Re-Enactors SA will be holding a major event in the Mount Crawford forest on 29 -31 May 2020. The event will be based on Operation “Deadstick”, the allied glider-borne assault to capture intact two road bridges in Normandy across the River Orne and the Caen Canal in the early hours of D-Day 6 June 1944.
The organizers are keen to hear from any members willing to provide WW2 vehicles to the event. Anyone interested please contact Chris Entwistle on firstname.lastname@example.org.
These events are usually great fun, and are well organized. Members providing vehicles will have the entry fee waived.
For further information please refer to the attached briefing or visit the RSA website on https://www.reenactsa.com/
Re-enact SA tactical event brief – May 2020 v1.2
This year’s Xmas function was held at Anderson Hill Winery, Lenswood Saturday 14 December, following a club run from Gumeracha.
For those that met at Gumeracha, Kev Tipler arranged for a stop off at the the Applewood Gin distillery for gin samples and coffee followed by a drive to Anderson’s Hill via a scenic back country roads. Three jeeps led the convoy followed by some of us less adventurist drivers in civvy vehicles.
The December meeting was held at the winery followed by a sumptuous lunch of platters and pizzas. Our table was located outside on a grassed area with a spectacular view over the vineyards and surrounding rolling hills. A great day out for those that attended.
A big thanks to Kev for arranging the outing. More events like this to come?
The club will be holding a run from the Mt Torrens Hotel to Rick’s farm on Saturday 21 September via various backroads.
Meet at the Mt Torrens Hotel at 12 midday for lunch at the pub, and proceed to Rick’s farm for afternoon tea via a series of lesser used eastern hills back roads and tracks. Military vehicles are preferred but suitable civvy vehicles are acceptable.
Those interested should contact Rick Shearman so we can advise the hotel staff of numbers.
This year’s club Registration Day was held in the private room of the Stanley Bridge Hotel at Verdun on Sunday 23 June prior to lunch. A really good day out for those that attended, in a charming country venue.
Kev Tipler organized this summer’s Barossa Wine run on Saturday 23 January. Kev and I met at Williamstown bakery ay 10 am, Kev having and extended entourage of 6, and I was accompanied by my son Alex and his partner Kate.
As has become traditional with these events, Kev took us via multiple back-roads to our first stop at Seppeltsfield for coffee and tastings where we were met by Greg Helbig and Tony Luke.
Then on to the new Lambert’s cellar door for what turned about to be an extended lunch and tastings. From there the group travelled to Thorne Clark for more tastings, and finally on to Liebick’s for fortified tastings.
A great day for all those who participated on a beautiful Barossa Valley day.
Several members attended the Australia Day parade on Saturday 26 January .
We were in group H10, right behind the Tahitians who entertained us with their wooden drums and dancers.
Due to lack of interest, the proposed club event at the Birdwood Motor Museum on 28 October has been cancelled. A possible replacement event will be discussed at the next club meeting on 6 November
For Sale 1980 Series 3 Land rover FFR complete with radios mounted in their correct trays.
The radio prc 25 is untested and the F2/F3 HF radio is case only but there is also the AMU HF Tuner and BBF1 Charger also the antenna mounts are on the vehicle two HF and two VHF with there own AMU but one VHF AMU needs replacing.
The vehicle has had a lot work completed mechanically ie: Brakes completely replaced , all bushes under the body replaced also the gearbox has been completely rebuild with all new parts.
All the invoices for all the works done is available.
Included is about $1200.00 of spare parts and bits ie: Cam Net plus poles , 3 x Dist caps , 3 Rotor caps and more.
Currently on SA Historical registration.
The price is $ 23,000.00. Cash only.
Interested buyers only Contact John Jenner on 0439 551 173, or email email@example.com.
Kev Tipler organized another of his winery tours through the Barossa Valley on 21 April 2018. Originally we were to take our military vehicles, but unfortunately my Jeep was u/s due to a brake problem, so we decided to take our civvy vehicles. On what turned out to be a lovely sunny autumn day, we met at Williamstown Cafe at 0900 hrs for coffee and Marc Turner arrived in his jeep! We then visited St Hallett winery for tastings where we were well looked after by a staff member who was a friend of Kev’s.
Next we drove to Pindarie for tastings, and were met by Tony Luke for lunch. After lunch Kev took us on a scenic drive including on some rough tracks to Jacob Creek’s Steingarten Vineyard on top of the eastern ridge, then on to another of Kev’s friend’s wineries at Liebich Wein for fortified tastings and finishing up a Tony Luke’s for afternoon tea.
A really good day was had by all who attended. Well done Kev!