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.
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 2018 will be opening in the New Year, click here for more information. Please see below for who attended in 2017!
|Military Zone Participant||Vehicle|
Land Rover Lightweight
|Barry Claydon||Land Rover 110GS|
|Brian Jarvis||Daimler Ferret|
Chris Marchant Lane
Alvis Saladin Mk2
Daimler Ferret Mk2
Alvis Saracen APC
|Clive Seabrook||Morris Commercial CS8|
|Dan Sanderson||Ford GPW Jeep|
|Dave Napper||SUMB MH600|
|David Galleymore||Austin Champ|
|David Allen||Land Rover Series 3|
|David Grange-Glen||Ex RAF Land Rover Defender|
Land Rover Defender 110
|Ian Cookson||Willys Jeep|
|James Bunch||Land Rover Series 1|
|Jeff Simon||Austin Champ FV1801|
|John Cornell||Land Rover Airportable Half Ton|
|Jon Bartlett||Armstrong MT500 Motorcycle|
|Kevin Browne||Daimler Ferret MK1, Scout Car Liaison|
Diamond T Wrecker
|Lynee Tatam||Land Rover 1 Tonne, Forard Control, FFR 24V|
Land Rover 90 (GS)
Land Rover 90 Wolf
Ford GPW Jeep
|Martin Ayling||Hotchkiss M201 Jeep|
|Martin Cross||Mercedes U1300L|
Chevrolet C8A HUP
|Michael Wood||Airportable Utility Land Rover|
|Mike Voros||Land Rover 110|
|Neil Thomas||Honda ST1300 A6 Pan European|
|Nick Main||Land Rover 110 V8|
|Paul Dove||UAZ 469B|
|Paul Hurst||White M3A1 Scout Car|
|Paul Wells||Land Rover 101 Forward Control, FFR|
|Peter Webster||Airportable Land Rover|
|Russell Lobjoit||Land Rover Series 2|
Alvis Saracen FV603 Armoured Personnel Carrier
Land Rover Lightweight FFR
|Shaun Bartlett||Land Rover Series 3 109|
|STD Alan Potter||Army Land Rover 101|
|Stephen Hogan||Daimler Ferret Scout Car 2/4|
Ex-RAF Land Rover 90 & Sankey Kitchen Trailer
Land Rover Defender 90
Land Rover Series 2A 109 Let.
|Tony Lintott||Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight|
|Tony Wright||Land Rover Series 3 Air Portable|
|Trevor Evans||Ford GPW|