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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HAVING US ATTEND AND EVENT YOU ARE PLANNING, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING AND SUBMIT A COMPLETED BOOKING FORM. WE WILL AIM TO GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Our display will ALWAYS include an interactive show and tell display of the equipment, uniform and weapons that a soldier of the British Army carried on D-Day, June 6th 1944, presented by one or more members of the group. All the equipment and the legally deactivated /replica imitation weapons can be handled safely by members of the public and gives a real insight into the men who carried and why it was issued (some things might surprise you!). We aim to educate, entertain and to remember those who did for real.
While we appreciate any invitation to display, if we are pre-booked, or the venue is too distant, then we may not be able to attend. We will confirm if we can attend once a form has been submitted. The group holds full Public Liability Insurance and can provide a Risk Assessment if required.
Please be aware that while we do not charge to put on our displays, any contributions to our costs would be very much appreciated (but are not expected).
We do have the potential for period vehicles to attend events (a reproduction Willy's Jeep and a Bedford OY Lorry). If you would be interested in having these attend your event with us then please contact us well in advance. Attendance of the vehicles is NOT guaranteed due any unforeseen maintenance issues but if agreed we will endeavor to get them to shows. Any contribution to fuel costs for these vehicles would be appreciated. You can see more about these in our EQUIPMENT> VEHICLES section
The group has had extensive experience delivering interactive presentations to people of all ages. We focus on the experience of the WW2 British soldier of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on D-Day. As part of our presentation we demonstrate the uniform, equipment and weapons carried by these men, as well as some of the dangers they had to face, with examples of German weapons and mines. In addition we aim to paint a vivid picture of June 6th and 7th from the Warwicks perspective, telling their little known story.
Talks last between one and a half to two hours (but can be tailored if needed), we can provide our own tables for the display area but would request a space of no less than Approx 4m wide and 3m deep for the display preferably inside
Outdoor Re-enactment Display One/ Two Days 'Front Line'
Our MINIMUM set up will include a covered display with tent and will require at LEAST 5m x 5m pitch with ground which pegs can be hammered into. If the event is over two days this area will increase to include the members period sleeping tents meaning we will require a MINIMUM of 20m x 20m. We would also ask that we are allowed to use our raised, wood burning firepit to allow us to cook dinner and have a brew.
Our members will attend in uniform and battle equipment and portray 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment as they would have been on June 6th and 7th 1944 with an emphasis on weaponry and equipment rather than smart turn out. With weapons and section maneuver practices.
If permitted we can also 'dig in' to demonstrate infantry fighting position known as slit trenches. Any assistance from earth moving plant would be appreciated but is not necessarily required.
We also hold a number of (legally held) live and blank firing weapons and are happy to take part in any firepower demonstrations or public battles planned. A contribution towards ammunition costs for these would be appreciated but is not expected.