My name is Dale Davidson and I'm a member of the Normandy44 Reenactment Association in the UK (www.N44.co.uk
). I started the group in 1999 and we've grown to a reasonable size but we're always trying to improve and keep growing and we're always happy to take advice. We intitally started off portraying the 2nd Rangers back in 1996 with a previous group and carried that impression forward with the newly created N44. Our core impression is still Rangers and we also do 1st and 5th Rangers impressions alongside the 2nd. We've also by default created an "Armoured" section as we keep getting tanks in the group, last time I checked we had 2 x Chaffee's ( One getting restored), 1 x Sherman, 1 x Hellcat, 1 x Jackson and our newly purchased M10 which we're working on at the moment. I've always admired the "Combat Medic" of WW2 but never really had the time to study the subject in any depth. What's focused our attentions on Medic stuff is probably the tentage we have, we've always had loads of tents but recently purchased a second squad tent and a 52ft long fly for the hospital tent, we've also bought a 18ft x 9ft original medic fly. Intitally these were supposed to house our guys but as we've been buying more pyramidals and small walls they've became redundant. I've seen some cracking medical displays at events but very few have the tentage to give it a grander scale. I'd love to see our entire camp set out as a large Aid Station or Field Hospital and to this end we've been making and buying some equipment but we're no experts by any stretch of the imagination so will heavily rely on this web site and its members for advice (hope that's okay folks!). I've had the pleasure of meeting Alain a couple of time in Normandy and I've worked alongside Ben at a few events (Top bloke and so's his father Chris).
Here's a few pictures of the group!
Beltring last July
The Victory Show
Command March (Achnacarry), where the 1st Rangers were trained, nine mile route march (Full Kit)
Last but not least an event co-ordinated by Ben Major (Skegness), brilliant show and good pictures which have been played with slightly.