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[Sat 30 Aug 2014] MOD Stafford Open Day 2014.

Discussion in 'Events' started by Gramaisc, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    The Open Day is back this year. Not much gen available, all a bit hush-hush, can't be too careful, etc..
     
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  3. Hixon & MOD Fireworks

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    Gates Open @ 1130

    Arena Events start @ 1200 and include:

    Dancing Diggers
    Squibb Motorcycle stunt display team
    Band of the Royal Armoured Corps
    Aerobatic Stunt Display
    Stafford Military Wives Choir

    plus some other fill up displays


    The stalls and static displays include:

    Hog Roast, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Bratwursts etc plus ice cream, sweet and beer stands
    Laser Clay Pigeon
    Climbing Wall
    Bouncy Assault Course
    Bouncy Castles
    Military Displays
    A wide variety of charity organisations stalls
    Ghurkha cooking and traditional dancing
    Classic Cars
    Military and Air Ambulance helicopters
    Military Tonka Toys (Diggers, Cranes etc)

    plus many others and of course the normal fair ground rides.


    Cost of entry is £1 per pedestrian and £5 per car or £10 for minibus or coach.

    Last arena display finishes @ 1730

    Hope this helps
     
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    Excellent - good to have an agent on the inside......

    ..don't let them take you alive..
     
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    I believe there will be live music as well. Massive Surfboard are playing. .... great local band.
     
  6. Gramaisc

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    This is tomorrow - Stand by your beds!
     
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    I'm just about to go over the top - possibly some reconnaissance images later....
     
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    The main point of the exercise was the Gurkha Food Tent.
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    Various vehicles were available for clambering on.
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    Some firemen were hanging about.
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  9. Gramaisc

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    A Spitfire and a Hurricane made three passes.
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    Some excellent classic cars were on display, including this Nash Metropolitan.
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    Air defences seemed stretched on the day.
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    There is considerably more construction work going on that is visible from outside the perimeter.
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    The attendance seemed quite high - I had seen very little publicity about it, but it was apparently publicised in the E&S.
     
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    Thanks for the pics Gramaisc .
    My Daughter who is looking to join the army was looking forward to attending but had to work.
    ill show her these when she returns home later.
    ..if theres any more , please share :)
     

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