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  1. 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.
  2. “Operation Market Garden 2014” has started planning in 2011 and today appr. 30 persons are preparing this huge, ones in a life time, event. On Sunday 14 september appr. 600 military historic vehicles will start to drive from Leopoldsburg Belgium towards basecamp Veghel Netherlands. On Saturday 20 september the convoy will take off towards Arnhem. The convoy will follow the footsteps of the allied forces known as “Hell’s Highway”. The convoy will be divided in three battalions where one battalion will be a full gear reenactment one. This battalion will operate under military structure divided in four companies e.g. XXX-corps, 101st AB, 82nd AB and 1st Airborne. The other two battalions will have room for all non reenactment participants. There are also amphibia actions and C47 skytrain jumps planned. During this week several activities will be organised on the basecamp and in the surroundings. The basecamp is located spot on former Hell’s Highway. You will also have room to visit historic locations and museums which you can find at www.liberationroute.com. Veterans, commemorations, and festivities will be the word in this week. The organizers are in close contact with the organizers of the ABWO camp at Oosterbeek. Many Dutch military vehicle organisations and re-enactment organisations have committed for this event and are participating in the organisation. As this is a huge organisation effort subscription will be possible at the moment that all details are arranged. This is expected to be by the end of this year. As there is already many positive response there will no presubscription for this moment. Information can be found at www.OMG2014.nl . This website will be restyled by the end of February and will have a CMS to provide the latest news to participants by login. You can also like our facebook page Operation Market Garden 2014 to spread the word. See you all in Holland ! Operation Market Garden 2014 “Stories to remember”
  3. I am a volunteer member of the Moseley Railway Trust (www.mrt.org.uk), based near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. I am also one of the key members of the event organising team. We are in the early stages of starting to plan a significant event in 2014 to raise the profile of the often overlooked, tactical narrow gauge railways & the troops who constructed/operated them as used by all combatants during WW1. These WW1 light railways played a pivotal role in both the war & shaping industry in the post war years – bringing many (as we define them now) modern advances. More details about WW1 railways here: www.wdlr.org.uk Our museum has a large collection of ex-WW1 items, by bringing various other visiting items, we hope to be able create a unique interpretive event representing as many of the combatents (German, French, US, Dominion) as possible. Our site includes a significant field area & is adjacent to a country park, in addition to our railways. We are starting to investigate other complimentary visting items/attractions etc (including living history groups/vehicles) to add further depth & interest to the displays. I would be very interested to hear from anyone with ideas/offers of assistance/equipment who may be able to help or attend please. Photos from last year's Opening Gala attached for info - there was a small WW1 element within that event! I hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, Gareth Roberts
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