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MVPA First Florida Chapter Fall Rally

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Military Museum of North Florida

1 Bunker Avenue

Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

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This is the registration page for reenactors attending the MVPA FIrst Florida Chapter Fall Rally.

All impressions must be accurate for September - October 1944, as the Battle Scenario is the Battle of Fort Driant. Due to the Battle taking place during the Siegfried Line Campaign only US and German Impressions will be allowed to participate.

All participants must be 16 or older (18 or older to carry a weapon). Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Authenticity standards for all impressions, including civilian and French resistance, will be enforced. This includes uniforms and other clothing, weapons, and grooming. NO BEARDS FOR ANYONE IN UNIFORM. NO EXCEPTIONS. No modern clothing. Modern camping will be in a separate area.

Non-Recongnized Reenactors/Unit must contact the below Point of Contact in order to be 'Sponsored' by a Recongnized Unit to attend the event.

Recongnized Command and Coordination:

All participants and participating units must be approved by and registered with the appropriate command.

ALLIED: John Thomas, johnt@ww2armor.org, 941.718.0813

AXIS: T.J. Miller, Patches206@verizon.net, 727.255.2704

There will be NO admission or participation without the approved registration with the appropriate command. NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you do not fill out this form prior to the event, you may not be allowed to participate as a reenactor. We reserve the right to turn away participants who have not preregistered.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MVPA FIRST FLORIDA CHAPTER RULES AND GUIDELINES: VIOLATION OF THESE RULES, PER-EVENT RULES, OR THE STANDARDS OF DECENCY, CIVILITY, AND PROFESSIONALISM WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EJECTION FROM THE EVENT AND A BAN ON ATTENDANCE AT ALL FUTURE EVENTS. THE STANDARDS OF ADULT BEHAVIOR APPIES TO BOTH INDIVIDUALS AND UNITS.

THIS IS AN MVPA SPONSORED EVENT. MVPA FFC PRESIDENT DAVE THOMAS (HALFTRACKDAVE@YAHOO.COM) WILL HAVE FINAL SAY ON ALL PARTICIPATION.

FIRST FLORIDA CHAPTER MVPA REENACTORS RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

The First Florida Chapter (FFC) of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) sponsored events require all Reenactors to register and adhere to this code of conduct. All registered reenactors must dress in the era-appropriate attire, e.g. WWII events require WWII-era dress, Vietnam events require Vietnam-era dress, etc.

For WWII events the following WWII Impressions will be allowed to take part and set up at the event:

  1. U.S. Army – European Theater of Operations, 1944-1945
  2. British/Commonwealth Army – European Theater of Operations, 1944-1945
  3. German Wehrmacht (Heer, Luftwaffe, SS) – Western Front, 1944-1945
  4. French Resistance – 1944-1945

NON-REGISTERED REENACTORS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE EVENT. LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE ON SITE TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE AND TAKE ALL STEPS NECESSARY TO DO SO.

GENERAL RULES

Registration:

  1. All decisions of the event coordinators and Unit Commanders are final. The Event Coordinators have the ultimate say on all matters.
  1. All participants MUST be Pre-Registered by the announced registration dates. NO WALK ONS!
  1. Individuals desiring to participate in the event must fall in with one of the Recognized Units (U.S., British/Commonwealth, German, or French Resistance) and their commanders. Attendees do NOT need to wear the Uniform and Insignia of the Recognized Units, but will be under the command of the Recognized Units. Uniform requirements will be at the discretion of the commanders of the Recognized Units.
  1. The Recognized Units for the event and the commanders and points of contact for the same, will be announced along with the general registration announcement. At present the following Recognized Units have been approved to participate in the MVPA FFC Sponsored Events:

(A) WW2 Armor

(B) 41st Armored Infantry Regiment

(C) Able Company, 48th Armored Medical Battalion

(D) 211th Panzer Grenadier Regiment

(E) 6th SS Gebirgsjager Division

Again, individuals and groups not on the Recognized Units list are welcome to attend if (a) approved by a Recognized Unit, and (b) are willing to fall in under the command and coordination of the approving Recognized Unit.

