Pontefract Home Guard

A forum for the members of the Pontefract home guard living history group


    new for 2012

    Share
    avatar
    scallywag

    Posts : 279
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Location : Pontefract

    new for 2012

    Post  scallywag on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:20 pm

    Try to incorporate a new subject to demonstrate to the public every year, just tought of this. Grenade throwing practice, explain, demonstrate, practice then let the kids have a go with potatoes, with an explosion, okay who threw the live spud?? bit of beasting to follow. working on the script already.
    avatar
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 220
    Join date : 2011-10-03
    Age : 27

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  Admin on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:42 pm

    sounds great Steve

    add to that a firing demonstration of the Northover projector once me and granddad complete it.

    avatar
    scallywag

    Posts : 279
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Location : Pontefract

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  scallywag on Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:26 am

    Northover good idea, perhaps you or Granddad can reserch the drills to demonstrate?. We need a training day! to cover the grenade throwing, Drill and explain/demo our A.U. impression.
    avatar
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 220
    Join date : 2011-10-03
    Age : 27

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  Admin on Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:48 am

    Yes we do need a day how about mid April as there nothing going on renacting wise.

    We're currently looking for the drill for it, struggling ATM but well get there.

    And could I be trained on the pyros? Is it a course?


    _________________
    James Brown
    Just off scallywagging chaps expect trouble.
    avatar
    MattWR5

    Posts : 51
    Join date : 2011-12-14
    Location : North Yorkshire

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  MattWR5 on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:03 am

    I've got a typewritten version of the Northover Drill somewhere, or a photocopy. I will try and find it in the next few days. It was fairly simple. It is covered in Home Guard Instructions its number 40 IIRC. Alistair might have a copy so I shall ask. [darn it I sold mine]
    Regards
    Matt
    avatar
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 220
    Join date : 2011-10-03
    Age : 27

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  Admin on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:59 am

    Any news on th training day Steve?


    _________________
    James Brown
    Just off scallywagging chaps expect trouble.
    avatar
    scallywag

    Posts : 279
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Location : Pontefract

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  scallywag on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:54 pm

    Will be discussed at AGM. not invited to [yet] Murton park ,usually April, ideal venue for training day as public a bit ltd. struggling to get this off the ground.

    fireball1

    Posts : 100
    Join date : 2012-03-15

    pyro

    Post  fireball1 on Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:04 am

    hi steve if you need bangs let me know might be avaliable to cause some bangs Very Happy Laughing Laughing exploding tatty how big the tatty to the size of explosion fireballllllllllll
    avatar
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 220
    Join date : 2011-10-03
    Age : 27

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  Admin on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:40 am

    definitely Razz

    northovers getting there the none firing version might be making an appearance at Crich


    _________________
    James Brown
    Just off scallywagging chaps expect trouble.
    avatar
    scallywag

    Posts : 279
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Location : Pontefract

    training day

    Post  scallywag on Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:51 pm

    Heyup all
    Been in touch with Paul Dore who events at Murton, it's not taking place this time [maybe a multi period later in the year]. So will look at events and plan a training day at Twaites Mill during April. Which day is favourite, Saturday or Sunday?
    avatar
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 220
    Join date : 2011-10-03
    Age : 27

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  Admin on Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:09 pm

    Sunday 29th best for me


    _________________
    James Brown
    Just off scallywagging chaps expect trouble.
    avatar
    Boots

    Posts : 71
    Join date : 2011-10-17
    Location : Tingley Wakefield

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  Boots on Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:00 am

    Sunday 29th ok for me as well.
    avatar
    scallywag

    Posts : 279
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Location : Pontefract

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  scallywag on Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:41 pm

    Ah, got visiters up from Kent that weekend, only Sunday available [around events] looks like 15th? any good?
    S
    avatar
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 220
    Join date : 2011-10-03
    Age : 27

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  Admin on Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:04 pm

    ok for me


    _________________
    James Brown
    Just off scallywagging chaps expect trouble.
    avatar
    scallywag

    Posts : 279
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Location : Pontefract

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  scallywag on Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:38 pm

    I'M going to try and get in touch with Adrian today [not an easy task] and book it okay.
    S
    avatar
    arnhemsteve

    Posts : 112
    Join date : 2011-10-27

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  arnhemsteve on Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:52 am

    the 15th is okay for me too, as it is a training day & not a public event, would i be ok to join in bearing in mind that i will be dressed as airborne please? i also volunteer to play the german aircrew if you want to do the platoon escape & evade capture like we did last year? had a great time
    avatar
    Trooper89

    Posts : 11
    Join date : 2011-11-23
    Age : 53
    Location : Thirsk

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  Trooper89 on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:26 pm

    Scally

    Can you ask the organisers at Sledmere about stabling? This would be a good event for a mounted section presence.

    avatar
    scallywag

    Posts : 279
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Location : Pontefract

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  scallywag on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:33 am

    Hi Chris
    Will do, not sent reg form yet as need new insurance docs. wonder what David's heavy horse does?

    Sponsored content

    Re: new for 2012

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:26 pm