Battlegroup North in Yorkshire Air Museum ‘invasion’

York Press: Members of the North West 101st Airborne reenactment group at the Yorkshire Air Museum. Picture: Martin Oates Members of the North West 101st Airborne reenactment group at the Yorkshire Air Museum. Picture: Martin Oates

THE Battlegroup North launched an “invasion” of the Yorkshire Air Museum at the weekend.

There were more than 200 historic military vehicles at the gathering, under the organisation of the Yorkshire Military Vehicle Trust.

The event also featured the Wargaming show, with a variety of demonstration and participation games appealing to the enthusiast and novices alike. Another aspect of the show was the Living History dioramas.

These were 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, AC Group, UK Homefront and German representation from the 21st Panzer Division and Frontline Association re-enactment groups.

All put on extensive displays of kit and equipment and showed they are highly knowledgeable about their subjects.

Ian Richardson, of the Yorkshire Air Museum, said crowds were down on last year with the stormy weather taking its toll, but attendance figures were about 2,000.

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