TANKFEST 2021
Warning Order

Location: 

Linsay Rd

Bovington

Wareham

BH20 6JG

Event Theme

Public Display

Show and Tell

Fire Arms Demonstrations

Public Battles

Parking: Parking is in the off site Event Support Carpark next to the plastic camp.

​Access to Site: From Thursday 09:30hrs

Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th - Please note your check in desk is based at GATE 3. Registration for Tankfest will open at 09:30 and close at 16:00.

Friday 17th from 06:30 - Please note your check in desk is based at GATE 8

Please see the below Trader/Exhibitor/Living History Group document for site map/check in instructions

Costings

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

ALL TROOPS TAKE NOTE: 

The Museum have ask all individual group members to provide proof of a Negative Lateral Flow test. This test will need to have been taken up to 36 hours prior to arriving to site. This will be checked as part of the booking in process.


Please read the following documentation from the Museum

Trader/Exhibitor/Living History Group

CAMPING INFORMATION

SAFETY & SECURITY INFORMATION

If hiring make sure you bring along a Passport or Driving License to use as ID.

The museum have advised that the water in our camping area will need to be boiled before consumption

Friday Night will be Class B uniform. Bring a Tie and drop the leggings.

Scenario: 

 

June 1944. Pre and Post D-Day

Uniform Standard: A couple of days wear 

Battle: There will be two battles per day on Saturday and Sunday. 

Personal appearance: Clean Shaven, max of two days stubble, Washed, and correct period hair cuts 

Uniform:

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

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

Dog tags

Battle Kit:
M1928 Haversack with meat can pouch

T-Handle or E-Tool
M1 Bayonet (Or M3 Knife if carbine/Thompson)

Belt to suit weapon, with canteen and Carlisle pouch

Bandolier

Grenades

Mess kit and KFS

Personal Weapon

D-Day Kit:
Assault Gas mask

Brassard

Assault Vest (Optional, don't feel that you have to buy one if you haven't got one)

Life Preserver (Again, an optional item)

Weapons Bag

Extras:

Tie

Raincoat

Jeep Cap

Overcoat

Tiki Bar

Hawaiian Shirt 

White T-Shirt

Novelty Drinking apparatus

Optional Funky knitted tank-top (Tank(top)Fest)

  

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

Thursday

09:30 Check in Opens
09:00 Set up
16:30 Check in Closes

17:00 Clean-up and police weapons, Evening meal

Friday

​06:30 – Check in Opens

16:30 - Flag Detail

17:00 - Clean-up and police weapons, Evening meal

18:00 - R&R

            

Saturday

07:30 - Reveille and Flag Detail

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – Wash up, Clean up, Roll call, Uniform Inspection, Briefing Event Opens to the public

09:00 - On Display

18:30 – Show closes to the public. Flag Detail, evening meal, wash up, clean up and police weapons

19:00 - Tiki Bar 

00:00 – Troops to Return to camp

Sunday

07:30 - Reveille and Flag Detail

08:00 – Breakfast

08:30 – Wash up, Clean up, Roll call, Uniform Inspection, Briefing Event Opens to the public

09:00 - On Display

18:30 – Show closes to the public. Flag Detail, evening meal, wash up, clean up and police weapons

Monday​

07:30 - Reveille and Flag Detail

08:00 – Breakfast

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

09:00 - On Display

18:30 - Endx

Tuesday
16:00 Campsite to be vacated 

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:

 

Thursday

The kitchen won't be arriving until Friday, so it's Self-catering


Friday

Breakfast

Self-catering

Lunch

Personal rations/on-site food vendors.

Evening Meal

Woz's Famous Chilli Dogs

Saturday

Breakfast

Croissant with Jam/cold meats and cheese, or Self-catering

Lunch

Personal rations/on-site food vendors.

Evening

Paul's Authentic Afghan Goat Curry

Sunday

Breakfast

Croissant with Jam/cold meats and cheese, or Self-catering 

Lunch

Personal rations/on-site food vendors

Evening

Possible Pub Meal

Monday
Self-catering

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

Tiki Bar

If participating, the 29th have asked for a bottle and a mixer from the following:


Vodka
Gin
White Rum (Bacardi)
Dark Rum
Spiced Rum
Coke
Lemonade
Ginger Beer
Cream soda
Tonic
Soda Water/Fizzy Water
Pineapple Juice
Orange Juice

Shelter:

​Unit Kitchen flysheet.

Personal Open or closed ender pup tents.

Flagpole: Yes

Signage: No

Radios: ?

Weapons:  If you have a firer, please bring it along in. If you have ammo, also bring that, but sit on it. We just want to make sure that there's enough firers/ammo provided by the armorer for 4 battles.

Unit Weapons: .30 Cal, BAR (?)

Pyros:

Blank firers: Yes  

Camp Fire: Yes. Brian & Doris, can you both bring your fire bins

Fire Wood: Bring your own wood, can everyone try to bring at least one bag each. We're burning through it too fast

Trash: Recycling bins available on site

Water: Available on site. The museum have advised that the water in our camping area will need to be boiled before consumption

Toilets: Portaloos available onsite

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

Contact No’s:


Martyn Sargent - 07788 532266 - On site Thursday 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.       

Unit Matters:  Discus remaining 2021 events calendar. Start planning for Howard