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 2018 War & Peace Revival visit


Hi Folks,
A few pictures from my visit to this years War & Peace Revival..
Many fine re-enactment groups where in attendance depicting historical event from W.W.I right through to modern day conflict, with a fantastic selection of military vehicles on display:

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Kicking off with W.W.II Allied & (admittedly mainly) German displays:

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Domestic chores in the German encampment.. not just the large set piece battles are recreated at this event:
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American vehicle pool..
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Early & late war British light artillery display teams..
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It's been blistering hot here, in the U.K., this past week.. fresh water supplies where made by every type of transport imaginable..
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.. but the dust, in the main arena, added a nice sense of authenticity to the event.ImageImage

The Russian T-34 is a truly awesome sight to behold.. the roar of the engine, transmission noise & clanking of tracks must of brought much fear to the enemy:
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2018 marks the centenary of the R.A.F., represented at this years show by this small display of (replica) Spitfire..
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Many more photo's to share with you all, highlights including Vietnam & "Blackhawk Down" displays after this short break..
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Thanks for looking,
T'Shot


Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:19 am
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A real highlight for me was this Challenger Tank:
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Challenger was the British M.B.T. during the 80's to early 2000's & played an important role in both Gulf Wars..
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.. this is the only one in private ownership & it's the first time I've seen one outside of a museum & actually (so to speak) in "action", it's a most impressive vehicle with a decent turn of speed:
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Dating from the same period of time (in fact they're still in frontline service), mainstay of the British Army: The Scimitar armoured reconnaissance vehicle..
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.. it's small size, affordability & road legal status make this a popular purchase for military vehicle enthusiasts.

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This metal "fencing" was, an upgrade, to protect against R.P.G's.
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A real Cold War warrior, the FV432 A.P.C.
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Something a bit more exotic: The Shadow
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The Shadow was a prototype built, by the Alvis company, for testing by the British Army.. essentially it was a copy of the Hummer.

"Special Forces" display setup outside of a representation of the gates of Camp Bastion:
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Replica of the kind of pic-up trucks used, by private military contractors, in places such as Afghanistan & Iraq:
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Off to Mogadishu next...
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U.S. Delta Force mount up MH-6 Little Bird 'copter..
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Commander briefs audience about the upcoming show "... & lots of loud bangs!"
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Pinned down & under heavy fire..
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Delta Force arrive to save the day!
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.... & relax:
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It's getting pretty hot so I'm off for a nice cold icecream...
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.. more pictures on the way.

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Green machines of every shape & size..
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The Russians are coming!
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Super Sherman..
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Lots of Land Rovers..
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M.A.N Truck
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Looks like fun
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I picked up a couple of souvenirs
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"Rolling Thunder" Vietnam War reenactment group put on a cracking show.

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Action from the arena coming up..


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The 'Nam

A 3 man L.R.R.P. team walk into an ambushed!
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Taking cover they pop smoke & radio for back-up..
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Helps on it's way..
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Pinned down..
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Return fire..
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Help arrives..
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Pour it on!
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Ol' Charley doesn't give up easily..
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Hit the dirt!
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Superior Firepower!
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Extraction..
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Making a break..
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Canned Heat!
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Heading home.
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Well that about rounds it all off, thanks for looking..

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Just totally rad photos. Im going to make this a global thread so everyone can enjoy all these stunning photos.

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A few images, taken yesterday, from the 2018 East Kirkby Airshow:
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Cheers
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I love all the new photos, the woman in the second to the last photo looks like Peggy Carter. That's pretty cool.

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Hi folks, more living history photos to share with you..

The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry:

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"Formed originally in 1907 by Captain Edward Baker, the original F.A.N.Y. were trained in both first aid and drill riding to provide a link between the front lines and the field hospitals. Drawing on his own experience of both the Sudan Campaign and the Second Boer War, Baker believed that the quickest way to rescue a wounded soldier was by sending in a single first aider on horseback to administer first aid and bring him back for treatment at the nearest field hospital.

Drawn initially by their love of horses, their unconventional spirit of adventure and a strong desire to aid in their nation's defence, the original F.A.N.Y. underwent rigorous induction and training between 1907 and 1914 and their first members set off for Calais at the beginning of the First World War with high expectations.

However, on arrival, the F.A.N.Y. found that they were not recognised by the British Military and that the role they had originally trained for was no longer practicable in the mechanised reality of the Western Front.

But these were no ordinary women and they quickly adapted and reinvented themselves, fulfilling a wide variety of roles with a multitude of different organisations to provide vital practical and humanitarian support to the sick and wounded of all nationalities - often in harsh and dangerous conditions"*

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Specially trained dogs were used to find battlefield casualties,
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Helps arrives..
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Field dressing & evacuation.
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All members were highly skilled equestrians..
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Semaphore demonstration,
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Before the invention of telephone or wireless this was the best way to communicate over long distances, each letter of the alphabet is represented by flags held in various positions (imagine a clock face with numbers replaced by letters)..
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All members of the F.A.N.Y were trained in this form of communication...
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Gas, Gas, Gas!
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A member of the "Scotts Horse" regiment..
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"Romeo" here, a retired army horse who served with the Kings Troop, is apparently something of a "real show off"..
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.. also demonstrated a sport called "Tent Pegging"..
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.. Charging & full tilt the rider has to Lance & (hopefully) pick up a small target off the ground.
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Jumping ahead from W.W.I, a nice selection of vintage tractors were being put through their paces..
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This show always brings out the local classic car enthusiasts, many of them dressing in matching period fashion.
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Fully Loaded..
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W.W.II Breaker & Tripwire..
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Introducing Miss Rosy Apples
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Thanks for looking
T'Shot

*http://www.historyrevisited.co.uk/ww1/


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