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What great war groups are there in the uk, and what ones can you recomend.
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If you are interested in things jockish I have a friend who has started a WWI Gordon Highlanders unit. I can put you in touch. Then there is the Great War Association which has 33 units http://www.great-war-assoc.org/
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The Meenister wrote:What great war groups are there in the uk, and what ones can you recomend.
Some of the best known in the UK are:

The Great War Society

http://www.thegreatwarsociety.com/

The Birmingham Pals

http://www.birminghampals.com/

The 10th Essex

http://www.actofwar.co.uk/essex/info.html

All good groups, presuming you mean presenting the "goodies" - if you want to do "baddies", probably the best group is IR28 who represent the Jerries, and are part of the GWS. There are also various smaller specialized groups, such as the one I'm a member of - the Vickers Machine Gunners Society 1914-45 (VMGS for short), which focusses mostly on the two World Wars, of which I do Great War MGC predominantly.
John Waller wrote:If you are interested in things jockish I have a friend who has started a WWI Gordon Highlanders unit. I can put you in touch. Then there is the Great War Association which has 33 units http://www.great-war-assoc.org/
Would that be Tom presumably? Otherwise, the GWA isn't much use if you're looking for UK based groups, as that's all to do with the WW1 reenactment scene in the USA.
"If I am a fool it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no-one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom".

Maker of reproduction WW1 and WW2 paperwork, eg 1915 AB64's, Officer's AB439's, Memorial Scrolls, etc:

http://www.thefunkhole.co.uk/

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Thanks to both for your information, when I said good ones I of course meant decent groups that strive to get things right.
Though I am mainly interested in British or French.
Where is your Gordons unit based John I would appreciate any info.
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Though I'm not that botherd about just doing Jocks.
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And us bods with Summer of 44 also do WW1 era and interwar.

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The Meenister wrote:Thanks to both for your information, when I said good ones I of course meant decent groups that strive to get things right.
Though I am mainly interested in British or French.
Where is your Gordons unit based John I would appreciate any info.
Lord Byron wrote:
Would that be Tom presumably? Otherwise, the GWA isn't much use if you're looking for UK based groups, as that's all to do with the WW1 reenactment scene in the USA.
Lord B yes it is Tom.

Meenister - Tom is based in the SE (of England). To be honest I don't know how many members he has or where they are based but it is a relativley new venture. Tom has put together a stunning display of artwork, posters and photos relating to WWI Highlanders. PM me your email and I'll put him in touch with you if you are interested.
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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
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www.oldcontemptibles.com

Thanks Czartank :wink:

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