Thanks to everyone who attended...
The following is a few photos of who was there, and their comments...I am sorry if I didn't get all of you, I ran out of time, and a lot of you where packing up when I finally got a chance to go round:
Some of the guys at Kompanie 1
, don't really know you guys from names (except Adam) but nice neighbours, friendly and make a good log fire: "Nice little show"..Panzer Lehr
...This photo does not show the extent of this great display, it does though, show how busy they where with the amount of public passing through, sorry didn't I get a better shot, you guys had packed up when I came back:
Our guys who manned the gate Der Fuhrer
when I came to take photos there where too many public, and when I finally got into position to chance a photo, you had finished (and Elmara needed to go
I was gonna come back for your comments, but by the time I had went round everyone (I could) getting caught chatting etc, you had packed up and gone...This photo just doesn't do you justice, sorry..
Next up is the 4th Marine Div
, a nice bunch of guys, a very relaxed well researched and happy unit... Nice coke can - DOH
Yer gettin ribbed for that next time I see ye, hang on, I took the photo
..."Perfect show to start the season, very relaxed, easy going"...Dog Company
, these guys do airsoft and this was their first tentative expansion into living history/re-enacting, and they look ok, though I am sure us stitch nazis will poke some holes
: "We're an airsoft group and this is our first living history event, great show, great introduction"...British Airborne Society
, don't really knows these guys, but briefly speaking to them I found them to very relaxed, helpfull and easy to talk to: " Good weekend"...
This is the WWII Cypris Regiment Re-Enactors Group
, this units artifact display, information boards and knowledge is sadly missed from this photo, but Pan, get yer uniforms and boots sorted
"A very good weekend, good feedback and lot's of interest and the p[ublic learnt a lot about a very little known unit, we would like to thank the help BFE next door gave us"...
Next up is Battle For Europe
, here's two pictures which doesn't do Terry and Alan's collection the justice it deserves, as well as the extensive knowledge they offer: "Brilliant weekend, battle was well planned, well orginised event and good groups"...
Close up of the stitch nazis Jock and Terry going over the SOE stuff (talk to me about rations, I don't know this old stuff
)D Day Dodgers chaps Lawrence and Scrim
, hopefully we'll be doing more at the open days guys, and my ambulance is at your service (unless Jake has some business for his ladies
)..."Nice little do, good to see other people who do the MTO"...
Scrims display "Just some of my stuff"...185 Brigade
(hope I have it right
), actually, now I think about it, I am sure I saw you guys sneaking around some Germans down the woods..."Very good, nice relaxed friendly atmosphere"..
We now have the museum, manned by our USAAF
chaps: "Pretty dam good, better than last year - steady, lots of people who drove by, seen the signs and dropped by who didn't know it was on, they seemdd to really enjoy their visit"...
You gonna draw that pistol Utility Jude
, a "working educational interactive display" this fiesty young lady puts on a great display with working demonstrations all day, I am only sad I didn't get the chance to see her in action:"I've enjoyed the weekend, was slow yesterday, but today was really busy"...
Not part of any display, but visiting the site as 101st, these chaps from the A Company 29th Div
will be coming down again on the open days for sure:"This is a good event, we didn't really know about it, will definately do again as it has so much potential"...U-Boat Society
, sorry I didn't get any photos of this units brilliant display as when I managed to come by they had nearly finished packing up, but I did get three of their guys still in kit, asked to comment :"BLINDING"...
The real Roy and that repribate Jack, Jake, Jick or something like that STAHLKRIEGER
:"As always, FUN"...
And lastly, Paul Costin and his guys for coming down to sample the FSSF palate,I hope we will do some work again soon, and you live just round the corner from me!
For some reason Paul, this is the only shot I have of you from the front:
To those I have missed out, I am truly sorry, I just ran out of time and a lot of you had packed up by the time I got round to you, I would love to have gotten photos of the working schoolroom with "Miss Young" from the BBC show "Cast Of The Manor House"
at work (my daughter had a lesson
) You (Miss Young) looked absolutely fabulous...
It was a really busy weekend, fun filled as usual, and a very relaxed start to the year for many...And I got a slight case of a tan
I would like to give a personal Thanks to those for coming (equally to those who made the effort but sadly due to other circumstances couldn't come), and hopefully you will come back and contribute to this worthy charity...
Oh, and nearly forgot, our display, I think at one time Chris had 40 odd people in the saloon giving his presentation, then as he thought it was over when they left, there where another 30odd waiting at the door!:
Looks like Jake was still marking up his newly "aquired" transport:
Windows?..."It was a hot day"...