1. The Event Coordinators, Property Owners, and Recognized Units may not allow other units and individuals to participate in the Events. This can be due to factors such as, but not limited to:

(A) Unprofessional Conduct at Events or in Forums

(B) Illegal Activities

(C) Or any other reason deemed necessary for the sanctity of the preservation of history, the commemoration and honoring of veterans, and the safety of the reenactors and attendees

  1. Any Individual Reenactor who wishes to attend may contact any of the Recognized Units and request Sponsorship for the event. Unit Membership is not required and subject to the decision by the Recognized Units.
  1. The Commanders of the Recognized Units have full discretion with regards to unit membership and sponsorship of non-members, and are wholly and solely responsible for the behavior of those who fall-in under their command, members and non-members alike.
  1. Established Recognized Units who sponsor non-members reenactors:

(a) The Sponsoring Unit is Responsible for the Individual being sponsored in regards to:

1. Behavior During & After the Event on Event Grounds

2. Camp or Overnight Billeting

3. Individuals Proper Uniform & Equipment

4. Individuals Conduct during the battle

NOTE: If there is any question as to how this individual conduct, or may conduct Themselves, do not sponsor him/her.

GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT FOR EVENT

  1. NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY IS CONDONED OR PERMITTED, ALL CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WILL BE REPORTED TO THE POLICE, AND BOTH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PROSECUTION WILL BE PURSUED. NO EXECPTIONS, NO WARNINGS. COMMIT A CRIME AND YOU WILL BE ARRESTED.
  2. NO LIVE AMMUNITION AT THE EVENT
  3. ALL WEAPONS AND BLANKS WILL BE SAFETY CHECKED EVERY MORNING BY THE RECOGNIZED UNIT COMMANDERS OR THEIR DESIGNEES. THE EVENT COORDINATORS WILL BE ADVISED OF THIS DAILY. THOSE WHO FAIL THE WEAPON SAFETY CHECK, OR FAIL TO ATTEND, WILL BE FORBIDDEN FROM EVENT PARTICIPATION AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE EVENT.
  4. AUTHENTICITY CHECKS AT THE SAME TIME AS WEAPONS FOR PROPER UNIFORM, SHAVE, AND HAIRCUT. THOSE WHO FAIL THE AUTHENTICITY CHECK WILL BE FORBIDDEN FROM EVENT PARTICIPATION AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE EVENT.
  5. TENTS SET UP IN THE DISPLAY, AND BATTLE AREA, MUST MAINTAIN THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE ERA BEING REPRESENTED. NO MODERN CAMPING/VEHICLES MIXED IN WITH THE WW2 CAMP.
  6. NO MODERN VEHICLES IN THE DISPLAY AREA DURING EVENT HOURS.
  7. NO WEAPONS TESTING EXCEPT IN THE DESIGNATED WEAPONS TESTING AREA, PRECCEDED BY YELLING “FIRE IN THE HOLE!”, NO INDIVIDUAL TESTING OF WEAPONS – ALWAYS HAVE A BATTLE BUDDY/SAFETY OBSERVER.
  8. ALL WEAPONS TESTING MUST BE APPROVED BY THE EVENT COORDINATOR. NO FIRING AT NIGHT UNLESS SPECIFICALLY APPROVED BY THE EVENT COORDINATOR.
  9. NO PYROTECHNIC DEVICES ARE PERMITTED, UNLESS APPROVED BY AN EVENT COORDINATOR PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
  10. NO WEAPONS OR DEVICES THAT FIRE A PROJECTILE ARE PERMITTED.
  11. NO LOADED FIREARMS EXCEPT DURING BATTLES, WEAPONS DEMOS, OR WEAPONS TESTING.
  12. “KILL, KILL, KILL” IS THE REAL-WORLD EMERGENCY SAFETY PHRASE.
  13. REENACTORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 BUT AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE, BUT ONLY UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF A PARENT OR ADULT OF AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE EVENT. A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST SIGN THE APPROPRIATE PERMISSIONS AND WAIVER FORMS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18. NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 WILL BE PERMITTED TO CARRY A FUNCTIONAL WEAPON.
  14. KEEP THE AREA OF YOUR CAMP CLEAN OF GARBAGE, MODERN ITEMS SUCH AS WATER BOTTLES, COOLERS, ETC.
  15. NO DISRESPECTFUL BEHAVIOR WILL BE TOLERATED. VIOLATORS WILL BE REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE EVENT AND WILL BE BANNED FROM FUTURE EVENTS.
  16. UNIT COMMANDERS AND REGISTERED UNITS WILL BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THEIR MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS UNDER THEIR COMMAND. POLICE YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY.
  17. VIOLATION OF THESE RULES, PER-EVENT RULES, OR THE STANDARDS OF DECENCY, CIVILITY, AND PROFESSIONALISM WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EJECTION FROM THE EVENT AND A BAN ON ATTENDANCE AT ALL FUTURE EVENTS. THE STANDARDS OF ADULT BEHAVIOR APPIES TO BOTH INDIVIDUALS AND UNITS.
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