At last! We were able to display at IWM, Duxford. I've been trying to get us in there for years and was finally able to succeed when we were asked to participate in their Airborne Forces Weekend, June 16 - 17 2012. The four of us from Chalk joined forces with Just Ordinary Men and 89 FFS among others to put on a display of WW2 British Airborne related items of uniforms, weapons and kit. On the Sunday we were joined by serving members of 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment, 16th Air Assault Brigade. Although torrential rain had been forecast we actually experienced fine weather, a tad windy (all small items had to tied down with wire!), but fine non the less. Crowd numbers on Saturday were quite low with groups of boy scouts breaking up the quieter spells. However Sunday proved to be extremely busy all day as the site also held an Military Vehicle Rally and Military book fair! We didn't have a moment to ourselves from early 'till late and the display received many positive comments from visitors and organisers alike - so we must be doing something right?
Here are a couple of photo's taken by the Airborne Assault Museum staff and posted on their Facebook page after the event. I'll post our photo's once I've sorted through them.
Many thanks to everyone for taking part and to the organisers for inviting us to attend. Here's to next year!
Link: Airborne Forces Weekend