USEFUL WEB LINKS

UKH FAMILY

This is the only web link you will ever need. It gives you all the Memories, the Facts, the Units, and all the major Speeches of world war two. Hours of Reading and all the information that you will ever need.


WORTHY CAUSES

TROOP AID
Was founded in November 2006, by three ex servicemen as a result of a visit to Selly Oak Hospitals Alexandra Wing in Birmingham.         This is the home of the Defence Welfare Services who are responsible for the welfare of all Armed Forces Personnel, male and female, who have been injured during the conflict in Afghanistan and elsewhere. When Troops return to the United Kingdom from the war zones they arrive back without their personal effects or clothing. The objective of TROOP AID is to supply the “basic essentials” when service casualties return from serving their country overseas. Our grab bags are currently being sent out to the UK Military Hospitals in Afghanistan, Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham and other Ministry of Defence Hospital Units within the UK. In addition to this emergency pack we also supply on demand to the injured service personnel many other items of clothing, and footwear.          We deal directly with the Defence Medical Welfare Service and other military medical establishments in the UK, where there is a need. We have sponsored two rooms at Selly Oak Hospital for the families of the Armed Forces Personnel who are in intensive care.



BOOKS, CD’s & DVD’s

Past Perfect
Past Perfect recordings give you the unique opportunity to fully appreciate the great music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Unique because our commitment to bringing you the very best of this golden generation is matched by our dedication and expertise in obtaining the most remarkable remastered sound currently available from the original 78rpm records

The Casualties were small
the original writing of May Hill – Home Front Diaries and Poetry – prompted by the Outbreak in 1939 of World War Two. The area of Lincolnshire (‘Bomber County’) around May’s village had quickly become a training ground for men of all services: RAF, Army and Navy (HMS Royal Arthur at ‘Butlins’, Skegness) as well as home to many evacuees.

Mavis's Shoe
A haunting, beautifully-written blend of fact and fiction that captures the strength of humanity, courage in adversity and heartbreaking loss - Mavis's Shoe is an emotional and compelling novel for adults and young adults. Contemporary in theme (about bombing and the effects of war) this book is about the Clydebank Blitz during the Second World War told through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl, Lenny Gillespie. Lenny survives the bombing, but in the chaos of that night she cannot find her mum and her wee sister, Mavis. Told in an urgent, true-grit voice, the story describes the devastation of the blitz as seen through Lenny's eyes.

The Battle of the Flames 
The Books tells the story of the civil defence and the air raids on Nottinghamshire during the Second World War. Herbert Morrison used the phrase"The Battle of the Flames" during a speech in April 1941 whilst referring to the war on the Home Front.
An absolutely brillaint book packed with information & personal stories.

Austerity Diary From Lavendar Cottage
If you enjoy WWII history and the post war period on the home front and the secret pleasure of reading someone's private letters, then Austerity Diary From Lavender Cottage- Hastings in WWII and Austerity is for you.  ps The Household Hints this book has were provided by UKHomefront. We even have a thank you at the front of the book.

WW2 RE-ENACTING MAGAZINE

The magazine that covers all the different aspects of WW2 Re- enacting, out quarterly and an excellent read.

OSPREY PUBLISHING

The leading military publishers, they have books at keen prices on every aspect and period of Military History. Highly recommended.

MORE SCOUSE VICAR

A funny and often fun filled story based in Liverpool during WW2. A book we can highly recommend.

BRITAIN AT WAR MAGAZINE

The magazine is a high gloss, heavily illustrated 112 page publication that is contempory in both looks & appeal. The articles cover the entire spectrum of British involvement in Conflicts from the beginning of the twentieth century until now a damn good read.

BEST OF BRITISH

Best of British Magazine Britain’s favourite nostalgia monthly magazine is packed with stories and pictures guaranteed to bring the memories flooding back. Offering page after page of timeless reading. Best of British covers every aspect of life from the 1930s through to today, recording the way it once was and demonstrating what makes Britain so special.

CHILDREN & EDUCATIONAL SITES

PENCIL STREET
Pencil Street was created by teachers for teachers. We understand how important it is to keep children active and motivated throughout the school day. So to help you out, this website provides a rich collection of classroom displays, worksheets, games and activities to enrich lessons and keep your pupils engaged.

GUERNSEY EVACUEES
Over 5,000 Guernsey children were evacuated with their school teachers and many did not see their parents again for five long years. Some Guernsey Headteachers re-established their schools in England, in order to keep the pupils and teachers together throughout the war. One school in Cheshire was supported by the Foster Parent Plan for Children Affected By War – the pupils were each ‘sponsored’ by wealthy American citizens, including and a number of Hollywood film stars.

