Camp Howard 2021
Late July 1944 - Outskirts of St. Lo
On 2 July 1944, Generals Eisenhower, Bradley, and Gerow came to praise the troops of the regiment for their heroic efforts and to present the Distinguished Service Cross to a number of the regiment's officers and men. At the ceremony, Eisenhower told the members of the regiment: After D-Day, the 16th Infantry became the division reserve.
After a brief rest, the 16th continued moving inland. In late July, the regiment was still in division reserve when it was ordered to be prepared to assist in a breakout through the German line near St. Lo...
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Rally Point If anyone gets lost, set your satnav to the following address
Howard Arms Hotel
Call either Marcus, Martin, or Richard when you're on the car park, and one of us will come meet you.
Access: Head toward the top of the farm yard. The houses on the Right are privately owned, please avoid parking/unloading on their Drives.
Parking: Parking in Farm yard. Overflow in the filed over the road (TBC)
Uniform & Kit:
M37 Wool Shirt & Pants
M41 Jacket (1st Infantry Division Patch)
Pack your Class A uniform
Rough-Outs/ Service Shoes with Leggings
M1 Steel Helmet with 3/4" Mesh net or without.
Mess kit and KFS
T-Handle or E-Tool
Belt to suit weapon, with canteen and Carlisle pouch.
Personal Weapon & ammo
TL 122 angled flashlight
Notebook and pencil
Open or closed ender pup tent
No Jump boots without leggings
No Modern Tee shirts
No Modern gloves
No Modern torches
No E-cigarettes insight
No visible piercings or Tattoos
No modern watches
No modern glasses
Period correct haircut
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.
Uniform Standard: Garrison
Personal appearance: Fresh out of the box, all clean and shiny
Weapon: Personal weapons with a copy of the deactivation certificate where applicable. Weapons to be kept unloaded at all times, no firing permitted in or around camp
12:00 Onward Arrival set up camp
18:00 Patrol to pub
12:00 Tactical patrol
17:00 Return to camp
12:00 Tactical patrol
15:00 Return to camp
18:00 Possible Class A Trip to Bridgnorth (Severn Valley Railway)?
08:30 Leave for optional Trip to Malvern Militaria
13:00 Return from Malvern Militaria
13:30 Assist guys leaving today
18:00 Pub Meal
09:00 Morning Briefing
10:00 Light Training
16:00 Sight cleared and everyone gone
Accommodation: Pup tents
Water: Available on site.
For those attending 3rd - 7th Please bring £10.00 pp to cover costs if participating
For those who are attending the Weekend Only, Please bring £7.00 pp to cover costs if participating
Thursday Night - Self catering/pub meal
Friday Breakfast – Cooked Breakfast
Friday Lunch - Personal Rations
Friday Dinner – Two-Can
Saturday Breakfast – Cooked breakfast
Saturday Lunch – Personal Rations
Saturday Dinner – Curry Night
Sunday Morning – Porridge
Sunday Lunch – Personal Rations
Sunday Dinner - Pub meal
Monday Breakfast - Porridge/Personal Rations/Willows Cafe
Bring some food and rations to sustain yourself.
We may be away from camp for extended periods. Make sure you pack enough food to keep you going
Provide own cookers. Keep these off the ground whilst lit
Wartime cookers ONLY.
Hexi/similar on the line/tactical phase.
All Troops please bring to every event regardless:
1x tin meat or veg for a 2-can
1x tin for sweet (Rice pudding, peaches, fruit cocktail)
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
Unit Field Equipment: SCR-300
Unit Weapons: 30cal + Tripod, B.A.R
Signage, etc: Directional signs to camp
Toilets: Portaloo on site from Thursday. Provide your own toilet roll & hand sanitizer.
Showers: Yes, providing we build one
Fire: Fire in designated off ground locations only. Water/dirt bucket alongside at all times.
Fire Wood: Plenty available on site
Rubbish: No bins available on site. Bag rubbish/recycle and take home.
Smokers: When in camp, please discard all cigarette buts in the metal bucket provided
Alcohol: Yes, bring your own. But clear up your bottles/caps as you go
Health & Saftey:
Wear suitable and appropriate footwear and clothing. Inform organiser (M.Spencer)of any medical issues.
Canteens must be filled with Water prior to leaving the camp
Wear Sunscreen where needed and keep hydrated.
Insurance: Unit PI Insurance cover in place, copy available on request.
First Aid: Modern First Aid kit M.Spencer.
COVID Brief: COVID Brief to be held 16:00 Thursday, and 16:00 Friday for those arriving on 4th
Observe social distancing and WHO advice.
PHOTOS: Yes take photos.
Richard on site from 12:00 on 3rd June. Mobile 07454 185835
Marcus on site from 13:00 on 3rd June. Mobile 07469 737715
Martyn on site from 13:00 on 3rd June. Mobile 07788 532266
Or keep in touch via Whatsapp
Unit Matters: Discuss next events.
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