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.
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.
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.
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|
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
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|
|John Bailey||Land Rover FC101 Intercept|
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|
Diamond T Wrecker
|Malcom Smith||Land Rover 90 (GS)|
|Mark Collins||Land Rover Series 3 109 inch (fitted for radio)|
Ford GPW Jeep
|Martin Ayling||Hotchkiss M201 Jeep|
|Martin Simons||Ford Jeep GPW|
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|
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|
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|
Ford Woodie C11 ADF
Ford 21A Staff Car
|Steve Ramsay||Willys MB Jeep|
Land Rover Defender 90
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|
1968 FV432-30 Armoured Fighting Vehicle
1977 Land Rover 101GS
Sankey Rapier Supply Trailer
1982 Land Rover 1/2 Ton FFR
1977 ZIL131 Radio Truck
1943 GMC 2 1/2 Ton Truck
1958 Austin Champ
1942 BSA Motorcycle
1943 T34 Main Battle Tank
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|