ENGLISH MILLS
The aim of this website is to document all the old mills before they are lost to history.These lovely building have so much character and when you stand close or go in one of these old mills you can feel the resonance of its busy history.Please have a look through our photo gallery there will always be new additions. New mills will be added as I have photographed them.If you own an old mill then please get in contact with us so that we can come and document the building, also if you know of any mills that is soon to be lost we would love to know so we can take images before it goes for good. Hope you enjoy our website.

CLASSIC WARBIRDS
Classic Warbirds is dedicated to World War 2 aircraft, from the legendary fighters such as the Spitfire and P-51 Mustang to iconic bombers such as the Avro Lancaster and Flying Fortress . If your interested in aircraft of World War 2 then Classic Warbirds is the website for you!


BBC CHILDREN OF WW2.

An educational & fun site with games on the wartime house, rationing & evacuees.

CHILDRENS WEB LINKS

This page full of children’s web link, with hours of fun & education for all the family.

ALL KIDS.

A 21st Century web site with everything kids need to know.

CLASH OF STEEL

An On Line database of military history, detailing battles, campaigns and the commanders who fought them. Includes a “Battle of the Day” e-mailing list.

BLITZKRIEG BABY

This site will provide detailed information about several WWII women’s service organizations. If you are interested in re-enacting, it will help you to find a favourite character and knowledge about the correct garments for your personal re-enactment.

R.A.F. BLAKELAW PRESERVATION GROUP.

The bunker was built in 1938- 1939 at what was Kenton Quarry ,and under the Dowding System of air defence became the headquarters of No 13 Group Fighter Command, which stretched from Humberside to the North of Scotland, including Northern Ireland. Commanded by Air Vice Marshal Richard Saul, the bunker was a typical MOD design of the time, with everything centred on a one storey high operations room complete with curved glass observation posts above a plotting table. There was also a plant room that enabled the circulating air to be filtered, and indeed the ventilation system is still intact. The bunkers day in history came on the 15th of August 1940, when around midday the controller sitting high above the plotting table realised that the north east coast was under attack by a cavalcade of German Fighter bombers from Luftflotte5. Scrambling fighters from sector airfields around the North east and further afield, the Germans were sufficiently repulsed and never mounted a daylight attack again over the North East.

THE MILITARY HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA ON THE WEB

Currently they have 3,241 articles, 1,241 pictures, 370 maps, 212 unit histories and over 2,327,500 words in original articles. We don’t just cover the best known conflicts, although we do have good coverage of the First and Second World Wars, the Napoleonic Wars and now the American Civil War.

THE BRITISH RESISTANCE ORGSNISATION

The Museum of the British Resistance Organisation is housed in associated Quonset ( Nissen) Huts adjacent to the 390th Bombardment Group Memorial Air Museum Control tower and is s tribute to the Auxiliary Units, or as they were officially known “Auxunits).

THOUGH THEIR EYES

Here I offer high resolution scans on CD of images produced from original British, German, and United States Military photo albums. Spanning both World Wars and other conflicts. Many are named individuals, soldiers, sailors, airmen. The albums provide a fascinating insight into their backgrounds, services and experiences. A Great Site.

PICKERING PAGES.

Roman Imperial Coinage, Italic Handwriting, WW2 & British / American History, Brazilian Cacti. All pages of this web site are Accessible to People with Disabilities. This is a non commercial web site nothing is offered for sale. A great web site with so much interesting information in it.

WW2 ex R.A.F. (INCLUDES HOME FRONT MUSEUM).

An on line Learning Resource for those studying life on the Home Front during World War Two. The Blitz, Rationing, Air Raid Shelters and much much more.


40s ENTERTAINMENT

PAUL CASPER
Just about the best George Formby, he looks like him, sounds like him & is as daft as him. We are proud to call him a friend. Never forgetting the missus as the gorgeous Beryl.

SINCERELY YOURS

Sincerely yours is a Mother & Daughter duet (Jeanette & Tiffany Kingdom ) formed in the midlands in 2009, Sincerely Yours pays tribute to the Heyday of 1940’s wartime entertainment delighting audiences with sing-along tunes designed to bring back warm memories. The hits from The Blitz have withstood the test of time and continue to live on through performances from Sincerely Yours. These inspirational songs will touch the hearts and souls of children and adults alike.

COLIN BOURDIEC
Colin is a "George Formby" impersonator using a 1930s uke. An all round entertainer as he is also a singer, dancer, choreographer & magician. 

Simon Partridge
Whatever the occasion, be transported to a world of timeless elegance and romance with heavenly songs from the 1930s and 40s beautifully sung by this exceptional singer.

