Tanks do battle at Baston in the Blitz

Tank battles helped recreate the 1940s at the annual Baston in the Blitz.

Monday, 6th August 2018, 4:37 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:19 pm
Baston in the Blitz 2018. US 1st Infantry soldiers Marcus Spencer and Rich Warren. EMN-180408-173816009

The popular two day event last weekend saw plenty of Second World War re-enactments, while entertainment included a Scottish military pipe and drum band and a Punch and Judy show.

Event organiser Alan Hutchings said: “It was extremely successful and we had a really good crowd. The only pity was it was extremely warm which made it a little uncomfortable for people.

“One of the high points of the event was the battle re-enactments we did with a number of tanks going head to head.

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“Attractions which were very popular with the crowd were the Merlin engine fitted to a Spitfire that was fired up and demonstrated through the day, and we had a Spitfire that was parked on the field. People had photographs taken standing in the cockpit.

“And we pride ourselves in having the best 1940s entertainment.”

Aside form the popular re-enactments there were also more than 60 trade stalls and even more display groups.