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As we have finally reached the last Monday before the show, I thought we’d share some facts about The Dig for Victory Show that you might not know!1. There is Camping available if you’d like to make a weekend of the event! Learn more about the camping area here and get your weekend+camping tickets here.2. We will have two working 3.7 inch heavy anti aircraft guns in action at the show!3. Every year the Dig for Victory Show raise funds for a chosen Charity. This year we are proud to support Walking With The Wounded and Weston Hospicecare.
4.The French army reenactment group will be doing a demonstration of battle tactics in the arena, both Saturday and Sunday.5. On our children’s wartime activity trail you can try your hand at defusing our UXB , look at a landing craft through a periscope, check the tyres and water on a jeep , type your name using an old typewriter and enjoy a week’s sweet ration for all your hard work!6. We’ve got some lovely music lined up for the whole weekend in the Victory marquee so bring your dancing shoes!7. How do you cook with rations? The Ministry of food cooking demonstrations in the Home Front Marquee might help.8. There will be a special celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday in the Victory Marquee on Saturday 11th at 15.15.9. Weather permitting we’ve got a Spitfire flypast on Saturday and a Spitfire and Hurricane flypast on Sunday! See program on website for timings.
10. The Dig for Victory Show is an event run entirely by volunteers! We are very fortunate to be surrounded by such hardworking and enthusiastic people whom put a lot of time and effort into making the show a success!
See you at the show!
At the ops room, we received two lovely letters from the children in year six at Portishead Trinity School thanking the DFVS Team for a recent educational visit. Very thoughtful!
….. Will the 4.5″ Gun make it to the show in time? Here’s how we are getting on with it…
One big task was to refit the recuperator. I’ll let the pics do the talking!
With that on, the next challenge was the barrel. As befits such a mammoth task, it poured down with rain all day. Undaunted, the volunteers put in a sterling effort and it looks like a gun again!