What a show!

A week has passed since the show, and what a show it was!

Here are some highlights.

The team get the Spitfire wings into place – they are pretty heavy!

 

Gibbs Motors, the centrepiece of the main display area.

People arriving in style at the Victory Dance, in an armoured car!

Dancing

The USMC display.

Noon on the Saturday, Tobin’s artillery piece getting into position for the noonday gun.

The BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane pass overhead.

Jim Clark’s Sherman starts up and immediately draws a crowd.

Then, after all the fun and games, the large clean up operation began.

The Marquees came down on Monday. The Ops Room now looks a bit lonely!

Sabina directs the Fox Armoured Car out of the field.

Perhaps fittingly, the first items to arrive were the last to leave!

Meanwhile, back at the yard, we have a lot of sorting out to do…

A huge THANK YOU goes out from the DFVS to all our volunteers, exhibitors and visitors over the weekend. We had a smashing time and hope you did too!

 

 

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1 Day to Go!

We have touched down at the North Somerset Showground! The mammoth logistical task of getting all the vehicles, sets, infrastructure and volunteers is well under way.

The two defenders were part of a huge group of vehicles shuttling back and forth to get the gear to site. Here the Anderson Shelter, mower and wings have arrived, followed by the ‘Little Lady’ jeep, and the torpedo, among others.

The large evening convoy prepares to leave HQ

…and arrives at the showground (mostly unscathed!)

Meanwhile the build teams have been constructing parts of Victory Square, and Artillery Corner, as the two huge marquees go up in the background.

More loads arrive!

The poor old Austin K5 had a fuel issue (There wasn’t any) which was soon rectified and it trundled into the showground – better late than never!

One of the last items in our shipment is the Fox Armoured Car, but it’s by no means the last vehicle. The majority of the 200 vehicles are arriving tomorrow!

It’s all coming together!