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WWII RE-ENACTMENT SOUTH WEST

  Operation Order for RAF DAVIDSTOW Armed Forces Weekend 2012

  www.wwiireenactmentsouthwest.co.uk/

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Operation co-ordination: Colonel Perry

Reference:    WW2RESW 3105/12

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Date:    31 May 2012

Amendment State - This is amended as information arrives  See the date.

 Please signal any proposed amendments. 

RAF DAVIDSTOW ARMED FORCES WEEKEND 2011

SAT 30th and SUN 1st July 2012

  INTRODUCTION 

1.  Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum (DACAWM) will be including the Armed Forces Day and Armed Forces Day parade into a combined Armed Forces Weekend and have invited WWII Re-enactment South West to provide living history displays.  

2.    RAF Davidstow was an airbase near Camelford in Cornwall, United Kingdom from 1942 until 1945 and was used by the military until 1945.

 AIM 

3.   This order details arrangements for Armed Forces Weekend 2012 on 30th and 1st July 2012.

CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS 

4.   Unless dictated otherwise by Colonel Perry, Commanding Officer of the Davidstow Airfield Museum; WWII Re-enactment South West will provide living history displays, vehicles, weapon and other artifact displays for the event.  This order will advise the sort of displays, where they will be and how we co-ordinate with museum activities. 

PARTICIPATION 

5.   The Museum have their own display buildings and any displays laid on by us will need its own tent or other cover.  All participants and vehicles are part of the display.  This means appropriate clothing and accoutrements (no deck chairs, plastic tables, plastic mugs etc) during public hours.  

6.  Participants, subject to confirmation, include: 

Nickie

Bessant

 

 

Multi-tasking

Kevin

Buckson

 

 

WW11 small arms

Aaron

Castle

 

 

WWII- South-West Re-Enactment Information/Recruitment

Steve

Dennis

Nil

Nil

Home Front

Lindsey

Dennis

Nil

Nil

Home Front

Trevelyan

Drew

dodge wc51

580 uxl

us army 29th/175 mp

Sharon

Drew

 

 

us army 29th/175 mp

Sam

Drew

 

 

us army 29th/175 mp

Chris

Dunn

WDCO

BAS 680

DCLI Despatch Rider + portable PA system

Sharon

Dunn

Gaz 67b

395 XUW

50' X 50' Red Army display

Alan

Ewell

Nil

Nil

29th Infantry Division

Ian

Ferguson

gaz 66

OFL 281J

Russian

Ana

Ferguson

 

 

civilian

Tim

Greasby

Norton 16H

 

Despatch Rider

Stuart

Griggs

 

 

Pup tent, personal items (foot locker etc) & kit

Lewis

Hair

 

 

WW11 small arms

Brin

Jenkins

No

 

NAAFI

Gwen

Jenkins

Landrover

KTA 939V

NAAFI

Steve

Lane

Nil

 

US 29th Inf/ Guardroom salute for VIP

Liz

Lane

Nil

 

US WASP/ Bugle standby

Jed

Lane

Nil

 

US 6th Inf

Esther

Lesser

 

 

No

Desmond

Lundt-Smith

Nil

 

WWII- South-West Re-Enactment Information/Recruitment

Tracey

Martin

 

 

ATS

Adam

McQueen

 

 

Fallschirmjager + weapon commentary

Neil

Shotter

 

 

101 AIRBORNE

Steven

Shotter

 

 

101 AIRBORNE

Teri

Shotter

 

 

Civilian female

Kenneth

Spurr

Chevy Blazer M1009

Q929 VOF

80's MP Bundeswehr/ MP US Army/RTR tank crew

Ryan

Turner

Nil

 

WWII 8th Infantry Military Police

Jim

Voaden

 

 

WWII small arms

 

8.   The NAAFI will be open throughout the day for drinks and refreshment.  Other meals will need to be made in your own camp.

9.  A mobile or static tanoy system will be provided  This will be used to add interest to the public at various displays throughout the day (see schedule ANNEX B)

OUTLINE PROGRAMME 

10.         The outline programme for the weekend is below.  For a detailed plan go to Annex B: 

11.         The displays will include: 

  • DCLI

  • Red Army - Static display

  • WW2 vehicle displays 

  • Weapon display - WW2RESW

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

SATURDAY
1100 - Weapon stripping - M1 Garand and Sten Gun
1200 - Weapon display including weapon firing (bring ear plugs)
1330 - WWII vehicle maintenance - short course - Royal Enfield WDCO and Red Army GAz 67b
1400 - Weapon stripping - M1 Garand and Sten Gun
1500 - Weapon display including weapon firing (bring ear plugs)

SUNDAY

1100 - Weapon stripping - M1 Garand and Sten Gun
1200 - Weapon display including weapon firing (bring ear plugs)
1300 - VIP convoy for Major Andy Titerickx Royal Marines
1315 - General salute at the Guardroom 
1400 - Parade
1500 - Flexible - depending on requirements - Weapon display including weapon firing (bring ear plugs)

 

It would be good to improve/increase the displays, so all ideas are welcome, please.  Programme will be finalised later. 

