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Maiden Newton at War Weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:40 12 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:37 20 February 2013

Maiden Newton at War Weekend

Maiden Newton at War Weekend

A Second World War fly-past, including the legendary spitfire and the biggest collection of tanks on the road since the war, gave the second Maiden Newton at War Weekend a real sense of the blitz spirit.

A Second World War fly-past, including the legendary spitfire and the biggest collection of tanks on the road since the war, gave the second Maiden Newton at War Weekend a real sense of the blitz spirit. Pupils from Greenford School dressed as evacuees and a Dig for Victory garden was planted on an Anderson-type shelter, while the school hall was transformed into a home front exhibition. The themed weekend drew in thousands of visitors and gave the young and old a chance to step back in time.



Yeovilton Historic Flight provided a seafire (Navy Spitfire) to do two fly-pasts on both days of the weekend. While the amazing sight of six Sherman tanks, Hellcats the fasted tank built during the Second World War, plus Stuarts, M10 Achillies, and a Chaffee tank on the road for the first time since the war, was a military spectacle that had never been attempted in the UK before. The impressive weekend attractions drew in thousands of visitors and gave the young and old a real sense of stepping back in time.



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