Category Dig for Victory Show 2014

Cheque Presented to Children’s Hospice South West

On Saturday, volunteers from The Dig For Victory Show travelled by WWII jeeps to The Children’s Hospice South West in Wraxall, to present a cheque for £2,000. We are extremely proud to sponsor such a great cause.

Spitfire and Hurricane Flypast Video

We’ve put together a few clips of the BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane flypast at the 2014 show – the sight and sound of these two old warbirds was incredible. See the video here:

Dig For Victory Show Raises £2000 for ABF The Soldiers Charity!

DFVS is in the news again – our team members have handed over a suitably large cheque for £2000 to one of our chosen charities for 2014’s show, ABF The Soldiers Charity (Formerly The Army Benevolent Fund). As a Community Interest Company, raising money for charity is one of the show’s key aims, and one we want […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Days to Go….

Where to begin? So much work has been going on behind the scenes to get the show ready. Here’s a few snippets… Paddy adds the RAF Roundels to the spitfire wings… In the background are some of the 250+ pegs we’ll be needing, all in DFVS yellow! Here’s a tiny portion of the massive amount […]

Load, load, load your boat…

With just a week to go, preparations are well underway. Yesterday we managed to get the Higgins boat loaded on its trailer, and found a small piece of Saving Private Ryan memorobilia underneath…

Set Building and Waking Up Vehicles

With the show looming just around the corner, the team have been working hard on the last of the set building tasks. We’ve now been building in the pouring rain of winter and the blazing heat of summer! It’s tough going but will be well worth it in the end. At the same time, we […]

Sabina Sews and Bear ‘Helps’

Sabina has been sewing like a woman possessed, to make a fresh batch of Land Army overalls for people attending the show, as well as bunting and headscarfs. Bear the kitten has been ‘helping’ in his own way… By climbing over everything, looking for a place to nap.

DFVS Roadshow at Portishead Carnival!

The DFVS team were flying the flag at Portishead Carnival today, a fantastic local event. The sun shone and we got hundreds of flyers handed out, before heading into Bristol and spreading the word about the show all over town! ‘Lady Wraxall’ graciously offered to help us out. Combined UK and USA forces in action. […]