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  1. A video tour for now, will post images & text tomorrow. now with better video link below
  2. 9th-10th-11th May 2104 BATTLEGROUP NORTH organised by members of the MVT in the Yorkshire area at North Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York. Three day event with free camping for entrants, open to military vehicles of all ages, and re-enactor groups. All entries must be submitted beforehand on appropriate forms, that can be found on the web site www.battlegroupnorth.co.uk. Superb location at the Yorkshire Air Museum, with lots to see and do over the weekend, aircraft displays, trade stalls and NAAFI open all weekend with food and bar Friday and Saturday evening. For more info see web site. Contact Brian Slingsby brian@fourplus4.co.uk
  3. Attention ladies and gentleman: The Rauceby War Weekend 2014 is now a mere four months away! Bookings for military vehicles, vintage vehicles, reenactors, living historians and stallholders are all flooding in at an excellent rate so if you have not already booked in, grab yourselves a form at: http://www.raucebywarweekend.co.uk/html/advance_bookings.html . Camping is also available for modern tents and caravans and there is entertainment on the Saturday night with a ticketed dance featuring the Ashby Big Band and a cabaret night on the Sunday featuring a variety of well known 40’s entertainers. There will also be entertainment on the Friday with music and dancing in the marquee. There will be plenty for the children to do also with grenade throwing and rifle drill sessions throughout the weekend. The Battalion Band and Corps of Drums of Lincolnshire Battalion, Army Cadet Force will also be attending and playing music throughout the weekend with the possibility of a marching display as well. We look forward to seeing you all there!
  4. 13th April - 'CRANK UP', organised by members of the Yorkshire Area of the Military Vehicle Trust (MVT) at the York Castle Museum, Cliffords Tower, York. This annual event now running for over 12 years, sees the spring airing of military vehicles of all ages. Start time from 11.00 am onwards. Contact Chris Smyth. E-Mail: chris-smyth@tiscali.co.uk
  5. Rauceby War Years Weekend 2013 August 24th,25th 26th 2013 Looking for somewhere to go this Bank Holiday Weekend then look no further. Travel back in time to see & hear what your parents, Uncles, Aunts and Grandparents did: The Mid Lincs MVT is holding their 5th War Years weekend on the above date this year. We are a non-profit making event so any monies raised after expenses will go to the charities, Air Ambulance, Royal British Legion and Marie Curie Cancer Care. Please visit our website www.raucebywarweekend.co.uk to have a look at what it’s all about, It is also to help keep people informed or you can phone 01529 488354 or 07713074418 to get further advice. We have a large marquee booked to hold a 1940’s Victory Ball for three hundred people on Saturday night with the Ashby Big Band and supported by Paul & Natasha Harper, Paul being an ENSA entertainer and all backed by the most popular DJ Major Swing. This is a ticket only dance. Tickets are £12. The entertainment on Friday and Sunday night is free. The marquee will also be used for various demonstrations like fashion shows, hair demonstrations (have your hair done 40’s style for the evening dance), and dancing etc. We will be having living history displays, re-enactors (people promenading in all sorts of different uniforms), and a large selection of military vehicles and classic cars with various stall holders Military & Civilian selling their wares to keep the public entertained. We are also having an arena where we will be having a staged battle each day (can be quite noisy), Vehicle parades (Military & Classic cars, Military band playing and demonstrations involving the public. We also put in our request for the Battle of Britain memorial flight to do a flypast. We have plenty of entertainment for the children with an old fashioned funfair, and some participation events for them to join in like Grenade throwing and rifle cum boot camp drill. There is plenty of food sold on site with a NAFFI selling homemade wartime type sandwiches and cakes (unfortunately not 1940’s prices). There is also a bar selling real ales amongst other drinks to help quench your thirst. If you purchase a ticket for the Saturday night you have the chance to purchase real Ale at wartime price of 6d/pint (must produce 6 old pennies). Come along to SEE, FEEL, SMELL & HEAR as well as talk to the living history display personel to get a feeling as to what it was like. The Entry fee is £5/person/day. Children who are 12 and under are free. Veterans, MVT Members and all car parking is free. We have plenty of camping for Tents,Caravans,Motor homes (Must be pre-booked. £4/night or £10 Max for 3 or 4 nights. You will also have to purchase your day tickets).Where else can you get all this entertainment for just £5. You can pre book your tickets and get them at £4/person/day with either a two day or three day pass. This is all educational to certain school children as they do the WW2 at school. So, dig out your outfits from the loft, get dressed up and come and be part of this grand event and help raise for the above charities whilst having fun. Once you have been to one you will want to attend more. I hope that you can support us in some way. Venue: South Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincs. NG34 8PT William Elkington Event Organiser
