TANKFEST 2022
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 for cars: From Friday 17:00hrs

 

Costings: If joining in the Meal Deal - £25.00 per person, payable on the day to Lt Spencer

NOTE

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

- We will be setting up display in the same area as last year

Scenario: Late war push into Germany. 

Uniform Standard: A couple of days wear 

Battle: There will be 2 battles on Saturday and 2 battles on Sunday. 10:00-10:30 & 14:30-15:00

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

Uniform: Late War Impression

M37 Wool Shirt & Pants
M41 or M43 Jacket With 1st Div Patch

M1 Steel Helmet with 3/4" Mesh net or without.

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

Dog tags

Battle Kit:

Belt to suit weapon, with canteen and Carlisle pouch
M1 Bayonet (Or M3 Knife if carbine/Thompson)

Bandolier

Grenades

Personal Weapon

T-Handle or E-Tool

D-Day Kit: We only need 4/5 guys with D-Day kit for the side shows)
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:

M1928 Haversack with meat can pouch

Raincoat

Jeep Cap

Overcoat

Tiki Bar

Hawaiian Shirt 

White T-Shirt

Novelty Drinking apparatus

  

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 - On Display

17:30 - Show closes to the public. Flag Detail, evening meal, wash up, clean up

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

10:00 - First Battle

14:30 - Second Battle

17:30 – Show closes to the public. Flag Detail, evening meal, wash up, clean up

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

10:00 - First Battle

14:30 - Second Battle

17:30 – Show closes to the public.

​​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:

 

Saturday

Breakfast - 29th Meal Deal or Self-cater

Lunch - Personal rations/on-site food vendors.

Evening - 29th Meal Deal or Self-cater

Sunday

Breakfast - 29th Meal Deal or Self-cater

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

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: No (29th have thiers)

Signage: Yes

Radios: Yes

Weapons:  If you have a firer, please bring it along. 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 the battles.

Unit Weapons: .30 Cal, BAR

Pyros: Smoke

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.

Toilets: Portaloos available onsite

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

Showers: TBC, but bring a towel in case

Contact No’s:

Marcus Spencer – 07469 737715 - On Site Friday PM

Brian Davies - 07974 311348 - On Site Friday

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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