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by Lochinvar
Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 250th Minden Day in 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3792

Hi Udo, and the compliments of the day to you.
I hope that you are well and still waking the village up at 4am with Prussian marching music :roll: .
I must say that they all look pretty good to me.
by Lochinvar
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Let's Go Fly A Kite!
Replies: 11
Views: 3397

....it doesn't matter how many times they say 'Up, tiddly-up-pup!', they're still gits!
by Lochinvar
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The Jacobites at Derby
Replies: 21
Views: 3951

Writing as a (hopefully broad-minded) Scot, this is the sort of thing which should be resurrected. Sadly, all too often, we see myths peddled as fact to support some modern political stance. There are too many school children in Scotland who think that Culloden was a Scots versus English affair, com...
by Lochinvar
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 4715

Dear Udo, I hope you are well, and thanks for the copies of 'Y.' I have a suggestion for the battlefield reenactment part. There is a road junction near Netzeband (the garden centre) on country roads which gives quite a good impression of the British and Hanoverian line and also of a likely directio...
by Lochinvar
Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Comparing Roman Groups
Replies: 13
Views: 4255

Thanks for that.
Unfortunately I am not available for the Scarborough event.

To reply to your question, no its not to do with the Roman Festival in Oct. It is to do with a potential Army display which may or may not take place in about two years time.

Regards.
by Lochinvar
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Pocket Fillers
Replies: 7
Views: 2481

You could always consult 'The Moon's a Balloon' by David Niven for some ideas stemming from what he had in his orderley's belt pouch whilst at the Royal Military College :wink: ....or then again, maybe not!!
by Lochinvar
Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Comparing Roman Groups
Replies: 13
Views: 4255

Thanks again. I'll try to take a look, from the public's perspective, at one of the events.
by Lochinvar
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Comparing Roman Groups
Replies: 13
Views: 4255

Thanks lads. I'll attend a few events and get talking.
See you around.
by Lochinvar
Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Comparing Roman Groups
Replies: 13
Views: 4255

Comparing Roman Groups

Potentially rather a contentious one this, but I don't mean it to be: how do the Roman groups in the UK compare with each other? My reason is that I may need to hire/employ a group for a military display in the York area in the distant future. The sort of things I have in mind are: -authenticity. -k...
by Lochinvar
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Minden Day
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Minden Day

Happy Minden Day to all.
by Lochinvar
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Good line units?
Replies: 11
Views: 1734

Dear Mark and Jay,

I've just pm'd you both separately.
by Lochinvar
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Good line units?
Replies: 11
Views: 1734

Dear Jay, Welcome to the UK. All of the units mentioned by Mark are good and get on well with each other. There is increasingly collaborative effort between 'Lace Wars' and 'New France and Old England', so you may wish to look at both websites. (I'm a very junior member of the 36th). We teamed up an...
by Lochinvar
Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Uniforms
Replies: 20
Views: 2518

Thank you both. I think I have sufficient idea.
by Lochinvar
Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Uniforms
Replies: 20
Views: 2518

Thank you. You have clearly crawled your way around more than a few hats. Most of my illustrations (and here I admit that the lack of clarity prompted my query in the first place) give the impression that the button does not sit right in the centre of the cockade, but rather that the button lies dir...
by Lochinvar
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Uniforms
Replies: 20
Views: 2518

Eric the well read wrote:There are no examples I can think of where clothing evolved from curtains
unless it was in a Whitehall Farce (showing my age)!


Dear Eric,
You obviously never saw WRAC Officers' mess kit in the eighties. I reckon that was made from some old curtains!!!!!! :D
by Lochinvar
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Uniforms
Replies: 20
Views: 2518

In a vaguely related way, can anyone please advise me on the attachment of British Army hat cockades (for the ordinary hatmen) in the Seven Years War? None of my illustrations are clear enough. The impression I have is that the cockade is held in place by a loop of dark cord/leather? which runs from...

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