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RAF Upwood/Ramsey 1940s weekend 18th-19th August
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Rob



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Location: Leicestershire

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:05 pm    Post subject: RAF Upwood/Ramsey 1940s weekend 18th-19th August Reply with quote

As well as an old car/plane nut, i'm also a WWII re-enactor (although strongly considering selling all my stuff to pay for a Mini). Here's my photos from a show I did in Cambridgeshire back in the lovely wet August we had!

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



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



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



My favourite, the Fordson E83W Thames van, I want one!



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!



Oi loves moi tra'ers!

Onto the military stuff



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



Very rare Humber ambulance which was also at Nene Valley



AEC Matador



Fordson WOT2 15 cwt truck



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)







Gary and Ramsey off on 'ops'



Singing in the rain



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!



Photo of our display with a rather nice 1943 Ford GPW, courtesy of Robert Langham (not me, another one - turns out he's distantly related to me!)



Another pic





Didn't have a mk III Sten unfortunately



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!



Me? Pose? Never!



Nice pic of the Jeep itself, soon to be in Leicestershire Regiment markings
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful stuff, Rob.

Cheers.
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