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  1. It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the highly acclaimed “Tracks to the Trenches” (TTTT) is set to be developed and repeated in 2016 (TTTT 2) and 2018* (TTTT 3). In line with recently announced schedules, these events are now being planned for May in their respective years. 2016 (TTTT 2) – a 3 day event from 13-15th May 2016. A very similar format to the 2014 event (TTTT 1); with photo-charters being arranged in advance of the event weekend, evening photo-shoots during the event, access all areas passes, an emphasis on Schools/Group visit packages, plus much more! The 2017 event (13-14th May) is again planned to be a smaller event, specifically looking at Kerr Stuart locomotives and celebrating the Centenary of our flagship engine “Stanhope” – but it is still hoped to maintain a WW1 presence in the Trench area. 2018* (TTTT 3) – a 4 day World War 1 centenary event from 10th – 13th May 2018. Currently anticipated as really special year. Further details to be confirmed shortly, but hopefully developing on from TTTT1 and 2. Please keep the dates in your diaries! The organisers would like to invite any interested exhibitors or traders to contact us through the www.ww1-event.org website – we would be pleased to hear from you! Entry forms etc will start to be released shortly. * Subject to final confirmation
  2. I have been asked to find owners of WW2 British vehicles who would be interested in doing some film work in Liverpool around April time. If this of any interest please PM me (with pictures of your vehicles if possible) for further details. Thanks Craig
  3. [ATTACH=CONFIG]101603[/ATTACH]This is a great show ive been going to it for 4 years now. Near chippenham
  4. Who is going to Stoneleigh next weekend I will be there with Robin and Bob in our usual place in the bottom corner so call in for a chat and a browse also my offer still stands if you want to bring any surplus kit feel free to bring it down and put it on the stall Commander
  5. friday 1st till monday 4th may location andover wayhill fair military wheeled vehicles of all ages welcome camp site at pub and range runs on salisbury plain sat and sun food and camp fees reasonable more info http://plain-invasion.proboards.com/:angel::angel::angel:
  6. Hi all, Khaki Vehicle Enthusiasts are pleased to tell you that we have just launched our brand new website today, same web address; http://www.corowaswim-in.org/ If the old one comes up, just refresh it and you will see the new one. Hard to miss as there are lots of photos from events going back through the years and we will still be adding to them as time permits. With a good number of Australian members on HMVF now, we hope this is of interest to you. Entries are coming in now for our 2015 Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering, as usual, there will be advantages to pre-registering, so download the entry form now and send it to us, also the Swap Meet stall booking form is on the website. For anyone who has not received the latest KVE News by email, it is now on the website, click on the October newsletter. All the information for the event in March and more. regards, Richard Farrant KVE Committee member and Editor
  7. Is there anyone with a Ferret Mk 2/3 or even Mk 5! willing to display their Ferret at Duxford Sat 20 June please? It is the reunion of the Para Sqn RAC Old Comrades Association & they would really appreciate seeing kit like a Ferret that they served with. In fact one of them bears the wounds of "Ferret finger syndrome" but still holds these vehicles in affection! If anyone is able to help please PM me & I can put you in touch with the secretary.
  8. Anybody going to the dig out at Dallas this coming weekend myself (Chris) and John from the Wirral will be at the event plying our wares so come along for a chat or browse our wares Commander
  9. We extend a warm welcome to you to join our post-Christmas road run. Unless there are impassable snowdrifts (6ft or over), we intend to 'patrol' along meandering byways, cheat almost certain death through a shallow ford, and risk sniper fire through an eerie wood. WARNING Anyone attempting this winding course along curvaceous bi-ways in a large vehicle might be well advised to be prepared for 97-point turns, and carry their own provisions: first little piggy at the trough and all that. Start 10.30am Ashwdown Camp, Ashdown Farm, Badesy Nr Evesham, Worcs WR11 7PA, ends Toddington Railway GL54 5DT. Please let me know if you would like to come, Paul, msg here or 0779 159 1528.
