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.
Gas Mask & bag
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)
Polished service boots/Shoes
Please take note, to maintain our high standards:
No Buckle Boots
No Jump boots
No Modern Tee shirts
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).
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
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
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
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
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.