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  1. We are writing to you as you were a part of the successful 2016 Event, and were interested in the 2018 Event, which sadly didn't happen. However, A & E 2020 is!! It's going to take place in the same area in Dorset from Friday 19 June to Sunday 21 June 2020, and we would like to invite you to register an interest. More details will follow shortly but initially we would like to get an idea of which vehicles will be coming and the number of people we can expect. As you will know, the ethos of A & E has always been to run tanks on British roads, so emphasis is on armoured and heavy vehicles, and the all important motorcycle out-riders, but obviously there will be space for GMCs, jeeps etc. too. We have the use of a new field with better access and running mains water. It's provisionally now a 3 day event (itinerary to be confirmed but): Friday Afternoon convoy to the fabulous Portland D-Day Museum (2016 attendees may remember this was very new when we visited back then, but it is now fully open and very interesting - well worth a visit). Saturday Convoy as previous years to Bovington Tank Museum then Dorchester Carnival. Back to camp for a tasty hog roast and 40's dance in the village hall. Sunday Short convoy run with a pub lunch for those who want to, then back to camp for departure. There will be a charge of ยฃ50 per person to cover the costs of running such an event, e.g. toilets, insurance, skip, waste disposal, security guards etc. Please be kind enough to email us back at your earliest convenience to register your interest, and to advise vehicle type and approx. number of tickets required. Drop Jacqui an email - aandetankshow@gmail.com We have a Facebook page too so will be updating here and on Facebook. Any questions then please fire away ๐Ÿ™‚ Many thanks. Regards The A & E Team (Jack, Jim, Adrian, Steve, Graham & Jacqui)
  2. Jack

    Welcome back!

    Thanks Mike!
  3. Jack

    Welcome back!

    Thanks for your patience while HMVF was 'offline' we were updating the software ๐Ÿ™‚ And Happy New Year! Jack.
  4. Thanks and that's my issue - I can't find the exact variant Joe was in.
  5. Hi all, Just working on something and need some clarification (life time of free beer to all those that can help....) 1 - what model of Sherman was Joe Ekins Firefly (M4A4?) 2 - his tank was named Velikiye Luki after a Soviet town - what were the names of the other tanks in his troop (were they named?) 3 - what model Shemans were in the rest of his squadron? 4 - Wittmanns tank was 007 - what were the numbers of the Tigers knocked out? 5- were all Tigers covered in zimmerit as standard? Thanks guys!!
  6. Jack

    Any ideas?

    Is there anything you don't know Adrian?!! ๐Ÿ˜
  7. Love these tractor units - keep the pics coming ๐Ÿ™‚
  8. Mine too Richard, at first I thought it was a clip from a movie :-( Hope they get to restore her.
  9. I am cross with myself for not actually organising just to get there and watch this - it looks amazing. I seem to spend my life being 'busy' and missing all this stuff ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค
  10. I know this airfield well. I used to the work the woodlands attached to it that was used as the ammunition and bomb 'storage'. I will post the pictures. RAF Tarrant Rushton was all known as Station X and it also dropped SOE agents into France in Westland Lysanders. Churchill and Ike also visited this base. And many a stricken bomber would 'land' here on the way back from missions from Germany. But yes, Major Howard and his men who took Pegasus Bridge left from here and 'started' D-Day (just don't tell Hollywood that....).
  11. That's correct, Kevin has changed management so the T&C's have changed. And expect great news as Kevin has TEN Shermans in restoration as well as TWO Tigers ๐Ÿ™‚
  12. So folks, out of 10 - what is the overall score for this years show?
  13. Now this is great news. King Tiger that has been under a road since WW2 is going to be recovered. https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/king-tiger.html
  14. Totally agree - it gets lost in the all the white noise of Facebook. We have already started the back end work of the site. His collection is massive. Will also bring news of the S-130 and......Tigers
  15. It does and it will soon have a new one - we are building it for them :-)
  16. Take a look at the site weโ€™re developing at www.warbitz.com Youโ€™ll find Auctions, listings and storefront functionality. Please donโ€™t judge the site just yet as weโ€™re still working on it. It totally free to use and we will be running features on cool stuff on War History Online which has around 10 million views a month. When we launch we will be launching by listing some pretty impressive stuff - including vehicles - from a very impressive collector that we all know the name of. If you have something listed on the forum classifieds then I would really appreciate your help - if you had time - on the Warbitz site and let me have your feedback and of course leave it there for when we go live. It will get in the front of millions - we expect to give live in around 2-3 weeks, once we have the full inventory from the aforementioned collector. If you have something for sale then please feel free to upload it to the site and let me know your feedback. You can add video, stacks of images and fully manage your own listing/s. Check out the features of the your listing/of the site below - really is pretty slick :-) Features https://www.warbitz.com/index.php?a=28&b=135 Thanks everyone, your help is much appreciated! Jack.
  17. Not sure if this has been shared here before but last week I was in a meeting with Kevin Wheatcroft and by the sounds of it - some pretty cool news coming out of the collection soon, a new website and a load of other stuff coming from them. In the meantime so updates below https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/wheatcroft-collection-update.html
  18. Absolutely insane Rick! Love it!
  19. Steady please - that isn't the sort of tone we have on HMVF. That sounds like a threat to me, I hope I am wrong.
  20. Jack

    New Format

    Thanks guys but to all those who are sadly complaining - you should have been here when we went through the first upgrade in 2006 (ish) the words were a lot harsher than this. The when we went through the big one - the same complaints as above but then the forum went from strength to strength. Those of us who are used to the other 'easier' forums - if they do not go through this change at some point then they will cease to exist - so their days are sadly numbered :-( I am sad when we lose friends but HMVF has always had to evolve to allow it to survive. I can remember when we used to have B&W television and no remote control....times change. Keep with it guys otherwise will miss you at the bar in the HMVF Clubhouse :-)
  21. That's great thank you very much!
  22. Guys would anyone know the diameter of the towing cable for a Panther / Tiger I / Tiger II? Thanks!
  23. Jack

    New Format

    Really sorry to hear that guys and understand that change is sometimes a pain in the backside. HMVF has been here since 2005 and throughout those years we have naturally have made many changes. This is because the software/tech becomes outdated - so if we don't make the changes then the forum no longer works. Evolution of the forum has always happened and will always happen and sadly there is nothing we can do about that if we want to keep the forum open, alive and up to date. I know it can be very frustrating at the beginning but please hang in there as you will be missed!! My kind regards, Jack.
  24. Jack

    Welcome back!

    Thanks Steve - :-) :-)
  25. Jack

    Welcome back!

    The whip round wasn't so good
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