  10. Commemorating 70 years of Liberation of Eastern and Northern Holland. A 2 1/2 weeks lasting event using the tank- and wheeltracks of our British, Canadian, Polish and French Liberators on the genuine days of liberation back in 1945. WWW.thefinalpush2015.com helps for information. A 350 miles long trip with all aspects of Liberation being organized in one event!! Robert van't Oost +31 653 167136 / email: towbarlover
  11. Date of Event: From 6th December 2014 to 7th December 2014 Time of Event: 10.00am - 17.00pm. Venue: The Tank Museum Entry Fee: Normal Admission applies Take a step back in time and discover how Christmas was celebrated during the two world wars and beyond! Celebrate Christmas on the Home Front, make wartime Christmas decorations, enjoy a variety of activities, traditional carols and music, and meet Father Christmas as he arrives by tank! Then enjoy our indoor Christmas Market; with over 50 traders offering local crafts and produce with Christmas treats and gift ideas for all. • Meet Father Christmas and see him arrive by tank! • Sing along with the Land Girls and their 1940’s classics. • Story time with Martin Impey and book signing of “The Christmas Truce”. • Living History – Christmas on the front line. • Fancy Dress! There will be a prize for the child who comes in the best fancy dress costume. • Learn about life in the Women's Land Army. • Christmas Carvery Lunch*. • Vintage performance from the Singing Spiv. • Singing from the Bovington Military Wives Choir (Saturday) and Weymouth Choral Society (Sunday). *Additional charges apply.
  12. May be of interest to the many members in Essex, on Thursday 13th November Graeme Cooper, a retired career Royal Green Jacket, a founder member of the Guild of Battlefield Tour Guides, and John Cooper's son, will be giving an illustrated talk on his father's career in the wartime S.A.S, and his postwar exploits in Malaya and Oman. Johnny Cooper started out as David Stirling's driver, taking part in most of the famous operations in North Africa as well as Operation Houndsworth in France during the summer of 1944. In 1945 he took part in the liberation of Belsen. When the S.A.S was reformed he rejoined his old comrades in anti-guerilla operations in Malaya, then on the Jebhel Ahkdar in the Oman, and in the 'secret war' in the Yemen. He left the S.A.S as a Lt Colonel, and saw out his career working for the Sultan of Oman. Graeme has amassed a large number of photographs, many unpublished, as well as recently rediscovered tapes that Johnny made after his retirement. Last year he presented a variation on this talk to friends and neighbours in the village in two packed-out sessions over two evenings, as well as to the Special Forces Club in London, and he is now opening it out to a wider audience. The presentation is to be made in Moreton, where John met and married Graeme's mother, Constance, and where they both lie at rest today in the village churchyard. Tickets are available from Alison Cooper alison_cooper@outlook.com at £10 each, with proceeds to Help for Heroes. The event will take place in Moreton Village Hall from 19:30 hours on Thursday 13th November 2014.
  13. The Tank Museum is again hosting the official remembrance service on behalf of the Bovington Garrison. This service will be attended by serving soldiers, veterans and their families, but visitors are also very welcome to join in the service which commences at 10.30. Visitors are asked to assemble by 10.15. This well attended service will take place in The Tamiya Hall. Following this, a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Royal Armoured Corps Memorial outside the Museum. All visitors will be asked to respect the 2 minutes silence that occurs at 11.00. Sunday 9th November, from 10am. Admissions FREE
  14. To be be held on Sunday 12th of October 2014 at Horsted Keynes Station Car Park, Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes , Sussex . Arrival for overnight parking is from 2pm on Saturday 11th . Free entry to all commercial and military logistic vehicles not only Scammells (including car derived vans). Assemble from 09:00am on the Sunday and depart for roadrun at 10:30 am :-D
  15. The Vulcan will fly over each of the ten RAF bases where Great Britain’s nuclear deterrent aircraft (the V-Force) were based, tipping her giant delta wings to honour those who were ready to give their lives for their country. http://www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk/pr/last-flying-vulcan-to-fly-over-raf-gaydon-in-salute-to-heroes-of-the-cold-war/
  16. This Half Term immerse yourself in the world of modern warfare. Meet the British Army and learn more about their equipment, day to day work and training in a series of free talks and tours plus “hands on experience”, with The Rifles. Our Tanks in Action arena displays will take place every weekday, where you'll have the chance to see the evolution of modern warfare, from the beginnings of the tank to the present day. Throughout Half Term, Children Go Free - terms and conditions apply. Details to be announced soon. Don't miss... • Face to Face with the Enemy – a talk from The Rifles on their experiences in Afghanistan. • Tanks in Action – Monday to Friday, 2pm. • Professional Face Painting from Diamond Faces – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. • Tank Museum Modellers – Monday - Friday Plus talks, tours, craft activities and trails. Normal admission charges apply, and annual passes are valid for this event.
