One of our favourite weekends of the season has been and gone with @thevictoryshow taking place over the 3-5th September. Foxlands Farm, in Cosby, delved back into the 1940’s, celebrating and commemorating the sacrifice of those for gave so much in WW2.
With hundreds of re-enactors present, representing units from all sides, the important task of ensuring that history is not forgotten. With displays, exhibitions and ground battles taking place, there is so much to see and do on the ground, even before the flying takes place. It is one of the few events to stage a large scale battle, featuring Tanks, Half Tracks and many other WW2 vehicles and artillery, giving a glimpse of what it was like for our veterans.
RAF Foxlands was once again fully operational with displays from across the spectrum of WW2 air power, with displays taking place on Saturday and Sunday, with even the Sun making a guest appearance. The site is lucky to have a 1200m airstrip for the weekend allowing for aircraft to fly directly from the site. The 2021flying display welcomed Spitfires, Hurricanes, Dakota’s, Harvard, Catalina, Buchon and on Sunday was bolstered by the @ultimatewarbirdflights Ultimate Fighter Team, with the P51, P47, Buchon and Spitfire, on their return from Bournemouth.
Whilst there is no dedicated static display, it was great to welcome a number of period types to the static line from our ‘Fly In’ visitors, including an Avro Anson, Stinson, Aeronca L-16, Fairchild Argus and several others. The event is unique, in so many ways, making it one of the true highlights of the year for many, including us. We congratulate the Event Organiser and their team for making a welcome return, amid all the uncertainty the last 18months have brought. #ww2#ww2tanks#ww2trucks#spitfire#airshow#aircraft#ww2aircraft#reenactors#TheVictoryShow