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Bare Arms was created in 2015 to provide expert military support to the theatrical industries, and is the most comprehensive service for productions requiring any combination of military advisers, specialist military performers, armourers, firearms, equipment, vehicles and battle coordinators.

Bare Arms advisers are highly trained and typically have a minimum of ten years combat experience. The advisers work with all types of productions through development, production and post-production to ensure that everything on screen comes together accurately and seamlessly.

Founded by Alistair Paton and Ben Simmons, Bare Arms has developed into a multi-faceted company that provides a wide range of services to productions. Bare Arms is the creator of the Theatrical Firearms Courses, a series of firearms training courses designed to teach performers to be safe and competent with firearms. TFC students are setting a new standard for safety and competence within in the UK film and TV industry.

Languages Spoken: English

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Production Type Year Role
The Capture TV 2018 Military Advisers
Baghdad Central TV 2018 Military Advisers
Bodyguard TV 2018 Specialist Performers
Romeo & Juliet / Richard III (Shakespeare's Rose Theatre - York) Other 2018 Armourers, Military Advisers
Trust Me (Series 2) TV 2018 Military Advisers
18% Grey Film 2018 Armourers, Specialist Performers


Name Role Contact Telephone / Mobile
Ben (Bags) Simmons Armourer Send a message T: 020 3441 9404
M: 07982 453711
Alistair Paton Military Adviser Send a message T: 020 3441 9404