Plymouth Armed Forces Day 2017

On Saturday 24th June we were invited by Hidden Heritage to return to Plymouth Armed Forces Day on Plymouth Hoe. We were part of the History Zone and with crowds expected to be over 40,000 we knew we would have a busy day.

With us in the zone were a display from Hidden Heritage, Warriors of Ragnarok, a Viking combat display team, Plymouth Medieval Society, Sealed Knott Society Group and some members of the 29th US Infantry Division with a couple of their Willy’s Jeeps.

We had our Forgotten 14th Display and the WAS(B) girls, which had so much interest, especially from people who knew or had relatives who served in Burma. We also met several Veterans who were in Korea and it was an honour for us to chat with them, they were so proud to show their medals which they had earned.

As always our weapons display had so much interest and also our box of Wartime Smells was very popular, with many families trying them and trying to guess what they may be.

It was a real pleasure to be asked back to this special event and it made it all the worthwhile hearing all the lovely feedback, about what we do, from the people we talked to.

Many thanks to Paul Diamond and his team at Hidden Heritage.

Thanks also to Sam from Free2Be Photography for some great photos, here is the link to her facebook pageĀ free2besamscantlebury

 

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