~ NO 3 COMMANDO RE-ENACTMENT
This page provides information about a
military re-enactment group based in the south of Scotland. It has an
educational bias in addition to re-enactment (living history) events and
About the Group
The No 3 Commando
Re-enactment Group aims to inform and educate people of all ages about one
of the most critical periods in our history - the Second World War. We do not glorify war... more to present the daily, simple routine
of troops operating in the field during a specified period, all within a safe and legal environment. In effect a "living history"
display. For many children in primary school today their great grandfathers wore the uniforms we wear, drove the vehicles we drive, used the
weapons we display and ate the food that we cook.
The presentation of our WW2 living history events is
tailored to meet the needs of groups taking account of the limitations of space.
The list includes;
informative displays of uniforms,
light weapons, equipment,
- photographs backed up by the commentary
of 'officers and men,'
- living history displays where training schedules are re-enacted and a temporary encampment set up,
- mock battles and weekend soldiering involving the use of vehicles and weapons (blanks).
By undertaking this
educational role we fulfil a main objective of the No 3 Re-enactment Group which is to preserve, in a
respectful and correct manner, the memory of those involved in past conflicts ...."Lest we forget."
The members of the group have a variety of reasons for their interest - collectors of militaria, students of history and hobbyists.
We have a number of living history displays
for use in schools. Each includes uniforms, light weapons, military equipment,
badges etc., and there is also an informal and informative presentation during
which questions are encouraged. The topics
currently available are; World War I 1914-18, World War II 1939-45, Korean War 1950-53, Vietnam War 1960-74, Falklands 1982 and Gulf War
A fee of £45.00 is charged for each visit. For more information without obligation please phone Peter Scally
on 07543629779 or write to Peter at No 3 Commando Re-enactment Group, Morriston Farm Cottage,
Culzean, By Maybole, Ayrshire, KA19 8LB.
Membership of the Group
is open to anyone, male or female, over the age of 17. Uniforms and other items
of kit are available on short-term loan from the Society, so new members can
'live the experience' before incurring expenditure. The Society has good
contacts with suppliers if purchase of these items is contemplated. Blank firers
can be hired from the Group but new members may decide to apply for their own
Fire Arms Certificate. Since the Group aims to achieve realism a rank structure exists requiring good self discipline although the
stereotypical Regimental Sergeant Major is hard to find! Transport to events can
usually be arranged in cases of difficulty.
Click here to print out an application form or
contact Peter Scally by phone at