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Association for

Heritage Interpretation

Beginning as a military collector at the age of eight, with a passion for learning the history of WWII, after being told that my Grandfather had served throughout the war, taken part in D-Day, and ended the war outside Berlin, it was then perhaps only a matter of time and circumstance before I became involved with historical interpretation and historical re-enactment.


Now with over 20 years experience in WWII Historical Interpretation, Historical Re-enactment and teaching, after spending several years in battle re-enactments as a battle leader, choreographer, pyrotechnician & technical advisor, using live weapons, blank ammunition (Firearms trained) and pyrotechnics, still dedicate my time studying this important period in history in order to teach whilst attending events depicting the 326 Airborne Engineers, the U.S G.I or my Grandfather, who was a Corporal in the Royal Engineers, throughout the war. All done whilst wearing original uniforms & equipment.


With the extensive study of period film and photographs as reference, use special effects on reproduction combat uniforms to create the appearance of dirty and battle worn kit which aids to demonstrate the real hardships of U.S Paratroopers, British & U.S Soldiers in combat conditions serving as a unique aid in teaching.

Also continue reading original wartime military training manuals, re-study the terminology, practice skills, correct military etiquette and dress-code of the period. This helps demonstrate the look of the U.S & British Soldier that landed on D-Day, and by "looking the part," hope to show a sense of realism often lost in modern re-enactment and teaching.


Respected as a Progressive (Hardcore) Historical Interpreter, Re-enactor, amateur Historian, technical advisor & teacher am guided by a code of standards such as, no alcohol, strict dress codes & set levels of Interpretation & re-enactment that are essential for that extra degree of realism, but more importantly, as a mark of respect and appreciation for those that served and the many who gave their lives.



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