It is that time of year again and this weekend sees our mighty Battlegroup North event taking place on the 10th and 11th May. Once again, there will be some 200 historic military vehicles gathering, under the organisation of the Yorkshire Military Vehicle Trust.
The event also features the Wargaming show, with a variety of interesting demonstration and participation games that will appeal to the enthusiast and novices to the hobby alike. The battle scenarios created using precision scale models of combatants, vehicles, buildings and terrain have to be seen to be believed. Great for the kids to get involved and have fun and learn at the same time.
Another aspect of the show are the Living History diorama’s, provided by groups such as the Normandy Arnhem Society, particularly relevant in this 70Th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion, along with the East Yorkshire Regiment, A.C.A. Group, UK Homefront and German representation from the 21st Panzer Division and Frontline Association re-enactment groups. All put on great displays of kit and equipment and are highly knowledgeable about their subjects.
There will be an impressive display of Artillery, with the 25 pounder Field Guns, which will be conducting firing displays twice each day of the show. (Please note this is quite loud, so may not be suitable for dogs.)
Saturday will feature the cavalcade of military vehicles as they go for the run out, whilst Sunday, weather permitting, will see a flypast by a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
All this is in addition to the Museum’s normal exhibitions and aircraft collection, so making a great day out for all the family.
Admission is revised from normal, at £10 Adults; £8 Concessions; £5 Children and Family at £26 (2A + 3C).