Dunfermline, Fife. Wartime weekend planned for August

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Dunfermline, Fife. Wartime weekend planned for August

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Event is a 1940 scenario revolving around the militarisation of the town by the Polish troops garrisoned there.
Seems a few folk are attending from Poland, but more Home Guard are required.
As it's 1940 its minimum kit: leather 1903 belt (or similar) plus armband, tin hat & gas mask box/case.
Weapons can be anything from a carving knife on a broomstick through to WW1 souvenirs & old 12 bore shotguns.

Will update the thread with scans of the promo leaflet & local newspaper article.

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Re: Dunfermline, Fife. Wartime weekend planned for August

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There is a dedicated website now in place

Google "Defend Dunfermline"

Photos to follow

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Re: Dunfermline, Fife. Wartime weekend planned for August

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Withdrew from attending this.

Organisers came up with some unusual attendance criteria.
Only de-act arms allowed: full information of such to be provided for police scrutiny. (Serial no & deact certificatesto be provided in advance)
No bayonets or fighting knives to be carried.

Seems that the weekend is more a 1940's tea dance & jitterbug display than the military event initially proposed.

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