Military vehicle show stands to attention and wows crowds

THE SIGHTS and sounds of the military world came to Denmead at the weekend, when the Overlord Show featured re-enactments, displays and an array of vehicles.

Tuesday, 30th May 2017, 6:55 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:30 pm
'514 Red Ball Express' at the show Photography by Habibur Rahman

The event, which was organised by the Solent Overlord Executive Military Collectors’ Club, took place at The Lawns.

The show depicts the history of the military from World War One onwards, with militia, books, uniforms and curios, some of which were for sale.

Military vehicles from around the world were also on display at the event, ranging from Second World War jeeps to Hummers that have been used by the US military in modern conflicts.

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27/5/17 Job 3 : 170694- CATCH LINE: Overlord The Lawns Denmead THE sounds and spectacle of military histroy will come alive as a military vehicle show returns to Denmead. The show, organised by the Solent Overlord Executive Military Collectors Club, will take place on May 27, 28 and 28 at The Lawns. John Whiting, from the club said: â¬ÜThe show depicts the history of the miltary from World War One onwards with both vehicles and re-enactors in exciting arena action backed by fascinating static displays. Colin Taylor next to a military police vehicle. Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170528-023619006

John Whiting from the Solent Overlord Executive Military Collectors’ Club, said the weekend was a huge success.

He said: ‘Despite the weather, we have had an excellent show.

‘People have turned out in their droves for the event, which we are really pleased about.

‘The 1940s theme has been a hit as well. It didn’t encompass the entire event, but I think having the Second World War militia helped to draw in a few more people.

27/5/17 Job 3 : 170694- CATCH LINE: Overlord The Lawns Denmead THE sounds and spectacle of military histroy will come alive as a military vehicle show returns to Denmead. The show, organised by the Solent Overlord Executive Military Collectors Club, will take place on May 27, 28 and 28 at The Lawns. John Whiting, from the club said: â¬ÜThe show depicts the history of the miltary from World War One onwards with both vehicles and re-enactors in exciting arena action backed by fascinating static displays. Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170528-024257006

‘All in all, I’d say it has been an enormous success and to be honest, we are already looking forward to next year’s show.’

27/5/17 Job 3 : 170694- CATCH LINE: Overlord The Lawns Denmead THE sounds and spectacle of military histroy will come alive as a military vehicle show returns to Denmead. The show, organised by the Solent Overlord Executive Military Collectors Club, will take place on May 27, 28 and 28 at The Lawns. John Whiting, from the club said: â¬ÜThe show depicts the history of the miltary from World War One onwards with both vehicles and re-enactors in exciting arena action backed by fascinating static displays. Colin Taylor next to a military police vehicle. Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170528-023619006
27/5/17 Job 3 : 170694- CATCH LINE: Overlord The Lawns Denmead THE sounds and spectacle of military histroy will come alive as a military vehicle show returns to Denmead. The show, organised by the Solent Overlord Executive Military Collectors Club, will take place on May 27, 28 and 28 at The Lawns. John Whiting, from the club said: â¬ÜThe show depicts the history of the miltary from World War One onwards with both vehicles and re-enactors in exciting arena action backed by fascinating static displays. Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170528-024257006