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.
The next WVCG Meeting will be held at 7pm on Tues 1 October at the Tower Hotel Magill. At this meeting there will be a special guest speaker Sargeant Paul Ryan who was a combat engineer in Vietnam. Sgt Ryan was was a member of Ist Field Regiment RAE, the “Tunnel Rats”.
This will be a great oportunity to hear some of Sgt Ryan’s stories. Dont miss it.
See you all there
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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