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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2015, 10:22:05 »
and when you run out of ammo just yell ,"bang, bang your dead", seriously that is historically accurate. You can also throw a rock, while screaming "Grenade" and flinging yourselves to the ground. To replicate artillery, have a guy sit back a 100m and yell "Boom rumble rumble". These were called "Militia bullets". Enjoy yourself, have fun and don't worry to much what others think. If you arrange your positions nicely, line up the rocks and eventually paint them white, then you can pretend to be RCR.  8)

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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2015, 10:50:20 »
Careful with the melmac plates. We took them out of service for sanitary reasons. The minute cuts and scrapes hide nasty little microbes and other nasty little beasties detrimental to the human physiology when not cleaned and sanitized properly. Puking and pooping at the same time can ruin your weekend.  ;)
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2015, 13:17:39 »
and then we went back to aluminum tins that did something to you but I can't remember what....

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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2015, 13:24:27 »
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. . . aluminum tins that did something . . .

The purpose of mess tins was to provide a pouch in which to put your rain suit.
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2015, 13:26:50 »
The purpose of mess tins was to provide a pouch in which to put your rain suit.

But only the cheap paper thin "not really a rainsuit" rainsuit that cound be compacted small enough to fit in it.

A real rainsuit would never fit.

Has anyone else noticed the bayonet on the last photo doesn't match the era they are trying to represent?
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2015, 17:15:20 »
Rivet counter!!!!

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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2015, 22:48:21 »
Notice: We are also now Recruiting into our Vancouver Island Detachment
please get in contact with us either trough PM's our Email ( vancouverriflesregiment@gmail.com ) Or our Facebook group/ Page ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/902506326434114/ )

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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2015, 01:55:13 »
A  photo from a recent Op we went to,

we are still recruiting please join via our Email or contact our Facebook group!

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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2015, 20:29:39 »
We now have groups located in the following Provinces

Manitoba - South Manitoba Rifles (http://www.southmanitobarifles.com/forums/index.php) (https://www.facebook.com/groups/17017981951/?ref=bookmarks)
Alberta - Loyal Alberta Light Infantry
Saskatchewan - Middle Saskatchewan Regiment
Ontario - Ontario Guard (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1474991772807144/)
British Columbia - Vancouver Rifles (https://www.facebook.com/groups/902506326434114/?ref=bookmarks) (https://www.facebook.com/VanRifles)


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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2015, 10:25:37 »
Good work!!
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2015, 07:29:38 »

A couple more pictures from an Op in Oct,




And Also our Official Camp Flag and Crest:


A reminder that our BC group is broken up into several detachments, if you are located in the Purple, Red, Brown or Blue areas and are interested in what we do; please either contact us via our email (vancouverriflesregiment@gmail.com) or at our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/902506326434114/).


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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2015, 13:14:45 »
Looks like you guys have a pretty good organisation going. [:)
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2015, 14:18:04 »
This looks super cool. Would totally be into that if I hadn't just moved to 100 Mile House. Use to live in the Greater Vancouver area. Keep it up!
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2015, 15:14:44 »
Hmm but what happens if the Fantaisans move on Atlin and use it as a base of operations to leapfrog to Dease lake and cutting the highway?

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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2015, 15:19:29 »
The purpose of mess tins was to provide a pouch in which to put your rain suit wind breaker.

They weren't really good wind breakers either!!
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2015, 15:48:36 »
I have one of those rain jackets if one of your guys in North Vancouver wants one.

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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2015, 16:45:46 »
Looks like you guys have a pretty good organisation going. [:)

Better organized than LFWA (or whatever they are called now...) is in some aspects!  Probably have some kit that has better serviceability as well!   >:D

I think this is a neat idea, personally.   I say BZ to the effort that has gone into this to date.

Now, if you could get a group to re-enact the UN, you could go to Ops really far away from your home, but not be able to take the kit you need, and...
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2015, 03:00:30 »
Looks like you guys have a pretty good organisation going. [:)
This looks super cool. Would totally be into that if I hadn't just moved to 100 Mile House. Use to live in the Greater Vancouver area. Keep it up!
Better organized than LFWA (or whatever they are called now...) is in some aspects!  Probably have some kit that has better serviceability as well!   >:D

I think this is a neat idea, personally.   I say BZ to the effort that has gone into this to date.

Now, if you could get a group to re-enact the UN, you could go to Ops really far away from your home, but not be able to take the kit you need, and...

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Eye In The Sky - We have contemplated reenacting UN events with UN equipment but have received negative feedback and backlash in regards to it, so we will not be doing so at this time. Sorry for that.
As for "LFWA" do you mean "Land Force Western Area" now 3rd Canadian Division? I did hear that their trailers and LSVW's are Unserviceable. :'(

I have one of those rain jackets if one of your guys in North Vancouver wants one.
Colin P - We don't have any Members in the North Van Area at this time unfortunately, however we can add it to our team supply if you wish. 

We will be attending an Op on Nov, 29th hosted by Omega Op's if anyone is looking to meet a few members we will be at Panther Action Sports Park, Hope to see a few of you there!

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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2016, 01:34:48 »
a couple new photos since December,

One of our more recent members showing trigger control.

Danjanou, it looks like we still attempted to play some video games, to no avail however. ;D

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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2016, 05:22:07 »
It's not authentic until you blow someone up with an immersion heater at about 4am.

You DO have immersion heaters, don't you?
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2016, 08:04:29 »

It's not authentic until you blow someone up with an immersion heater at about 4am.

You DO have immersion heaters, don't you?

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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2016, 10:22:58 »
Naah I think it was me that blew it up in his face about 10-12 years earlier.  He still bitches about it  ;D
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2016, 15:53:59 »
Naah I think it was me that blew it up in his face about 10-12 years earlier.  He still bitches about it  ;D

What happens on the range in Squamish, stays on the range in Squamish... or the lawyers will get involved :)
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2016, 11:03:44 »
What happens on the range in Squamish, stays on the range in Squamish... or the lawyers will get involved :)

Especially the wake up calls eh, I can't believe how young and Innocent we were then.
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Re: New reenactment group Vancouver Rifle Regiment
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2016, 21:40:36 »
Here a couple more recent photo's from a training day we hosted.







Training on the unit's new C9A1 was also done.