Joining us... (The recruiting page!)
Membership of Cold War Provost is open to all persons ages
18 years or over - membership there is free, so there's no
reason not to!
So you're forewarned: The downsides of membership of a living history group...
- You'll be a bit (depending on where you get it) poorer
from buying all your kit and equipment - this might cause
family ructions - THINK first before applying to join us!
- You'll have to set aside a certain amount of time every
few months to train with, and support, the group at military
re-enactment, Living History, and militaria shows. The time
can frankly be better used if you've a family - make sure
your family understands and agrees this lost time with you
- you are NOT in the Army, nor the Royal Military Police
(and you DEFINATELY DO NOT HAVE NOR EVER WILL HAVE any
powers of arrest over the next bloke!) - you'd be "playing
soldiers" with your freinds! In other words, those
looking for a "power trip" need not apply!
- You may well get cold, wet, hungry, cheesed off, bored senseless, knackered beyond belief, and annoyed with some aspects of this hobby - bear this in mind before applying!
- Lastly, you will most definately NOT get paid for your time. We're not the Army, the Territorial Army, or rich, come to that: We're all unpaid volunteers.
And now, to balance that out, some of the benefits of joining Forces 80 and the Cold War Provost section:
- Membership and thus cameraderie with like-minded individuals working to a common purpose to keep history alive and fresh.
- Make new freinds!
- Optional Cold War Provost membership card (no discounts on kit sadly, but it looks good!
- Third-party indemnity insurance through your membership of Forces 80.
Cold War Provost Team Note:
Initially, Cold War Provost will
be a section of Forces 80; after the team becomes properly
established, with a few events under its' collective belt,
a discussion will be held as to wether to establish Cold War
Provost as a seperate Living History Group under the collective
"umbrella" banner of C.20; there are advantages
and disadvantages to both methods of establishment, and this
will be discussed in full at that time.
Still interested in joining us?
Excellent! To join us, first, read our Aims,
Objectives, and Rules page. If you still want to join
(and we hope you do!), drop us a line at g1liw
(at) lineone (dot) net (we're using a simple and effective
spam blocking method here - so you should remove the spaces,
and replace the (at) with the "@" symbol, and the
(dot) with the ".", of course), and we'll drop
a PDF of the recruitment pack back to you.
You'll need to provide your own basic uniform and kit (as listed on the Kit and Equipment page), and we may (no guarantees, mind you) be able to help you out with some parts of the kit at events, given enough warning!
The commitment we will like to see from you is to attend
at least one (preferably two or three) training/recruiting
event(s) (so we're all singing from the same song sheet!),
and one re-enactment event each year (our raison d'etre, so
to speak), so there's maybe a maximum of four weekends (maybe
three weekends and a solid five day block, depending on which
events we attend) away from home required!
We look forward to meeting you!