Category Archives: Re-enactor info

Information for re-enactors.

If you organise a 1940s event, you may like to have a look at our new page, at the bottom of the ‘About Us’ menu, or here: nfs-afs.org.uk/about/info-for-organisers/ I wouldn’t look at the casualty folder of photos just before a meal!

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Air Raid at Quorn Station, GCR 4th-5th June 2016 – instructions for reenactors

The display will be at 1:10pm on Saturday and Sunday in Quorn Yard in the space between the Goods Shed and Marquee. Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, LE12 8AG. The detail of the scenario is here. Please look at the … Continue reading

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Newark Air Raid 75th commemoration – final instructions

The final instructions are now available to download. All participants of the event must read these carefully. Newark Air Raid Final Instructions Additionally, please let me know by 28 Feb (by email info@nfs-afs.org.uk): Your choice of what sort of casualty you … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary Memorial Events 2016 – Newark

7th March 1941 saw a daring raid by two German bombers on Ransome and Marles, the vital bearing factory in Newark. We are working with the events team at Newark Air Museum on a one day event on Sunday 6thMarch 2016, to … Continue reading

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UXB On the Home Front at Rufford Abbey 26-27 Sept 2015

ARP wardens and Police are keeping the crowds back from the UXB in the middle of the Long Meadow. One ARP warden in the raid was sure she saw three bombs fall, but only heard two explosions, and after a … Continue reading

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Woodhall Spa Air Raid safety briefing

>To ALL reenactors planning to take part in the Air Raid at Woodhall Spa on 18/19 July. It is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that you attend the safety briefing at 11:00am on the day of the air raid, and that you SIGN … Continue reading

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Newark Emergency Services Heritage Show 4-5 July

We are down to do a Wartime NFS display at 12:00 and a Cold War AFS display at 15:30 on Saturday, but on Sunday the times are AFS at 10:00 and NFS immediately following at 10:40. We also hope to … Continue reading

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Rufford Abbey Air Raid timeline

Important note for all participants: Briefing at 10:30 in the Turning Circle (Saturday) Start at 2:30 (Both Days) Siren is start of scenario. End of siren is cue for start of V1 approach sound. ARPs look to the sky, and … Continue reading

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Decontaminating our gas masks

Having read about the possible dangers of asbestos in WW2 gas mask filters, we decided it was time they were decontaminated to make them safe. In fact, provided the filter is in reasonable condition, it should be perfectly safe. In … Continue reading

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On the Home Front at Rufford Abbey, 27/28 September

The NFS & AFS Vehicles Group are again staging a major air raid on the old abbey buildings, with sirens, V1 approaching, ARP clearing the street,  a single big explosion, civilians evacuated by ARP, the NFS tackling the fire, WVS assisting … Continue reading

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