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GREAT BRITAIN

The MKII Steel Helmet.

The MKII British Airborne Paratrooper helmet is the perfect fit this impression. You can add a scrim net or paint it for camouflage.

(Be aware you may not fool anyone in the towns!)

Primary Weapon.

This "Joe" is armed with the Lee Enfield N°4 rifle, a newer improved version of the Short Magazine Lee Enfield or SMLE, as his primary weapon. We encourage all of you to use bolt action rifles as it enhances gameplay.

Denison Smock, Half Zip.

We cant complete a British Paratrooper without the iconic Denison Smock. This smock is worn over the BD Tunic and Service shirt.
(Note the Jump wings, this signifies that Joe is not a penguin.)

Belt Kit.

As you can see the soldier is wearing standard Pattern 37 Webbing, and its greenish hue denotes that it has been doused with Blanco. important items here for eating, hydration!

Paratrooper Battledress Trousers.

Paratrooper Battledress BD Trousers are being worn here, if you were lucky to get them. The standard issue for British Paratroopers were the Pattern BD trousers.

Footwear.

Here you can see the Para is wearing Ankle Boots, Black, Ammo Boots, and Anklets Web (Gaiters).

Rifleman, 1st Airborne,
Arnhem, 1944

Here is one of our community member's 1st Airborne Paratrooper, A rifleman, or "Joe". This is Mid to Late war, between 1943-1945. This is the famous uniform worn by British Paratroopers and Glider Infantry throughout D-Day and Holland.

Here is a break down of the kit being worn;

Head;

  • MKII Paratrooper Helmet

  • Scrim Net

Torso;

  • Denison Smock Type II with Jump Wings

  • Scrim Scarf

  • 37 Pattern Tunic

  • Service Shirt
     

Belt & Kit;

  • British 37 Pattern webbing

  • Blanco

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Weapon;

  • Ares N°4
     

Legs;

  • 40 Pattern "Trousers Parachutists"

  • Anklets Web (Gaiters)

  • Ammo Boots

What other weapons could I use?

  • N°4

  • N°4 (T)

  • SMLE
  • STEN MkII
  • STEN MKIV
  • BREN MKII
  • M1919 .30cal
  • M1 Carbine
  • Thompson M1928
  • Thompson M1A1


What about a sidearm?

If you limit your rifles to under 370fps / 1.27j you wont need a side arm, and this will allow you to storm enemy positions up close an personal. A rubber bayonet is far more effective than your rifle at such close quarters.
 

Can I use Officer kit? ?
We would NOT recommend coming to an event as an Officer or NCO. These roles are reserved for crew and people in command appointments.

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