Wayne "Titch" McAliece
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Passion for writing History

I’II probably be the only one reading this and really, that’s ok, but on the off-chance that someone is passing by and drops in to scan over it, even if that scan is quick, well that’s great. I know not many here know much about me, well nothing really, but I am very passionate about Australian Military History and Military history in general.  But more so, I am passionate about history in general.  I believe history is truth.  No matter who or how history is changed or swept under the carpet…See More
Jan 13
Paul Amphlett commented on Wayne "Titch" McAliece's blog post Building a WW1 Tank
"How far have you got mate? I may well be able to help if it for display purposes as I specialise in making things look like something they are not. cheers, Paul"
Jul 28, 2013
Laura Avdejeva left a comment for Wayne "Titch" McAliece
"Good Day to You too, and thank You very much for a nice, friendly comment. I am so excited! I came to UK years ago searching for people I can blend in with, people who would love some of most beautiful fashions and traditions from the Past...…"
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"G' day Laura and a very big welcome. Don't worry you are in one of the best parts of the world for re-enacting, go to a few events there should be one in most weekends join.in and have fun."
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Clive Kelly left a comment for Wayne "Titch" McAliece
"Hi Wayne, Glad you like my Warrior Bishop.  He's loosely based around Bishop Rufinus of Acre, who was killed at the battle of Hattin in 1187 and the notorious Arnold Aimery, Abbot of Citeaux, who fought in the Albigensian Crusade.  It…"
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"Good day to you as well, and thank you, I will have some fun."
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"G' day Richard sent you a email last week wanted to order a few things from your company and was looking at a turn around time at this moment it would be all your has masks just wanted to check you got it."
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"G'day and welcome interesting name you use, hope you have lots of fun here"
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"G' day and welcome Carla a long bow love to watch those guys personally l think l.woUPS be more dangerous behind the bow hope you have fun"
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About Me:
I am interested in Australian Military history because my family in one way or another has served since Gallipoli.

The gap between my father and me was quite large I got into re-enacting because of my dad. The only thing we seemed to be able to talk about was his military service. WW1 and WW2 it worked for both of us.
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Australian Great War Association
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Sudan, Boxer Rebellion, Boer War, WW1,WW2
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My grandfather who servied st Gallipoli

My mother in uniform AWAS

my father in uniform during WW2

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Passion for writing History

I’II probably be the only one reading this and really, that’s ok, but on the off-chance that someone is passing by and drops in to scan over it, even if that scan is quick, well that’s great. 

I know not many here know much about me, well nothing really, but I am very passionate about Australian Military History and Military history in general.  But more so, I am passionate about history in general.  I believe history is truth.  No matter who or how history is changed or swept under…

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Posted on June 13, 2013 at 7:08

Building a WW1 Tank

Hello To all, this is going to be a diary of my attempt to build what I will hope at the end be a six foot long WW1 male tank. That I will be able to use for my displays. 

 

Problems well never done anything like this before.  The plans I am working with are basic at best, and I will have to build it such a way as it will have to come apart easily for transport.  So come along for the build and see what  happens

 

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Posted on October 2, 2012 at 6:22 — 1 Comment

The Real Stories of of War

This is my very first blog.  So it want be great but hopefully I will get better.  Over the many years I have been passionate about Australian Military the one thing that I always remember are the heartfelt personal stories the ones that should be remembered should have been handed down to someone but the unfortunately in reality most don’t wish to hear them.  They might be the silly or just funny or stories just forgotten.

 

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Posted on April 7, 2011 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

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At 4:36 on July 4, 2013, Laura Avdejeva said…

Good Day to You too, and thank You very much for a nice, friendly comment. I am so excited! I came to UK years ago searching for people I can blend in with, people who would love some of most beautiful fashions and traditions from the Past... Watching Victorian Pharmacy and similar programs, I was daydreaming to live somewhere around those people... And after some years, look at this, here I am! Thank You very much for warm and friendly welcoming!

At 14:27 on July 3, 2013, Clive Kelly said…

Hi Wayne,

Glad you like my Warrior Bishop.  He's loosely based around Bishop Rufinus of Acre, who was killed at the battle of Hattin in 1187 and the notorious Arnold Aimery, Abbot of Citeaux, who fought in the Albigensian Crusade.  It was a lot of fun getting this kit together.

