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"Bunker Bash" - 21 & 22 May 2011

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Post  Guest Mon May 23, 2011 10:14 am

Hi chaps,

Full report to follow (I don't mind writing this one up), but in the meantime here are some of the shots I managed to get at the weekend:

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Cheers,
Ben.

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Post  murph Mon May 23, 2011 10:23 am

Very good, thanks for posting love the one of the team gathered around the bunker! I may be wrong but I think Daz was going to do the write up?

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Post  Guest Mon May 23, 2011 10:59 am

Ah right, I wasn't sure if we'd agreed who was doing the write-up, so thought I'd offer in case.

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Post  samharris45 Mon May 23, 2011 12:42 pm

Very very impressed guys! Love the pics and so good to see 517th done in the Alps! Did you get much of a reaction from other groups then?

Or were they to confused??
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Post  murph Mon May 23, 2011 5:39 pm

TBH Sam quite a few people actually seemed to know what we were trying to portray, I did not notice too many raised eyebrows.

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Post  samharris45 Tue May 24, 2011 7:09 am

murph wrote:TBH Sam quite a few people actually seemed to know what we were trying to portray, I did not notice too many raised eyebrows.

Ahhh oh well still it's a first for us and I bet it still confused Mr SOF
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Post  Gina_Costina Tue May 24, 2011 3:34 pm

This weekend saw GI44-45 at Bunker Bash, in Essex, where we had the chance to dig in , and portray the 517th Parachute Regiment Combat team during their time in the Maritime Alps. The impression called for a mix of Airborne clothing and standard infantry kit; M42 jackets worn with wool trousers, sprayed camoed M1pots, wool trousers with M42 pockets sewn on, a real mish-mash of kit. This impression is one rarely portrayed and (hopefully) our best efforts managed to pull it off…

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Ben decided to advertise our group magazine, which soon got the interest of the locals….
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When the beef slices ran out, it was time for some powdered egg….
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Murph was on standby to add some salt, pepper and Tabasco..
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Which made it a bit more edible!!!
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Although Murph didn’t think it was that tasty….
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Shortly after, the CP had a guest, it turned out to be the “sea-monster” that had made Murph scream so much back at Skeggy some three years ealier…Murph decided to make friends..

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Post  Guest Tue May 24, 2011 4:32 pm

Ive heard about the Shrews from somebody on my rounds, 3 guesses, looks like you had a great time. Very Happy

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Post  Guest Tue May 24, 2011 5:03 pm

Some great shots there Paul, thanks for sharing!

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Post  samharris45 Wed May 25, 2011 7:16 am

Yes guys great shots! Looks a bloody good display and nice to see so much effort put in!

I am just guttered I missed the event as I really want to do 517th in the Alps!!!!

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Post  Pat Wed May 25, 2011 9:08 am

Great pictures guys !! I really think portraying 517th isn't so easy as you have to avoid looking more weird than they really were (in terms of mix-match) and you truely did a good job !! Would have loved to attend this one !!

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Post  murph Wed May 25, 2011 10:23 am

Thanks for uploading those Pics. I'm pretty happy with the outcome, it's a great venue with lot's to offer.

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Post  Guest Wed May 25, 2011 7:47 pm

Thank's for posting up the photo's chaps, looking good Very Happy

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