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by 7thLeicesters
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWI anti aircraft battery
Replies: 5
Views: 2398

Re: WWI anti aircraft battery

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Poking around the engine of a 1:1 scale version
by 7thLeicesters
Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWI anti aircraft battery
Replies: 5
Views: 2398

Re: WWI anti aircraft battery

Very nice, the Thornycrofts were built close to where I work. Interesting camouflage scheme, if you see them in any it's usually a three tone camouflage scheme (although this could still be three tone, but again in a different scheme to what i've seen previously). Does rather look like the camouflag...
by 7thLeicesters
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Snapshots from the Boer War
Replies: 2
Views: 1922

Re: Snapshots from the Boer War

A 'real' copy is due out in the future....

I've seen the book, absolutely fantastic, well worth the money even though I had to pinch someone else's iPad to view it!
by 7thLeicesters
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Tankfest 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1630

Tankfest 2013

Photos of the Great War Society's display and other exhibits at Tankfest 2013 at the Tank Museum, Bovington. As a tip of the hat to the Great-uncle of a chap who joined us on our display, we portrayed the crew of D50 'Dainty Dinmont', the story being that our Mk IV, B46 'Big Brute' had been newly tr...
by 7thLeicesters
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War SMLE advice
Replies: 14
Views: 7911

Re: Great War SMLE advice

If you mean 'chargers', the usual ones (which I presume are the ones you're referring to? They're the ones i've most frequently seen), with holes at the bottom and sides, are still fine for WW1 as they were introduced in October 1917; http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1376...
by 7thLeicesters
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Water Bottle Covers
Replies: 5
Views: 2616

Re: Water Bottle Covers

Military History Workshop may sell you just the cover;

http://www.militaryhistoryworkshop.co.u ... ductId=225
by 7thLeicesters
Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: The Durham Pals 1914 - 1919
Replies: 2
Views: 1991

Re: The Durham Pals 1914 - 1919

And members even as far south as Hampshire and Leicestershire! A superb group with a great ethos and direction
by 7thLeicesters
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Hampshire WW1 & WW2 Groups?
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

Re: Hampshire WW1 & WW2 Groups?

Hi Ian, quite a few members of the Great War Society live in the Hampshire area;

http://thegreatwarsociety.com

Looks like a good site, will be in touch

Cheers, Rob
by 7thLeicesters
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: New to WW1 Re-enactment
Replies: 17
Views: 6111

Re: New to WW1 Re-enactment

All major British groups I'm aware of are going to be in Belgium in the Mons area in August 2014
by 7thLeicesters
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: New to WW1 Re-enactment
Replies: 17
Views: 6111

Re: New to WW1 Re-enactment

Thanks chaps for the info, i'll have a look out for a OR's tunic and some more bits of 1908 webbing. Can anyone recommend a group which is activitily planning events for 2014-18 in France and Belgium. Any further ideas on chances to work in France and Belgium as a historical interpreter? :) Thomas ...
by 7thLeicesters
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: New to WW1 Re-enactment
Replies: 17
Views: 6111

Re: New to WW1 Re-enactment

I don't want to be an officer, no attraction for me but to each their own. But I do love my infantry officers sword. What I really want to be is a Tankie which would keep my Lincolnshire link but I have never seen an appropriate vehicle come up for sale. :D Craig Great War Society do Tankie too, oc...
by 7thLeicesters
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: New to WW1 Re-enactment
Replies: 17
Views: 6111

Re: New to WW1 Re-enactment

I was originally in a multi-unit group which was great, but I can highly reccommend joining a single unit group even if it isn't your 'pet' regiment, as I have done - there are a lot of advantages to this, and although what's on your cap and shoulders is different, you still get to be with like mind...
by 7thLeicesters
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: New to WW1 Re-enactment
Replies: 17
Views: 6111

Re: New to WW1 Re-enactment

Bit problematic as czartank mentions - closest geographically would be the Warwicks, although as the name suggests you'd have to re-badge as Royal Warwickshire, and downgrade to private. A couple of groups may let you come straight in as an Officer, but again they're regiment specific
by 7thLeicesters
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: British 1908 Webbing
Replies: 20
Views: 9100

