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Tuesday, 05 March 2024 10:13
Written by Wayne Allen


"I don't want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art."
- Carrie Fisher
As we celebrate Women's History Month, let us take a moment to recognize and honour the incredible women in the Star Wars universe and beyond. Their strength, courage, and determination have left an indelible mark on the galaxy and will continue to do so for generations to come.
Thursday, 01 June 2023 16:40
Written by Wayne Allen
The UK Garrison inducted Maureen Bulloch as a Friend of The 501st Legion on Return of the Bash, Pergola on the Wharf, Crossrail Place, London. She is wife of the late Jeremy Bulloch.
Jeremy Bulloch (The Real Fett) BH 5211 was a member of the 501st UK Garrison. Both Jeremy and his wife Maureen are very close to the hearts of the UKG and they often attended events we were participating in. A nicer couple you couldn’t wish to meet and we were heartbroken to lose Jeremy a couple of years ago. So it gave us great pleasure to be able to induct Maureen as a Friend of the Legion at the 501st Return of the Bash held recently as part of the Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 event in London over Easter weekend. We wanted Maureen to know how much we appreciated the support she gave Jeremy and that she was still a much loved part of our extended 501st family.
501st UKG CO has written some words about the presentation:
“During Celebration, in fact during the bash we had the honour of presenting Maureen Bulloch with a very well deserved Friend of the Legion plaque. I called Maureen to the stage and then I invited Justin in his capacity as LCO to join me so he could bestow this very special honour upon her.
Justin made a wonderful speech (without the opportunity of preparation) and true to form Maureen accepted the award graciously as you would expect.
She held on to me for some time and really was genuinely thrilled with this surprise.
I thank everyone who helped put this together, especially James Burns from Jedi News who made sure Maureen attended the bash.
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Sunday, 07 May 2023 17:44
Written by Wayne Allen

We are proud to announce we inducted Annabelle & Harrison Davis as a Honorary Members of The 501st Legion at Celebration Europe 2023.

Annabelle was the actor behind Dodibin in Star Wars: Ep VIII - The Last Jedi. and Harrison Actor was the behind Pommet in Star Wars: Ep IX - The Rise of Skywalker.
Both were overjoyed to be awarded Honorary Membership of the 501st Legion as you can see from Annabelle's huge smile.

They were genuinely thrilled to receive these awards and it is lovely that they have now joined their Dad Warwick as Honorary Members of this club. It was an honour for us to be able to do this as the Davis family and the UKG have a long history together.

Picture Samantha Jones

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Saturday, 29 April 2023 14:43
Written by Wayne Allen

We don't often post such moving and private content, but we felt we had to post the recent experiences of several of our troopers. Many see us at public events like Comic Cons and Celebration and assume that is all we do, but many never realise the other, more private side of our activities.

We are honoured to help. To borrow such an apt phrase from the Mandalorian, This is the Way.

From Mark....

In May 2018, Tanya was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
In August 2019, her twin, Kim, reached out to the 501st Legion, and myself, Gary and Tracey visited her at St Joseph’s Hospice for her birthday.
After all the fun and games, Tanya looked me square in the eyes and said “Just making sure you guys will be at my funeral”
“Lord Vader would be honoured, my Master” I replied
COVID came and went
In August 2022, we once again visited Tanya for her birthday, played with lightsabers and ate cake.
March 2023 came and a message from Kim saying the end was rapidly coming and could we get there….now.
Gary was able to drop everything and get there and I sent a video message the same day.
On the 31st of March, Tanya became one with The Force.
This week, the four of us were able to keep our promise to Tanya and join her on her final journey.


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Monday, 10 April 2023 11:25
Written by Wayne Allen
We had visiting royalty today at the 501st stand hosted by the UK Garrison, when Ian McDiarmid, the award-winning actor behind starwars Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine paid a visit to our stand at Celebration 2023. As well as testing the fit of the Emperors Throne, he also tried out our Force lighting prop, with it's creator Paul Moore.. with some stunning effects.

Saturday, 25 March 2023 17:37
Written by Wayne Allen

We, the members of The 501st Legion, DroidBuilders , The Galactic Academy , Mando Mercs Costume Club , The Rebel Legion , Saber Guild, and The Dark Empire are proud to be partnering with Make-A-Wish UK to raise funds over the Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 weekend.


Make-A-Wish will be joining us over the weekend, to help raise as much as possible. Please help us in our endeavours by scanning the QR code and donating what you can. We can’t wait to see you all at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023.

The UK Garrison is proud to support the following charities.