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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:14 pm 
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The 1983 BRA Newsletter

Only a fragment I am afraid, as there is only 3 pages still remaining.

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The BRA in Normandy 1984


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Is that really Mike Passmore and Tony Dudman in American uniform! Yes it really is!


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Only Allied uniforms were allowed in Normandy 1984, so it was sadly leave that field grey at home.


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BRA Swedish member Mikael Sundberg on Omaha Beach, June 1984.


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Otto gets everywhere, who is that with him, Julian Money or Mike Passmore?

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More from 1984

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Otto and Julian, October 1984


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Here are a couple of newsletter jokes to make you smile, until I post again on this thread.


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Cheers, Bill ............1984 will be continued later

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BRA NEWSLETTER ~ August 1984

Volume 7 No.2 Arnhem Souvenir Issue.

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Contrary to what a very small number of forum members think, looking back over the last 30 years is a great way to see what has been done, and what can’t be done anymore. As reenactors we study history, but also as reenactors we re-tell history and become history. Please carry on with this very popular thread; I know many forum members love it.


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WAYNE15071965 wrote:
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Contrary to what a very small number of forum members think, looking back over the last 30 years is a great way to see what has been done, and what can’t be done anymore. As reenactors we study history, but also as reenactors we re-tell history and become history. Please carry on with this very popular thread; I know many forum members love it.


Thank you for your support in this project, it takes about two hours to scan and upload a newsletter and I have just
discovered that one or two pages are not building up, so I will look into that now and then it is off to night shift.

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Bill - keep posting - it's well worth the effort, trust me 8) .
It's good to know about the early days, when SOF was just a small shop in Chester!

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This week I will be posting images from 1980

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hey bill

is that andy haydon on the left

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Err.....nope that was me at the tender age of 16 :shock: on my first ever event........my uniform is cringworthy to say the least :lol: ...infact I went to the dark side and did 352'nd for years

Keep them coming Bill, I for one enjoy reading them as all my old issues went missing

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wonderfull thread. When I was younger, my father would take me to these "events", that's where the seed was sown. Knebworth hall I remember well, I remember bren carriers zooming about.
D-Day 40th anniversary in Portsmouth, on Southsea common was my biggest thrill; so much "kit", a real spectacular.
I have some slides that turned up after my mum passed away that dad took with his very dodgy camera. I will try and post them here if that's ok. They're not good quality, but hope it adds to the memories.

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Err.....nope that was me at the tender age of 16 :shock: on my first ever event........my uniform is cringworthy to say the least :lol: ...infact I went to the dark side and did 352'nd for years

Keep them coming Bill, I for one enjoy reading them as all my old issues went missing

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Thanks for clear that mystery up Les, gosh when you were 16 I was already 24 :shock:

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wonderfull thread. When I was younger, my father would take me to these "events", that's where the seed was sown. Knebworth hall I remember well, I remember bren carriers zooming about.
D-Day 40th anniversary in Portsmouth, on Southsea common was my biggest thrill; so much "kit", a real spectacular.
I have some slides that turned up after my mum passed away that dad took with his very dodgy camera. I will try and post them here if that's ok. They're not good quality, but hope it adds to the memories.


Hi Richard,

Please feel free to add your slides, that goes to anyone who has anything to add from those times.

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cheers Bill :D


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Is that a Mini Hazard in picture 6?

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LOL, yes Seim, that was me when I was a lad :lol:

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LOL, yes Seim, that was me when I was a lad :lol:


We may have attended the same events :wink:

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Some interesting vehicles there - I wonder how many are still on the circuit now?

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