Friday 15 August 2014

Military & Flying Machines 2014

A couple of weeks ago I was at the Military & Flying Machines Show at Damyns Hall in Essex.  I haven't got round to posting my pictures until now so here's a few from what turned out to be a great day. 

Ray was there selling his D-Day Anniversary book accompanied by some of the veterans featured in the book. 

There was a small selection of vehicles at the show but no heavy armour this year.

A Dodge Weapons Carrier alternatively known as a  'Beep' 

The vehicle was beautifully kitted out with lots of extra equipment, weapons and personal items.

Another highlight was this German Field Hospital with a vast amount of kit on display.

The only heavy armour on site was this replica Stug.

The main highlight was a flyover display by a wartime Dakota. 

...and very late in the day (probably due to the weather) this Spitfire.
A very nice day with lots of time spent chatting with the Veterans and exploring the various trade stalls on the site. Not a bad show this year but noticeably smaller than previous years. 

Right we are off on holiday for a week. I'll bring my tablet away with me but I can't guarantee that I'll be able to post next week, but I have some militray museums on my hit list (including the Cobbaton Combat Collection) so expect some pictures the following week. 


  1. Ray was selling D Day veterans! I must have mis read that!

  2. Nice pics for inspiration! Thanks.

  3. Great photos, I especially like the German field hospital.
    But that StuG... so much wrong.

  4. Finally caught up with the blog. Enjoyed the pictures, AAR's and book review. I also took the liberty of linking to you for your new camera as people have been asking me about cameras and photography. I think it is a very good compromise between a compact and a full on DSLR.

    1. I'm glad you found my review helpful, by all means share the link. All the pictures I shot at this event (and War and Peace a few weeks ago) were taken with my Canon G15 and I'm really pleased with the results.

  5. Looks like it was a great day.


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