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WWII Luftwaffe

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For a little while I have been toying with the notion of portraying a downed Luftwaffe aircrewman, either about to be captured, or having just been captured. I would be interested in what I would need to carry off this portrayal (I have no interest in combat or obtaining a sidearm).
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ooh...pricy route, the stuff is out there but with a hefty price tag. I'll point a friend who does this impression in this direction.

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Marcus Woodhouse wrote:For a little while I have been toying with the notion of portraying a downed Luftwaffe aircrewman, either about to be captured, or having just been captured. I would be interested in what I would need to carry off this portrayal (I have no interest in combat or obtaining a sidearm).

a uniform? flight boots? life preserver? a parachute, flying hat? and a crashed me109 and 2 home guards watching you

wouldn't bother with it mate - theirs already dozens of promenarding shotdown luftie types...
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Not in my school there are not. Every two years WWII and Britain since the 1940's comes up, I'd like some kit for it.
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Im getting together a Lufty impression at the moment..The route you are taking is quite expensive but I dont think it matters how many people are already doing it..If you need any websites on where to get some gear let me know... :D

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Thanks. I also quite fancy the idea of being an Italian POW.
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thats an unusual persona... :D

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Goggle ww2 reanactment, the second option down is the forum site, you can question and has a quite good buy,sell section, and good info cater heroes, the guys are really friendly and willing to help,
Rather than fighter why not go heavy bomber junker or dronier then you can team up with any others you come across and do downed air crew...
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Dint some of the Italian POWs in Scotland manage to tunnel out of their camp?
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Yep- 112 Doonfoot Camp, Ayshire, December '44. 97 got out but were all re-captured
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All those deep fried Mars bars slowed them down.
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I've gone for early years Heer now, part of the 14th Infantry Division that got mauled by Belgian/BEF troops during the evacuation at Dunkirk. I've also found out that Lydiard Park was used as a POW camp (Camp 106) from 1940-1944 and housed "low risk" Italian and German POW's many of whom used to work the gardens of local residents, especially the elderly! They were greatly missed when they were moved on in 1944 to make way for US troops. Nor did I realise that many of the Italian families that have long established roots in Swindon were originally men who had decided to come back to Swindon after the war. What the feck were they thinking?
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Anyone who may like a specific Luftwaffe unit emblem made into a leather jacket patch ( and yes I know they didn't actually wear them) , But I make them for collectors etc, see image below , also my Facebook site for other types of flying unit leather patches I make, enjoy !!! :)
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There are few WW2 aviator reenactors who look "complete" because a Spitfire or Fokke Wulfe (etc) gets expensive and hard to store in a suburban family home. Having a "Crashed" one introduces all sorts of sharp edges fro risk assessment.

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