Re: British 1908 Webbing

I used to have a Schipper set.... didn't like it, some bits fell apart, within a year was on ebay. Now have a mix of original and Kiddle, worth the wait as it matches really well
by 7thLeicesters
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Cavalry
Replies: 34
Views: 13489

Re: WW1 Cavalry

We've been running for almost 2 years now and our 2012 season has been a pretty good one. We find ourselves stepping up a gear for 2013 and I'm keen to introduce the machine gun section for those less keen on actually riding, so we're always looking for potential Essex Yeomen. our web presence is h...
by 7thLeicesters
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Della Rebours
Replies: 4
Views: 2794

Re: Della Rebours

Thanks Kate - presume it's just workload, hopefully hear something before too long
by 7thLeicesters
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Great War Royal Field Artillery
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Re: Great War Royal Field Artillery

Sounds good, great-grandfather was a mountain gunner in WW1, will be in touch
by 7thLeicesters
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Help Sourcing a Replica Webley MkVI
Replies: 5
Views: 2706

Re: Help Sourcing a Replica Webley MkVI

Wooden replica here;

http://www.relics.org.uk/productinfo.php?product=773

World Wide Arms are selling the real thing though
by 7thLeicesters
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Della Rebours
Replies: 4
Views: 2794

Della Rebours

Someone I know is struggling to get in touch with Della Rebours - was getting e-mails regarding ordering a uniform but now nothing, has anyone heard from her in the past two months or so?

Thanks, Rob
by 7thLeicesters
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Help Sourcing a Replica Webley MkVI
Replies: 5
Views: 2706

Re: Help Sourcing a Replica Webley MkVI

There's a company that does wooden ones for about £50, alright for a holster filler
by 7thLeicesters
Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 8587

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

Any more details of this? Not aware of it myself and a member of two societies
by 7thLeicesters
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 8587

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

World Wide Arms doing them online for a decent price. Just got myself a 1917 dated SMLE from elsewhere for 395, so not too badly priced i'd say - as has been said, price will only go up, consider it an investment, like all decent kit!
by 7thLeicesters
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots
Replies: 16
Views: 6414

Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Their other boots are great too - got myself a pair of these for work and saved my tootsies many a time! http://www.williamlennon.co.uk/footwear ... -boot.html
by 7thLeicesters
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots
Replies: 16
Views: 6414

Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

As mentioned, Lennons the best by far - may be expensive but they're worth it, wearing mine for five years and absolutely wonderful, when my feet are on the line I wouldn't want budget boots
by 7thLeicesters
Fri May 11, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Munitionette Uniform
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

WW1 Munitionette Uniform

Is anyone out there making a decent WW1 women's munitions worker uniform?
by 7thLeicesters
Thu May 03, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWI water carrier being restored by a Living History Group
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Re: WWI water carrier being restored by a Living History Gro

Our water carrier certainly isn't full size though, about 2/3 scale I think
by 7thLeicesters
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photographs taken on 1917 Kodak camera
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Photographs taken on 1917 Kodak camera

Photographs from my latest batch, all taken with my 1917 Kodak No 2 Autographic http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk256/RobLangham/a1-17.jpg http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk256/RobLangham/1917%20kodak/a1.jpg Boer War 17th Lancers http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk256/RobLangham/1917%20kodak...
by 7thLeicesters
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Antarctic Explorers
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Re: Antarctic Explorers

Many thanks, 'adventurers' was probably the only term I didn't use whilst trying to google them (living history, re-enactors, explorers, etc etc)
by 7thLeicesters
Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Antarctic Explorers
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Antarctic Explorers

Does anyone have any contacts for those great guys that do the Antarctic Explorers, using, if I remember rightly, props from the 2002 Shackleton series? Can't find their website anymore, believe they were listed on their site as down for Kelmarsh but didn't see them there
by 7thLeicesters
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Men's Bathing Suit
Replies: 6
Views: 3611

Re: Men's Bathing Suit

Thanks Kate, ideally though i'm looking for a reproduction owing to what it's planned for :silent:

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