Black Country Living Museum

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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.
Personal Weapon

Gas Mask & bag

Dog tags

Wash kit


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)

Neck Tie 

Polished service boots/Shoes

Garrison cap with DUI

Clean Shaven


Please take note, to maintain our high standards:


No Buckle Boots

No Jump boots

No Modern Tee shirts

No E-cigarettes in sight

No beards

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


Showers:  None


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




Cooking oil

Washing up liquid

Bin Bags


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 

          Tipton Road,


          West Midlands

          DY1 4SQ


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


Training Schedule:


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

Evening social


Weekend Programme: 


            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.



Semper paratus


American flag waving