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Operation Lockdown 2020

Warning Order



September 9/10/11 1944.




Hyde Farm

Ditton Priors


WV16 6UR

Avoid taking the B4364 via Neenton. The road/track from there to the farm has degraded in recent years

Your best approach is to head to Bridgnorth and take the A458/B4368, come into the village via Monkhopton. The roads are wider that way

Once in Ditton (Derrington Rd)

- Drive past the small garage on the right

- Take the first Left by the Church, turning onto Station Rd

- Head down Station Rd/Brown Clee Rd for just over 1 Mile

- The Road will take a sharp Left. There will be a small row of cottages in front of you, TURN RIGHT here (Sign post for Neenton)

- The Entrance to the Farm yard is on your Right immediately after the Barn conversions on the Right


Head toward the top of the farm yard. Parking locations will be marked.


Parking in Farm yard



13:00 Arrival

16:00 Set-Up Camp

18:00 R&R to Pub


07:30 Reville

09:00 Morning Briefing

10:00 Training

11:00 Tactical patrol


07:30 Reville

09:00 Morning Briefing

10:00 Training

13:00 Endex

Cleared site and handover by 16:00.


Friday night - Pup tents

Saturday night - Pup tents



Provide own food and rations.

Provide own cookers.

Wartime cookers ONLY.

Hexi/similar on the line/tactical phase.

Uniform & Kit:

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

Garrison Cap

Wool Scarf
Rough-Outs/ Service Shoes with Leggings
Mess kit and KFS

T-Handle or E-Tool
Belt to suit weapon, with canteen and Carlisle pouch.
Personal Weapon & ammo



Dog tags

TL 122 angled flashlight

Rifle grenades

Notebook and pencil



Uniform Standard: Combat dirty.

Personal appearance: 2-days max. shaving

Shelter: Alfie to bring the Flysheet

Unit Field Equipment: None


Field Equipment: None


Radios: No


Flagpole: No


Signage, etc: Not required


Weapons: Personal weapons with a copy of the deactivation certificate where applicable. 


Unit Weapons: 30cal + Tripod

Weapons: Non-firing deact

Pyros: No


Water: Available on site.


Toilets: portaloo on site. Provide your own toilet roll & hand sanitizer.


Showers:  No

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

Bin bags


Fire: No open fires, fire bucket off the ground (50 cal tin). Water bucket alongside at all times.


Fire Wood: Bring small amounts of firewood enough for  2-nights worth (Friday & Saturday).


Rubbish:  Bag rubbish/recycle and take home.


Alcohol:  Yes, bring your own.


Health & Saftey: 

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


COVID Brief:

Observe social distancing and WHO advice.

PHOTOS: Yes take photos.

No Buckle Boots

No Jump boots

No Modern Tee shirts

No E-cigarettes insight

No beards

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 either wrapped in period packaging or used discreetly


Richard there from first light Friday. Mobile 07454185835

Marcus there from 13:00 mobile 07469 737715

Or keep in touch via Whatsapp

Unit Matters:  Discuss next years events.

By order of:

2Lt M.Spencer

E Co/2nd/16/1


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