Reenacting and Researching the Second World War since 2000
Joining the World War II RPS
The World War II Research and Preservation Society is open to anyone, regardless of background, who expresses a keen interest in history and desires to pass along the stories and legacies of what the fighting men and women of the Second World War endured.
Before you enlist, however, there are a few things you should know.
There are yearly dues associated with being a member. These are $25.00, yearly, and require an annual form to be filled out by new and existing members. You can access the form here. Non-members may attend reenactments with an invitation from the World War II RPS or from one of the participating units. Battle fees are typically between $40.00 and $50.00 per person, although being a members allows for a discounted fee along with numerous other perks and benefits.
RENEW YOUR YEARLY MEMBERSHIP FORM HERE, SOLDIER!!
New members and recruits are encouraged to pick one of the many units belonging to the World War II RPS. To see which units are a part of our organization, click here.
If you're not sure which unit to join, it's OK. There are both Axis and Allied "pool" units you can fall in with your first few events!
New to Reenacting? Some Things You'll Want to Know Before Joining
World War II reenactments and encampments typically involve the use of period-piece equipment and replicas. A lot of the modern comforts you might be used to in civilian life won't often be available during events.
Nearly all of our units use period firearms and weaponry both sides carried in World War II, which have been modified and made safe for blank-fire use. Still, there are plenty of safety measures each member and participant must adhere to, and we follow all local, state and federal law pertaining to the handling and usage of such pieces of equipment.
While we are open to any new member joining, regardless, of background, it helps to be in moderate physical shape. Reenactments often involve a lot of walking on rougher terrain, while carrying weighted period equipment.
If you're unsure whether or not you can meet the physical requirements of being a World War II reenactor, consult your physician.
All members must be at least 18 years of age the time of their first event. Minors are permitted to attend if they are accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or an approved guardian in good standing with the World War II RPS. Minors may not, however, field or carry any firearm -- blank modified, or otherwise -- during an event. Yet they may participate as non-combatants, such as medics, mechanics or other various field personnel.