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RAF Upwood/Ramsey 1940s Weekend 18th-19th August 2007

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Here's my pictures from a rather nice weekend, despite the rain


Start off with a look at some of the classic civilian vehicles on display


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Grandfather of the 'plastic pig', a 1930's Reliant van


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1938 Dennis Ace fire engine (it was 'ace'! Badum tish!)


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My favourite, the Fordson E83W Thames van, probably 1940s built but they first entered production in 1938, i've seen a lot of photos of these in use as YMCA tea vans in WW2, there's even a website dedicated to them http://www.e83w.co.uk


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The great thing about the steamroller was that even when it drove past you, you still had time to get your camera out, turn it on, then walk at a normal speed and get a decent photo of it about ten metres from where you started!


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Oi loves moi tra'ers!


Onto the military stuff


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One of two carriers with 'Tramps in Armour' (I still reckon they have the coolest name of any re-enactment group ever)


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Very rare Humber ambulance which was also at Nene Valley


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AEC Matador


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Fordson WOT2 15 cwt truck


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BBMF Lancaster put on an awesome display, enjoyed it even more as Upwood was an ex-Lancaster base (156 Squadron who Summer of 44 were portraying)


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Gary and Ramsey off on 'ops'


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Singing in the rain


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Who doesn't love sleeping in pup tents?! Well, me, which is why I just put my kit in there and slept in one of the 160lb'ers!


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Photo of our display with a rather nice 1943 Ford GPW, courtesy of Robert Langham


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Another pic


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Didn't have a mk III Sten unfortunately


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Just waiting to scan in the WW2 photo of this, but the pose and angle etc are perfect, on the original pic the guy even has the tattoo on the right place!


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Me? Pose? Never!


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Nice pic of the Jeep itself, soon to be in Leicestershire Regiment markings

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is that am MW the two 'fliers', are standing behind ??


Great Pic's,...cheers for sharing





Yep, an RAF blue one - there were three MW's in total there, although was running out of space on my camera's memory card so only photo'ed the one

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