LAYOUT 

12.         The layout of camps and displays within the Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum is outlined at Annex A.  

ADMINISTRATION 

13.         SIGNALS/MESSAGES - Co-ordination of units involved in this operation, as far as possible will be via signals on personal computer (E-mail).Commanders are to ensure that information is disseminated.  The signal addresses are:

Steve@WWIIReenactmentsouthwest.co.uk
Jed@WWIIReenactmentsouthwest.co.uk
Chris@WWIIReenactmentsouthwest.co.uk
Sharon@WWIIReenactmentsouthwest.co.uk
Mark@WWIIReenactmentsouthwest.co.uk
Liz@WWIIReenactmentsouthwest.co.uk
Webenquiries@WWIIReenactmentsouthwest.co.uk
Registrations@WWIIReenactmentsouthwest.co.uk

14.         Publicity 

  a.   DACAWM will co-ordinate most of the publicity. 

ACTION - DACAWM 

b.   Colonel Perry will liaise with the Royal British Legion and encourage their participation and attendance for the Sunday Parade.  

ACTION - Colonel Perry

c.    It may be helpful on 1 or 2 Saturdays prior to the event to take leaflets into towns/ car parks and distribute them. 

ACTION - Volunteers required 

d.   Leaflets at the Bodmin and Wenford event, Fortress Wales and any other event.

ACTION - All

e.   Web sites- WW2 RESW , CMVT-, Devon MVT-, MVT- , Rod's 1940's Event Calendar ,Cornwall at War Museum, Cornwall RBL.  

ACTION -WW2 RESW Webmaster, DACAWM webmaster

15.  Insurance.  Re-enactors will require insurance .  To be discussed with Colonel Perry. Exhibitors are responsible for their own insurance cover (to be discussed).  Vehicles covered by usual insurance.  Weapon display covered by individual owners insurance. 

16.   Veteran Military Vehicles.  All entries must be through the DACAWM web site: http://www.cornwallatwarmuseum.co.uk/war_machinesEF.html

17.         Safety 

a.  GENERAL - All participants are to make their areas safe for public display 

b.  WEAPON DISPLAY - Keep in line and assess display area for hazards.  Safety brief to be conducted.

ACTION - Corporal Dunn

c.  WEAPONS- No live ammunition is to be brought to DACAWM.  Only inert and blank is permitted.  Avoid loading weapons until the display.  

ACTION - All weapon display participants

18.         Security 

  a.    All exhibitors are to check their area at the beginning of each day and report concerns to DACAWM, who will, if necessary, alert the authorities. 

  b.    Exhibitors are responsible for the security of their exhibits.

19.         Accommodation and Camping.  Exhibitors may camp alongside their displays.  In areas designated at Annex A.  Tents are to be relevant to the period of vehicle or display.  All unauthorised and non-period vehicles and tents are to be away from the display area for the public event.   If you have a problem with a period tent please contact Corporal Dunn 01736 762502 or signal: Chris@WWIIReenactmentsouthwest.co.uk

20.      Toilets.  Located near parade ground.

21.         Visitors Guide.  Available at the entrance to the DACAWM

22.         Inclement Weather.  The event will continue regardless of the weather. Be prepared for it.  The DACAWM could provide cover overnight if required.  This is the highest airfield in Britain at 962 ft.

23.         Sales.  The DACAWM NAAFI is permitted to sell food and drinks.  Out of hours the NAAFI will provide food and drink at minimal cost. 

24.         Messing.

a.  Light snacks for participants will be available from the NAAFI.  Outside the public hours, units are to cater for themselves.

25.         Tentage.  Own displays and accommodation.  

26.        Comms.  Corporal Dunn is to arrange for a mobile loudspeakers with roving microphone.  DACAWM may have static loudspeakers. (TBA)

27.         Manning

   a.  GUARDROOM - Manned by available Military Police.

b.  Commentary - Herr Hauptman is requested to provide commentary for weapon displays.  Corporal Dunn for other and events as indicated at Annex B. 

WWII Re-enactment South West Command

DISTRIBUTION:

All via web site communications.

ANNEXES: 

A Layout of displays at DACAWM

B Operation schedule

 

LAYOUT AT DAVIDSTOW                        ANNEX A to Op. Ord 

____Davidstow 12__ 

 

SCHEDULE                                          ANNEX B to Op. Ord 

____Davidstow 12__ 

 

Serial  

Time  

Activity 

Requirements 

Action 

 2401

Fri 29th June

Arrive as required.   Check in at Guardroom and set up where directed. All

2501

  Sat 30th June 

From 1000 - Museum opens  

  2502

1200

Weapon display

Line up in display area. Corporal Dunn to provide mobile PA system
2503 1700 Museum closes
2601 Sun 1st July  From 1000 - Museum opens
2602

1200

Weapon display

Line up in display area. Corporal Dunn to provide mobile PA system
2603 1700 Museum closes

  2604

1705 

Camp secured 

  

  

 

 

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