Welcome to the home of the Isle of Wight Garrison


Due to continuing logistical issues over the last 2 years, plus the unexpected and tragic loss of some key members. The Isle of Wight Garrison has come to a group decision, that it has no choice but to dissolve the Garrison. We would have preferred a different outcome, but we were unable to predict the changes which happened in recent times. Any of the current members who requested to remain in the 501st are currently being transferred to different legion Garrisons and some will also be joining local independent charity driven clubs. This is being done, so we can continue to help and support people in our community, while still sharing the magic of Star Wars and love of building amazing costumes. We would like to thank everyone we’ve met, the charities we’ve helped and all the members in the 501st legion during our time as the IW Garrison. For any further inquiries about the 501st legion please contact the 501st legion main page or the UK Garrison. For local independent Star Wars costume club on the south coast, please contact the Joker squad page. As the IW Garrison has now ceased to be so in turn will this website at some point in the near future.

Some members have also chosen to form Wight Squadron, which is no longer affiliated with the 501st legion. Thank you to you all for your support and may the force be with you!

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. These include Challenge and Adventure, The Joe Ellis Trust, Daisy Chains, The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and The Earl Mountbatten Hospice to name but a few.

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.


If you are interested in joining us or if you would like to see our costumers or props at your event across the island, UK or worldwide then please get in touch on facebook or email us . 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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