Highclere Castle
Warning Order

Location: 

Highclere Park,

Highclere,

Newbury

RG20 9RN

Event Theme

Public Display

Show and Tell

Parking: 

From the A34 Take the Tot Hill services exit. You will then see the Brown tourist signs for Highclere Castle. Follow signs and enter via the main gate. Follow the road along and look out for signs guiding you to the main public car park.

PLEASE NOTE: Wait for a member of staff to guide you should you need to enter the castle grounds to unload.

 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES take you vehicle onto the lawned areas.

​Access to Site:

For those arriving on Friday to set up, please be aware you can do this between 09:00 & 17:00

However, please note, that between 17:00 & 19:00 there will be speakers in the main marquee, so please, No vehicle movement or noise between those hours.

 

 

For those erecting any type of tent, please be mindful of your pegs and guide ropes. Also please be careful not to damage the lawn when removing pegs and tap down any damaged areas.

Event open to the public 10:00am until 17:00 each day. Please ensure you are all set up with any vehicles removed by 09:00 at the very latest.

 

NOTE: If leaving site for any reason and wishing to return either on Friday or Saturday, the main gates will be locked at 18:00 hers

 

Costings

Meal Deal - £10.00 per person, payable on the day to Lt Spencer

ALL TROOPS NOTICE:

PLEASE BE AWARE: Highclere Castle is a family home. Please respect this at all times. No undue noise after lights out please, also remember to take all of your rubbish to the various bins provided and leave your area clean and tidy.

Small gas stoves such as Coleman stoves etc should be used only when table mounted, or off the floor.

Water, and toilet facilities will be open around the clock.

Scenario: 

Garrison Camp. England 1944.

Uniform Standard:

Clean and pressed
 

Personal appearance:

Clean Shaven, Washed, and correct period hair cuts 

Uniform & Kit:

M37 Wool Shirt & Pants
M41 Jacket (With 1st Div Patch)
M1 Steel Helmet with 3/4" Mesh net or without.

​Rough-Outs/Service Shoes
M1938 Dismounted Leggings
Garrison Cap

Dog tags

Jeep Cap Optional
M1928 Haversack Optional
Mess kit and KFS

Belt to suit weapon, with canteen and Carlisle pouch
Bandolier
Personal Weapon

Grenades

Raincoat

  

Please take note:

No Bloused Jump boots 

No Modern Tee shirts

No E-cigarettes insight while on display

No Vaping whilst on display

No beards

No Modern haircuts

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 are either wrapped in period packaging or used discreetly

Head cover to be worn at all times, either a Garrison Cap, or the M1 Helmet. (When on display jeep caps should be worn under the M1 helmet only. After hours the jeep cap can be worn on it's own).

Event Itinerary

Friday

​09:00 – Site available for set up

17:00 - Gates Close

            

Saturday

07:30 - Reveille and Flag Detail

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – Wash up, Clean up, Roll call, Uniform Inspection, Briefing

09:00 - On Display

17:00 – Show closes to the public

17:30 - Flag Detail, evening meal, wash up, clean up and police weapons

​Sunday

07:30 - Reveille and Flag Detail

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – Wash up, Clean up, Roll call, Uniform Inspection, Briefing

09:00 - On Display

17:00 - Endx

Please do not leave the display without clearing it first with the Lt, or a Senior Non com.

Keep your Green heads on while on display. If given an order by an Officer or Senior Non Com, react in the appropriate manor.

​Food:

Friday

Two Can

Saturday

Breakfast

Full English

Lunch

Personal rations/on-site food vendors

Evening

The Organisers will be providing food Saturday PM

Sunday

Breakfast

Full English 

 

Lunch

Personal rations/on-site food vendors

All Troops please bring at least one of the following if you can: 

Some bread (Not a modern sliced loaf)

1x tin Stewing Steak or Corned Beef, and 1 tin of 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.

Milk

Cooking oil

Washing up liquid

Bin Bags

Shelter:
Can Brian Bring the Flysheet

​Unit Kitchen flysheet.

Personal Open or closed ender pup tents.

Flagpole: Yes

Signage: Yes

Radios: Unit SCR300

Weapons:  Personal weapons with copy of deactivation certificate. Rich, can you bring your Mine Detector?

Unit Weapons: .30 Cal, BAR

Pyros: No

Blank firers: No 

Camp Fire: Yes, off ground at all times (Brian & Richard, can you bring your fire bins)

Fire Wood: Yes. Can everyone try to bring at least one bag each

Trash: Bag rubbish/recycle and take it home, you make it you take it home to recycle!

Water: Available on site

Toilets: Available on site

​Alcohol:  Permitted after hours. If in the Beer club, bring a pack of 15 minimum. 

Contact No’s:


Martyn Sargent - 07788 532266 - On site Friday PM

Marcus Spencer – 07469 737715 - On Site Friday PM

Or keep in touch via the WhatsApp group

Health & Saftey:

Wear suitable and appropriate footwear and clothing. Inform organiser(M.Spencer) of any medical issues. Wear Sunscreen if needed and keep hydrated. Bring mosquito/Tick replant, they get you while you sleep.

Insurance: Unit PI Insurance cover in place, copy available on request.

First Aid:  Modern First Aid kit available

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COVID Brief: COVID Brief to be held 16:00 Friday. Observe event organisers and WHO advice.       

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