About Joining Re-Enactment Group: Any tips?
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Joining Re-Enactment Group: Any tips? info
I'm currently in the process of joining the BARS, British Airborne Re-Enactment Society. Well, when I say joining, I'm in talks with the leader and I've received the membership pack. I'm currently trying to set a date to meet and ask more questions but I do want to ask you guys for some...assistance.
First thing is the uniform. I have the kit list and have gone to the various sites they suggest. The cheapest I have found is most of the kit for Ģ340, so adding the other kit it would come to under Ģ400, which I thought was rather goo.d But if you guys know any other site's or groups that sell British Airborne (WWII) kit I would be very grateful. Sites I have looked at are Solider of Fortune, What Price Glory, Epic Militaria and Pegasus Militaria. Any other site's I could look at I would very much appreciate.
Secondly I would just like you to suggest some thing's I should ask when I meet this guy. Me and my family have never done anything like this before so I am going in rather cold. I have some basic questions about the weapons, expenses, uniform ect but I was wondering if you had anything that might be worth asking about that I could easily over miss. (Just as a side note, I'm 17 so I can legally do it and go into battle's but I obviously rather young so you might need consider some under 18 questions I might need to ask ect.)
Thirdly, any message's of encouragement would be very well welcomed. I very much want to be a part of this group, especially since the British military rejected my application and I want to live some sort of military lifestyle. Also, this is probably the first major project I am doing pretty much completely on my own. As I've said, no one in my family has ever done this so I have no family backing, I have to put my trust in the society's members, who I am sure am fabulous but I obviously don't know them. So any encouraging message's would be fab.
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|September 20th, 2011||#6|
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MikeP, you clearly didn't read my first post very well. And how dare you say that because the is still rather touchy for me.
42RM, I'm happy to say. My application was rejected because I had asthma. I originally tried to join the TA. I was told, which was a lie, I could get through with a doctor's note. This was not the case. I needed to be off medication for 4 years and when I talked to doctors they wouldn't let me. So I'll never be able to join.