2005 to 2016
This is the main web site
for the Forces 80 history group. The group regularly attends
various events throughout the UK where it displays uniforms,
weapons and equipment as used by the British Army during the 1980's.
Forces 80 was
conceived in the winter of 2004 and came into being in the spring of
2005, with their first event being the War and Peace show in July 2005
where they were well received.
Shortly after this,
they were introduced to Event Plan who arranged premier events through
out the UK. Over the years the group have been requested to put on
Events by various organisers from Council run events to MOD events
throughout the length and breadth of the UK and people have been surprised
as to the distance members have sometimes traveled. Various members of the
group have also provided man power and equipment for several documentaries
and a short films.
The location of
members is not just confined to one region, with the core membership
being in the North West, Forces 80 can regularly rely on its members in
the North East, Yorkshire, Midlands, London and the South East of the
On this web site will
find various information on the group, their activities and a resource
section that contains beginners information for would be collectors and
re-enactors of the period covered.
The resource section
is by no means complete and further research may be required by yourself.
For a full event
schedule please check out our Facebook page, where all up to date
information is posted on a regular basis.