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WW2 Civilian groups

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:13 am
by Annis
Hi,

Just doing a bit of research really, but anyway, my parents were on holiday in North Yorkshire over the weekend and went to see the Wensleydale Railway 1940s event and my dad, apparently, loved it and is now thinking of doing WW2 events (more than he wants to do Tudor).

However, he's not interested in doing the military side of things, he wants to be a civilian, but what groups are out that that are purely civilian and/or include civilian roles? Obviously he can come and join me at Kentwell, and The Civil Defenders are a local group, but there aren't any contact details for them (but I know some people who are in the group I can speak to) and we've looked at the UKHomefront website, are there any others?

We are based in East Anglia, but my dad might be willing to travel. We're also of thinking of going to the Pickering (town) event in October, are there any more details on this?

Thanks in advance :D
Annis

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:29 am
by John Waller
Annis, have an ask on http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:49 am
by Shortie
the link in the post above is the best way.

I'm a civilian WW2 re-enactor and do Womens Land Army, Womens Timber Corps and ARP.

I do a bit of normal civvy stuff now and again but tend to stick to WTC.

If you have any questions ask away.

I'm cutting down on WW2 as I reckon I'd prefer 13th Century! :lol:

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:00 pm
by Annis
Thanks John, I did look on that forum under the unit section, but didn't really think to actually ask.

Shortie, what group are you with?


Thanks
Annis

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:05 pm
by Mrs T Riddiough
Annis wrote:Thanks John, I did look on that forum under the unit section, but didn't really think to actually ask.

Shortie, what group are you with?


Thanks
Annis
Virtue To Victory

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:30 pm
by Miss Costello
You don't need to join a group to go to railway events, really you only need to join if you want to attend events where you will be covered for PLI.
You might like to take a look at Allied assortment or 40s pick and mix.

www.btinternet.com/~c.r.wallace/index.html

It all depends on how authentic they want to be. Can reccomend some good clothes suppliers etc...

kate

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:57 pm
by Annis
Thanks Miss. C!