NO BATTLEGROUP NORTH SHOW for the foreseeable future
has been a hard decision to take, but the current organising committee,
namely myself, Simon Roberts, Gary Docherty and Dave Reape, have decided to
step down from the organisation of the Battlegroup north show for the
foreseeable future. As you all know we have organised this show for
quite a number of years now ( I think its 10 years or more) at the Yorkshire
Air museum, Elvington. But, we have finally decided that the time has
come for the show in its current format to have a rest. And we, like the
show need a rest from it too.
are many reasons for this decision, which we don’t need to go into here, but
we felt that the show had possibly ‘had its best’ and in some ways we were
starting to feel like we were starting to ‘flog a dead horse’.
discussion with the management of the museum, we all concluded that it was
probably wise to have some time off from the big show, for all of us and for the
sake of the future relationship between our two organisations.
with the museum are still in good order, and we have already discussed the
possibility of other events in the museum, but probably on a smaller scale, and
at different times, so you can look forward to those in the not too distant
sure you can appreciate the amount of work that goes into the organisation of a
show such as this, and therefore I would like to extend my grateful thanks to
Simon, Gary and Dave for all of their help, hard work, patience and imagination
over the past years, we’ve all enjoyed doing it immensely and so felt
that like all good champions it is a good time to stop whilst you are on top!
would also like to thank very much, our hosts at the Yorkshire air museum, who
have allowed us to use their facilities for all of these years, I’m sure that
the Yorkshire MVT and the Yorkshire Air Museum have formed a very strong
symbiotic relationship over these past years, and I hope that it will continue
to the benefit of both.
trying not to leave anybody out, and so would like to thank all helpers and
organisers for the show during its long life span, you know who you are so
thanks to one and all, the show wouldn’t have been the same without you.
anybody feels that they would like to form a committee to take on the
organisation of the show either in 2016 or beyond, please get in touch with me
and I will be more than happy to help you get going, and to help with the liason
with the museum and other suppliers etc. we have a great deal of information and
experience so am happy to share it if you want to give it a try…..
this space for future events I’m not convinced that those who have been
putting the effort in over these past years will be entirely happy with all of
the free time they now have!
Slingsby, and ‘the committee’ Simon, Dave and Gary.