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West Show (13th & 14th August 2008)

Re-enactment at the 2008 West Show (click on image to view larger picture on Flickr)
Re-enactment at the 2008 West Show of a German gun battery captured by US Airborne forces.
(view a larger version of the above picture on Flickr)

Despite some bad weather the members of the Guernsey Military Vehicle Group had a great time at Guernsey's 2008 West Show ( held at L'Eree Old Aerodrome on Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th August.

Although the first day was fairly quiet, by the second day (Thursday) the weather had improved and this brought more people to the show.

For the first time the group's vehicles were displayed outside the main arena field, and this possibly meant a few less visitors than we would of hoped for.

As well as the static display of member's vehicles there was a re-enactment of the capture of a German gun battery by US Airborne forces (inspired by a scene in the TV series "Band of Brothers"). This proved very popular with the public, most of whom were unaware of the massive effort required to move and set up such a heavy piece of artillery.

You can see photographs taken at the 2008 West Show in our Flickr "West Show (13/14 Aug 2008)" photo set (