How can I join your forum boards?
You can join our discussion forums by registering an account using the forum's registration page. Before you register your account, please take a moment to read the UK Garrison's Rules and Regulations, you will need to agree to abide by these when you register your account. Once you have completed and submitted the registration form, the forum will automatically send you a verification email to check the email address supplied is valid. You must respond to this, otherwise your account will not be sent to the administrators for activation. Please check you Junk Mail and/or SPAM folder in case our email has been filtered as SPAM. Once you have verified your email address your account will be reviewed by an administrator and activated as appropriate. The process generally takes 48 hours. If your account has not been activated with 7 days of you responding to the verification email, please email the administrators for assistance.
The 501st Legion Guide for Aspiring Members has been written to guide interested new recruits through the process of becoming a member, from deciding on a costume to connecting with detachments and local units. This guide is suggested reading as it could answer questions you may have.
Which events are you appearing at in my area?
You will find details of all our planned appearances on our events calendar.
Do you get paid for the work you do?
The UK Garrison, as with all other 501st Legion Garrisons and Outposts around the world, is entirely made up from volunteers and is a wholly not-for-profit organisation.
If we are requested to attend an event that is corporate, marketing, promotional, or any other type of commercial event that does not in itself benefit a charity, then we ask for a donation to be made to the UK Garrison. The donation requested is calculated around the size of the event, the number of troopers attending and the length of the event. 100% of this money will then be divided amongst the various charities that the UKG supports. We make no deductions from this donation for personal expenses.
If it is a non-commercial event that will benefit a charity, school, hospital, or those in need in some way, then we do not ask for a donation. We will just turn up on the day and help to bring smiles to the faces of children and adults alike.
*Please note* It is illegal and an infringement of the copyright held by LucasFilm to charge for Star Wars costumes, imagery or related licensed/unlicensed products without a prior agreement being in place. Please be aware of this should you decide to look elsewhere for Star Wars costumed characters.
Where is the UK Garrison situated?
We have members all across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland so we are not situated in any single place. We attend events throughout the United Kingdom, wherever suitable opportunities arise.
How can I get you to appear at my event?
Please visit our Book Us page to find details of the type of events we can attend and the facitites we request. To request an appearance, please use the link to the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.
What is the 501st Legion?
Since 1997, the costuming organization known as the 501st Legion has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through its authentic-looking costumes, and has become the leading force in fan-based charity events. The 501st, also known as "Vaders Fist", is truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate.