25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

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25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Gina_Costina on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:04 pm

This is the third year that GI44-45 rebadged as 1st Infantry and endeavoured to recreate the units embarkation and Omaha Beach assault of June 1944. This year we were joined by the 1st Infantry Division Living Group, and Normandy44 Living history group.

Despite dire weather we had a great time.








Conducting our first official 60mm mortar demonstration






Mail Call!! The group get word and a few photographs from home







Corporal Murphy does his best to entertain the troops, first he tries his “Ghoul” impression


Failing that he uses his Irish Charm to persuade Miss Marina Mae to do raise the troops morale with some songs from home..



Causing some amongst the group to get on to the dance floor..

Corporal Murphy looks on not impressed by the dancing skills of the privates...

He hatches a plan.....


....and soon the Irishman is dancing a merry jig on the dance floor.






After all that work it’s time for some coca-cola which PFC Touretti managed to “acquire” from the PX...




The beach assault....















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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Mark on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:18 pm

fantastic
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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Camel1815 on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:21 pm

Love 'em Paul, they are great. Btw who is the dirty old man with the bottle of coke and dirty mac? Suspect He also has a bit of a cheesy grin! affraid
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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Guest on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:22 pm

likeing the pics, should have got one on the sunday when werte all wet through lol.

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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Gina_Costina on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:23 pm

rizla wrote:likeing the pics, should have got one on the sunday when werte all wet through lol.

riz

LOL- I thought it might put a "dampener" on getting potential recruits!!!





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Post  dragoon_44 on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:48 pm

great looking pictures guys!!
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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Camel1815 on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:58 pm

Errrrmmm just realised Suspect that the dates aren't entirely correct!!! affraid
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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Gina_Costina on Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:59 pm

Camel1815 wrote:Errrrmmm just realised Suspect that the dates aren't entirely correct!!! affraid

Good spot...er you passed the test. On those dates the weather was a lot nicer

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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Camel1815 on Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:10 pm

You're not wrong there matey!
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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Pat on Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:43 pm

Very nice pictures !! It really seems to have been a great event !!
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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Guest on Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:47 pm

i see youve got me looking my best as usual, first ones look like im trying to pass something, the one with Murph looks like i have passed it, the one on the beach enough said, not my finest photos ever, Neutral

could someone teach me how to smile????????????????????????????????

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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Dantheman on Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:45 am

Yet again superb pictures!!!!!!

You know what? Sat here working in my nice warm office i have to confess that a part of me wishes i was still there with you guys despite the wind and rain...

I guess that weather has given me a fever and affected my brain but you get my drift!!!!! Very Happy
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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  murph on Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:09 am

Great Pics. and yes despite the weather I really did enjoy myself. When Paul blew that whistle and we started moving up the beach I forgot all about being cold and wet. Totally understand what you mean Dan, we are all a little mad but it gives us a chance to do something that we are interested in with like minded individuals.

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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Camel1815 on Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:13 am

Likewise Murph. When I was concentrating on firing everything became a blur. Didn't hear the mortar going off, or anything else for that matter. Could hear a few voices, but I guess that it was much the same in 1944. Can't wait to do it again. Oh, and I think thanks to Jeanette for the battle photos they look really good. I would like a copy of the last one with the five of us pretty please.
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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Vic on Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:52 pm

What happened to the landing crafts? No pics on them?
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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Guest on Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:50 pm

No landing craft there mate, a little like yourself Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  Vic on Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:33 pm

Ben's Dad wrote:No landing craft there mate, a little like yourself Laughing Laughing Laughing

???? Did I miss something? I thought that was what you guys were up too - landing on the beach.
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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Guest on Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:59 pm

There never have been Landing Craft before Vic. They're too expensive to get from Hugh's Movie Supplies down on the south coast. Don't you think they would have been photographed previous years if we'd had them? Shocked

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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Gina_Costina on Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:13 pm

Vic wrote:
Ben's Dad wrote:No landing craft there mate, a little like yourself Laughing Laughing Laughing

???? Did I miss something? I thought that was what you guys were up too - landing on the beach.

We did! But via LPC's (Leather Personnel Carriers) as apposed to the large gray things!!!

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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:28 pm

Vic wrote:
Ben's Dad wrote:No landing craft there mate, a little like yourself Laughing Laughing Laughing

???? Did I miss something?

Yeah, the Operation Neptune event 25/26th September 2010 Skegness. See here http://a-i-m.forumotion.co.uk/events-f7/operation-neptune-2010-25th-26th-september-2010-t743.htm

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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Bazooka Joe on Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:02 pm

Nice photos guys!
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Re: 25/26th September 2010, Skegness- 1st Infantry Division

Post  Gina_Costina on Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:07 pm

Cheers Matey! How are you getting on with the JH business?

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Post  Bazooka Joe on Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:58 pm

I'm getting absolutely nowhere with it, so I've decided to wait and update the thread again next time he posts. It's a battle of attrition and I'm sure I'll get an explanation, if nothing else, if I keep it up long enough.
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Post  Gina_Costina on Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:30 pm

Bazooka Joe wrote:I'm getting absolutely nowhere with it, so I've decided to wait and update the thread again next time he posts. It's a battle of attrition and I'm sure I'll get an explanation, if nothing else, if I keep it up long enough.

I spoke to Wullie about it at the weekend. Diffuclt situation, but moreso odd, why would a debtor post on a thread that relates to him!???????

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