"This re-enactor pays his respect not only by using original equipment, but every time he buys and saves someones (original named) items, every time he polishes his boots to look like glass and does it in the very same way.
Every little detail is researched and researched again.
He pays homage to the veterans, to the lost and does it with honour, respect, dignity and pride. A true, professional re-enactor who's standards are impeccable.
Approachable and knowledgeable with a sense of integrity devoted to the veterans and the fallen heroes of ww2."
With more than 12 years experience in WWII Historical re-enactment & Interpretation, including battle participation, (involving the use of pyrotechnics, live weapons and blank ammunition), attend events, wearing original US or British WWII uniforms along with original field gear & personal items.
Also with the extensive study of period film and photographs, use special effects on reproduction uniforms & equipment, (original not always available) creating the appearance of used, dirty and battle worn kit. This is an aid to demonstrate the real hardships of a US paratrooper & British soldier on D-Day & beyond.
Continuously taking the time to study original training manuals, the terminology, learn the skills and correct dress of the period, aim to demonstrate the look of the U.S paratrooper and British soldier that landed on D-Day and by "looking the part," hope to show a sense of realism otherwise lost by modern re-enactment.
Respected as a professional ww2 historical re-enactor, guided by set standards which is essential not only for that extra degree of realism, but more-so as a mark of respect and appreciation for those that served and the many who gave their lives.
Cap insignia of the 326 Airborne Engineer Battalion