1940s EVENT PRODUCTIONS

The Big Band Sound, take a step back in time and “Get in the Mood”

USO SHOWS

The complete 1940s musical experience, authentically recreating the USO productions of WW2.

PAUL HARPER

Musical impressions of Max Miller, George Formby, James  Cagney, AI Bowlly, The Andrew Sisters and many more. Family entertainment from the golden age of variety, Paul is available for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, ect. All self contained. Paul has been entertaining 1940s style for the last 15years, working as an international cabaret artiste in the UK. Holland, Belgium, France.

TIMESCAPE

Singing duo John and Chrissie have been performing together since spring 2002, and launched Timescape in spring 2004 specialising in songs from the 1940s and from stage and screen. They have toured Norfolk and beyond with their blend of old and new favourites to day care centres, residential homes, sheltered, fetes, churches, VE celebrations and 1940s events as well as parties and private functions in homes and village hall with many repeat booking and recommendations.

JILL DANIELS

Britain’s WW2 1940s singer /entertainer, sounds like Vera Lynn. Get in touch by Email; Jill @jilldaniels.com   your phone 0116 2393613 


RE-ENACTMENT GROUPS/EVENTS

AXHOLME HEAVY HORSE
We are a small, unique display team who aim to provide the public an insight into the role animals have played in history.
We are a complete package with our own animals, transport, and equipment. The main periods of history we cover are from the 19th century, up to the 1950's. We can cover other periods, or topics out of our normal subjects with a little advance warning and discussion. We also cooperate with other groups and displays and can help provide additional performers and displays as the need arises. We also work in close co-operation with the Royal Air Force Regiment Museum and Association portraying this unique Corps.

HOMEFRONT FRIENDS

The aim of Homefront Fiends E- group is to make a link for people who which to find out about the current UK 40s scene and British Homefront Living History/ re-enacting. No one wants to glorify the war or live through it again, but we are determined that the home front will not be forgotten. One of the features of this E-group is an excellent calendar with listing for Home Front events throughout the UK. Members of the Home Font Friends E – Group can update the calendar and so promote their own 1940s events.

MACHINE GUN CORPS
'Machine Gun Corps and Servicemen Remembered 2010'. The aim of our organisation is to keep the spirit of soldier alive and create a force to unit people with a Will Do ethos.
To this end, we will be holding at least one charity event a year to raise funds for a military based charity. However, our members are free to choose a charity of their own ie breast cancer, The British Heart Foundation etc.
The reason we started this venture was a result of research that we carried out on our relatives who died in WW1.  This association will be open to everyone who wants to research a relative or friend that has served in all conflicts past and present. 

SOLDIER BLUE

Welcome to “Soldier Blue” a British based and international World War 2 R.A.F. living history group. Dedicated to portraying the wartime R.A.F. Regiment and other R.A.F. specialist units that people tend to forget about. We have a wide selection of original uniforms, to help us portray a wide variety of the R.A.F. Air Force and Ground Forces throughout all stages of WW2 and all the theatres of operations

ROD 40s EVENTS.
If you have an event and want people to know about it, then it needs to be on here. We even list events taking place on the continent.

THE YANKS LIVING HISTROY GROUP
We specialise in a static display, showing the development of U.S. Army Uniforms, equipment, webbing, weapons, medical & communications kit during ww2.

AIRBORNE MEDICS
A must for any re-enactors who go as Air Borne. Lot of info on their good web site.

L.A.N.R.A.
The Lancashire area Naval Re-Enactment Association. Authentic Navy Re- Enactments.

LIVING HISTORY 1939-1949
The goal of our group “Lebendige Geschichte 1939-1949. (Living History 1939-1949). Is the vital examination of the Second World War and the post-war period in Germany? We work together in close cooperation with the “Tough Ombres” (US 90th Infantry Living History Group)

TWINWOODS AIRFIELD
The festival is hosted by John Miller (Glenn’s Nephew). Other attractions include WW2 Air Displays, Museums, 1940’s Re-Enactments, Trade & Craft stalls, Jive & Lindy hop Dance Lessons, Wooden dance floors, three stages! Fashion Shows Hangar dances, comedy show & lots more!


RE-ENACTMENT SUPPLIERS

PENNY PITT DESIGNS
We are sellers of 1940s and 1950s vintage and retro style clothing and accessoriesThis is a friendly and welcoming stall, that strives to offer items to the hardened re-enactor, and to the people that are just starting out, and we pride ourselves in being able to offer budgets to suit all pockets ...

