WWII LIVING HISTORY SOCIETY
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Joining the 21.Infanterie-Division
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Starting out in the hobby can be quite daunting for most so we try to ease new members into our group by firstly encouraging them to join our lively forum to get chatting with fellow members and then either meet some of the group at our home base in Bushy or our next available event. We are constantly expanding our membership, and are always on the lookout for new recruits or experienced reenactors. Our members are located from all over the UK.
The 21.Infanterie division Living History Group not only attend public events and private battles through the year we are fortunate enough to have 2 locations which we use all year round. The first is just on the outskirts of London in Bushey, Hertfordshire at the site of the WW2 operational HQ of the USAAF 8th Fighter Command. The second is a private rural location in the midlands where our full size eastern trench network is located.
The 21.Infanterie division Living History Group has a unique program to introduce young historians into the reenactment world early.
If you are aged 16-18 and have an interest in the Second World War in general this may be an opportunity not to pass up. This program allows you to depict young recruits fresh out of training enthusiastic to do your part for the German volk, on the Eastern Front from 1943 onward.
You will experience the extremes of the calmness of sitting around the campsite cleaning weapons under the ever present eyes of your older kamaraden to the burning heat of combat against continuous pressing odds
We attend around 6-8 public events per year but between these we will also have meet-ups at our Base in Bushy, Herts. You can be as active as you wish with many group projects always on the go all members help out when they can but its sole down to the individual how much time he can spare in the hobby.
The group does not have an age cap buy in keeping with the impression we do ask for members to be physically fit as battle reenactments can be very demanding and members do need to be quick on their feet when necessary.
Our membership is drawn from all over the UK such as, Hampshire, Surrey, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland
Young Members (16-18)
As with most things for youths these days, laws will stop you from experiencing the full benefits that our older members are given such as carrying firearms. However, thats never stopped any of our members of our youth program
getting stuck in manning our arsenal of weapons such as the infamous german 8 cm Granatwerfer 34.
If this sounds like your cup of tea sign up now via the contact form on this page or contact our dedicated Youth membership advisor via email here.
*Membership of the group runs from January to December each year.
*Take part in up to ten WW2 Public events every year(April-Oct).
*Be a part of our living History display at Bushy Hall Museum Herts.
*Work with prestigious clients including English Heritage.
*Participate in WW2 battle re-enactments.
*Participate in unique Living history/Private battle weekends.
*Learn period drill,field-craft & tactics.
*The opportunity to participate in WW2 film/TV as supporting artists .
*Access to the group’s very busy members section of our forum & Facebook members’ page.
*Help & advice with kit for first year with our unique “Group kit pool” and new member buddy scheme.
*A chance to get involved with restoration of vehicles and display props construction.
*An opportunity to work your way up the ranks via our group awards & promotion scheme.
*Join our Group WW2 Airsoft Clan.
*Public Liability insurance through the All Fronts Re-enactment Association (AFRA)
Uniform & Kit
We know unless you are 100% sure this is the hobby for you gather together your kit can work out expensive but we can help you get kitted out for your first event in either German or Soviet via our group uniform pool, for those who have not doubts about joining up we can recommend our uniform supplier to give you a great discount.
FINALLY - take 5 or 6 months and attend as many events as you can manage with whoever you choose to go with and you will find that having the above gear allows you to tweak and tailor and add to your impression - the Learning Process will kick in and you will get much better results.
Own a German wartime vehicle? We actively encourage vehicle owners to join our group,
We have a number of enthusiastic vehicle owners within our membership who in addition to our group membership are members of their local MVT
If you are interested in seeing what it was like to live and fight in World War II as a German soldier fill out our online application form today and we will get back to you with details on becoming a member.
Becoming a member can take as long as you like from days to months depending on your availability. With 21.Infanterie being an all year group our next event is ever only a few weeks away and we are always happy to loan newmembers kit until they have purchased their own via our uniform/kit pool.
For details on becoming a member of the 21st Infantry fill in our online application form and our dedicated membership team will then get intouch and talk you through the process of becoming a member.
Facebook Pre-Membership page
We have now a dedicated Facebook page for pre-membership. All new applicants can now have access directly with our membership team via Facebook once you have filled out an online membership enquiry form. This is a secure page for new recruits only where we can answer all your questions about joining our society and the world of WW2 living history.
Note-The 21st Infantry Division Eastern Front Living History Group portrays members of the Wehrmacht & Soviet Red Army from WW2, and does so in the interest of historical reality and inclusion, rather than for any political motivation or cause. We are Historians first and foremost, and focused only on providing as realistic an approach to studying the conflict as possible. The 21st Infantry Division Eastern Front Living History Group respectfully requests any neo-Nazi/extremist groups to please look elsewhere for an audience, as we are NOT interested.
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