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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