Cap, General Service Cap badge, Plastic Blouse, Battle-Dress Trousers, Battle-Dress Shirt, collarless. Braces, trousers Boots, Ammunition Belt, web, 1937 pattern Anklets, web, 1937 pattern Socks, grey wool Royal Artillery Shoulder titles Arm of Service strips Blouse, denim Trousers, denim Read more…
This manual is intended as a guide to all Gunners, old and new, as to the kit required by the Artillery-men of 1943 – 1945 we are portraying.
This document illustrates the full field order we are to wear in action at public shows. Although in reality the front-line Gun Detachment dressed and behaved very informally, we are on display at all times and therefore owe it to the Veterans, present or not, to look tidy and behave as they would want to be remembered.
It is easy to insult the memory of those who fell, therefore it is imperative they remain uppermost in our minds.
At private Living History Events, and perhaps even at some shows that allow for more realism, those that provide us with authentic, fully-equipped and massed Infantry support, we will be free to dress more accurately and be more authentic.
Certain elements of our dress are standardised as, for the public eye, too much variation causes confusion and worse still, can look sloppy. However, some natural variations will occur and is perfectly correct. These regulations apply to all Gunners and Junior NCOs. The Officers and Senior NCO’s may be individually advised where necessary.
While most members of the Battery are not new to Living History and are already aware of, and fully compliant with the following regulations and personal behaviour requirements, they are included as a central reference and reminder, and are to be adhered to.
0786 L/Bomb Stedman R. F.
(Uniform Advisor) 11/11/43
[audio:https://rightoftheline.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Fire1.mp3|titles=No 1 Fire!] The detachment rush into action, and fire their three rounds at an unseen target, the rounds leaving 30 seconds apart, destroying it. Listen for the sounds of the gun being elevated, the clatter of the loading, the commands Read more…
The Phrase “It’s cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey” is said to originate from nautical gunnery phraseology, although there are many who disagree. It should be remembered that illiterate yet highly imaginative sailor were not above Read more…