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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 23:02 pm 
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:) Yes it certainly set the scene for the weekend - we had to wear everything we had indoors as well as outside in an effort to keep warm.

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As some of the more regular users of our unit forum may have noticed, a few things have changed over the past month or so which have been frustrating to say the least and totally out of our hands.

In short, the forum hosts have changed and the new hosting company seem to have put us on a super slow server, added video advertising which also slows things down and finally informed us that our version of forum will be phased out in 2011 at some point in favour of 'version 3'.

So as a result and in an order to keep this well used resource available (and to avoid problems in the future) we've taken the decision to have a new forum built and have it privately hosted which should stop all the problems.

If any of the users of the old forum would like to move over to the new one, the address is:

http://www.gdrecon.co.uk/forum

Please find us over there from now on.

Finally, thank you for your support and input our forum over the last five years and we very much look forward to seeing you all again at the new place.

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Morning all,

After many setbacks and much waiting for Royal Mail to deliver the disk full of Nick Halling's pictures, i've finally been able to upload the pictures from our Winter training weekend back in November

To see them, please go to:

http://www.gdrecon.co.uk/galleries/training10/index.htm

I'd also like to wish a hearty happy new year from all of us in the group and we very much look forward to working with old friends and new during the 2011 offensive :)

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The season finally gets underway for the group this weekend at COAM which will see us partisan hunting in 1943.

If your local or attending, please come and say hi.

2011 is shaping up to be another fantastic year with some good new shows and some old favorites which are:


26th - 27th March
Chiltern Open Air Museum (COAM)
Living History Display & War Walks

16th - 17th April
Churnet Valley Railway Wartime Weekend - Staffordshire

7th - 8th May
Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Whittington Barracks - Staffordshire
Living History Displays and Battles

25th - 26th June
Tankfest 2011 - Bovington Tank Museum - Dorset
Living History Displays and Battles

16th - 17th July
EH Festival of History, Kelmarsh Hall - Northamptonshire
Living History Displays and Battles

6th - 7th August
Blasts from the Past! - Broadlands, Hampshire
Living History Displays.

3rd - 4th September
The Victory Show - Leicestershire
Living History Displays and Battles

26th - 27th November
Unit Training Weekend & AGM

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Our March 1943 themed display at COAM recently saw the Shutzen of the Reconnaisance battalion Grossdeutschland resting and re-grouping in preparation for the battle of Kursk (Operation Citadel) which would start in a few weeks.

Some were out engaged in Anti-Partisan patrols and alongside them was a member of the Kaminksi brigade acting as an interpreter and supplying his knowledge of the local area.

Some of the pictures from this great event are tickling through now, so I thought i'd share some - The first 6 are supplied courtesy of Dan Bullock.

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Nice work guys, well done

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Evening all, for those interested, the pictures from the groups outing to Tankfest 2011 have now been uploaded to the website to see them go to:

http://www.gdrecon.co.uk/galleries/bov11/index.htm

In other news, we're pleased to announce that we've had an article published in Issue 90 of Skirmish magazine (this months) and that this weekend we shall be attending the Festival of History of Kelmarsh.

We're also looking at expanding our signals section, so if you have an interest in radio chatter, valves and wires please get in touch :)

Thanks
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Some very nice photos there lads, especially the Ost officer and the dirty MG team in the last photo.

Nice yurt...

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Cheers mate - glad you like them :)

Been a while, so I thought i'd add a few more updates from our shows at Kelmarsh and Broadlands:

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The full albums can be found on our gallery page:

http://www.gdrecon.co.uk/photos.html

Next stop - the Victory Show :) see you all there!!

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Afternoon each,

Over last weekend, the group held it's final event of the year at Ashdown Camp. This followed the usual format in that it served as a training weekend, we held our AGM and then had a bloody good knees up to see 2011 off :)

Over the weekend many pictures were taken of us going through the motions, so I thought i'd share a few with you.

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Arising out of the AGM are a few points which i'd now like to mention publicly, of which some are in motion, some will take effect next year.

