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 Post subject: Unofficial U boat group?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 23:13 pm 
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I've started a similar thread on the Axis forum but I'll add one here too.

I'm considering starting an unofficial U boat group which will be in addition to our usual groups. I'd like to stress that I don't wish for any reenactor to leave their usual group, far from it in fact, but I thought members could meet in the beertent at shows, or attend shows that our usual groups wouldn't necessarily attend.

'U boat' is an impression that hasn't really taken off in the UK, but it's also one which has quite a few possibilities. Uniforms, insignia and awards are probably more accessible than ever before and any potential member could be as smart or scruffy as they wish. Another good thing about a U boat impression is that a great diversity of different uniforms or wear was worn within a U boat whilst on patrol.

Please let me know your thoughts on this.

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Hey Franz,

You'd certainly look the part wearing oily overalls! :wink:

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Count me in! Looks to be excellent fun, even if the only bit that gets wet is our insides!

It is a very interesting subject. :wink:

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In the 80's and 90's "The Kriegsmarine Society" could be seen gracing the bars and beertents of events up and down the country. Oh, happy (if drunken) days :-)

How unofficial is unofficial? Just getting kitting for nocturnal patrols?

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In the 80's and 90's "The Kriegsmarine Society" could be seen gracing the bars and beertents of events up and down the country. Oh, happy (if drunken) days :-)

How unofficial is unofficial? Just getting kitting on for nocturnal patrols?

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schultze wrote:
In the 80's and 90's "The Kriegsmarine Society" could be seen gracing the bars and beertents of events up and down the country. Oh, happy (if drunken) days :-)

How unofficial is unofficial? Just getting kitting for nocturnal patrols?


To begin with it would be unofficial inasmuch that it wouldn't be a bona fide group with membership cards, annual subs, etc, etc. However, if it grew in popularity over time then it could become an official group including all the above.

For the time being though we could meet at beertents ( for nocturnal patrols :wink:) or shows where our usual groups wouldn't be in attendance.

As it would be U-boat orientated in particular, perhaps we could call it the U-96 group, or similar?

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KP1 had a U-boat group a few years back.

Can i operate the wind machine and throw the buckets of water o :lol: ver you

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Kev

KP1 had a U-boat group a few years back.

Can i operate the wind machine and throw the buckets of water o :lol: ver you


Of course Jon, in the interests of accuracy. As long as it's not 'U boat drill' though :wink: :shock:

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Group: 95th nacht abt..attached 85th gebirgs
anyone fancy a trip to birkenhead if its still there

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I was told once about some guys that did a submarine display somewhere and invited people to enter their boat to experience the hardship of underwater life. They had some sort of tube which they fitted out with bilges and various pipes etc and it was fitted to some sort of gimbol so that it could simulate movement. The volunteer would climb inside and and follow instructions to fiddle with miscelaneous valves and switches while outside the event crew would roll, pitch and yaw the contraption to simulate reaction to control movement by the volunteer. At one point the sub would come under attack and the event crew would batter the outsides with big lumps of wood to simulate depth charges etc :) Went a storm apparantly.

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I was told once about some guys that did a submarine display somewhere and invited people to enter their boat to experience the hardship of underwater life. They had some sort of tube which they fitted out with bilges and various pipes etc and it was fitted to some sort of gimbol so that it could simulate movement. The volunteer would climb inside and and follow instructions to fiddle with miscelaneous valves and switches while outside the event crew would roll, pitch and yaw the contraption to simulate reaction to control movement by the volunteer. At one point the sub would come under attack and the event crew would batter the outsides with big lumps of wood to simulate depth charges etc :) Went a storm apparantly.


:D :D :D :D

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like the idea :D
where can i get the uniform items from ?


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GRIGORIEV wrote:
like the idea :D
where can i get the uniform items from ?


Various internet outlets sell the uniforms, headwear and insignia. To name just a few:-

'Keith' of Hong Kong (on Ebay), Epic Militaria, SOF (for Brit BD's, insignia.)

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Cracking stuff
Cant wait for forth comming events.


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been wacthing U-571, first time i have watched it. Just a quick question referance weapons on board the U-Boat itself apart from the main weapons of the U-Boat, i take it the only weapons on baord would have been pistols? P-38's etc.

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