January 19, 2019

Group Policies

This section of the site details costs and policies of our unit.

If you are interested in joining our group send us a message through our contact form.

Cost

You will receive a detailed hand book on the unit and the required equipment you will need for joining us in the 304th. A lot of this kit can be bought from our recommended suppliers and some through other group members.

To join our group there’s a fee of £20 to be paid to the group itself and £21 to the WW2 Living History Association. This will cover you for Public Liability at all of our events. being member of the LHA means we get access to the best shows, private battles, events around Europe and fantastic knowledge from other groups we get to work with.

With true authenticity paramount to our group we encourage new members who might get excited about buying kit to consult senior group members before purchasing equipment as some gear that suppliers are willing to sell you might not be suitable for what we do.

Ranks & Service Awards

Within our unit we offer a number of ranks and awards. These will be detailed in your unit handbook and are rewarded based on behavior and contribution to the group. This will give members a chance to work their way up the ranks within the group and the LHA.   

Group Policy on Political Activity

As we are portraying WWII German soldiers in public, we have a duty to portray the German soldier with respect, both for the soldiers and for the public who come to see us. The following guidelines demonstrate that we will not tolerate nor condone any right-wing or racist activity. Our duty is to honour the fallen soldiers of all nations of WWII.

Anyone found breaking any of the guidelines will be subject to immediate disciplinary action and expelled.

Members of the unit will not, nor ever have been, members of any subversive, fascist, racist or anti-Semitic organisation.

Members of the unit will refrain from making any statement or gesture that can be seen to be a political statement to the press or public.

Members of the unit will refrain from any political activity, discussions or the distribution of political publications or leaflets whilst at any event.

The Nazi salute (straight arm) will NEVER be used at any time. Only the German military salute (hand to peak of cap/helmet) will be used.

The Nazi flag (defined as a red flag with a white circle and black swastika) must NEVER be flown or saluted. The correct Wehrmacht battle flag will only be used when appropriate.

Allgemeine S.S., Waffen-S.S., S.A., H.J. etc, or any political badges or insignia (including party badges, sports badges etc.) will not be worn at any time.

The singing of political songs such as the ‘Horst Wessel’ is forbidden. Traditional German marching songs or folk songs are, however, fine and encouraged.

When travelling to and from events do not wear any part of your uniform that uses a swastika (buckles, caps, etc.) and always keep the uniform, equipment and weapons secured. Never leave uniforms exposed.

At public events, or any event where the media are present, always seek out a senior member of the unit or LHA official if approached to make any statement or pose for photos.