This is a newly formed group from May 2012; we portray the 416th Rifle Regiment, 112th Rifle Division, 62nd Army RKKA of 1941-43. We are predominantly an early Second World War re-enactment group focusing around the Stalingrad period. We wear the Gymnasterka model 1935 uniform which is the early uniform, later the collars are phased out and shoulder straps are incorporated. We aim to provide an authentic living history group that can show members of the public the drill of the Russian infantryman of the years we cover, an authentic campsite to show how rough it really was, firearms displays as well as battlefield re-enactment. We have a unit medic, rifleman, sniper detachment and a gas operated maxim and crew to field. We are always on the lookout for new recruits to build our friendly community and those who share a common interest in the Eastern Front, if you have an interest and want to enquire about joining use the contact tab of the website, we have a kit list available in .pdf that we can send you via email. An information section will be added soon to this website to illustrate ‘a soldier’s kit and various other additions will appear on this site soon. Currently being restored is a Bedford MWD that will be used as a captured vehicle for use of transportation and feature on our static display.
Welcome to the website of the 416th Rifle Regiment