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    Default 1 Border training day , nov 27th

    Few photographs of 1&2 section, 12 platoon, 1 Border, 1944. We had a training day on november 27th, during which we gave lectures on organisation, fieldcraft, tactics and other subjects. Elementary drill was practiced as well. During the afternoon we went out in the field for a patrolling and attacking exercise.


    Normally our faces and hands would be blackened but as it was only one day we did not bother with that. Still, the camouflage is surprisingly effective.













































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    Cool pics, Im also surprised how well that old school camo works

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    That is a big *** knife

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    This is awesome, it's like I went back in time for a second.

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    Holy **** Aldo Raine does that thing hit your ankle when you run.

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    A bit faded Dennison, or its Belgian version brushstroke are both excellent. Great way to spend a beautiful autumn day.

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    Was that an Airlanding Unit? Or just regular infantry with Para gear?

    Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Was that an Airlanding Unit? Or just regular infantry with Para gear?

    Just curious.
    Airlanding. To be exactly: 12 Platoon, B Company, 1st Battallion The Border Regiment, 1st Airlanding Brigade, 1st British Airborne Division.

    About the big *****ing knife: it was issued to every section's Lance Corporal, who was the leader of the Bren group. He had to use the machete to clear the line of sight for his Bren gunner.

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    Yesterday another training day was held, this one was about elementary drill and skill at arms. A nice group of lads decided to show up, two full sections and platoon HQ.
    Here are a few photographs:

    The Platoon Sergeant showing a few new recruits how to properly load the rifle:






    Instruction on the Bren LMG: (as you can see brand new recruit, no insignia yet)




    And of course every section needs a few rifles too. We do not blanco the slings because they would not have been your personal property, just like machine gun auxiliary pouches. All personal kit is blancoed though.

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    A few more random undated photographs....















    A Pte is shown some details.

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    Detail being marched off.
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    That is pretty cool. Love the Bren's and camo.

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    Few lads going for a stroll...







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    Excellent pics!
    One of my old reenacting groups (Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada of the Northwest Historical Association) did a Canadian Airborne unit as a secondary impression, and I'm impressed with your group's authenticity.

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    This is ****ing nice !

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