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 Post subject: Few Early '90s Pics
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 20:54 pm 
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Found a few snapshots amongst some MV show pics from early 1990's (possibly '91/'92?) - taken (I think) at Chasewater Railway/Park near Cannock, Staffordshire, probably the first 'battle' type scenarios at an event I witnessed anyway (!) sorry about the pic quality, they were taken with a pretty basic film camera......just wondered if anyone currently on the forum recalls or indeed may have participated?

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first pic main brit pointing rifle looks a lot like top 2nd armored stud johnny heyworth ?

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It is Jon in the first pic, this was the first event I attended and Jon was good enough to pick me up from the station and look after me for the weekend - I'm sure thats me 2nd from right on the 2nd picture. I'm sure its not 92, I was thinking 90 but I guess it could be 91.

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Could well have been 1990 given my recall (!) - just doesn't 'seem' 20+ years ago tbh!

Edit: extra pic from sequence added - not sure that helps much in ID'ing yourself Alistair (?!)

Cheers for info anyway!


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I thought I was dead, so this is a pleasant surprise. Thats me and Dave Farmer as 4 Commando in pics 4 and 5. I can see Jono Heyworth and Les Jackson in the ones with the train. Ecky - I think thats you too! I can't remember when or where it was or why DF has my Bren and I have his No5....

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Are the US Paras wearing the Blunderbus 'Tango' Jumpsuits? A collectable in its own right now....

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I hadnt really had a proper look at the other pictures - I only looked at the ones around the train as I took part in that bit, but sat out the other bigger battle. When I looked back as I was leaving the house I thought it was you Woff, didnt recognise Dave - thought that looked like Les but wasnt sure.

Looking back it wasnt a great show but for a first timer any chance to take part in a battle would have been great - good enough to get me to keep coming back for another 20 years.

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I'd just started begun dabbling in WW2 items and this was one of the early events that kind of tipped me over the edge further collecting-wise so to speak (!) - tried the re-enactment thing later on but never felt 'comfortable' doing it so just stuck to collecting side of things.

I do recall the Bren team in particular - got behind the Germans on the railway line and suprised them 8) - well it was impressive to someone such as myself as a 'newbie' etc anyway! :D

Used to receive the printed lists of stuff for sale from Blunderbuss and recall seeing the jumpsuits listed...certainly wasn't the wide selection of repro stuff available there is now!

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A Bren gun behind is always a surprise! Yup - thats me. All the kit would be original then - maybe converted 49 Patt trousers. Happy days - thanks for the walk down memory lane.

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