required or mandatory items listed in the following categories are marked with
an asterisk* and are in bold print. Other
items have been listed to help show items which will add to our display or you
impression, there are countless other items, too many to add to these lists.
The following list is the uniform and clothing should be of World War II style and pattern or as close as possible.
of a post war style should be tailored to a World War II style and cut.
Troops Denison Smock *
Battledress Trousers *
Tie (Non Commissioned members)
Face Vail *
or Olive Drab five Finger Gloves *
All the items below must conform to World War II standard. For example, Jump Wings must be period style and size. Embroidered insignia is to be worn on Walking Out Dress while Printed insignia will be worn on field dress.
maintain consistency insignia will only be obtained from an approved vendor.
Cap Badge, Bakelite *
Jump Wings * (x2)
Shoulder Flashes *
Identifier (Yellow Slip On) *
Ammunition Boots *
Will be the standard style of footwear. Hob nailed, toe and heal irons with leather soles are desired
hob nailed they cannot be jumped).
Corcoran Jump Boots *
Boots will be dyed to an Oxblood colour.
Maroon Beret *
period beret had a 10-½ inch crown, and is desired for the period look.
Steel Airborne Helmet *
helmets may have an early leather chinstrap or the later web chin straps, as
long as it is the period colour not the post-war dark green.
scrim and net help to complete the impression.
/ Other Equipment
is a varied array of webbing available to the commonwealth soldier.
To keep our impression consistent with each other the basics should be
adhered to whenever possible. Canadian
manufacture is desired, with brass keepers and snap style closures.
Small Pack *
Large Pack *
Bottle w/ Carrier *
E Tool w/ Carrier *
Bayonet w/ Frog *
Light Respirator Carrier *
Toggle Rope *
X Type Parachute Assembly
such as the following help to complete and complement the overall impression of
any commonwealth re-enactor. Certain
items are required but all are welcome to complete your impression.
Mess Tins *
Rations and or Tins
B oot Brushes
Enameled Mug *
Service and Pay Book Part I *
Book Part II *
and Equipment Statement Part III *
Fork and Spoon *
Generally, we are confined to bolt action Lee Enfield No. 4 Mk I* rifles for any tactical events. During static or Living History displays the incorporation of deactivated weapons will broaden our display.
Valid Firearms Possession License is required to possess, carry or to use a
Enfield No. 4 Mk I * Rifle *
Fairburn Sykes Fighting Knife *
All other weapons must be cleared by the Unit Commander or the Executive Committee