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Re-enactment, Media & Supplier Links

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' On Silent Wings ' Catering

Recommended by several units.  'On Silent Wings' provides a personal and tailored catering service, either in the field or in barracks, for all types of requirements.  Ranging from  breakfast, lunch and supper through to a formal sit down mess dinner with all the finery.  Highly Recommended provider !.

Allied Re-enactment Groups :


Blandford Boys

Currently the only representation of Airborne Divisional Signals in the UK.  Portraying the invaluable part played by No.2 Company, (L) Section, 1st Airborne Divisional Signals during Operation Market Garden.  6th Airborne Divisional Signals is also portrayed to ensure the memory of these men is also maintained.

All American PathFinders

Re-enactment group dedicated to accurately portraying Pathfinder Airborne Troopers of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division during D-Day operations in June 1944.

Chatham Home Guard

The UK's Premier Home Guard Living History and Research Group depicting 31st (Dockyard) Bn, Kent Home Guard (Chatham Dockyard).  Dedicated to preserving the memory of Britain's largest unpaid army.

Soldier Blue

World War 2 R.A.F living history group, dedicated to portraying the wartime R.A.F Regiment and other R.A.F  specialist units.

Forgotten Tommies

Their prime aim is to preserve and display equipment and weapons of the Second World War, with specific emphasis on the war in the far east, particularly the campaign in Burma, and to remember the people involved in the conflict.

2nd Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusilliers

The Inniskilling Living History Association is a new group formed in 2006 dedicated to the portrayal of the Inniskilling Fusiliers from its formation in 1689 - 1968, we do this using a variety of quality reproduction uniform and equipment and originals where possible.

South Wales Borderers

A small dedicated unit, accurately portraying the normal "Tommy Soldier" of that day. Our dress reflects the way fighting men looked in action and at rest behind the lines.

Tommy Atkins Society

Historical and educational society dedicated to preserving the memories and testimonies of the enlisted men and women of WW2.

The Grey Funnel Line

Dedicated to the upholding of the memory of those who served in the Royal or Merchant Navies, and all those who supported them in the carrying out of this service.

Redcaps at War

Military Police Living History Group formed to remember those serving in the Corps of Military Police during the Second World War at home and abroad.

D-Day Dodgers

Historical research society who's aim is to seek greater knowledge and information about the Allied Forces of the Italian and Mediterranean Campaigns of World War Two. Also, to ensure that through our work, history pages, our on-line museum and archive of memories, those who took part are not forgotten.

Axis Re-enactment Groups :

Das Heer

Das Heer  portrays the men of the 2nd Company, 1st Battalion of the 27th Infantry Regiment from the 12th Infantry Division. The 12th Infantry was a Pomeranian / Mecklenburg unit whose Divisional symbol was a charging European Bison. 

* Highly recommended group *


Specifically portray's a late war impression of the ground role that the Fallschirmjager undertook. From Normandy through to Holland, the Ardennes and early 1945.

* Our highly respected and worthy foe*

Feldgendarmerie Trupp 82

Living history group that seeks to recreate a field medical unit of the German Army, circa 1944.   They also have a Military Police group, Secret Field Police section and Divisional Chaplain.

Gross Deutschland LH Society

Portray's as accurately as possible the rifle men of an armoured reconnaissance unit within the elite 'Grossdeutschland' Division of World War II.

Fallshirm-Sturmgeschutz Brigade XII

Portrays the XII Brigade complete with the best operational Stug Conversion in the UK.

Das Reich

W.A.R.S. Das Reich Re-enactment Society is formed by members who have an historical interest in the Axis Armed Forces of WWII.

Das Reich, portray Grenadiers from the 2 Kompanie, Aufklärungabteilung (reconnaissance battalion) of the 2nd SS Panzergrenadier Division “Das Reich”.

The U-Boat Society

Portray's, researches and represents the men of the otherwise forgotten U-Boat service of Admiral Doenitz.

Associations & Organisations

All Fronts Re-enactment Association

AFRA is a constantly evolving project. From it’s inception in 1998 as a small group of re-enactors portraying German Soldiers of WWII it grew into a well established Association of individuals. These individuals undertook a wide variety of German portrayals and the diversity added to what they did. AFRA continued to develop and expand its remit until in the Autumn of 2007 the decision was made to open the membership to ALL Living Historians and Re-enactors covering the 20th Century.

Pathfinder Group UK

Pathfinder Parachute Group is the United Kingdom's round canopy parachute club.  Formed to enable retired paratroops and airborne enthusiasts to jump using round canopies, military style, for fun.  The group jumps annually from C-47's at Ginkel Heath for the Arnhem commemorations.

WW2 Jeep Supplies :

Tony Sudds - T.S. Autos

Highly recommended supplier for all the parts and spares you'll need to keep your vehicle on the road.  Next day delivery.

Tel : 01474 703131 - fax : 01322 861191

Jeffrey Engineering

Highly recommended provider of jeep maintenance, conversions, welding and restoration.

Militaria Dealers, Uniform, Insignia & Printing Suppliers :

"Under One Crown". Insignia, Unit Clothing and Printing

UKMS2000 Militaria Fairs

Motion Picture Props

Sentimental Journey

Soldier of Fortune


Photographers :

Stuart Gould

Nick Halling

Publications :

Armchair General

Skirmish Magazine

Best of British Magazine

Forums :

WW2 Reenacting

Pst! : Axis Reenactment Forum

Military Vehicle Forum

g503 - 'The' Forum for Willys and Ford GPW's

Veterans Organisations & Museums :

Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

Royal British Legion

British Veterans Recognition Card

Parachute Regimental Association

Pompey Paras

Airborne Assault Museum, Duxford

The Hartenstein Airborne Museum

Advisory Notice

The above links are provided as sources of information and contact with external groups and organisations.  Just Ordinary Men can not vouch for their accuracy, authenticity or ethics.

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