Training events

Throughout the year we hold training events - perfect for welcoming new members to the group, to catch up with old friends and to refresh ourselves on weapon safety, foot & rifle drill and the events ahead.

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The 82nd 505th does not claim ownership of photographs used. 
All photographs are displayed for historical context & education.
No Mans Land - Bodrhyddan Hall
23rd, 24th April 2022

This is a family event with plenty to see and do across the weekend. Over 350 re-enactors will be on site during the weekend displaying authentic period uniforms, original equipment and weapons from a wide range of historical eras.

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The 82nd 505th does not claim ownership of photographs used. 
All photographs are displayed for historical context & education.
Great Central Railway
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th June 2022

Our regimental home in England - Quorn was the town where the 505th were billeted in the lead up to D-Day. 

A weekend of remembrance and celebration, the 505th will be attending the GCR 1940's event in the daytime, and raising a glass in the evening in the pubs where the original paratroopers once sat. 

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The 82nd 505th does not claim ownership of photographs used. 
All photographs are displayed for historical context & education.
Wartime In The Vale
25th, 26th June 2022

WWI & WWII Camp with re-enactments,  500+ military vehicles, outstanding Living History displays, BBMF flypast, American Civil War Camp & Battle both days, Life size WWII camp, over 60 Stalls selling Military Parts, Uniforms, Militaria, Vintage clothing and collectables of all shapes and sizes. 1940s  Dance classes, Live entertainment all day.

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All photographs are displayed for historical context & education.
Desford Heritage Festival
1st, 2nd, 3rd July

A new event for the 505th, taking part in a multi-period historical festival in the village of Desford, Leicestershire.

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All photographs are displayed for historical context & education.
Statfold Barn Railway
22nd, 23rd, 24th July 2022

Climb aboard the Steam hauled trains at Statfold Junction and be transported back in time to the frontline with Statfold annual 1940’s weekend.

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All photographs are displayed for historical context & education.
Yorkshire Wartime Experience
12th, 13th, 14th August 2022

The Yorkshire Wartime Experience is one of the premier events in the North, covering multiple periods with a huge event site.

The event draws a massive gathering of vehicles, from tanks to jeeps.

The 505th will be digging in with foxholes, participating in battles and skirmishes throughout the weekend. 

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The 82nd 505th does not claim ownership of photographs used. 
All photographs are displayed for historical context & education.
The Victory Show
2nd, 3rd, 4th September 2022

Join us at the Victory Show - perhaps the best reenactment show in the country. A huge event filled with living history, vehicles, battles, air displays and more. The 505th will be dug in defending the perimeter of the woods. 

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All photographs are displayed for historical context & education.
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