  6. Rauceby War Years Weekend 2013 August 24th,25th 26th 2013 Looking for somewhere to go this Bank Holiday Weekend? Then look no further. Travel back in time to see & hear what your parents, Uncles, Aunts and Grandparents did: The Mid Lincs MVT is holding their 5th War Years weekend on the above date this year. We are a non - profit making event so any monies raised after expenses will go to the charities: Air Ambulance, Royal British Legion and Marie Curie Cancer Care. Please visit our website www.raucebywarweekend.co.uk to have a look at what it’s all about, It is also to help keep people informed or you can phone 01529 488354 or 07713074418 to get further advice. We have a large marquee booked to hold a 1940’s Victory Ball for three hundred people on Saturday night with the Ashby Big Band and supported by Paul & Natasha Harper, Paul being an ENSA entertainer and all backed by Music hosts Wing & a Prayer. This is a ticket only dance. Tickets are £12. The entertainment on Friday and Sunday night is free. The marquee will also be used for various demonstrations like fashion shows, hair demonstrations (have your hair done 40’s style for the evening dance), and dancing etc. We will be having living history displays, re-enactors (people promenading in all sorts of different uniforms), and a large selection of military vehicles and classic cars with various stall holders Military & Civilian selling their wares to keep the public entertained. We are also having an arena where we will be having a staged battle each day (can be quite noisy), Vehicle parades (Military & Classic cars), Military band playing and demonstrations involving the public. We also have the Battle of Britain memorial flight doing a flypast with the Dakota on 24th,Spitfire & Hurrican on 25th, Dakota, Spitfire & Hurrican on 26th (All weather permitting). We have plenty of entertainment for the children with an old fashioned funfair, Paintball Arena and some participation events for them to join in like Grenade throwing and rifle cum boot camp drill. There is plenty of food sold on site with a NAFFI selling homemade wartime type sandwiches and cakes (unfortunately not 1940’s prices). There is also a bar selling real ales amongst other drinks to help quench your thirst. If you purchase a ticket for the Saturday night you have the chance to purchase real Ale at wartime price of 6d/pint (must produce 6 old pennies). Come along to SEE, FEEL, SMELL & HEAR as well as talk to the living history display personel to get a feeling as to what it was like. The Entry fee is £5/person/day with children who are 12 and under going free. Veterans, MVT Members and all car parking is free. We have plenty of camping for tents, caravans, and motor homes (Must be pre-booked. £4/night or £10 Max for 3 or 4 nights. You will also have to purchase your day tickets).Where else can you get all this entertainment for just £5. You can pre book your tickets and get them at £4/person/day with either a two day or three day pass. This is all educational to school children as they learn about WW2 at school. So, dig out your outfits from the loft, get dressed up and come and be part of this grand event and help raise for the above charities whilst having fun. Once you have been to one you will want to attend more. I hope that you can support us in some way. Venue: South Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincs. NG34 8PT William Elkington Event Organiser
  7. Guys, a small announcement. A new regional area has been established, the Huntingdon & District Area of the Military Vehicle Trust. Initially covering approximately a 25 mile radius from Huntingdon this will encompass the cities of Peterborough (to the north) and Cambridge (to the SE). http://www.mvt.org.uk/area_pages/huntingdon.html Details of the inaugural meeting have yet to be finalised, but initial thinking is to hold it on the evening of either the first or second Thursday in Jan 2012 in Huntingdon (venue TBA) . Formal letters of invitation will be sent out to all members in the locale in the next week or so. Kind regards to all Ian
  8. Hello My name is Nick and I am from North Nottinghamshire. I am retired far too early but that is another story LOL....I have driven landrovers for previous employment but this is the first time I have owned a series 3 FFR and am really enjoying my new project. As it is an FFR I have restored much of the Clansman kit into the rear and as a licenced Radio Ham since the 1980's I have also used the kit to make contacts over the air. Still got quite a bit to progess with but having no garage and the weather is becoming a problem any new task will be as and when. Anyway hello to everyone...regards Nick
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