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Bowes Railway & Springwell Village 1940's - June 30th / July 1st

The Bowes event is covered in my Dodge thread, although I had all three vehicles at the event. See the full report and pictures here - http://www.sacarr.co.uk/mymvs/events/2018/bowes.htm

This was only the second time out for the GPW this year and the first event in the new RAF markings.

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Croft Nostalgia Festival - August 3~5th

We had a great weekend at Croft and another event with fantastic weather. Just one photo for now. I took over 600 photos both for myself and Croft social media use, and since everything was shot in RAW format, it's taking a while to process them into pictures to sort and then upload. So for now, just the two Jeeps, together in their RAF colours at the end of the show. They spent the show as part of a much larger "RAF 100" display, but more of that later!!

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As mentioned in the previous post, our 2018 display was to be part of a bigger display to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. As a result, the Croft display would use the two Jeeps and the Dodge would stay at home. It was only the second show for the GPW and the third time out this year. Jessie has been dominating the 2018 season so far. We arrived around lunch time and set up the tent, but waited until the Lytham Spitfire arrived and was set up before working out the space for the rest of the display.

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The Spifire arrived around 3pm and there was then a flurry of activity while it was unloaded and assembled. It was positioned on the grass, near the start of the military display line, along the old main runway. Near by was the Hillman RAF staff car, and later in the morning, a Vanguard RAF staff car turned up, but was only present on Saturday.

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Next along from the Spitfire was Paul Mayo from the Yorkshire MVT. He brought his GMC and Royal Enfield motorbike, together with some tents and other display items. For Saturday, between the GMC and Spitfire, the display was joined by a blue RAF Jeep.

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There was quite a nice sun set on Friday evening and I grabbed a few pictures with the Spitfire and 'Jessie'. 

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On Saturday morning, I went for the first of several long walks with my camera to record what was on display. The first circuit was along the military line and round to the classic car field. Later wanders took in the pits and some of the racing. During the lunch break, the 25 pound field gun was escorted out onto the circuit near the tower for a firing demonstration. The Twisters aerobatic team also displayed during both lunch breaks.

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Twisters aerobatic team.

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25 pounder field gun firing demonstration.

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There was musical entertainment in the marquee all day with various acts performing along with a best dressed competition for those who turned up in period costume. On Saturday evening, there was a band who played a variety of music and the dance floor was rarely empty. 

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On Sunday, I went for further tours to get pictures of those who weren't there on Saturday and took in some more racing. Sunday was also the day for the parade laps. Unlike the previous years when the military parade was first thing in the morning, this year it was mid afternoon, and was far less rushed.

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Also on Sunday, I managed to get on the top deck of one of the vintage busses to get a panoramic view of the 'RAF 100' display.

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All too soon, the weekend was over. Just before the Spitfire was dismantled, the Daisy Belles came over to get a few photos. We started packing around 4pm and finally got away from Croft about 7pm.

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Further pictures can be found here - Croft Nostalgia Report

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