WWII Royal Navy

Discussion in 'General' started by Wren_Foreman, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Wren_Foreman

    Wren_Foreman Junior Member

    Hello All,

    New to this forum but stumbled across it in my browsing!

    Wasn't sure which topic to put this under but thought I would say that I am part of a WWII Royal Navy Reenactment Group based at Chatham Dockyard, Kent, UK. We are seeking more members if anyone is interested in living history. : www.thegreyfunnelline.co.uk or email me! : deborah.foreman1@btopenworld.com

    Look forward to hearing from people hopefully! :)

    Deb
     
  2. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    Hello Debs, welcome to the forum
     
  3. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    Welcome aboard, Debs, and thank you for serving as a re-enactor!
     
  4. Wren_Foreman

    Wren_Foreman Junior Member

    My pleasure! One of the few ways of showing others what it was like and what went on. We try our best!.. besides.. hardly anyone reenacts the Navy!

    Deb
     
  5. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    My pleasure! One of the few ways of showing others what it was like and what went on. We try our best!.. besides.. hardly anyone reenacts the Navy!

    Deb

    Kind of tough to do when most of the settings for naval re-enactments are ships...and most of them are sunk or scrapped.

    I guess you can use museum ships like HMS Belfast and HMS Alliance.

    But how do you re-enact the Bismarck chase? :)
     
  6. Wren_Foreman

    Wren_Foreman Junior Member

    Ah well our group can out do all that! We are based in Chatham Dockyard and have constant and free access on HMS Cavalier, HMS Ocelot and HMS Gannet, which we incorporate into show scenarios etc. We've also got the Admiral's Offices in the Dockyard to use.. a admiralty constabulary office that we restored, not to mention 2 RN morris commercials, 2 BSA M20s, an austin goodwood staff car, and plenty of RN weapons...

    I would say our portrayal is pretty good! hehe...
     
  7. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Sounds like you could start your own war.
     
  8. Wren_Foreman

    Wren_Foreman Junior Member

    We've tried :sign_rofl: but you just can't get the staff these days!

    But if you know anyone who has a love for the Navy and fancies a bit of reenactment, vintage vehicle driving or weapons firing.. you know where to direct them :D

    Deb
     
  9. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    Sounds like you have the re-enactment program well in hand...I'd like to see these events.

    If you borrow U-505 in America, you could re-enact the capture of U-110.
     
  10. Wren_Foreman

    Wren_Foreman Junior Member

    ooo... now theres an idea!! Just need to find a few volunteers who know how to steer them lol.
     
  11. andy334

    andy334 Junior Member

    Hello Deb - best wishes from all at HQ RSME .... it's a small world (wide web!).

    Andy

    Staff Asst
    HQ RSME
    Ext 2973
     
  12. Wren_Foreman

    Wren_Foreman Junior Member

    aww not fair, give us a clue.. I know more than one andy at Chatham !

    Your nothing to do with the 'gate patrol' are you! lol
     
  13. andy334

    andy334 Junior Member

    Nope sorry - I work for a living (LOL).

    Top floor behind the Camel - 2 doors down from the Commandant.
     
  14. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Welcome Deb,

    This is getting interesting!
     
  15. Cpl Rootes

    Cpl Rootes Senior Member

    Hi Deb, it's me from the Re-enactment forums :D how are you?
     
  16. Wren_Foreman

    Wren_Foreman Junior Member

    lol.. i cant escape from you lot can i !

    as they say.. reenactors get everywhere...
     
  17. Cpl Rootes

    Cpl Rootes Senior Member

    i'm not a stalker...
     
  18. Wren_Foreman

    Wren_Foreman Junior Member

    lol, well to be honest I'm not that surprised some are on here.. also cos our forum keeps going ka-put! Technical probs and all that.
     

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