PaintballX3 Magazine 2012 Oklahoma D-Day Special Edition - Page 119

canopies and air conditioned steel shipping containers with bunks and a pool on top. We provide electricity, running water, and bottled drinking water for campers and four RV spots. We have our own dining facility (DFAC), where we serve group meals for $50 a week and it's not hotdogs and hamburgers. Beef and chicken are on the menu. We have our own medical section, with certified First Responders, Paramedics, Registered Nurses, and one Medical Doctor. We conduct tactical paintball classes and specific training for OK D-Day (DDAY 101). We don't teach how to play paintball, but we do teach how to play OK D-Day. This includes classroom and practicals in the field, against other German, Allied and CEF units, such as the armor. We have a CEFDOT coordinator to schedule arrivals, departures and convoys for travel to events. We have several social events and challenges between units and for those who care to participate after the dinner hour, you can relax in our very own pub, called the “Cock and Beaver.” On Wednesday morning, I sponsor a military style Full Auto Shoot. This allows our members to shoot military weapons at various automobiles and household appliances, which are filled with explosives. If you hit it right … BOOM. And on Thursday afternoon, I sponsor a High Tea for Allied officers, where we dress up in period costume and have a social hour, eating finger sandwiches, fresh fruit and drinking iced tea out of china cups. All this, on top of what OK D-Day already has to offer. The members of the CEF are some of the most dedicated and talented paintball players from all over the world. Many are field owners, store owners and event promoters. Some of the members are former, retired, or active duty military for their own country. Some of them take their leave from the war zones and come to play with their teammates. We are composed of diverse job skills and many members have positions of authority in their own vocation or they own businesses. We are casual weekend players, scenario players, tournament players, stock class players, MilSim players and Magfed players. We are made up of distinct units, named after real units that participated in the D-Day invasion and they all have their own traditions and style of play. At this writing, we have 330+ members in 14 countries and we've done it, without any corporate sponsorships. Our World Headquarters is at Command Decisions Wargames Center in Hickory, NC and our web site is www.cefpaintball.com. You can also look us up on YouTube or the book of faces as Commonwealth Expeditionary Force. Units of the CEF (Maroon Goons): British 6th Airborne Division (Red Devils) British 9th Parachute Infantry Regiment Canadian 1st Parachute Infantry Battalion British 3rd Infantry Division (Iron Fist or 3rd Herd) British East Yorkshire Regiment Canadian Royal Winnipeg Rifles Company C, Canadian Scottish Regiment British 41 Royal Marines Commando British 13th/18th Light Dragoons (Mech Infantry) British 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Armor) British Royal Air Force (sub unit of Hussars) Countries represented (in alphabetical order): Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, United States, Wales.