  17. Dear All, Hopefully the right place to post this! Just a short note to give an update on the Tracks to the Trenches event plans, as September is getting worryingly (for the organisers) closer! This First World War centenary event is heavliy focused on the battlefield logistics - in particular the narrow gauge light railways. We have made great strides in the development of both our site and the event. The event website (http://www.ww1-event.org) is being updated as regularly as we can. The latest news is that the on-line advance ticketing facility is now live! Over the last few months, and continuing during the summer is the development of a section of British Trench. This features the fire-trench (with step), communications trenches, machine gun pit and small first-aid post. Coupled to this trench, in the "service trench", is a trench tramway (or foreway) - which will keep it supplied and assist with medical "evacuations". Our main event field is complete (which will house the bulk of th eliving history area), and the larger "field railway" is rapidly taking shape. Over the next few months the site will start to see roads/pathways installed. The Titanic Brewery are supplying a large Real Ale bar which will be located our large marquee - the preview of which sounds like a mini beer-festival alone! We are hoping for a special edition beer this year - brewed to a 1914 recipe. We have also been securing various road vehicles - watch our website for some press-releases very soon! More are always welcome. All the latest entry forms (Trader, Living History, Vehicle/Exhibit) are now on the event website (www.ww1-event.org) in the entry forms section. We look forward to hearing from you all soon - please feel free to discuss anything with us. We are still open to ideas! Cheers,
  18. This year's Britain at War show will focus on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. LIVE DISPLAYS See a range of privately owned vehicles in action alongside vehicles from The Tank Museum collection. TALKS & TOURS Browse stalls and enjoy a range of D-Day themed talks and tours. Learn more about Hobart's Funnies, and the D-Day landings. SPECIAL DISCOUNT Military Vehicle Trust Members will be entitled to a 30% discount. To qualify for your discount, present your MVT membership card at admissions on the day of the event. The individual names on the card will be entitled to admission at the discounted rate. D-DAY ARTEFACTS D-Day related items like maps, photos and diaries, will be on show at three sessions throughout the day, in the Education Room. The Archives and Library are also encouraging visitors to bring in their own Dorset D-Day memories to discuss with the team. The Vehicle Conservation Centre will be open all day. There will be Tracked Vehicle rides going on throughout the day, at an additional cost of £3. Please note - Normal admission charges apply, and annual passes ARE valid for this event. Open 10am - 5pm
  19. Good Morning. The MRT has recently issued the following press release. Release follows:- The Moseley Railway Trust will mark the centenary of the start of the First World War with a major event, entitled Tracks to the Trenches – 2014. The event will be on September 12, 13 and 14 2014. The Trust is confident that this will be one of the major narrow gauge and First World War centenary events of 2014. The First World War was one of the key turning points in European history – and narrow gauge railways played a major part in the war. All combatants made considerable use of tactical 60cm gauge railways, supporting the colossal demands which the first truly modern war put upon logistics systems. This moment in history helped define and standardise the gauge of many post-war industrial railways (Ashover, Nocton, Leighton Buzzard, etc), through the use of readily available War Surplus materials. The Trust is pleased to be able to confirm the booking of the first visiting steam locomotive to the Tracks to the Trenches - 2014 event; Baldwin 4-6-0T No 778 from the Leighton Buzzard Railway in Bedfordshire. No 778 has not made many visits to other lines since restoration was completed in 2007, so this event will provide some unique locomotive/rolling stock combinations and photographic opportunities. These 10-12-D class locomotives (the classification designated by the manufacturer) were supplied en-masse to the British War Department from 1917 onwards in all theatres, eventually totalling nearly 500 by 1918. They were the most common steam locomotive operated by the War Department Light Railways during the Great War. Based on a very similar design previously supplied to the French Army in Morocco, they had a limited life expectancy on the Battlefield of a mere 6-8 months. Gareth Roberts, one of the event organisers of the Tracks to the Trenches event commented - Today, only a very small number of these machines have survived and an even smaller number are operational. We are extremely grateful to the Greensand Railway Museum Trust and the Leighton Buzzard Railway for making available this locomotive, fully restored to original appearance, for this important WW1 Centenary commemoration. A website has been set-up for the Tracks to the Trenches event – it’s at http://www.ww1-event.org. The Trust would be very pleased to hear from individuals or groups who wish to participate in/bring vehicles to the event – contact can be made via the website. The Trust is also seeking sponsorship for elements of the event – there are opportunities from main event sponsor to individual donations.
