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  1. David, Is that between the Overlord Show and this one? If it is I will speak to my colleague from SOE, unless he has already picked up on this one. Regards Paul
  2. I hear we have about thirty exhibitors booked in, plenty of space still available, lots to see and do. Regards Paul
  3. Bumping up guys. The remaining COPPist are really keen to have the two vehicles (Bedford MW and OY) present at their memorial as this will be the last time they will gather. The importance of these vehicles is that they used them on a daily basis to transport the troops around for training. They are willing to pay any expenses Regards Paul
  4. Im still on the look out for one Bedford MW. Just been informend that the other vehicle they used and would love to have there was an OY.......anyone? Thank you
  5. Just bumping this one up D-Day 70 Commemorations flyer FINAL.pdf
  6. Any Traders out there. £25 per day per trader with free onsite parking for a 10ft x 10ft pitch, and then increasing as below. Width of Frontage Depth 10ft 15ft 20ft 25ft 30ft 40ft 10ft £25 £30 £35 £40 £45 £50 We are expecting 100,000 people to attend the events from 5-8 June. We can offer traders free onsite parking but they ideally would not be able to park next to / behind their stand (they can travel to and from the car parking areas before the vehicle curfew each day to re stock if required). This avoids having the event site with lots of trader vehicles. Other traders onsite will be unloading and parking in the car park. Briefing sheet for military vehicles display and exhibitors.doc Booking for trading pitch form 2014.doc
  7. I am appealing for two Wartime Bedford’s to attend the following event at Hayling Island 21st May 2014 http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/coppists-will-be-honoured-for-final-time-1-6012137 http://www.coppheroes.org/index1.htm A short note on why the requirement from one of the organisers: " an important vehicle used by the COPP Wrens to transport the guys around. Known as Tweedledum and Tweddledee". Can anyone local help out? Please contact me for further information. Regards Paul
  8. Anyone with a Military vehicle (any era) that wants to take this opportunity to have a short Holiday on the south coast come on down, but please let me know first so we can book you in or use the Vehicle entry form on the web site. Free on site entertainment, with the odd beach landing, air display and Drumhead service thrown in.
  9. Bumping this one up...... Bring your MV down to Southsea common, make a week of it, plenty to see and do in the area not to mention all the ceremonies that will be right on your tent step. If you have any surplus stuff why not bring it down to sell, we are expecting thousands.
  10. After lots of searching I have come across this site, which might be of interest to those of you when breaking down the Number 2 Modified cooker http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/showtopic.php?tid/32727/post/278746/hl/number+2/fromsearch/1/#278746
  11. Ok Clive, thanks ill have a another strip down at the weekend. Cheers Paul
  12. Come on Clive don’t tease me what’s on page 2....Thank you anyway this is most helpful at least I know it’s not me, just wish I understood the remedial action ! Cheers Paul
  13. Anyone have an exploded view or even operating instructions. Eventhough I have turned mine off fuel seems to seap passed the valve and gather in the cup, I have stripped it down several times but cant work out whats going on. Thank you
  14. Some more information, There are still a couple of things that need ironing out however if you are interested in attending this special occasion please use the booking form here - http://www.ddaysouthsea.solentoverlord.co.uk/?page_id=26 With much thanks to Rob Soar for setting the site up. If you wish to attend as a trader there is also a form on the site but as yet I do not know what the charge will be. Thank you D-Day Commemorations 5th - 8th June 2014: Briefing Sheet for military vehicles, displays, exhibitors and traders The City of Portsmouth is staging a number of events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day between 5th and 8th June. The main events will take place on Southsea Common on the seafront, very close to the D-day Museum. Over the 4 days we expect approx 100,000 people to attend the events. Location: Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hants. Dates: 5th - 8th June 2014 Nearest postcode address (for satnavs): Clarence Esplanade Southsea Common Portsmouth Hampshire PO5 3PB Trading days/hours: 9am – 6pm (each day) The Site Manager will be Mark Graham (MGS Event Security) 07721 432242 Arrival on site and setup: Access from 14.00 on 3 June and depart from 20.00 on 8 June. They will all need to be off site by 10 June. No vehicles to arrive on 5 June during to HRH visit and programme of events on site. Vehicle curfew on site from 09.00 - 18.00 each day (unless part of pre-arranged display) The Events management will allocate and mark out all of the pitches in advance and will remain in charge of the site throughout the event over the weekend. Your Pitch: You are responsible for your pitch and the area immediately surrounding it. Insurance All concessions on site must be covered by their own Public Liability Insurance of at least £5million, a copy of which must be submitted when booking a pitch. Footfall at event While we can advise what we expect the anticipated number of people attending the weekend will be, we cannot guarantee the actual level of footfall. Rubbish and Recycling ALL rubbish must be disposed of responsibly and the event management asks that you dispose of the waste you create. If you are unable to carry all your waste away with you then please bag up in black plastic bags and leave close to your pitch for collection. Please recycle where you can. Please note that there will not be any recycling facilities on site, so you would be requested to dispose of all recyclable waste where appropriate. Power There will not be any electricity available on site for you to use, so you will need to provide your own source of power. If using a generator that is separate from your unit, please ensure that barriers are positioned to protect it from tampering and the public from injury. Site Safety All units must submit a copy of a risk assessment on application that details methods employed to minimise any identified risks associated