Re-enactors Normandy event 17-19 May

The re-enactors group will be holding the 2024 Re-enact SA Tactical, on the 17th, 18th and 19th of May 2024 at Bennet’s block, Chain of Ponds, South Australia.

Details attached. Event organizers will be looking for WW2 support vehicles to take part. Contact Re-enact SA Treasurer, Gary Meinhart. gmei3923@bigpond.net.au for more information.

Xmas Lunch at Auchendarochh Tavern Mount Barker

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This year’s Christmas Function was held at the Auchendarroch Tavern on Saturday 9 December. The scheduled brief meeting was postponed due to the noise level and activity at the venue. A good lunch was enjoyed by all, and several members and guests adjourned afterwards to Mick and Deb Jenner’s nearby villa for coffee.

There will not be a January meeting and the next regular meeting will be held at the Bridgewater Inn on Febuary 6 2024. Members wishing to attend should advise Mick Jenner, or John Jenner so that we can confirm numbers with the venue.

Partners and guests are welcome.

WVCG Meeting Tuesday April 2 2024 at Bridgewater Inn.

The next WVCG meeting will be held at the Bridgewater Inn at 7.00pm on Tuesday 2 April 2024. Items to discuss include vehicles for Anzac Day.

As usual, we will need to confirm numbers to the venue, so all members intending to attend please contact Mick Jenner or John Jenner.

Partners and guests are welcome

The normal menu will be available.

Club Registration Day – Bridgewater Inn 17 June

This year’s club Registration Day lunch will be held at the Bridgewater Inn  at 1.00pm on Saturday 17 June. A brief club meeting will be held prior to lunch. Members and partners will have meals subsidized to $10  pp. Guests are welcome.

Membership fees can be paid and log books updated or renewed.

Would all members intending to attend please contact Mick Jenner or Kev Tipler as we need to confirm numbers with the venue.

NOTE: There will not be a monthly Tuesday meeting in June.

Barossa Wine run Thursday 21 July

Kev Tipler is organizing a very interesting wine run through the Barossa Valley on Thursday 21 July.

Meet in Tanunda main street around nine for quick coffee etc. Then 9.45 to K Lindners Jaguar museum. Cost per person is $10.00. It is the best and most comprehensive collection of historic Jags in Australia.

After this visit continue on to First-drop wines in Nuriootpa for tasting and Tapas lunch. Those not interested in eating here can stay in Tanunda and then meet us at the next venue at 1.30.

The next stop is at the Barossa Chocolate company. One hour stop and then to the second and last winery of St Halletts.

Our previous visit here was a good stop with excellent discounts on their wines.

Those interested please contact Kev Tipler direct on 0403 267 294, or kevintipler.kt@gmail.com.

Due to the mid-winter date, civvy vehicles are welcome.

Hahndorf Wine Run 23 October

A wine run around the Hahndorf area was undertaken by club members on Saturday 23 October. Four Jeeps and a Perenti took part along with some friends of Mick and Deb Jenner. We met at Millies Bakery at Mount Barker for coffee, before heading off to the Karrawatta winery near Meadows through the verdant  Adelaide Hills. This spectacular winery is situated amongst vines grown over the adjacent rolling hills. The cellar door is a quite recent development to the vineyard which has been in operation since the early nineties. After wine tasting, we set off for lunch at the Longview winery near Macclesfield.  We were seated in a private room overlooking the sprawling vineyards, and some local sculptures. Lunch consisted of plentiful platters of antipasto and cheese, accompanied by the local wines. Some members also undertook tastings.

After lunch we set off to Hahndorf via Echunga to our last stop at the Landhaus winery on the main road in Hahndorf where we were met by the effusive host who offered tasting of up to 18 of their wines. However being late in the day, the ladies opted for a glass of bubbles, with some of the men choosing a cleansing ale or coffee.

A really great day out, enjoyed by all who attended. A big thank you to Deb Jenner for organizing the event.

Re-Enactors SA Event 29 – 31 May

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 cplusk@bigpond.com.au.

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

2016 Anzac Day March

This year’s ANZAC Day parade was held in perfect weather, and supported by a good showing of historic military vehicles from clubs across Adelaide.  This year marked the 101st anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, and was well attended by  veterans from numerous campaigns. The transport provided by club vehicles was well utilized by some veterans.  Abundant sunshine ensured a large crowd of spectators lining the march route , which definitely contributed to the overall success of the event.

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INSPECTION DAY AND HILLS RUN

We will be holding the 2015 inspection day on Sunday 21 June from 12 midday, at the Steamroller Park Stirling, followed by a run through the hills to the Hagen Arms hotel at Echunga.

Committee members will be on hand to stamp registrations, and accept membership fees. Tony Van Rhoda JP will be on hand to sign stat-decs. A sausage sizzle and tea and coffee will be provided.

NOTE: Members with Historically Registered vehicles will be required to have their vehicles inspected by 30 June this year in order to maintain their Historic Registration. It will not be sufficient this year just to submit a stat-dec. If unable to attend the Inspection Day members should contact the club inspectors, Aaron Fell or Rick Shearman to arrange an alternative time and venue.

Steamroller Park in Stirling has electric barbecues, park benches, toilets, and cover from inclement weather. Off-street parking is available nearby. On entry to Stirling from the South-Eastern freeway, turn right around the first round-about.

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JOINT RE-ENACT SA and WVCG EVENT

NEXT JOINT EVENT – Re-enact SA and the WVCG will be conducting a tactical event at Mt Crawford Forest. On Friday 25th – Sunday 27th July 2014.

ADVANCE NOTICE

 

This is to give WVCG members advance notice of a joint club event  to be held by WVCG and RSA in the Mount Crawford forest on the 26 –27 July 2014.

 This is a joint venture between the two clubs. The WVCG members will supply the vehicles and be part of the re enactment battle between allied and Axis forces. The re enactment battle on the weekend of 26-27 July will be part of “Operation Market Garden” . The battle for the bridge in Nijmegen— Holland in 1944. 

It should be a great experience for all those participating and  for WVCG members to use their vehicles as they were used in WW2.  The RSA will be in the forest for 3 days, but the main battle will be on Saturday, 26th July, it will be up to individual members as to how long they wish to stay, but the main day of battle is on the Saturday so if you can make it for that day, that would be fantastic.

The battles will be as realistic as the actual  battles fought using blank ammunition and pyrotechnics to simulate the real thing. This will be a great experience for those of you who have not previously been involved in battle Re enactment before.

As this is only an advance notice, it would be appreciated if you would place the date in your diary. Further information updates will be forwarded  as we get closer to the date. In the meantime I am looking for expressions of interest from WVCG members and request you advise me of the following so we can allocated  vehicles to respective units, either as Allies or Axis.

You will be required to wear what ever uniform and kit you have. Further instructions later.  If you can make it please advise the editor below of the following:

 1. Your name and contact number.

  2. Your vehicle, type and make.

 3. How long you are staying . ( weekend or just the day of battle ).

 4. What military equipment you have ie; uniforms kit weapons etc.

We are looking for good support of WVCG members on the day.

Tony VAN RHODA

 Vice President/Editor

 Email: gumbrae@acenet.net.au

For Details of the event, contact Pedr Horley for details. Phone 0437 534 559 or email pedrhorley@hotmail.com.

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SHOWN BELOW ARE SOME PHOTOS TO WET YOUR APPETITE

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