The Isle of Wight Garrison is part of the 501st Legion, the largest Star Wars costuming group in the world. The members are all volunteers following the mission of promoting interest in Star Wars, sharing the magic of professionally made screen accurate costumes with the public and contributing to the local community by fundraising, volunteering and working with charities.
The Isle of Wight Garrison, formally the Vectis Remnant Squad, has worked with local charities supporting people of all ages and abilities. Some of the charities we have worked with are, Challenge and Adventure, The Joe Ellis Trust, Daisy Chains, The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and The Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
Our Garrison’s aim continues to focus on raising money for charities whilst also promoting the Star Wars universe and adding a little colour to local events.
With fans and members showing interest in a wider range of costumes, the group has grown in numbers and includes movie costumes from other popular franchises so there is something for everyone.
We don’t just troop on the Isle of Wight either, you can see us at many events up and down the country and our props are known world wide.
Becoming a member
If you are interested in joining us, head over to our Joining the Isle of Wight Garrison page for more information.
Isle of Wight Prop Crew
Our passion for making screen accurate props which started in January of 2011 when we were donated a very dilapidated Landspeeder. We completely reformed this speeder and took it too many events. This then lead to us building a suitable backdrop. In 2016 we decided to make a new Landspeeder that was as close to screen accurate as we could get. We have now re-furbished our pod racer and built a new 20 metre Tatooine back drop. As we continue to develop new props watch this space for what the future holds. All props are supplied by the Isle of Wight Prop Crew.
Booking us at your event
If you would like to see our costumers or props at your event across the island, UK or worldwide then please get in touch here. We would love to talk to you about what we can add to your event to make it that extra bit more special.
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