Operation Little Big Horn 2020
June 9/10/11 1944.
Clearing Cerisy Forest.
Melbourne Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1RS
Leave M/A 42 at junction 13.
Follow the A512 Ashby road towards Coleorton.
Take a left onto the B5324.
Take a left at the junction in the village onto Melbourne Road.
Take a FARM TRACK on the left after 1 mile. (Sign post will be SMALL WHITE ARROW WITH LBH) just After speed change sign.
Turn left at the 1st track junction. Take the left at the 2nd track T junction.
Follow this to the event woodblock.
Axis and US to follow signs.
Head to MAIN CAR PARK, Report to HQ tent.
Dig in at assigned spot
09:00 group leaders arrival.
10:00 onwards arrival main body.
12:00 onwards training/firing allowed at unit discretion. No engagement of opposing forces. No movement to each other’s camps.
16:00 mandatory safety brief at main entrance.
16:30 commence TACTICAL PHASE.
Saturday - full tactical. Overnight stand down see orders of the day at event.
Sunday - ENDEX 14:30. Cleared site and handover by 16:00.
- Friday night - foxholes and shell scrapes for MLR units
- Saturday night - shell scrapes/foxholes OR pup tents
- HQ squad will be billited in SMALL WALL and PUPS all weekend.
- Fly sheet will be up as platoon rest area/shelter.
Provide OWN food and rations.
Provide own cookers.
Wartime cookers ONLY.
Hexi/similar on the line/tactical phase.
There is NO clean water supply on site. We were told this would be ready for us but it is not.
So if possible can EVERYONE bring a JERRY CAN or Container for FRESH DRINKING WATER to the event. These need to be FULL prior to arrival.
Canteens FULL prior to arrival.
Toilets: (main car park)
1X Peat toilet
1X slit trench - we dig!
Provide own BOG ROLL.
Hand sanitizer provided.
Uniform & Kit:
M37 Wool Shirt & Pants
M41 or M43 Jacket
M1 Steel Helmet with 3/4" Mesh net or without.
Rough-Outs/ Service Shoes or Buckel Boots
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
2nd infantry division SSI/no insignia
No Jump boots
No Modern Tee shirts
No Modern gloves
No Modern torches
Pup tent - sat night
Bed roll/foxhole sleeping gear (shelter half/blanket etc)
3 days supply rations/cookers
Weapon- firing preferred
Webbing - to suite primary weapon and include: canteen/cup/pouch, EMPTY first aid pouch
M1928 pack or hobo roll with spares, rations, ETOOL.
You all have tactical EXP. so pack to suit. You have 1 night OUT. 1 night easier in a pup.
People to provide:
If anyone has the following can you POST and BRING.
- First aid kit (axis need one also)
See separate post INC medical issues. These must be made known to ME and Squad leader.
Enforced rest for all RE drivers.
Print it. Sign it. Write number on it. Give to me.
Yes take photos.
Liam there from 09:00am tel 07913 773893.
Marcus there from 11:00am tel 07469 737715 or keep in touch on Whatsapp