My finacee and I are considering putting together impressions to represent her late grandfather's unit, the 91st or 92nd Coast Artillery.
The first issue to give me pause is acting the part of a white officer in a Philippine Scouts unit. Though this seems the most natural fit for me, I worry that portraying such a role might be considered insensitive or detract from the efforts of the Filipinos themselves. Thoughts on this?
If I were to put together such an impression, how would it differ from the equipment and uniform listed in the thread for Philippine Scouts?
Also, what would be an appropriate role for my fiancee? Were there many Filipinas in uniform as nurses or other support roles? If not, where could we look for a civilian's dress?
Post by insurrectomad on Apr 21, 2012 3:42:04 GMT -5
Hi Kpdalton, I play an American officer (and I'm British) as a member of the P.S.H.A when we are reenacting etc here in Ft. Stotsenburg, Pampanga. I'm the only "Americano" in the group, so fret not. I only wish you could swell the numbers here. Nurses in the field wore khaki shirt and trousers like the men. You will see one or two of our girls in the photos of Bataan, Ft. Stotsenburg and Abucay Line Battle etc. Being as you are States side all the Uniform kit should be easy to obtain.
Hi kpdalton, I see that you are in Washington DC. I have a group of Philippine Scouts re-enactors in the area. We will be at the Reading Pennsylvania WWII weekend the first day of June. We will be attached to the 59th Coast Artillery as defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. We will also have some guys from the 26th Cavalry.
Every year, we do encampment/re-enacting at the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles aka The Tanks Farm.
Here is a link to one of our activities at the Tank Farm. Note that my daughter is dressed up as Bataan nurse.