lördag 22 december 2012

GREETINGS

Red-Devils Re-group
wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year



söndag 16 december 2012

WW2 Yanks.DK

Adding a new Klub under Traders and Associations. It´s a Danish Re-enactment 
group that I came in contact at Bunker By Knight they portraying US troops, from 
filed surgeon to US Airborne. Worth taking a look.


torsdag 22 november 2012

THERMOS

A very good example of  these seldom seen Flasks generally associated
with the Airborne or RAF Command Crews. The photo shows an
unknown means of transport perhaps on its way to Arnhem
or Normandy. The Thermos takes centre place in the picture.
The flask and carrier are quite large, standing some 365 mm tall.
Both flask and container are in very good condition whit the flask
having minor dents to the lower rim. The glass interior is
undamaged and the black finish is very good although the cork appears
to have shrunk. The heavily insulated carrier is without defects.
The base of the flask is clearly stamped with the manufacturer´s
details, a War Department arrow and the all-important date,
1944.

Thermos





lördag 27 oktober 2012

RENAME


Dear followers

We received a mail from the 21st Independent Parachute Companys
Veterans association. They wondered if we could be so kind to change the name,
so that it would not be misleading.

We agree with the 21st IPC Veterans association and changed it to
Red Devils Re-enactment Group.

We apologize for the inconvenience and if we misled or offended members of
the 21st Independent Parachute Companys Veterans association.

Sincerely

Jan

lördag 20 oktober 2012

FRANCE, AUTUMN OF 1944

October 12 to 14 this year.

A small story from the past weekend.


Autumn of 1944 somewhere in France. There was some British troopes that
blew away from their own forces in a air landing operation behind enemy lines.
It was men from the units 21st IPC that would mark the ground for a
major operation.

After they had orientate themselves, they came in contact with the local people.
They informed that there were German troops in the area and they had American
prisoners amongst them and that there was local resistance movement.

While the British were informed by the locals, they heard aircraft in the air and that
they attacked the German units on the ground from the air.



21st IPC lookout for theYankee´s.

At this time when the Germans were attacked from the air, The Americans took
the opportunity to escape. The men belonged to the U.S. 2nd armor and was
part of the great operation that had been launched. They had been told before the
operation started that it would be a airdropp and if someone would get lost they
should go to the designated areas and to try to rendezvous whit the British units.



American prisoners.

Strike of luck did  the Americans rendezvous white British unit and consolidate
there options. They agreed that the best thing was to try to get in contact with
local resistance movement. On the way to try to find the LRM the got
detected by the LRM. The LRM were on their way to sabotage a radio station
and needed backup, followed the British and Americans the LRM and
supported them in there mission.

Some skirmishes actions was there on this day.
It was a nice day and a good scenario.


French resistance.


The group of the day.


PAMPHLET UPDATE

The section Manuals is updated whit some new
Pamphlets and one that is of very interest.

SHOOT TO LIVE.

By

Capt. W.E. Fairbairn and Capt. E.A. Sykes

Unfortunately, they are better known for their knives and not
directly for this book.

onsdag 10 oktober 2012

ALLAN ESLER SMITH

When our association converged at Oosterbeek weekend of 20 to 23
September this year, we were fortunate enough by accident to be
approached by man, who was making a documentary and
was wondering if he could use us in his production.

He presented itself as Allan Elser Smith and he worked with making a
documentary of "Theirs is the glory" and he had written books about the
Battle of Arnhem. His uncle was in the production team of the movie
"Theirs is the glory".


Allan Esler Smith, Rick, Jan and Me driving towards the old
church in Oosterbeek


Jan, Rick holding making of "Theirs is the Glory", Frank,
Me and my brother whit his back to us.


At the 21st IPC ceremony,



Jan, Rick, Allan Esler Smith, Frank, Me and my brother Daniel.
At the Old Church in Oosterbeek



söndag 7 oktober 2012

UPDATE and EVENT

The next weekend we go up to Gothenburg for a little field maneuver.
Will meet up whit some allies.
We will post some pictures from the meeting when we get home.

update in the following departments Backpack filler and Equipment.

See you soon.



torsdag 27 september 2012

NEW PHOTOS OF EXPEDITION ARNHEM / OOSTERBEEK

New photos in Events Attended

21st IPC
Swedes, Dutch, Germens in the group



söndag 23 september 2012

EXPEDITION ARNHEM / OOSTERBEEK


Finally home from Holland and 68th airborne Battle Wheels Oosterbeek. As soon
as
I have recovered I'll post pictures of the event. It has been very emotional journey.
Our international group had the honor to participate in a memorial ceremony of
21st Independent Parachute Company and homage the
21st Independent Parachute Company by laying a wreath at their monument. Our
schedule for the days was packed and intense, I can only say that it's been four
wonderful days for me and my little brother.

