CROWLE & EALAND
22nd-23rd SEPTEMBER 2018
The Crowle and Ealand 1940's event would not be the same without the fantastic attendance by various re-enactments groups that travel across the country to be with us.
We welcome all re-enactors and living history groups to join in with this weekend of nostalgia and hope that many of you can make it and be with us in September.
The Crowle and Ealand 1940's weekend offers a friendly atmosphere where all visitors can be sure of an interesting, informative and most of all enjoyable weekend.
For more information about which groups are confirmed to attend please keep checking our website and facebook page.
If you or your group are interested in attending our weekend, we would love to hear from you.
Please get in touch using the contact form on this page.
Attendance forms will also be available to download from here soon.
4th Kompanie Grossdeutschland living history and reenactment group bases its impression around February 1945 when the elite Wachtregiment Berlin, a ceremonial sub-unit of the elite Grossdeutschland formation, deployed from its duties in Berlin to fight on the front around the Seelow Heights to the east of the city.
Fox Commando RN and Combined Ops unit portrays a working RN Commando invasion beach HQ that could have been found on any invasion beach from Madagascar to Normandy.
We are not a chocolate box out fit, all pressed kit, shiny brasses and boots , we are not a shop front display, with lines of weapons laid out, we try to portray a snap shot of what it may of looked like on one day in history of WW2.
We are a none political non profit making organisation, the sole aim of our group is to accurately portray the men and equipment of 1FJD specifically the 4th Company of the 1st battallion.
Elements of the 61st were some of the first troops ashore on Gold beach on D Day, they formed contact patrols and suffered 50% casualties but carried out their role successfully. During the breakout from Normandy into France and the Low Countries they and other Recce units were often up to 60 miles ahead of the British front line. They took part in the push to Arnhem and then supported American forces in the “Battle of the Bulge”. The 61st were disbanded in January 1945 and the troops used to re-enforce other Reconnaissance Regiments.