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Area Report - Windscreen July/August Issue 167
Early July saw the ever-popular Yorkshire Wartime Experience weekend – the dry spell by that time had created parched ground conditions and plenty of dust adding to the battle effects in the main arena. This has become a regular high spot for many of our members, who enjoy the high number of vehicles and large numbers of visitors who attend. Amongst our Yorkshire contingent a number supported the 269 Battery TA unit with their recruiting drive, where they displayed old and new vehicles together. Our members added a 25 pdr gun with limber on his Militant, and Melvyn with a Matador with 5.5 howitzer and Denis with his faithful Morris Quad. Which gave a very impressive display.

The exceptional hot weather gave some of our team the chance to impart their knowledge to some of us newbies owners – how to deal with vapour lock on a Green Goddess and a field repair or three on various sets of points.
Onto the many summer events – it is always pleasing to see the younger generation getting involved and enjoying their parents/grandparents interest – so full marks to Mike Humphreys, who took his 5 year old granddaughter, along in a newly restored Austin K30 to the Church Inn event at Uppermill. A great little event, largely British orientated with a good family atmosphere. Delighted to report that she enjoyed the day and spent some time chatting with Roger Brereton looking out from the turret of a Daimler armoured car. Fellow YMVT members Mick Sparks and Nicky Dunsford were there with their Bedford MWs as was Alex Rippingham with his pristine early MW. Full Marks Mike - At 5 years old Maybe it’s time for a junior MVT membership event?


Chatsworth Country Fair whilst out of our area enticed a few members down to see what was on display. Quite a few post war larger vehicles it appeared, including Nick Calvert in his Wright M35 who was clearly enjoying the heatwave. 
Croft Nostalgia in early August celebrated RAF 100 amongst the many displays. Mike Scorer and our area webmaster, Steve Carr, created an impressive RAF wartime display with an airfield signal square, replica spitfire Mk IX from the Blackpool Hangar 22 team, staff cars and RAF Jeeps.


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167k.jpg (92300 bytes) Your Area Press Officer was included too, with the GMC and an airfield dispersal display, including wartime BBC broadcasts and home service radio. Well done chaps.
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“Pit 2018” saw Bryan Blundell with series 3 CL, join a number of Series 1, 2 & 3 Landrovers, plus Forward Controls and various others. They gathered at the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield over the Bank Holiday weekend. The majority of these Rovers are ex-military as can be seen in the photos.


So many great events, too many to detail,
so a memorable summer indeed…..

Paul Mayo