the end of the war, so it's not, per se, wrong at all


Top
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5275 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to: