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Johan Willaert

Johan, I love the little triangle on the back of the Jeep, something hardly anyone would notice as a sign of that unit.

I remember one year at the Indiantown Gap (PA) Bulge re-enactment, there was an entire unit of 'German' re-enactors with Skorzeny unit GI impressions registering at the same time I was, but I never encountered them or saw what they looked like in the field. Would have been cool to have run into them if they'd been wearing the blue markings, to see if any other GI re-enactors would have noticed.

 

Hey Lee,

 

I was wondering whether or not someone would notice that detail...

Not visible on the B/W picture is my blue scarve and second coat button undone... ;)

 

Picture was taken near the Baugnez crossroads in 1989 during a weekend where we traced the 1944 German advance route in the Northern Ardennes...

 

Glad you like it!

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Here's another one dating back to my RE days.... Theme was Germany, April 1945...

I'm the one taking aim with the M1 Carbine in the background...

 

Johan,

 

I always thought this to be one of the best we ever did, considering the loads of picture we ever made.

I still have an old printed version, which looks very battered after all these years.

 

Guy

 

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Johan Willaert

 

Johan,

 

I always thought this to be one of the best we ever did, considering the loads of picture we ever made.

I still have an old printed version, which looks very battered after all these years.

 

Guy

 

Yes, Guy.... the ones from that event are all great... will scan some more next week...

 

Meanwhile I've always liked this one too.... You on the right, me on the left...

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Yes, Guy.... the ones from that event are all great... will scan some more next week...

 

Meanwhile I've always liked this one too.... You on the right, me on the left...

 

Yeah, they came close that day........ 97th division series ?

 

Guy

 

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503rd PIR sometime in 1944

 

While in Australia the regiment made good use of the Pattern 37 basic pouch.

 

Aside from the fibreglass M1 and the post war boots everything is original.

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503rd PIR sometime in 1944

 

While in Australia the regiment made good use of the Pattern 37 basic pouch.

 

Aside from the fibreglass M1 and the post war boots everything is original.

 

Forgot to mention the helmet and also forgot to razzle dazzle you with the details.

 

I made a phonie St Clair liner with bits and bobs from JMurray.

 

Felt shoulder pads,second canteen and a machete would be the cherry on top.

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4th NJ Infantry down on the boarder.

 

Taken at the 100th anniversary event at Pancho Villa State park in Columbus, NM a few weekends ago. Hell of a road trip from NJ but well worth it!

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Fantastic !

 

4th NJ Infantry down on the boarder.

Taken at the 100th anniversary event at Pancho Villa State park in Columbus, NM a few weekends ago. Hell of a road trip from NJ but well worth it!

 

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his may put some of you to sleep.

Horse Platoon,16th Constabulary Sqn.

Grunewald Forest,1949

Everything is TO and E for the horse platoon from 1946 to 1950,including the machete. The machete was issued one per mounted man. The MOS 9745 trooper is not issued a bayonet but rather an M3 trench knife in M8a1 scabbard although i am yet to find a photo of one in use by a horse trooper.

Everything is original.

If you any questions please holler.

Anyone else doing Constabulary or early Cold War?

 

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Sam

 

Your attention to detail and impressions and specifics to horse troops are legendary stuff

 

Keep up the good work

 

regards

 

Lloyd

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Sam

 

Your attention to detail and impressions and specifics to horse troops are legendary stuff

 

Keep up the good work

 

regards

 

Lloyd

 

 

Thanks fella.

 

I feel like a one trick pony (no pun intended). It feels like i am pi$$ing to the wind but i push on.

 

The horse soldier is not my only interest but in recent years i had to purge all the other stuff,money and space being non-negotiable with the misses so out went the extra stuff.

 

It is mainly good fun and i have been fortunate enough to meet and chat with some of the last horse soldiers including a cavalry trained mue skinner and CBI veteran by the name of Lester Hollenback.

 

Thanks again

 

Sam

 

P.S Lloyd i have a great Normandy era photo of the 82nd Recon (B Coy) PM me and i will zap it over to you.

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