We've decided to drop the Americanism of 'Recon' and the unit specific designation of 2/.Pz.Aufkl.Abt from our name as we were finding it increasingly hard to justify it on grounds of authenticity. The plan is to now become the simpler "GD Aufklärungs" which will afford us a little more flexibility in our portrayal whilst allowing us to still follow our original path of being a reconnaissance outfit.

With 7 years experience behind us as a group, a healthy membership and some good contacts within the hobby we have also decided that the time is right for us to now go independent and be the captains of our own destiny. We will be setting ourselves up as such when our current membership with the WW2 LHA comes to an end in the New Year.

A 2012 events list has been decided on and after a few tweaks will be published to the main website.

So after another year of up's and down's, some leavers from the group and a fair few newcomers, I would like to thank everyone who has made it possible (both inside and out of the group) for another fantastic years re-enacting, your help, encouragement and support.

See you all next year - Im Geiste der Großdeutschland!

Neil.

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Over the past year I've been putting together a 120 page book in which is captured our photographic output for the 2010 & 2011 campaigns. With our recent training weekend complete, the pictures were dropped in alongside others from our Rzhev 1942 and Poland 1939 shoots together with the best from the galleries from our shows.

As well as the offerings from our own photographers, the book also features the work of Nick Halling and Barry Wilson of whom we have worked closely with this past couple of years.

The first of the orders have started to come through now so I thought I'd share a few pics of it with you all :)

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If you want a better look through, a preview can be found here:

http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2819587

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 20:44 pm 
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After what seems like a very short break, the new season gets underway for us in early February with us undertaking a film project which we are all quite excited about :)

2012 is shaping up to be another fantastic year with us trying out some new shows and once again taking part in some old favorites which are:

17th - 18th March
Joint training weekend - Ashdown Camp, Evesham

28th - 29th April
Churnet Valley Railway Wartime Weekend - Staffordshire

June 16th - 17th
Avonscroft Museum of Historical Buildings - Bromsgrove

July 14 & 15
Kelmarsh, Festival of History - Northamptonshire

August 4th - 5th
Essex MVT Show, Damyans Hall Aerodrome - Essex

September 8th - 9th
Victory Show 2012 - Leicestershire

22nd - 23rd September
Blasts from the Past - Broadlands, Hampshire

November
Evesham Training Weekend & AGM - Ashdown Camp, Evesham

If your local or attending, please come and say heil!

As ever, we are always on the look out for keen and motivated members to swell our ranks, so if the Ostfront and Grossdeutschland interests you and you see yourself standing shoulder to shoulder with your Kameraden in the Aufklärungs, please get in touch.

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i really love your pic and i like your book too i`m one of Simon friend :D
hope see you in VICTORY SHOW :D sorry to typing here,,, :oops:
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Stop stalking me Hadeel :wink:

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Last weekend the group were out in force to kick the 2012 campaign off.

Aside from getting us all together to blow away the cobwebs, the purpose of the weekend was a photoshoot allowing us to work with photographer Kevin Booth and also to work with film makers SinVision (of Victory Show fame) in order to produce a few film shorts for us to use as marketing tools and for Dave Sinclair to add to his ever expanding re-enactment portfolio.

So, about 20 of us got over to the excellent battle site at Spanby woods and made the most of the trench system and woodland there, endured freezing temperatures and 2 or 3 inches of snowfall on Saturday night (we didn't have to pretend to be freezing cold on the Ostfront this time :) )

The theme for the weekend was based on GD's actions in Lapkovo 1942.

Dave at SinVision has now completed a couple of films which I thought i'd share.

For a welcome to the group:

http://youtu.be/vgm63xQRgBg

For the Russian (which was a side project Dave has put together):

http://youtu.be/7nF4Tiaz-aM

And finally, for a war report:

http://youtu.be/lxVcnArGghQ

More to follow next week :)

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We are of course actively recruiting for 2012, so if you are mental enough to play out in the most demanding of weather and go that extra mile to achieve results please get in touch.

Neil.

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