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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:28 am 
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Theres one for those who have not seen it, 1984 and a 22 year old Tony Dudman in Belgium. how things have moved on. The question has to be asked, would any of what we do now, have happened if it was not for the guys back in 1977/78 getting the ball rolling.?
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That was a nice pic of Tony Dudman,thanks for posting Wayne....now take a look at this from 1980.

Butlitz November 1980

As the Butlitz newspaper cuttings have already been added, it only remains to see the TV news report.
Lots of the old personalities are to be seen, mike Passmore, Dave Bennett, John Oxlade, Tony Dudman etc.
I am up in the watch tower.......oh, and shooting the POWs at 01:13 :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QWkSzTm7_k

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That's one gig I wouldn'tve minded attending!

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Bill, thanks for posting that. amazing, but now very naive by todays standards.
H&S would be having a field day, its good to know that what we all do today, has a lot to do with what happened over the last 30 years, its been the working with the authorites that has meant the hobby have continued to grow in a safe and fun way. It is a credit to British reenactment that no one has been killed in this hobby( as far as I know) anyway.
The past was never perfect, but 10 years ago who would have thought we would be posting this stuff where the whole world can see what we do.


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Thanks for your support in this project wayne (and others who have written in).
I will be adding my images from 1982, perhaps by the weekend, so watch this space :wink:

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Love the pic's, do keep them coming

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Warden_D wrote:
Love the pic's, do keep them coming

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I will do, but I had hoped others would be uploading their own pics too :wink:

STOP PRESS: I have just discovered the 70 or so "Lost Colour Slides" from 1988 :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 16:42 pm 
Bill if you don't mind me posting a few allied ones...

June 1984 outside the Stage Door Canteen, Lyceum, London.
Me, John Oxlade and Martin Stanbridge..
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Same day..
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Private battle at Caerphilly..early 1980's
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Chelmsford showground..early 1980's
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Very embarrasing...aged about 17..circa 1979 afer spending all my Birthday money at Quartermasters at the Angel..
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Private Battle early 1980's I think its Llanvair Discoed, not sure. This is the first battle we tested out our Ginger Blunderbuss Antiques Jumps suits and my newly acquired £200 semi-auto Garand, on shotgun certificate...

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Great pics, nice to get a few Allied ones, people were starting to think the BRA was a pure German thing :wink:

Keep them coming if you find the time, cheers, Bill.

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All the memories flowing back from the 70s- we were part of the 82nd Airborne from BRA (North) and remember our small group travelling all night from Glasgow to get to Charing or Thruxton. We were good friends with Mike Ross (I was serving Para - still serving 35 yrs later in TA) and Badger with his tank. also remember a 1/2 track at Charing and other vehicles (jeeps, Kubels etc)

Also many a happy time in London at a 40s dance (christmas I think) and a lot of time at QMs at the Angel and other nearby militaria and surplus stores and (I think) waterloo market under the bridge??

Will need to find old photos and my old membership card -similar to the one shown from 78/9 can't remember what number I was then. I was also American Jump trained having been att to 325 PIR with 82nd Abn in Bragg.

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christ paul,

brilliant pics. Love the last one !

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Here are two more images from the 1981 BRA Bulletin....

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Reenactment 1982

Images are taken from the BRA Bulletin 1982.....

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BRA Germans, John Oxlade, Gary Ashley and Mike Passmore.


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Flamethrower.... no health and safety in those days!


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A lot of the early issues of the "BRA Bulletin" remain only as fragments in a scrapbook, several of the pics thirty years
on have become stuck together, as is this example.


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The JUly 1982 BRA regrouping. The "Marine" unit was a unit I created in Autumn 1981 based on a Kriegsmarine landing
party serving on the Minesweeper "Von Der Tann".... it was this "unit" that invaded Cornwall several years running.

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More 1982......


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Tavistock private battle.(Edit: This pic is from 1987)

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Swedish tunics were the standard. (Edit: This pic is from 1987)


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Noonen (a reenactor from the USA) and Fred Walker.


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The BRA Bulletin

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Summer 1982, Bill and Martin Medland visit the Pink Floyd filmset for the filming of "THE WALL"

Filmed on location at Saunton Sands, Barnstable, Devon. We travelled up dressed in full uniform and the motorcycle
was loaded up for the trip and driven on the roads as you see it in these images.


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