Sunday the 12th of August

WWII Day 2012
Some photos from our 2012 WWII Day

A record turnout of over 600 enjoyed our 2012 WWII Day. Many military and vintage vehicles attended including our mascot Valentine DD tank back for a second year. A big thank you must go to John & Colin Pearson for once again making the journey from Wolverhampton. Other highlights included Dennis Graves' F-432 Armoured Personnel Carrier in which he spent the day giving rides through the village. Group member Martin Lambert once again offered trips along The Trentin his vintage lifeboat Indipup and guests were treated to the rare sight of a small pod of Harbour Porpoise. Obviously they had heard about our WWII day and came along to join in the fun!

Due to unforeseen circumstances our planned Raft Race had to be cancelled but at the eleventh hour we were able to book a pair of incredibly talented national freestyle Jet-Ski champions. They soon wowed the crowd with amazing tricks and stunts which more than compensated for the loss of the Raft Race. Contemporary singer Marlaina Rube provided first class entertainment and soon had us Boogie-Woogieing with the best of them.

Freestyle Jet-Ski display at our WWII Day

The undoubted highlight of the day was the Battle of Britain Memorial flypast with a Spitfire. Spectators were treated to four fly passes by the legendary aircraft, followed by a wing wave as it headed into the distance and it's next rendezvous.

In summary the day was a huge success and as well as raising funds for our own projects we have been able to donate £500 to St Andrews Church towards their much needed tower repair fund.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.