Saturday 6 August 2016

Military & Flying Machines at Damyns Hall

Today I went to a local Living History event at the Damyn's Hall Aerodrome in Rainham. I've been here before and the show seems to be going from strength to strength. This year there was a good selection of military vehicles on display, plenty of small re-enactment groups and a reasonably good battle at the end. Unfortunately there was no air show element to this years show - an almost inevitable result of changes to the rules and the costs (mostly to do with insurance issues I understand) for these events following the Shoreham air crash last year.

A 1943 Fordson WOT2 RAF Radar Truck

Me beside a replica MkIV Spitfire

Inside the model makers tent...I lingered here quite a while discussing painting and admiring the work on show.  I also bough some weathering inks from a guy who couldn't believe I was planning on using them on 1/300th scale vehicles! 

It wasn't all about WWII. This was part of a display of  replica medieval canons

And a Mongol archer. This guy was very interesting and potentially pretty deadly with the bow.

A very nicely preserved Sherman that featured in the battle reenactment

A Replica Stug III that is seen at a lot of these events. 

A British Bren Gun Carrier

A Kettenkrad and a Kubelwagon

The Kettenkrad was a particularly nice restoration and in full working order.

The Battle reenactmebnt featured some loud bangs...good stuff

The long grass and the low profile of the Stug make this a difficult enemy to spot by anti-tank guns

Another good show, although it is a pity about the lack of flying aircraft this year. 


  1. The mongol archer and the Stug are very interesting. But a nice sunny day out is not to be sneezed at either!

  2. Looks like you had a fabulous day out Lee, wonderful photographs.

  3. Do you have any photos of the battle itself. If so could you please post them and send me a link.


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