with the unit. Site Security The event site and all units are contained within Southsea Common and security will remain on site throughout the event and overnight. The event management strongly advise that when leaving your stall on site overnight they are locked and secured with no valuables left in them. The Events team cannot accept responsibility for any damage or theft. Vehicle Parking Catering pitches will be permitted to park one support vehicle to the rear of the unit. All other traders, displays or stalls will need to remove their vehicles from site by 9am each day. The closest parking available is in the D-Day museum car park. Other car parks are available within a 10 minute walk. Site conditions All pitches are on grass areas. In dry conditions all pitches are firm and easily accessible with vehicles. Should conditions be extremely wet then please ensure that you have the appropriate vehicle (4 x 4) to ensure that you can a) site your unit and b) remove your unit at the end of the event. D-Day 70 Commemorations Military Vehicles displays and exhibitors PLANNING DOCUMENT Overview of event Military vehicles display as part of the D-Day 70 Commemorations on Southsea Common 5-8 June. Actions [TABLE=class: MsoTableGrid] [TR] [TD]Item [/TD] [TD]Action required [/TD] [TD=width: 449]Progress notes [/TD] [TD=width: 87]Status [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Access details [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Confirm when exhibitors and traders can come on site to set up and also when they can derig and leave [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]Access from 14.00 on 3 June and depart from 20.00 on 8 June. They will all need to be off site by 10 June. No vehicles to arrive on 5 June during to HRH visit and programme of events on site. Vehicle curfew on site from 09.00 - 18.00 each day (unless part of pre-arranged display) [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]Done [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Overnight camping [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Confirm details for overnight camping [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]They will be able to camp overnight near their exhibits/displays. [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]Done [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]On site facilities [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Confirm arrangements for facilities [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]· Toilets - there will be numerous blocks of portaloos on site and we will also provide units to be positioned near the military vehicles area for exhibitors to use · Showers - needs electricity, water and waste water facilities - contractors being looked into · Water - looking into using the standpipes on site · Waste management - local contractors will be litter picking and also removing waste at the end of each day from the event site · Catering - there will be 2x catering villages on site providing a range of food options and 2x bars (in addition to any caterers that will be positioned near the military vehicles area) · Trackway - to confirm if this is required [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]In progress [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Security [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Confirm arrangements for security [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]There will be on site security from the start of the site build 30 May until the site derig approx 10 June. Any valuables should be taken away each day/not left over night on display. [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]Done [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]First aid [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Confirm first aid cover [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]A first aid provider will be on site from the start of the event build 30 May until all removed approx 10 June. [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]Done [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Booking forms [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Create and then send booking forms to each stall holders/trader [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]Forms ready for use [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]Done [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Public liability Insurance (PLI) [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Confirm level of cover each exhibitor needs [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]The minimum cover that we need per exhibitor is £5million PLI. [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]Done [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Risk Assessments [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Risk assessments to be conducted [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent][/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]To do [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Site fees [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Confirm site fees for stall holders, exhibitors, displays and caterers [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]· Exhibitors and displays - free of charge · Stall holders/traders will be charged · Caterers - depends on what they are selling [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]Done [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Type of exhibitors [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Confirm guidelines on what is permitted for this event [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]· German displays are allowed - no swastikas to be on display or on items being sold or any SS uniforms or Nazi armbands · Period - ideally most to be from the Second World War, but also happy to have displays from other eras - showing how military warfare, machinery and equipment has changed · Traders, exhibitors, displays, reenactors - all invited to attend [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]Done [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Weapons [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Confirm arrangements regarding weapons being on show [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]If the vehicle is moving then the weapons must not be on show e.g. guns. When stationary, the weapons can be shown as part of the