Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 10 of 10

WW2 Russian unit sets up camp at Birchwood festival, Warrington.

Article about: I attended the Birchwood festival here in Warrington today after a tip-off from Adrian Stevenson that his Living history group would be setting up camp. I got there nice and early, and after

  1. #1

    Default WW2 Russian unit sets up camp at Birchwood festival, Warrington.

    I attended the Birchwood festival here in Warrington today after a tip-off from Adrian Stevenson that his Living history group would be setting up camp. I got there nice and early, and after maybe 30 minutes I heard the sound of a military vehicle approaching. I turned around and spotted Ade with his wife - Lez, and Walter. After they de-bussed I managed to have a chat with them and was given free rein to examine all the equipment which was going to be put on show.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5896.jpg 
Views:	127 
Size:	313.3 KB 
ID:	697607Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5899.jpg 
Views:	90 
Size:	323.4 KB 
ID:	697608Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5900.jpg 
Views:	114 
Size:	281.6 KB 
ID:	697609Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5901.jpg 
Views:	47 
Size:	321.7 KB 
ID:	697610Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5904.jpg 
Views:	53 
Size:	324.7 KB 
ID:	697611Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5907.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	331.7 KB 
ID:	697612Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5908.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	319.8 KB 
ID:	697613
    Last edited by HARRY THE MOLE; 06-01-2014 at 02:44 PM.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

  2. #2

    Default

    Looking good!

  3. #3

    Default

    Awesome ! It looks a nice sunny day over there !

    Looking good Ade & co !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

  4. #4
    ?

    Default

    If i was Ade i,d be careful, Les is as lethal with that bayonet as she is with her pots and pans and its good to see her back on form

  5. #5

    Default Russian camp

    Apologies for not finishing off the post - the boss called me away for lunch. Please excuse my lack of knowledge on Russian weapons - I only know the one's that most people recognise, but here's the rest of the pictures.

    The medals... first we have Ade's collection - which he tells me are fully researched, and also those of his wife Lez. She did tell me the story behind them, but by the time I got home I had forgotten. I really should have taken my voice recorder with me!

    Also a few more pictures of the Jeep. More pictures to follow in another posting.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5902.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	366.7 KB 
ID:	697625Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5903.jpg 
Views:	23 
Size:	365.9 KB 
ID:	697626Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5905.jpg 
Views:	22 
Size:	320.1 KB 
ID:	697627Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5924.jpg 
Views:	19 
Size:	316.4 KB 
ID:	697628Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5923.jpg 
Views:	20 
Size:	326.4 KB 
ID:	697629
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

  6. #6

    Default The weapons and kit.

    Now we move on to the amazing display of weapons that Ade and his comrades had put on display...

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5909.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	351.5 KB 
ID:	697630Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5910.jpg 
Views:	20 
Size:	362.6 KB 
ID:	697631Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5911.jpg 
Views:	18 
Size:	324.9 KB 
ID:	697632Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5912.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	357.8 KB 
ID:	697633Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5913.jpg 
Views:	22 
Size:	329.4 KB 
ID:	697635Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5914.jpg 
Views:	19 
Size:	326.0 KB 
ID:	697636Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5915.jpg 
Views:	19 
Size:	330.6 KB 
ID:	697637Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5916.jpg 
Views:	30 
Size:	345.1 KB 
ID:	697638
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

  7. #7

    Default And more weapons...

    It was rather sad really. The local Army cadet unit had put on a very good display of equipment which they use, there were also pictorial displays of the kind of activities they do - but not one single weapon on display. Guess who's stall the visitors were attending?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5917.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	329.4 KB 
ID:	697639Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5918.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	339.7 KB 
ID:	697640Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5919.jpg 
Views:	18 
Size:	342.5 KB 
ID:	697641Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5920.jpg 
Views:	22 
Size:	322.0 KB 
ID:	697642Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5921.jpg 
Views:	50 
Size:	378.8 KB 
ID:	697643Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5922.jpg 
Views:	26 
Size:	385.0 KB 
ID:	697644
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

  8. #8

    Default The last lot

    The last lot of pictures. Note the woman holding the pistol, she was enjoying every minute of it - as was everyone who came to the stall. If anyone has an interest in this re-enacting group, they should look up the following website... 2nd GUARDS RIFLE DIVISION HOME PAGE

    Once again, thanks to Ade & Lez Stevenson, Walter Priddew and Bill Smuts.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5925.jpg 
Views:	22 
Size:	327.8 KB 
ID:	697646Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5926.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	330.3 KB 
ID:	697647Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5927.jpg 
Views:	20 
Size:	346.6 KB 
ID:	697648Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5928.jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	368.8 KB 
ID:	697649Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5929.jpg 
Views:	23 
Size:	337.4 KB 
ID:	697650Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF5930.jpg 
Views:	23 
Size:	341.8 KB 
ID:	697651Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Russia.jpg 
Views:	20 
Size:	243.8 KB 
ID:	697652
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

  9. #9

    Default

    Hi Steve, it was great to meet you yesterday and I could have chatted all day.

    We were busy and never stopped. We had several visitors who were actually Russian and they loved it all.

    The weather was great and we are a bit red from the sun today.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Had good advice? Saved money? Why not become a Gold Club Member, just hit the green "Join WRF Club" tab at the top of the page and help support the forum!

  10. #10
    ?

    Default

    Great Thread!
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

Similar Threads

  1. 07-23-2013, 03:48 PM
  2. Warrington.

    In Discussions
    02-11-2012, 10:59 PM
  3. Festival of History 2008

    In Living History
    07-26-2008, 01:51 PM
  4. Midsummer Vintage Festival

    In Living History
    06-27-2008, 12:25 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •