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Re: Collectors & Re-enactors

March 29 2012 at 5:13 AM
Anonymous  (Login Flightgearbloke)
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Ok - so you may of served in ADF and so have my family stretching back to WW1, WW2, Korea , 1960s reserves and myself. if you take a view that you have to do time to wear a uniform, how do you ensure the legacy of the past is remembered in any capacity outside of a museum?

This is where reenactors come into their own market...

One thing that is missing is people in the present day - and i can verify this very well after 5yrs - DONT understand history NOR do they have many chances to see live action beside military equipment to understand how a pilot fitted into a aircraft ...

In 2007 i started a business in Sydney doing flightgear displays and over last 5years have attracted much attention and interest because people have no idea what their relatives in WW2, Korea or Vietnam wore when flying...nor did they understand how complex the flightgear was when a pilot flew in war. it is cumbersome and heavy and uncomfortable in cases.

View my webpage and then decide if your reenactors opinion arent the full quid - is it really an appropiate comment?

My webpage has helped people all over the world preserve, restore and understand what their relatives or friends did. I have helped indirectly restore warbird and museum aircraft with my expertise.

I have helped the RAAF indirectly last year on its 90th Anniversary with a large display of my gear at RAAF Richmond alongside another collector who had WW2/1950s display.....and one RAAF veteran said to me "wow thats what i wore in Vietnam" and he never thought he would see his gear again.....

Reenactors are viewed by many in a harsh light but they allow people to see a section of history not normally seen.

By serving in the ADF, i assume you dont want anyone to remember in the future what you did? Surely that couldnt be a view you want to hold on to?


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