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(No medals, Unit Citation, Fourragère and Rank insignia only)
Polished service boots/Shoes
Please take note, to maintain our high standards:
No Buckle Boots
No Jump boots
No Modern Tee shirts
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
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
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,
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
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)
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.