September 22nd and 23rd- Crowle and Ealand, North Lincolnshire (Confirmed)
Our members will be portraying WW2 German Fallschirmjager over the weekend with living history displays and interaction with the public. We will have our 15cm Nebelwerfer 41 at the event taking part and firing in the battle on both days. The living history displa will involve members portraying the 1st Fallschirmjager Regiment, dug in and defending the ruins of Monte Cassino, which will be located on the Axis end of the battlefield. Please be sure to come and pay us a visit and explore the new display being trailed at this event!
Seven Lakes Country Park,
April 14th and 15th- New Holland at War (Confirmed)
This is another new event for Axis-Allied (AX-AL) this season see below for more details from the organisers.
Step back in time at our 2 day event. Fun for the whole family as wartime is brought to life with a bang!
Re-enactors, Vehicles, Airplanes and Steam will bring the field to life.
Have a wander through the market place see what you can buy. Be sure to bring your ration books.
All proceeds donated to the New Holland Recreation Ground.
Registered Charity number: 521893.
New Holland Recreation Ground,
28th and 29th April- Ackworth Steam Rally and WW1 Centenary, Yorkshire (Confirmed) (WW1 Only)
Another new event which is unfortunately limited to WW1 Re-enactors only, this event will be in aid of the centenary of the First World War.
Our members will be attending to portray a range of WW1 units such as German, Italian and Russian.
At current the organisers plan to dig some trenches in the field for living history to add to the atmosphere and authenticity of the event with the possibility of a battle re-enactment (to be confirmed).
Ackworth Water Tower,
A628 Ackworth Road,
July 7th and 8th- Yorkshire Wartime Experience, Bradford (Confirmed)
Members of our group will be attending the event again to portray Fallschirmjager in Italy, our members will be dug in and displaying in a trench. We will be providing a comunications section display for the event running telephone communication lines between the trenches and operating our original telephone switchboard.
Our members will also be manning two mortars as part of defending the trench line. Some members will also be taking part in the Schools display day for the event on July 6th.
June 16th and 17th- Lotherton Hall, Leeds (Confirmed)
This is our third year attending Lotherton Hall's event and we are looking forward to attending once again this year to support this Wartime Weekend.
We will be displaying next to the main garden at the rear of the hall next to where the public car parking will be situated. Our members will once again be portraying WW1 and WW2 periods throughout the weekend.
July 28th and 29th - Whittington Castle, Oswestry Multi-period event (Confirmed)
This is a multi-period event in which we will be providing WW1 and WW2 Living history displays and demonstrations for, in order to add to the event. This will work to support the various different periods portrayed at the event from Vikings through to WW2 so plenty to see and do at the event.
31st March, 1st and 2nd April- Park Hall Farm, Oswestry, Shropshire (Confirmed)
Our group is hosting a new re-enactment event at Park Hall Farm, Oswestry in Shropshire.
This event will include a range of WW1 re-enactment groups portraying: Commonwealth and British, Italian, Russian, German, Austro-Hungarian, American and French forces. This is to mark the 100th Anniversary of the last year of the First World War, bringing together many unseen ww1 impressions all displaying in an authentic replica ww1 trench system onsite.
We will also be hosting some of our members and other groups portraying Allied and Axis ww2 living history in the fields next to the trench system.
Please come along and support this new event!
For more details please click here:
The Countryside Experience,
Park Hall Farm,
August 4th and 5th- Baston in the Blitz, Lincolnshire (Confirmed)
This is tour second year at this event which our members are delighted to attend once again, providing a large living history display.
Our Ramcke Brigade unit will be attending to portray German and Italian troops serving in the North Africa Campaign during WW2. This will include the main Ramcke Brigade and DRK display showing both front and rear lines in North Africa as portrayed last year with the addition of a small DAK forces display.
Will also hope to have our Nebelwerfer 41 (15cm) which will be on display and taking part in the weapons demonstration however this all depends on if we are able to organise transport for it to the event (to be confirmed).
August 11th and 12th- M5 Spetchley Multi-Period Show (Confirmed)
This will be a new event for our members allowing the group to portray a range of WW1 and WW2 impressions at this growing multi-period event in the Midlands.
At M5 Living History Show you will find acres of encampments bursting with history. With re-enactors covering Ancient Greeks, Medieval, Vikings, Napoleonic, American Civil War, WW1 and 2 and many more; and battles and displays throughout the day, there’s never a dull moment. The large traders’ area can supply you with anything from a new string for you longbow to a tasty burger. There is even a prefabricated 1940’s pub, The Wheatsheaf, serving real ale to visitors from any time period. As the summer holidays draw to a close, there couldn’t be a better family day out than a visit to M5 Spetchley Living History Show.
Spetchley Park Gardens,
September 1st and 2nd - Victory Show, Cosby, Leicestershire (Confirmed)
We aim to attend this event once again, guesting with members from FJR3 to put on a joint display.
Last year in 2017 the scenario was set as the Battle of the Bulge with a large combined winter display portraying frontline Fallschirmjager troops dug in to defend the crossroads.
Details for this year's scenario to be confirmed, please check back soon.
