Black Country Living Museum
Garrison/Pre-D-Day training, England, May 1944
Uniform & kit:
Day Time Uniform:
M37 Wool Shirt & Pants
M41 Jacket (With 1st Div Patch)
M1 Steel Helmet with 3/4" Mesh net or without.
Garrison Cap with DUI
M1938 Dismounted Leggings
Roughout Boots or service shoes
M1928 Haversack with mess kit and KFS
T-Handle & cover
Belt to suit weapon, with canteen on back right and carlisle pouch on the back left, as per manual.
Gas Mask & bag
Uniform Standard: Garrison Clean.
Personal appearance: Clean shaven.
Evening Uniform(clean & crisp):
Class A Jacket with 1st Div patch, Unit citation award, Fourragère, service strips, Rank insignia and service awards (no combat awards)
Polished service boots/Shoes
Garrison cap with DUI
Please take note, to maintain our high standards:
No Buckle Boots
No Jump boots
No Modern Tee shirts
No E-cigarettes in sight
No visible piercings or Tattoos
No modern watches
No modern glasses
Mobile phones and modern cameras to be used discreetly
All modern equipment (carrier bags, cool boxes, beer boxes, books, food packaging etc)hidden from sight at all times where possible.
Rations and personal items either wrapped in period packaging or used discreetly
Unit fly sheet.
Open ender pup tents if you have one.
Pop's please bring unit pup tent for a spare.
Steve, please bring fly your sheet for storage, etc.
Unit Field Equipment: Squad cooker, etc (Mess bell by Steve Craik)
Radios: Field telephones and unit SCR300 (Tony can you bring the SCR300)
Flagpole: Yes & flag
Signage, etc: Mark please bring sign's etc.
Weapons: Personal weapons with copy of deactivation certificate. (Carbine - Mark, Thompson - Steve?)
Unit Weapons: 30 cal. Mortar, BAR (Tony can you bring), Bazzoka, grenade launcher
Water: Available on Site.
Toilets: Available on Site
Food: Friday Night – Woz's world famous chilli Dog’s
Saturday Breakfast – Cooked breakfast
Saturday Lunch – Personal Rations
Saturday Dinner – "Can-knock balls" - Meatballs & Pasta + Apple pie
Sunday Morning – Cooked breakfast
Sunday Lunch – Personal Rations
Food/Pyro Cost: £7/person for the weekend, payable at the weekend.
All Troops please bring to every event regardless:
Some bread (Not a modern sliced loaf)
1x tin meat or veg for a 2-can
1x tin for sweet (Rice pudding, peaches)
1x tin of Spam, hot dog's or corned beef
Coffee or Tea
Please remove modern labels and/or relabel if possible.
Also, needed at every event:
Salt & Pepper
Tomato Sauce & Brown Sauce
Washing up liquid
Fire: No open fires, fire bucket off the ground (50 cal tin), discrete. Water bucket alongside at all times.
Fire Wood: Bring small amounts of firewood, 2-days worth.
Rubbish: Bag rubbish/recycle and take home.
Alcohol: Permitted, Personal Ration enough to share, drink will be pooled then excess shared at end of weekend.
Site: The Black Country Living Museum
Parking: Parking in public car park after you have unloaded £3.50 or overflow car park FOC. All vehicle in site must have a copy of insurance as required by organisers.
Access to Site: From Friday 17:00hrs no earlier, location of the camp below, see US Flag
Contact No’s: Marcus Spencer – 07469 737715 (I'm not confirmed as coming yet so try Pops number also)
Pyros: None permitted
Blank Firers: No
Health & Saftey:
Wear suitable and appropriate footwear and clothing. Inform organiser(M.Spencer) of any medical issues. Wear Sunscreen where needed and keep hydrated.
Insurance: Unit PI Insurance cover in place, copy available on request.
First Aid: Modern First Aid kit carried by T.Atherton & M.Spencer
Foot drill - Sgt Sargent
Rifle PT - Pfc Coppock
Radio & Comms - Pfc Coppock
Flag detail training - Sgt Sargent
Demolition display - 2Lt Spencer
30 cal training - Cpl Warren
Mortar training - 2Lt Spencer
Medical training - Pvt Atherton (Doc)
M1 Cardine training - Pfc Craik
If you have something you want to do then please go ahead
Off Duty Entertainment:
Baseball, bring gloves, bat or ball
Friday – Establish camp - (Off Duty)and trip to pub on site (Pub closes at 20:00hrs)
(Once you arrive on site please change straight into uniform do not wander around in your modern clothing, we are 40's as soon as we arrive)
07:30 – Reveille
08:00 – Breakfast
09:30 – Roll call, Flag detail & briefing
10:00 - Show opens to public
17:00 – Show closes to public
17:30 - Evening meal, wash-up, clean-up and police weapons
18:30 - Evening dance starts
22:30 - Evening dance closes
PM – Troops Return to camp
07:30 – Reveille
08:00 – Breakfast
09:30 – Roll call, flag detail & briefing
10:00 – Show open to public
17:00 - Show closes to the public
17:30 - Access to site to breakdown (assumed)
PM – Endx
Please do not wander off the pitch during show times, instead speak to the Sgt/2LT before leaving the pitch.
Unit Matters: None.