display. [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]Done [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Moving displays [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]To look into feasibility of some vehicles driving around the event site using the roads and the road across the Common [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]· During 7 and 8 June driving across the road which cuts across the Southsea Common site with live commentary about the vehicles · Some vehicles to carry Normandy Veterans from the D-Day Stone Service to Southsea Common as part of the Veterans Parade on 6 June in the morning [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]To discuss further [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Other on site activities [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Look at other activities that could be held [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]· Make a jeep challenge · Post WW2 display in arena [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]To discuss further [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Wet weather plan [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Confirm arrangements for wet weather planning [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]· Restricted vehicle movements · Event organisers to check forecasts and supply trackway if required [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]Done [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent]Promotion [/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent]Confirm publicity details [/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent]Designated website being launched in comings weeks: www.portsmouthcommemorates2014.co.uk [/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent]In progress [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 124, bgcolor: transparent][/TD] [TD=width: 290, bgcolor: transparent][/TD] [TD=width: 449, bgcolor: transparent][/TD] [TD=width: 87, bgcolor: transparent][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
  15. At last we have some news....... D-Day 70 Commemorations 3-8 June 2014 Veterans Centre, Southsea Common A Veterans Centre will be open from 3-8 June primarily aimed at D-Day Veterans. Veterans of subsequent conflicts will also be welcome to visit. This will provide a focal point for Veterans and their families to congregate during the Commemorations. The Centre will provide an opportunity for Veterans to meet up with follow comrades, register their contact details to try to put them in touch with comrades and friends, have a souvenir photograph taken and the opportunity to sign the D-Day Commemoration Book leaving a personal tribute. We will also be inviting Veterans to share their experiences of D-Day through interviews and talks that will be recorded for future generations to learn from. The Centre will offer a range of amenities, displays and services aimed at Veterans. There will be free refreshments available for D-Day Veterans and archive films on display. Full details of the Commemorations programme, free tickets for reserved D-Day Veteran seating at the concerts and further information will be available from here. D-Day Veterans will also be able to collect their free D-Day 70 Commemorative pin badge from the Veterans Centre - Portsmouth's thanks to the D-Day Veterans. 5 June 2014, morning Drumhead Ceremony, Southsea Common A Drumhead Ceremony featuring the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth, Veterans, cadets and serving members of the Armed Forces will be held in recognition of those who were killed during the D-Day landings. This will feature a military parade along the seafront. 5 June 2014, afternoon Royal Navy and Royal Marines Display, Southsea Common A spectacular amphibious assault landing on Southsea seafront by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines showcasing the capabilities for the current Armed Forces. A display by the Red Arrows will then follow this. 5 June 2014, evening Sunset Concert for Heroes, Southsea Common A bespoke concert produced by the renowned Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to the D-Day Veterans and their families who will be the guests of honour. The programme will feature film music and moments of Commemoration. 6 June 2014, morning D-Day Remembrance Service, Southsea Seafront A Remembrance Service will be held at the D-Day Stone in Southsea to commemorate those killed during the D-Day landings. Following the Ceremony there will be a parade from the D-Day Stone along the seafront past the D-Day Museum and the statue of Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery to Southsea Common. 6 June 2014, afternoon Normandy Commemorations, Southsea Common Bring a picnic and watch the live coverage of the Commemorations from Normandy which will be shown on big screens across the site. 6 June 2014, evening D-Day Films, Southsea Common Bring a picnic and watch the short films featuring D-Day Veterans. Following this will be a free screening of The Longest Day (TBC) on big screens across the site. 7 June 2014, morning Armed Forces Reserve Parade, Southsea Common A parade of Armed Forces Reservists along Southsea seafront, led by HMS King Alfred who are celebrating their 20th anniversary. Come along and show your support for the Reservists. 7 June 2014, evening 1940s Concert, Southsea Common A lively family oriented concert featuring the hit music of the 1940s with live singers and a Big Band building up to a fireworks finale. Mark the occasion in style by coming along in 1940s clothes and don’t forget your dancing shoes. 7 and 8 June 2014, all day The D-Day Experience, Southsea Common A weekend of entertainment and activities for all the family featuring music from the 1940s, arena displays and parades, military vehicle exhibitors and displays, lindy hop dancers, 1940s vintage market, archive and war film screenings, talks by local veterans, homefront displays, photographic exhibitions, street theatre performances and much more. Further information: · Full details of the events can be found online: www.visitportsmouth.co.uk · Email: portsmouth2014@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or telephone 02392 834109
  16. Can anyone identify the unit badges (not the Beach group one) on these Soldiers sleeves i.e. the triangle and the wording? on the middle chaps arm. Thank you
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