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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 15:22 pm 
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I do, however, support people like Bill, who have an honest and genuine interest in this unit and portray it as it was, without the glamour or the fantasy, with real research.


I do not reenact BFC anymore, I did it two seasons and felt I took it about as far as I could.
I reenacted their early phase, when they went on the recruitment drives, before D-Day 1944. ( They had only 3 rounds of pistol ammo, considered enough to protect themselves until the camp guards could come to their rescue if attacked by POWs).

I could not wear equipment doing this impression and I could not take part in battles.
I kept it historically correct, down to the last detail, even wearing my Schirmmütze the same way they did. I even had an original Edward VII coronation mug to drink out of.

There was a lot of interest in the impression from the general public and reenactors alike.
I was even able to stay in a Belgian hotel in full BFC uniform, a real high point for me.

@Cookie, I mentioned all this to the group in the US, but they did not seem interested :(

Cheers, Bill.

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Bill Medland wrote:
I was even able to stay in a Belgian hotel in full BFC uniform, a real high point for me.


Staying in a Belgium hotel or doing it in uniform? Must have found a better hotel than I ever have there :lol:

Sorry :D

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Andrei Kozlov wrote:
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I was even able to stay in a Belgian hotel in full BFC uniform, a real high point for me.


Staying in a Belgium hotel or doing it in uniform? Must have found a better hotel than I ever have there :lol:

Sorry :D


I was with Dutalis, the originator of this thread :lol:

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Yes, it was a nice weekend. :mrgreen:

And I concur with Bill that there are much more interesting units then LSSAH, Das Reich, Grossdeutschland and FJR1, FJR2 and Fjr6.

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i do a latvian imprerssion on the retreat to berlin 1945 (it is in progress)

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Right here. Sonderverband 287. I just put it together last June. I don't get to wear it much but only to USO dances and events that my GD unit doesn't go to. Second impression can't override main unit. DANG!!!


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Sonderverband 287 sounds interesting, served in Greece and took part in several long distance behind the lines operations if I remember rightly.

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Sonderverband 287 sounds interesting, served in Greece and took part in several long distance behind the lines operations if I remember rightly.

Cheers, Bill.



That's right Bill. I wish there was more on them and a lot more photos but what is out there is better than nothing at all.


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Sonderverband 287 sounds interesting, served in Greece and took part in several long distance behind the lines operations if I remember rightly.

Cheers, Bill.



That's right Bill. I wish there was more on them and a lot more photos but what is out there is better than nothing at all.


I wrote the following on my website on an article about the Wehrmacht in Iraq 1941.....

"Sonderverband 287 was raised from Arabs living in Europe, and was based in Athens, Greece. They fought in the Caucasus in Russia and later in Yugoslavia in anti-partisan operations."

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James, I am looking to getting a 15th Latvian uniform together. My partners dad was in the 15th and awarded the EK11. Sadly I never got to meet him. Are you at East fortune next month? Shaun.

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dont know mate

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Cheers for the info Bill,

Quite an interesting unit.


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Im trying to set up a Spanish SS kit but have some difficulties I don't want to give up on this one because how cool would it be to be among the few Spanish SS reenactors.

If anyone can help me out visit my other topic here

http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=52925


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