Reenactment: 3 carabiniers (prince of wales's dragoon guards) uniform

Discussion in 'General' started by HomeCountiesBattalions, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. HomeCountiesBattalions

    HomeCountiesBattalions Burma WW2 British Cavalry Reserch

    For those who are interested in living history.

    Putting together an impression of the

    254th Indian Tank Division (3rd Carbiniers)

    I will let you know how the progress goes.

    I've been speaking to quite a few people on here helping me with the uniform and specifications

    Attached Files:

  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Don't you mean 254th Indian Tank Brigade ?
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    JITTER PARTY Well-Known Member

    You do realize that serge BD, cloth shoulder titles and AOS stripes weren't worn in Burma and that the cap badge would be that of the 3 DG not RAC. Formation signs might be OK, but again I've seen little evidence that they were worn in action in India/Burma. The originals are rather rare - most are fake/repro and will differ from the real thing.

    There is really only one rule you need for re-enacting; find as many photographs of the specific unit that you can, and then base your 'impression' on those, together with any written accounts you have.

    I have searched for decent Burma/India war re-enactors and groups - the bad news is that there aren't any. Most of the basic items of uniform are not reproduced well, or at all, and originals are too expensive/precious to ruin for this purpose.

    All-in-all I don’t think it is possible to do it well enough to make it worthwhile.
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  4. ceolredmonger

    ceolredmonger Member

    There are original badged BD for units from Burma however these were (like many surviving original BD) the 'return for demob' issue. This may suit you if you are performing in the UK, telling stories of 'out there' however is not reflective of 'in theatre' practice.
  5. Eddie Mayell

    Eddie Mayell Member

    Hi, I have my own LHG group called ‘Slims Forgotten Army’ and am a member of ‘The Road To Mandalay’ LHG. We display And educate at public and private events through out the year. If we can be of any assistance regarding info about SEAC and the War in India and Burma then please do get in contact with us. Alternatively you can find our sites on Facebook both under the same headings.
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  6. HomeCountiesBattalions

    HomeCountiesBattalions Burma WW2 British Cavalry Reserch

    Hello Eddie.

    Thanks for the reply. I've been looking for some time for reenactors Intrested in this specific area.
    I shall look you up and join.
  7. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member

    As the son of an ex-3 Carabinier (post-war), can I point out the correct spelling of CARABINIER so that at least the name of your living history group will be correct.........
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