As to how the clergy got around shedding blood; well it's all down to spin really.  People in the Middle Ages were masters of propaganda, and at the head of this propaganda machine was the Church.  They could make just about anyone appear ungodly, and the shedding of their blood was no great sin as a result.  It's a bit like German soldiers in the Great War had 'Gott Mit Uns' on their buckles.  Well in the Middle Ages, they really believed it.  If God was on your side, you could get away with pretty much anything.  You also have to remember that some prelates had a dual role as prince-bishops.  As such, they had a duty to organise the defence of their territories and their churches.  Furthermore, under the feudal system the Church was not exempt from providing its quota of troops for the muster, and these were sometimes led by the bishop or abbot in person, who would argue that he was acting in his role as a secular lord and not as a cleric.  Bishop Odo of Bayeux, for example, was also Earl of Kent; and some bishops spent most of their careers at court acting as officers of the Crown and probably never went near their sees.  Clerics did, however, sometimes receive censure for their worldly behaviour.  The Bishop of Beauvais was famously criticized for his warlike ways by the Pope. King Richard the Lionheart captured him in battle at one low point in his career and he sent the bishop's armour to the Pope with the message, 'Is this the garb of a cleric?'  Nonetheless, the higher clergy continued to participate in war throughout the whole period; and as late as the battle of Flodden in 1513 a number of bishops were counted amongst the Scottish dead.

Very kindest regards, Clive

At 12:13 on July 1, 2013, Howse Pasha said…

Good day to you as well, and thank you, I will have some fun.

At 2:17 on June 29, 2013, Andrew Merwin said…

Thanks for the welcome.

At 15:00 on February 11, 2013, John Cahill said…

Hi, Wayne,  Many thanks for the welcome!

At 16:00 on October 1, 2012, Clive Kelly said…

Hi Wayne,

Great to hear from you!

Well, what an amazing year it's been.  I don't think I've stopped for a moment.  Firstly I've fallen in love, and Tina and I are really happy together.

The weather here has been rotten all year round; and this has seriously impacted on re-enactment events, but I seem to have been lucky and dodged the worst of it.  I've joined Les Routiers de Rouen, which is Bosworth Battlefield's resident group, and through the season we're up there continually.  I take on the persona of a gentleman soldier of fortune and my Dad plays John Howard, Duke of Norfolk.  It's great having such an important and well presented battlefield virtually on our doorstep; and there have been some incredible developments this year that we're all excited about.  A Leicester University team have excavated the site of the vanished Greyfriars Abbey in the city and a skeleton has been discovered that is awaiting DNA analysis to confirm its identity as that of King Richard iii, whose remains have long been thought lost.  It looks like I'm going to be taking part in a documentary about Richard's death at Bosworth as well. 

It's also good that a lot of the Routiers are deeply interested in the Crusader period, and we do a few of these weekends up at the Battlefield Centre.  This allows me to troop out in my various Templar and Hospitallers kits, and I've added some new characters as well. One of my newest creations is a warrior bishop, complete with mitre crested helm, whom I've christened Ranting Bishop Rufinus after the Bishop of Acre who was slain at the Horns of Hattin.  Another character is Brian de Jay, Templar master of England; and I've somehow managed to publish a book about him this year too.  Additionally I've been perfecting my fourteenth century suit of armour and I'm lucky that now by swapping around shields and tunics I can take on a variety of different roles: so next season I'm thinking about adding a fourteenth century Teutonic Knight persona for our Crusader weekends. However, the really frustrating thing is that although we've posed for hundreds of photos, we hardly get a chance to take any for ourselves. Many thanks for the compliments though. It looks like you've been busy yourself, and I'm really sorry that I haven't been able to get near my computer to chat for so long. It's a pleasure to know someone so passionate and dedicated about their subject.

 

Very kindest regards, Clive

At 9:32 on September 30, 2012, Richard 'Dickie' Knight said…

Hi Titch

Thanks for your comments re: my web sites....

If you have a look at my WW1 programme for schools, that's the order I give my talks in. Try to make it real by using real people who where there at the time, I find this works very well, kids love to hear a true storey. I've been collection from the age of 8, and still collecting at the age of 48. This is my life now, after working many years earning money for someone else. I now make my own. Turned a hobby into a living was the best thing I could have done. I also take schools out to the WW1 battlefields, taking a school out this week to Ypres & the Somme for two days.

If you need any items of kit that I advertise on my site, I'd me more than happy to make something for you as well as give you a small discount. Without people like us, history would be forgotten and lost forever. Keep up the good work mate.

Richard

At 11:13 on September 28, 2012, Richard 'Dickie' Knight said…

Hi Titch,

The British and Commonwealth soldeirs from WW1 & WW2

At 17:35 on June 1, 2011, Sara Seydak said…
Awsome images on the tv about those tornadoes along the australian coast! To bad about the floods....
At 7:16 on May 27, 2011, Troy Walker said…
When are you going to give me a ring mate? Going to be out of the country next month! Going to the Ukraine to buy a BTR 60 PB as a playmate for the Fox
 
 
 

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