Over and out.......



söndag 9 september 2012

AIRBORNE BATTLE WHEELS

Then it's almost time to go to Holland again. On the 19 of september, will the
Swedish part of the 21st IPC go to Airborne Battle Wheels in Holland.
We will meet up whit the rest of the 21st IPC at the camp in
Oosterbeek.






söndag 26 augusti 2012

Möllerödsdays 2012-8-25

Hello All

This weekend were the ninth time the military show Möllerödsdays is on.
I have posted some pictures on attended events.

I hav allso uppdated other events that we have attended as the
Opperdoes Expedition.

tisdag 7 augusti 2012

A Sign to rally around (REVISED)

XXI st Sign


A sign is in progress to our international friends to gather around,
to the ABWO meeting in Holland.


Finished version of XXI sign


tisdag 19 juni 2012

Opperdoes Event


Now the 21st IPC finally come home from Holland and the big operation Opperdoes.
Met for the first time our Dutch and German 21st IPC friends and many other nice
people with the same interest and without. Want to thank very much for one was
allowed to joine the event and those who arranged it all, great people.

Have been uploading pictures and videos from the event on this address. Hope you
all be content with the little that comes here.

Assault on the German station by David, Geert and me.

måndag 11 juni 2012

The coming weekend will 21st Independent Parachute Company meet up with the
Dutch and German counterpart in Holland, on 14 June to participate in a steam train
event in Opperdoes. It will be taking place at four train stations, with four different
themes.
 
 


New Association

Here's a very interesting website that has great information and articles
on the British airborne.

söndag 10 juni 2012

Stanley Galland Cairns Glider Pilot

I'd like to direct you to a website I was made aware of recently by
CHALK living history. It concerns Major Stanley Cairns GPR from his early
days in the Royal Artillery, serving as part of the BEF in France and its subsequent
evacuation from Dunkirk, to volunteering for the GPR and taking part in the
Italian campaign, the invasion of France and the ill fated
Operation Market Garden in September 1944.  

This is an extremely interesting and well put together website and Stanley Cairns
story is a mighty interesting read, but what makes this website truly stand out is the
inclusion of a photograph album (or images of) sent to Stanley after the war by
 Mrs A.L.A. Kremer-Kingma, the lady owner of the house he and his men held in
Oosterbeek during the battle. There are also some marvellous photo's taken from the
Glider Pilot Training Manual along with some interesting miscellaneous photo's
of Horsas etc.

Stanley Galland Cairns

lördag 26 maj 2012

70 year Anniversary of Assassination on Heydrich

Members of 21st IPC has traveled to Prague to attend at the 70 year anniversary
 of assassination on Heydrich. Will be on the reconstitution of assassination of
Heydrich May 27 Prague this year.


tisdag 22 maj 2012

Bunker By Night 18-20 May

Finally home from the Bunker By Night. Has been a wonderful weekend with plenty to see and a wonderful event. Have met very pleasant people at the event and very helpful.

http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/1185358/1/Bunker%20By%20Night%202012?h=0fe70e



2012 05 18-20


måndag 14 maj 2012

New Images

One new reworked image in the equipment department (Shell dressing bag)
and two new pictures in the equipment side.


lördag 21 april 2012

The Holy Grail

At last a original 24-hour ration pack in the collection.
Images are available in backpack fillers.
24H ration in use 00.53


måndag 19 mars 2012

söndag 18 mars 2012

New page and update

New page with equipment for commandos
and new update in the equipment department.

Respirator and Frogs, for frogs scroll down to the bayonets.



torsdag 8 mars 2012

New Equipment


New update by Jan Brouwer member of the 21st IPC Holland in the
equipment department.


Browning Holster and ammo pounch
Jan Brouwer

 

söndag 4 mars 2012

Denison Smock

Wednesday, February 29, I got my Denison Smock by Frank Brown.
Very impressive job he has done on the Smock. Camouflage is hand painted.
It is not far from an original. Can highly recommend his Denison Smock.

If you want to contact him, his web site is under
Traders and Associations.

Here are som pictures of it.

Denison Smock

Denison Smock

Denison Smock


lördag 3 mars 2012

Fairbairn Sykes Fighting knife

New update by Jan Brouwer member of the 21st IPC Holland in the
equipment department.
Nice pics of Fairbairn Sykes Fighting knifes.



fredag 10 februari 2012

Field Manoeuver

On 11 and 12 February, the 21st IPC is at field manoeuver with MHS and MKHF
at Mölleröd.

lördag 21 januari 2012

Reworked images

Two new pictures in Equipment
Reworked the old ones with new images.

Bayonets

Holster




söndag 15 januari 2012

Equipment and Manual update


Picture of a Sten-mag bandoleer and a new Manual is added in
respectively page.


söndag 8 januari 2012

New Page

A new page has been posted on the website.
This Information I have received from Jan Brouwer and by his permission published his work on the website.

It's a small account of what the 21st IPC achieved in the operatin of Market Garden.



21st IPC Holland.


21st IPC at Arnhem Bridge.

 
Somewhere in Holland.