SOVIET POWER

Here you can buy many Soviet and Russian Army military uniforms, hats, boots, patches, medals, badges, gas masks and other WWII military surplus, busts of Lenin and Stalin, flags, watches, silver coins, various antiques and collectibles. Shop for camouflage uniforms and other gear perfect for airsoft, paintball and other tactical activities. Fast AirMail shipping, good items and service.

21st CENTURY GODDESS
My name is Kate and I have just opened a 40s/50s style make over and photo shoot business in North Manchester UK called 21st Century Goddess.

FELICITY'S VINTAGE TEA PARTY
Here at Felicity’s Vintage Tea Party we specialise in beautiful vintage china & accessories hire for your wedding, birthday party, garden party, anniversary, christening, corporate event, product launch, photo shoot, 1940s themed event, and of course, the traditional tea party.


VINTAGE HATS

A Great way to learn about Hats through the ages, with talks and lots of information. A Lovely lady and great web site.

REVIVAL VINTAGE CLOTHING

Original vintage clothing from the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and more. Whether you love the retro look or just want to wear something for a theme night or theatrical production. We will do our best to find the right thing for you. Stock includes dresses and separates, outwear, handbags, shoes, belts, gloves, and jewellery. We also stock a full range of theme wear from authentic hawaian shirts, to suede western waistcoats and accessories such as wigs and props all to buy or hire.

AGES OF ELEGANCE

We are now making 1930’s and 1940’s clothing for both men and women. Taken from original patterns and tailoring manuals and made in fabrics as close to the originals as possible including lingerie, headwear, such as snoods, Pyjamas, trousers, suits, blouses, siren suits and skirts.

THE SNOOD LADY.

One of the most important items for any female re-enactors is the SNOOD, and the only person to buy them from is Joyce “the snood lady”. She has them in all shapes, sizes, colours & designs. You can also buy Seamed Nylons, Juliette caps & Garters!!!. Also it’s a great place to get hold of the book “A WARTIME TRILOGY” by James Sinclair ( Joyce’s Husband) telling of his days as an evacuee from Liverpool to the wilds of North Wales, and his life including his timer in the National Service. An absolutely riveting read. And plus they are a lovely couple.

BAREFOOT LEATHER

If you have any old leather that needs repair do give me a call on 015840873633, as I have access to authentic materials. My tools are almost all per war (my industrial sewing machine was made in the 1930s  to sew Sam Browne belts). So work will match the original as it should. I can also make new but completely “authentic” copies of any original leatherwork you may find. I ‘m happy to have a look and quote before doing any work so there are never any surprises!. You never know, you might need me one day.

CARICATURE ART

Let me introduce myself, I am a recently retired member of the R.A.F. Regiment and am now making a living as a professional caricature artist. I produce individual and group caricatures for a varied range of people. Recently I have been channelling a high degree of my efforts with the military as well as re-enactment groups. I seem to have got the bug for attending the War Weekends. If your group would perhaps be interested in either individual caricatures, calendars for next year or even images in any period dress on placemats or clocks, please visit my Web Site.

HOBBYSWOOD MILITARIA

Hobbyswood is run by Jeff who has been collecting Militaria since his childhood, so you can be guaranteed an expert eye has selected the finest top quality products from around the globe to offer you. Jeff is assisted by his daughter Louisa who manages sales and provides a top class postage packing service . we pride ourselves on great customer service and hop you will enjoy browsing our online shop. We specialise in WW1 , to WW2 and 19th Century items, but also offer items from different periods and also non military items.

WPG

We have the complete range for WW2 (British, American, and German) . we supply all the best re-enactment groups in the USA/ Europe and have supplied many films, T.V. shows/ documentaries.

THE MEMORABILIA PACK COMPANY

The Memorabilia Pack Company’s specialist field is in the reproduction of memorabilia and ephemera for companies, institutions, museums, football clubs etc.

THE HISTORY BUNKER

THE History Bunker specialises in Military items of an historical nature covering World War 1, World War 2, American Civil War, U.S History, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Iraq. Afghanistan, and other Campaigns. The site has  full range of Militaria including photographs, vintage radio broadcasts, historic speeches, military and public documents, military music, books, maps, propaganda and public awareness posters, as well as a section dealing with uniforms, headgear and equipment. The site is updated with additional items on a weekly basis, so there always something new to browse. Please be assured that we have no connections or affiliations with any political groups, we handle artefacts of history only.

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

The leading specialist supplier of British Militaria 1914- 1965.

WAR DEPARTMENT.

I restore, and sell Military Harley Davidson motorcycles, I also sell parts for these machines, I specialise in model years 1936-1948. My business name is called WARDEPARTMENT I am situated just outside Ashford in Kent. 

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