This year’s Xmas function will be held at the Charleston Hotel at 1 pm on Saturday 11 December for all members and partners. Guests may be possible depending on numbers. Would all members interested in attending please let Mick Jenner know asap, as is the case these days, the venue requires exact numbers to comply with Covid regulations. Details TBA.
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.
This year’s club Registration Day was held in the private room of the Stanley Bridge Hotel at Verdun on Sunday 4 July from 12.00. A brief club meeting was held prior to lunch.
Mick Jenner received membership fees and updated log books. Kev Tipler reported on the Simpson Desert trip. Due to Covid restrictions members, partners and guests were required to be seated when consuming drinks. However, it was a still great day enjoyed by all in a lovely country tavern.
This year’s Xmas function was held at the Bridge Hotel, Langhorne Creek on Sunday 13 December.
Regardless of Covid restrictions, we had really good rollup and everyone enjoyed sumptuous country pub-style means served by very friendly staff. Many suggestions were made for a return visit, or possibly a meeting venue.
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/
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.
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.
Steamroller Park, Stirling
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.
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
For Details of the event, contact Pedr Horley for details. Phone 0437 534 559 or email email@example.com.
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