April 22nd- Militaria Fair, Leasowe Castle, The Wirral, Merseyside (Confirmed)
Our members will be attending this Militaria Fair in uniform, organised by Fortress Militaria. We are currently looking at the possibility of putting on a small display at the Militaria Fair to add to it but if not then we will be attending in uniform during the day.
This is a one day event, which is now in its third year of running, with plenty of potential for it to grow in future years. There will also be another fair at this location on October 7th 2017 (Check below for more details).
May 26th and 27th - Dale End Park, Ironbridge Gorge (Confirmed)
We are very much looking forward to attending this event for the second time as a group in the hope of retaining the trophy for Best Re-enactment Display which was awarded to our members for the fantastic North Africa display we put on.
Watch this space for this years display which is mostly planned but will be revealed closer to the event.
This event is being held to support and raise funds for the Pilgrim Bandits, who are a veterans association. For more information about the Pilgrim Bandits please visit their website here: http://pilgrimbandits.org/
Dale End Park,
May 19th and 20th- Village Church Farm Museum, Skegness (Confirmed)
This is our second year at this event with some of our WW2 Germans attending once again portraying either Ramcke Brigade or Gebirgsjager and DRK. We will be providing living history displays at the event for both the Saturday and Sunday aswell as a small firing display in the event arena.
Please click on the event link to visit their facebook page for more information:
The Village Church Farm,
Church Road South,
October 6th and 7th- Statfold Barn Railway, Tamworth (Confirmed)
Some of our members will be attending this new event as part of putting on a joint display alongside members of FJR 3. The display will involve portraying Fallschirmjager Pioneers.
Stafold Barn Railway,
The displays in hut 12 during the weekend will include day to day tasks undertaken by Axis POWs staying at Eden Camp between 1943- 1949. Scenarios for static and manned displays include: rug making, cobbling, woodwork and a prisoner reading room. We also plan to do other scenarios around site such as escorting new prisoners into the camp and issuing uniform, farming at the Pre-fab house onsite and other possible scenarios but these are weather permitting and will be confirmed closer to the time.
June 9th and 10th- Lancaster Castle, Lancashire (Confirmed) (WW1)
This is will be another new event, fresh for the 2018 season, with members portraying WW1 impressions. Our members will be displaying both inside and outside the castle grounds including the main courtyards, aiming to recreate the conditions of the trench life during ww1.
Our units will be portraying WW1 Italian, Russian and German for the event.
Lancaster castle housed German officers as Prisoners of War (POWs) during the First World War, this link will be recreated and emphasised with our WW1 German pioneer unit attending and display at this event.
June 30th and July 1st- Meltham Memories, Huddersfield (Confirmed)
Our members will be returning to the event once again this year which will be held at the local C of E school in Meltham. This is located only a short walk from the centre of Meltham in a village which makes alot of effort to transport you back into the heart of the 1940's.
Our members will be providing living history displays throughout the weekend as well as a small skirmish with pyrotechnics on both days.
Meltham C of E Primary School,
September 15th and 16th- Market Bosworth, Battlefield Line (Cancelled)
This is the third year our members have attended this event, with our members providing support to Theatrical Pyrotechnical Services laying and co-ordinating pyrotechnics for the mock battles both days. This year our members aim to attend and provide living history displays for the event alongside the pyrotechnical support.
Please be aware Market Bosworth Station is for re-enactor parking only, members of the public are required to park at either Shakerstone or Shenton stations on the Battlefield Railway Line and travel by train due to limited parking.
Please check back for more details about this event to be added soon!
Market Bosworth Station,
October 20th and 21st- Papplewick Pumping Station (Confirmed)
Our members will be providing a Gebirgsjager troops in Russia, 1943 scenario once again this season. This was a new trial event for the display last year which was well received and will be replicated once again this year but with alot more equipment and interactive scenarios.
The display will include a wide range of original equipment such as skis, sledges, climbing and mountaineering equipment which we plan to demonstrate the use and talk to members of the public about across the two day event.
Papplewick Pumping Station,
November 17th and 18th- AX-AL AGM and Displays at Eden Camp Museum, Malton, (Confirmed)
Throughout the weekend our re-enactors will be on site portraying a range of units from WW1 and WW2.
Display scenarios for this event taking place in HUT 12 are to be confirmed over the coming weeks once our members have voted for their desired scenario so please check back soon!
This is a wonderful opportunity as it means we can display some of the rarer aspects of the display which aren't usually displayed at events due to trying to protect and preserve them from the elements.
We will also be holding our group AGM at 5:30pm on Saturday 17th November (Please note although the event is open to members of the public from 9:00am-5:00pm the AGM is for members of Axis-Allied ONLY).
Eden Camp Museum,
July 14th and 15th - Tracks to the trenches WW1 Event (Confirmed)
The "Tracks to the Trenches" 2018 event marks the finalé of the Moseley Railway Trust's First World War centenary commemorations - highlighting the tremendous expansion of the British light railways, which were used right up until the Armistice in 1918.
In 2014 and 2016 the Apedale Valley Light Railway hosted major First World War centenary events - marking 100 years since the start of the "War to end all Wars". These highly acclaimed centenary events focused on the often overlooked areas of Transport and Logistics used by all combatants during the conflict. This was the narrow gauge light railways' finest hour.
Apedale Valley Light Railway,