About Us

GI 44-45, formerly A.I.M (Airborne-Infantry-Marines) is an established group of living historians, who portray the American soldier of WW2. Formed in October 2006, the group comprises of veterans from the re-enacting community as well as and newcomers to the hobby. The young and not-so-young (!) members in the group aspire to portraying the GI in WW2. We participate in private tactical events, where we briefly endeavour to eat, sleep and live the life of the world War 11 GI. We attend Public shows, giving us the opportunity to display a broad spectrum of WW11 memorabilia, and to educate the Public. We also participate in retracing the footsteps of the Soldiers who served in WW11, by visiting the battlefields of Europe. A testimony to our professionalism and reputation is that we have been able to work with some of the top Living history groups in the country as well as participating in film work. Recently we featuried in a National Geographic production about the Battle of the Bulge.

We portray a variety of living history impressions which include Paratroopers of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne, and our favoured Infantry impression is the 28th Infantry Division. Known as the “Bloody buckets” they were founded in Pennsylvania, and served in Normandy, The battle of the Bulge and Hurtgen forest of Germany. In addition to these impressions we will gladly re-badge to suit the impression we are trying to recreate, which have included Rangers, 82nd Airborne, and the 1st Infantry Division, "The Big Red One".

The aims for the Club are;

  1. To organise and attend various WW2 re-enactment events.
  2. To engage in high quality Living history.
  3. To educate the Public.
  4. To keep alive the memory of all those who made sacrifices during WW2.