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Military Zone

Our interactive, explosive Military Zone brings you re-enactors, a living history zone, live battles and our popular military vehicles parade.

We have over 70 military vehicles, five re-enactment groups, the history of Dunsfold Aerodrome and Army, Navy and RAF recruitment stands for your entertainment. Read on for a taste of what we had in the 2016 Military Zone & Parade. Details of 2017 will be posted in March.

Military Recruitment

103 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) is an Army Reserve Unit that has Army Reserve Centres in the South East of England, it will be expanding into London in the future. Its role is to provide equipment support – inspection, maintenance, modification, repair and recovery of all the Army's equipment, all over the world, and in all conditions. The Army depends on its equipment being ready to go at a moment's notice.

On display is the Army's hi-tech recovery truck, or in military speak 'Support Vehicle (Recovery) or SVR for short, used by the Reserve Recovery Company. Recovery Mechanics specialise in rescuing tracked and wheeled vehicles and other equipment. Their job is to work out the pull required to recover ditched, bogged or overturned vehicles, and to use block-and-tackle layouts, heavy winch equipment and the vehicle's sophisticated radio-controlled crane to bring about safe recovery. Then transport it back to base for repair.

Other trades available within REME Reserves Unit are Vehicle Mechanics, Vehicle Electricians, Armourers, Technical Support Specialist, Communication Specialist, Staff Personal Support, Medic and Chefs.

For more information on the locations of the Army Reserve Centres and other roles and opportunities please visit the stand or click here for their website. 

The Royal Navy Mobile Recruiting Van (MRV) manned by Royal Marines will also be demonstrating team building activities.

For anyone wanting to find out more about how they could be a part of the Military Zone & Parade please visit our Exhibitor Page.

Re-enactment Groups

The Screaming Eagles currently has 55 members with a passion and interest for the 101st Airborne Division, which was made-up of young American Paratroopers who trained and fought in the Second World War. The uniforms and kit from that period are mostly original and allows the Group to put on very authentic and accurate Living History Displays at various public and private events across the UK.

The Screaming Eagles will be at Wings & Wheels all weekend and will be doing a number of re-enactments whilst showing off an array of Pyramidal Tents, Officer Tents, Pup Tents, Parachutes, Mortars, Bazookas, Radios, Willys Jeeps and a GMC Truck. All this is in addition to the kit each individual member owns, including weapons from Colt .45s, Carbines, Garands, Thompsons, Gease Guns, .30 or .50 Calibre machine guns, captured Axis weapons, Medical Kit and webbing. For more information on the Screaming Eagles visit their FaceBook page.

Tommies and Token Americans is a World War II re-enactment group consisting mainly of RAF, Paras, Home Guard, Royal Artillery, 'Token' American Soldiers and 1940s Civilians. The group portrays 1940s life, whether it be with the army or on the home front, and interacts with visitors telling stories and teaching people about the past. For more information click here.

Defenders of the Motherland Red Army living history group will be portraying an historic day in the Second World War. At Torgau on the banks of the river Elbe 135km south of Berlin, where East meets West, the mighty Red Army met up with US troops of the Fighting 69th infantry division on April 25th 1945. By joining forces the Soviets and American troops dealt a damaging blow to the Germans by cutting their army in two.

Military Vehicles

Applications for Wings & Wheels 2017 are now open, click here for more information or to apply today. Please see below for who attended in 2016!

 

Military Zone Participant  Vehicle
Adrian Sergent 

Land Rover 110 FFR

Land Rover 90

Andrew Davidson FV432-30 Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Andy Hurley Land Rover Series 1 86"
B. Duce Land Rover Air Portable and Truck Utility 1/2 Ton
Barry Claydon Land Rover 110GS
Chris Daines Canadian CMP Ford F15A
Chris Haines Willys MB Jeep (Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm)
Christopher Daines Ford F15
D. Flitcroft Hotchkis M201 Jeep
Dan Sanderson Ford GPW
Dave Napper  SUMB MH600
David Buckley Shorland MK111 Truck Armour Patrol 4X4
David Galleymore Austin Champ
Dr S Baker

Daimler Ferret MK2/2

Alvis Saracen MK5

Heather Young

Land Rover 110 FFR

Land Rover 90 GS Soft Top

Iain Lobjoit Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight
Iain Watson Willys Jeep MB
Ian Cookson Willys Jeep
Ivor Dadswell AEC Militant
Jack Perry Windsor Carrier Tracked Vehicle
Jackie Hopkins Land Rover 110 Defender
Jeff Simon Austin Champ
Jeremy Hall

Ford GPW

Willys Jeep

John Bailey Land Rover FC101 Intercept 
John Gammon

Willys Jeep

Dodge Command Car

John Place Land Rover 80 Series 1 
Kevin Browne  Daimler Ferret MK1, Scout Car Liaison
Kevin Hackett  Chevrolet CMP Command Vehicle
Louise Davidson Land Rover 101 Forward Control and Sankey Rapier Missile Resupply Trailer
Lyn Read

M38A1 Jeep

Diamond T Wrecker

Malcom Smith Land Rover 90 (GS)
Mark Collins Land Rover Series 3 109 inch (fitted for radio)
Mark Taylor

Ford GPW Jeep

Martin Ayling  Hotchkiss M201 Jeep
Martin Simons Ford Jeep GPW
Martyn Streeter

Ford WOT2H

Ford GPW Jeep

Merlin Jones Land Rover 2A FFR and Trailer
Michael Friend Ford GWP Jeep
Neil Thomas Honda ST1300 A6 Pan European
Paul Dove UAZ 469B
Paul Hurst  White M3A1 Scout Car 
Paul O Richards Ford GPW 
Peter Simmonds 

Dodge WC63 Weapons Carrier

International M5 Halftrack

Peter Webster  Air Portable Land Rover
R. Jarred Ford GPW
Richard Burlong  Land Rover Series 2A
Robert Lobjoit Land Rover Series 2 Seb 
Shane Potts

Alvis Saracen FV603 Armoured Personnel Carrier

Land Rover Light Weight FFR

Shaun Bartlett Land Rover Series 3 109
STD Alan Potter Army Land Rover 101
Stephen Hogan  Daimler Ferret Scout Car 2/4 

 

Stephen Perry

Ford Woodie C11 ADF

Ford F60L

Ford 21A Staff Car

Steve Ramsay  Willys MB Jeep
Tim Knight

Land Rover Defender 90

Tina Borer

Land Rover Series 2A 109 Let.

Tom Streeter  BSA M20
Tony Lintott  Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight
Tony Wright Land Rover Series 3 Air Portable 
Trevor Evans Ford GPW 

 

Andrew Davidson

1968 FV432-30 Armoured Fighting Vehicle

1977 Land Rover 101GS

Sankey Rapier Supply Trailer

Jo Davidson

1982 Land Rover 1/2 Ton FFR

1977 ZIL131 Radio Truck

 

John Dale

1943 GMC 2 1/2 Ton Truck 

1958 Austin Champ

1942 BSA Motorcycle 

1943 T34 Main Battle Tank

 

Graham Collins

1976 Land Rover 101GS 

Sankey Rapier Trailer

1962 Daimler Ferret 

1980 Bedford Ptarmigan Comms Lorry

 

Mick Sheehan 1958 Alvis Stalwart 
Ben Dale 1958 Daimler Ferret
Phil Harris  Landrover 1/2 Ton GS

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