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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

Wask kit


Uniform Standard: Garrison Clean.


Personal appearance: Clean shaven.


Evening Uniform(clean & crisp):  


Class A Jacket(No medals, Unit Citation, Fourragère and Rank insignia only)

Neck Tie 

Polished service boots/Shoes


Please take note, to maintain our high standards:


No Buckle Boots

No Jump boots

No Modern Tee shirts

No E-cigarettes

Mobile phones and 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


Flagpole: Yes & flag


Weapons:  Personal weapons with copy of deactivation certificate. 


Unit Weapons: 30 cal. Mortar


Water:    Available on Site.


Toilets:  Available on Site


Showers:  None


Food:     Friday Night – Hot Dog’s 

          Saturday Breakfast – Cooked breakfast

          Saturday Lunch – Personal Rations

          Saturday Dinner – Pops' special Stew or Meatballs

          Sunday Morning – Cooked breakfast

          Sunday Lunch – Personal Rations


Food Cost: £4/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


Fire:     No open fires, fire bucket off the ground, discrete. Bring small amounts of fire wood.


Rubbish:  Bag rubbish and take home.


Alcohol:  Permitted, Personal Ration enough to share


Site:     The Dig For Victory Show

          The North Somerset Showground,


          BS48 1NE




Please use the 'White Gate' entrance for exhibitors and not the main public/visitors entrance. There will be signs and marshals to assist you.  As you enter, please have your Vehicle Permit to hand or on display in your windscreen – all vehicles in your group must have a vehicle permit. This should be signed and completed with your vehicle registration. You will be directed to a temporary parking bay where you will be able to leave your vehicle while you book in. At booking in you will receive your wristbands as requested in advance together with other information, you will then be guided by marshals to your designated display pitch and positioned.


We are located on pitch A12 & A13.


Contact No’s: Marcus Spencer – 07469 737715


Pyros: None permitted


Blank Firers: No


Health & Saftey:


Risk assessment carried out for training activities, no battling, no public involvement. 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 drill - Pfc Coppock

Radio & Comms - Pfc Coppock

Flag detail training - Sgt Sargent

Demolition display - Lt Spencer

30 cal training - Cpl Warren

Mortar training - Lt Spencer

Medical training - Pvt Atherton (Doc)

M1 Cardine training - Pfc Craik


Off Duty Entertainment:


Evening Dance (Dance Lessons by Pfc Coppock)


Weekend Programme: 


            Friday – Establish camp - (Off Duty)


Programme:  Friday Night – Establish camp - Off Duty




            07:30 – Reveille

            08:00 – Breakfast

            08:30 – Roll call, Flag detail & briefing

            10:00 - Show opens to public

            17:30 – Show closes to public

            18:00 - Evening meal

            19:00 - Doors open to dance

            19:30 - Evening dance starts

            23:30 - Evening dance closes 

            PM – Troops Return to camp




            07:30 – Reveille

            08:00 – Breakfast

            08:30 – Roll call, flag detail & briefing

            10:00 – Show open to public

            11:00 - Service of Remembrance

            17:30 - Show closes to the public

            PM – Endx 


Please do not wonder off the pitch during show times, instead speak to the Sgt/LT before leaving the pitch.


Unit Matters:  None.



Semper paratus


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