Posts : 126
Join date : 2012-09-26
Age : 41
Location : Deanshanger Northants
|Subject: Welcome and Introduction Mon 24 Jun 2013, 09:28|| |
Allied Forces Living History Association (AFLHA) is a new World War 2 Living History Association, created in January 2013 by a group of like-minded, seasoned veterans with a wealth of experience in the United Kingdom's World War 2 Living History Scene.Within AFLHA, the current membership ranges from 16 to 50+ and encompasses both male and female living historians/re-enactors. This variety and range enables us to portray the diversity of the personnel in World War II and other conflicts. Members of AFLHA attend a range of events within the UK and Europe.AFLHA portrays numerous units, theatres of operations include; First Special Service Force 82nd Airborne, 505th Pathfinders on D-DAY 41ST Armoured Infantry Regiment To name but a few that the males of the group participate in. Both male and female members combine as our dedicated independent Army Nurses Section to portray various nursing and medical departments seen in war zones.The 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment and medical/nursing personnel during Operation Dragoon and the 11thAirborne in the Pacific Theatre of Operations are also portrayed.We pride ourselves on a membership that is open to ideas from Association Members to consider portraying other units and time frames, if an event organiser is looking for a particular unit, we can help.MILITARY VEHICLESWhen the group members are not being carried on their 'Leather Personnel Carriers', we have the great opportunity of deploying the groups privately owned vehicles. Within the group we currently have;4 Jeeps2 Half Tracks 1 GMC1 Dodge 6 x 6.With the group having these vehicles at its disposal thanks to member ownership, we are able to portray and deploy in Armoured roles as 2nd and 3rd Armoured Units. We are equipped to incorporate glider troops and vehicles in the portrayal of the 17th Airborne’s Glider-borne assault element during Operation Varsity, and dependant on the units needed for display.'Army Nurses' also have access to the vehicles for authentic displays.The group also has an active field kitchen, which enables us to portray a Supply Company keeping that field kitchen rolling and the troops fed.OTHER ACTIVITIESAFLHA has also taken a step forward - away from World War 2 - to portray the debacle of the French Colonial war in Indochina, re-enacting French Paratroopers of the bitter conflict, an area not always shown in living history. We have an established working relationship with many other groups including 2nd Armoured in Europe, Ranger Re-enactments and Thunder from Heaven and are able to work with one another, under one banner, on one display - for a common goal.ASSOCIATION DETAILS;Allied Forces Living History Association Ltd is a non-profit making association which is made up of volunteers. It has been created as an association to protect the name only and formed as a company limited by guarantee.The objectives for which the Company is established is to sustain knowledge of the history of the past, of the equipment, artifacts and clothing used and the experiences of historical military events pertaining to (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing) Second World War in UK and Europe and for this purpose the company may:‑(1) Liaise with organisers of events who may be seeking to secure a living history displays;(2) Determine and agree the nature and details of the display to the satisfaction of the event organisers and to ensure historical accuracy for the benefit of the event, its visitors and participation in of displays. Allied Forces Living History Association (AFLHA) is a Ltd Company and carries its own Public Liability Insurance.If you feel our group is of interest to you and want to know more about the AFLHA, either to inquire about booking our services or to become a member yourself, then please use the contact links shown below.
Allied Forces Living History Association Ltd.
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