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by czartank
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Rocroi 1643 - 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 6130

Re: Rocroi 1643 - 2013

Yes, they want us to be Spaniards: I am studying the final scene of Alatriste very closely: On a more serious note we are putting together a list of pike and musket commands together with some choice oaths and insults
by czartank
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 'What price Glory' trader - recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 4508

Re: 'What price Glory' trader - recommendations?

I bought some of WPG's stuff recently, good quality and delivered very quickly.
by czartank
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Rocroi 1643 - 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 6130

Re: Rocroi 1643 - 2013

We are hoping to invite them to Chippenham to cheer them up
by czartank
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 6519

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

It's not as expensive as you think, we can lend you kit to get you started.
by czartank
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Gatling Gun
Replies: 5
Views: 8479

Re: Gatling Gun

Yes the Diehards have a gas powered one and very nice it is too
by czartank
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1920s flying goggles
Replies: 1
Views: 1999

Re: 1920s flying goggles

Got some!
by czartank
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1920s flying goggles
Replies: 1
Views: 1999

1920s flying goggles

I am trying to find a pair of flying goggles suitable for the RAF in Iraq or the Northwest Frontier in the 1920s- unsure of the best design as sources are few and far between; any help greatly appreciated
by czartank
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Munitionette Uniform
Replies: 2
Views: 2681

Re: WW1 Munitionette Uniform

The only Munitionette I know made her own uniform
by czartank
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 14780

Re: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment

Have you joined a WW1 Group? This helps to reassure firearms officers as they can see that you are part of an organised group- it also makes the application easier- I always state on mine that it is to be used at events of my group- that seems acceptable- also worth mentioning that you are doing liv...
by czartank
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Just getting into WW1
Replies: 9
Views: 3766

Re: Just getting into WW1

Royal Naval divisions maintained the facial hair- the bluejackets would be able to help you with this if you are interested
by czartank
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Eagle.
Replies: 6
Views: 3575

Re: Eagle.

The early scenes very much had the feel of US marines in Helmand! a cleverly done parallell- enjoyed the film, but missed many of the characters and themes from the book
by czartank
Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: English Civil War-help
Replies: 8
Views: 3804

Re: English Civil War-help

Miss Costello wrote:Yes, I just dont want to be in a group that allows it.
:)
quite right too!
by czartank
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Can anyone provide provenance for this image?
Replies: 8
Views: 5239

Re: Can anyone provide provenance for this image?

When I visited James town in 1997, the armourer there told me that the English settlers discarded the pikes with which they had originally been equiped and replaced them with sword and target as better suited to forest fighting.
by czartank
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1930s Travel labels
Replies: 0
Views: 2056

1930s Travel labels

I came across this website that is a brilliant source of images of interwar travel documents- I thought it might be of use.

http://www.travelbrochuregraphics.com/
by czartank
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: English Civil War-help
Replies: 8
Views: 3804

Re: English Civil War-help

It is perfectly possible not to cross dress and be a member of ECWS or the Sealed Knot, but I think the Gas company would probably be more in the line of what you are looking for.
by czartank
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Morocco?
Replies: 19
Views: 6926

Re: Morocco?

According to Moroccan archaeologists one of the seventeenth century queens of Morocco was originally an English captive, but I have never been able to discover what her name was
by czartank
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Military Wings and Wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 1910

Military Wings and Wheels

Has anyone else been contacted about this event, is anyone likely to attend?
by czartank
Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: "Modern" firearms
Replies: 20
Views: 9842

Re: "Modern" firearms

Thanks for that Steve, sorry I have been out of the country and unable to reply. Just attended an event in Romania, where safety standards had to be seen to be believed: Drunken re-enactors letting MOPs fire rifles, a cannon being fired with the public standing 10 feet in front of it, and rifles bei...
by czartank
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: "Modern" firearms
Replies: 20
Views: 9842

Re: "Modern" firearms

Deacts are extremely useful in static displays and show and tells as you cannot allow the public to handle live firers- always prefer the latter 'though
by czartank
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: "Modern" firearms
Replies: 20
Views: 9842

Re: "Modern" firearms

Lebels are like hens teeth and finding a live firing one would be even more difficult; Haven't looked at the WW2 forum in ages, but it might be worth a shot.

It might also be worth asking on the WW1 forum
by czartank
Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: "Modern" firearms
Replies: 20
Views: 9842

Re: "Modern" firearms

Most calibres of blanks are available; although they can be of variable quality: What sort of gun are you after?
by czartank
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: "Modern" firearms
Replies: 20
Views: 9842

Re: "Modern" firearms

It all depends if you are using live firearms or not: Using deacts for display, you need to keep the Deactivation certificate close to hand. If you are using live firers; it will all depend on whether the gun is rifled or has been converted to a shotgun: If the former, you will need a Firearms Certi...
by czartank
Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Late 17th c groups
Replies: 54
Views: 16454

Ecws Rawdons do 1660s; we depict Douglas' Regiment
by czartank
Tue May 19, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: world war 1 groups
Replies: 8
Views: 7637

If you are interested in doing French- Croix de Guerre are the best to contact; their website is www.c20.org.

1914-21 do Russian, Austro-Hungarian and others, same Website as above.

don't forget the Old contemptables; an excellent WW1 British World war one group
by czartank
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Siege helmets
Replies: 6
Views: 6012

John, that is perfect.

thankyou both for your replies.
by czartank
Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Siege helmets
Replies: 6
Views: 6012

I have the osprey: the armourer building the helmet would like to see images of the original if possible.

There is an English siege helmet with a face mask in Les Invalides in Paris: Sadly it is rather dimly lit and difficult to photograph.
by czartank
Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Siege helmets
Replies: 6
Views: 6012

Siege helmets

Can anyone direct me to good images of original ECW siege helmets? I have been searching the web in vain.

thanks
by czartank
Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Restoration Living History groups
Replies: 10
Views: 4213

we sometimes portray Douglas' regt' circa 1667 and would welcome gentry to add to our events- however we do not have any 1660s events planned at present.
by czartank
Tue May 13, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Spanish and portuguese uniforms and organisationof the 1660s
Replies: 3
Views: 2481

Thanks, this is most useful
by czartank
Sun May 11, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Spanish and portuguese uniforms and organisationof the 1660s
Replies: 3
Views: 2481

Spanish and portuguese uniforms and organisationof the 1660s

I have been hunting in vain for details of Spanish and Portuguese uniforms and organisation during the 1660s. Does anyone know of any sources for this info?