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Beltring 2010 !

Discussion in 'Living History' started by Martin Bull, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Member

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    Same here, probably come away with a bit of die-cast should anything present itself as appropriate, in scale and a decent price. Slugs likely to be dressed as Yank Airborne, the girls rarely find a thing anyway, probably buy Stinks a few bits just to aid his development away from the world of yoghurt weaving. :p
     
  2. sommecourt

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    I shall be there on the first day; the weather is looking promising and this year I'm taking my daughter, so I expect for a change it will mean more looking around than buying - probably a good thing!
     
  3. WotNoChad?

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    Anyone got any pics yet, plus a weather report?
     
  4. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Forecast is heavy showers tomorrow and Friday, OK for the weekend ( but knowing how accurate :rolleyes: the forecast can be, it may be the other way 'round....)
     
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    Just got back from an excellent day. Come home with some goodies, saw lots of kit and spoke to a couple of veterans. Couldn't be better! Will post some photos later.

    And the weather... very hot. Slight period of rain, but afterwards everything bone dry again.
     
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  7. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Thanks Paul - the Panther looks as though it's been tidied up a bit ; and I shall be interested to see the 'new' Canadian Lancaster section which has been the subject of frenzied discussion/speculation on various aviation forums.......:)
     
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    Great photos Paul! wish i was there now
     
  9. sommecourt

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    Glad the photos were of interest.

    The Canadian Lanc looked good, silver one side and in black/camo on the other.
     
  10. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    A warm and dusty day at Beltring yesterday. I only had my little pocket camera with me, so took a stroll around the vehicle park and took a few snapshots of whatever took my eye...

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    The usual 'static' Panther, but it looks good nonetheless.

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    Wonderful to have a Comet tank drive right past - it sounded great...

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    As usual at Beltring, the 'Waffen SS' were everywhere...

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    A 57mm/6-pr ; I couldn't help but reflect on Baskeyfield's VC exploit at Arnhem...

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    The 'new' 'Canadian' Lancaster section.....

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    ( PS : No, the camera's not faulty - the dust was almost like the Western Desert ! )
     
  11. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Last couple of pics - maybe not WWII's most spectacular AFV, but I thought this M3 really looked the part...

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    As for the militaria stalls - well, in ten years of attending, I ( and my companion ) spent the least money we've ever spent. Either the stuff wasn't there, or when we did find it, most of the prices were crazy ( eg K98 cleaning kits : £50-£75 ! :eek: )
     
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    Nice pics, those little kiddies in the cromwell.. :confused: -sigh-

    And why has the T34/85 a stone or something in the barrel?
     

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