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Walditch, May 2019 (75th Anniversary)



Pre-D-Day training, Walditch, Dorsetshire, May 1944


Uniform & kit:

Day Time Uniform:


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

Garrison Cap with DUI
M1938 Dismounted Leggings
Roughout Boots or service shoes
M1928 Haversack with mess kit and KFS

T-Handle & cover
Belt to suit weapon, with canteen on back right and carlisle pouch on the back left, as per manual.
Personal Weapon

Gas Mask & bag

Dog tags

Wask kit


Uniform Standard: Garrison Clean.


Personal appearance: Clean shaven.


Evening & Sunday Service Uniform(clean & crisp):  


Class A Jacket(No medals, Unit Citation, Fourragère and Rank insignia only)

Neck Tie 

Polished service boots/Shoes


Please take note, to maintain our high standards:


No Buckle Boots

No Jump boots

No Modern Tee shirts

No E-cigarettes

Mobile phones and 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




Unit fly sheet.

Open ender pup tents if you have one.

Small Wall if you need too

Pop's please bring unit pup tent for a spare.

Steve & Brian, please bring fly your sheet for storage, etc.


Unit Field Equipment: Unit twin Coleman cooker, etc


Flagpole: Yes & flag


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


Unit Weapons: 30 cal.


Water:    Available on Site.


Toilets:  Available on Site (The Hyde Staff Toilets).


Showers:  None


Food:     Friday Night – Hot Dog’s 

          Saturday Breakfast – Cooked breakfast

          Saturday Lunch – Sandwiches

          Saturday Dinner – Cooked meal, to be determined when we get there

          Sunday Morning – Cooked breakfast

          Sunday Lunch – Sandwiches


Food Cost: £6/person for the weekend, payable at the weekend, we will visit the supermarket in Bridport on Friday.


All persons 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 (Not in modern packaging)

Please remove all modern labels and /or relabel if possible.


Also, needed at every event:


Salt & Pepper

Tomato Sauce/Brown Sauce



Cooking oil

Washing up liquid


Fire:     No open fires, fire bucket off the ground, discrete. Bring small amounts of fire wood.


Rubbish:  Bag rubbish and take home.


Alcohol:  Permitted, Personal Ration enough to share


Site:     The Hyde Residential Care Home




          DT6 4LB


Site made available with kind permission of the care home (Management of the Hyde)


Parking: Park in staff car park. Unload and move car to car park as soon as unloaded.


Once you arrive on site please change straight into uniform do not wander around in your modern clothing, we are 40's as soon as we arrive.

If you're the first here just out of courtesy let the Care home know who you are, Martyn and myself are the contacts known to the Care home.


Contact No’s: Marcus Spencer – 07469 737715


Pyros: None permitted


Blank Firers: No


Health & Saftey:


Risk assessment carried out for training activities, no battling, no public involvement. 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.


Permissions: Permissions in place from The Hyde Care Home


First Aid:  Modern First Aid kit carried by T.Atherton & M.Spencer


Training Schedule:


Foot drill - Sgt Sargent

Rifle drill - Pfc Coppock

Radio & Comms - Pfc Coppock

Flag detail training - Sgt Sargent

Off Duty Entertainment:


Anyone want to bring a baseball glove, softball and bat?

Quiz by Cpl Warren


Weekend Programme: 


            Friday – Establish camp - (Off Duty, but still in uniform)




            07:00 – Reveille

            07:30 – Breakfast

            08:00 – Roll call, Flag detail & briefing

            08:30 - Training

            13:00 – Vehicle movement to West Bay for visit to Museum as their guests

            15:30 - Plaque unveiling at Bridport Council Offices 

            18:00 - Mealtime

            19:00 - Passes issued for Bridport

            19:30 - Troops with passes proceed into Bridport

            23:00 – Passes expire - All troops must return to camp




            07:30 – Reveille

            08:00 – Breakfast

            08:30 – Roll call & briefing

            09:00 – Church Service

            10:00 - Return to camp, Training/Visit to Hyde

            11:00 - Training

            13:00 - Mealtime

            14:00 - Endx (Breakdown & Pack-up)


Unit Matters:  None.


Semper paratus


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