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Army_Air_Force

A few Military Vehicles from the 2018 Show Season

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Some of you will know that modelling is just one of three hobbies I have and is the cheapest of the three! I spend my Winter nights in my observatory, photographing the planets and the night sky. In the Summer, I take my collection of 1/1 scale military vehicles to between 15 and 20 shows from April through to September/October. There are a surprising number of events around the country, so if you want to get some reference photos of some real MV's, there's a good chance there's an event near you. While there are many village fates and other local events that aren't advertised extensively, there are many events that are advertised on the Military Vehicle Trust website. The MVT have Area Branches all over the country who both organise events themselves or support local events and communities.

 

So moving along to the pictures, here's a few from the various events I've attended so far in 2018.

 

Yorkshire MVT Crank Up at York Castle - April 15th

This is a one day meet on the green next to the castle. The largest turnout we've had was 84 vehicles. There's a good selection of WW2 and post war vehicles that usually attend.

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Yorkshire Air Museum "Against the Odds" - May 11~13th

My Follow Me Jeep along with the museum Halifax recreation.

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Blyth Battery Goes to War - May 19/20th

The battery on the Northumberland coast dates back to WW1. They have an annual open weekend in May that is free to attend and includes a battle on the beach.

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"Lanc, Tank & Military Machines" East Kirkby Airfield, Lincs - May 26 & 28th

2018 saw my first visit to this event and it was very relaxed and enjoyable.

 

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Northallerton 1940's Day - June 10th

There were around two dozen vehicles on show, including a couple of traction engines. The high street was closed off to normal traffic allowing hundreds of members of the public to wander freely around the displays.

 

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"Frontline" Sedgefield - June 16th

The Frontline show is a multi-period living history event. It makes an interesting comparison looking at military equipment across the centuries.

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Barnard Castle 1940's Weekend - June 23/24th

My Flying Control Dodge WC51.

 

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Dodge WC7 Command Car and WC51 Weapon Carrier.

 

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Hillman RAF staff car and M38A1 Jeep.

 

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

All three of my toys together, Dodge WC51, and my two Jeeps.

 

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Breighton Aerodrome Summer Fly-In - July 21st/22nd

The Summer Fly/Drive-In usually has a few military vehicles along with the aircraft and a selection of classic cars.

 

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Croft Nostalgia - August 3~5th

My most recent show at Croft Circuit near Darlington.

 

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The REME guys turned up with some big pieces of hardware.

 

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The Croft show combines vintage motor racing with classic cars, trucks and busses and military vehicles.

 

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