WHAT IS RE-ENACTMENT?
The dictionary definition of Re-enactment is a performance of events from the past. That is it in a nutshell. We recreate a specific time period (the 2nd World War) using original equipment from the 1940's, or quality reproductions.
However, the hobby can go so much further than this.
Sometimes we have the privilege to speak to veterans from the 2nd World War, former members of the Regiment, those who were involved with National Service and the Korean War. Talking to these people is always a great honour, they are full of interesting information about their lives and experiences of some of the most turbulent and violent times in recent history.
This invaluable interaction enables us to better understand our impression, and more accurately portray our recreation of the era.
Additionally, and more valuably, their unique experiences become part of our group lore, and we can then recount their tales for future generations.
As well as the serious points listed above, it is important to remember that alongside our acts of respect and remembrance, re-enactment as a hobby is a huge amount of fun! Re-enactors can be some of the most interesting (and strange) people on the planet from all kinds of backgrounds. You can learn new skills (from weapons maintenance to how to start a camp fire) and entertain and teach others.
At events you will find hundreds of re-enactors, and even if you are from a different group or era, there is still a feeling of comradeship which is fantastic. The re-enactment community is a huge and friendly one, covering all eras of history. At events groups will often mingle and interact for display purposes, and in the evening re-enactors the participants often gather around a camp fire (or beer tent) and have a laugh. This is what makes re-enacment such a rewarding, interesting and entertaining hobby.
To get an idea of our group and what we do, have a look at the rest of our site for more information. If re-enacting this period is something you would like to experience for yourself, click on the 'contact us' link to discuss further, or come and meet us at an event.