  20. Hello all! An open invite to all for the Herefordshire Light Infantry Museum Open Day, this Saturday 13th September 2014. Vehicles and displays welcome! Doors open from 1000 with Free Entry! https://www.facebook.com/events/1456733217923368/ Army Reserve Centre Suvla Barracks Harold Street Hereford HR1 2QX Regards Danny
  21. Does anyone know anything about this ? The Lancasters are scheduled to fly over at 3pm.
  22. I have received an email from Martin Oliver about the Great Dorset Steam Fair and probably the easiest way of explaining is to copy the press release he sent me here. PRESS RELEASE WORLD WAR ONE COMMEMORATION DISPLAY – GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR 2014 News from Martin Oliver at the Great Dorset Steam Fair is that with 2014 marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, the GDSF will be commemorating this centenary anniversary with its own tribute display at this year’s show. This thoughtfully assembled display will feature a selection of steam and historic vehicles and ancillary equipment which participated in the War years 1914-1918. If you would like to be considered as an exhibitor in this special commemorative display please send full details in writing of your proposed exhibit (including a recent photograph) to Great Dorset Steam Fair (World War One Display), Show Office, Dairy House Farm, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8HT. Alternatively, please send Martin your details by email to martin.oliver@gdsf.co.uk Careful consideration will be given to all applications, particularly to those with rare and unusually interesting exhibits. All applications must be received by GDSF by 15th March 2014. For further information on the display, please contact Martin Oliver (01258 860361/07833 514961).
  23. The Carrier WorldRecord has stood for nigh on a decade now since2005 in Corowa, Australia. We Kiwis think it's time to take the trophy from the Aussies and place it onour mantelpiece next to the Webb Ellis Cup andBledisloe Cup. On January 16-18, 2015, the New Zealand Military Vehicle CollectorsClub are hosting an attempt to break the record at the Wings Over WairarapaAirshow. The record attempt will be part of a Warhorses display at the show, which willalso feature rides, section of WW1trench, and themed displays of soft-skinand other armoured vehicles. We aim to not only beat the record with numbers of carriers, but also with variety of models. Attending so far are 2 original Bren Carriers, Loyds, English andCanadian Universals and variants, andan example of each LP model and their post war militarymodifications (3" mortar, Flame thrower, MMG, 6pdr tractor) and others. We hope to see a few forum members hop over the ditch, or head down under, for a look! We will post more updates later. Keep Calm andCarrier On!
  24. Anyone off to this annual shindig.? I'm not exhibiting, just chilling out for a week
  25. 16 and 17 th August Cracking show ,not to be missed . http://ccs.infospace.com/ClickHandler.ashx?ld=20140803&app=1&c=xacti.10.inboxg.t1&s=xacti10inboxg&rc=xacti.10.inboxg&dc=&euip=109.153.219.200&pvaid=9423eb0f9c294ddbab37597f46f7a841&dt=Desktop&fct.uid=0a43f1a83f3145cb9c69202a4df6d821&en=6oz3H%2fpOxdCPZpvZh3rBwt6RN94StQ6feNRQRbK8cDWN5UWvtqWICrMxmm4RpFhH&du=http%3a%2f%2fwww.lytham1940s.co.uk%2f&ru=http%3a%2f%2fwww.lytham1940s.co.uk%2f&ap=2&coi=239138&cop=main-title&npp=2&p=0&pp=0&pct=http%3a%2f%2ftoolbar.inbox.com%2fcsr_cb.aspx%3ftoken%3dhsizUh0QIdwR0TlAeXXng7_06O86Rew06xj9VOIpUgxzx3y9JCnnsaSr-sNkNGTMhHvGwmYPb14MIk83YyVWEN-e6IFP0iaGyV1Kelf2mCKfDJtXikRqGKF3VRrNGXk7sdDORP_9SFLtb-iKFMk3XDMJ1CK9f2_v3d_gzvhCHUWDfkhV-q8u5bao-hcW-7vXBFM4lLriBkK2d5vRcVpstfr64_NItksL0&ep=2&mid=9&hash=459BE910DADBF7EF625413EC9296EC78 And its free!!!
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