Leicestershire & Rutland

Victory Show, Cosby
Saturday, 4th September

The Victory Show, Foxlands Farm, Cosby LE9 1SG
Saturday 4 September

The Victory Show started as a one-off commemoration of VE day and is now entering its 11th year. It is intended to re-create the 1940's experience and commemorate the courage, hardships and endurance of our parents and grandparents during the days of WWII. The largest WWII re-enactment in the UK, you can witness a large-scale WWII battle and watch the vintage WWII aircraft take to the skies, engage in dog-fights and drop parachutists over the lines into 'enemy territory' (weather conditions permitting!).

As well as the battle and the air show, there will be vintage military vehicles and aircraft to look at as well as vintage static and working farm machinery. There will be military personnel from airmen to infantrymen from all the forces engaged in the war. They will be happy to answer your questions as they go about their daily business around the showground and in their respective battle camps.

There will also be miniature steam train rides, tank rides, Hinckley Model Boat Club and model remote controlled aircraft displays.

There are various food and drink outlets in the Showground and around 60 stalls, as well as 1940's music playing throughout the day in the marquee. Car parking is free of charge on site, but it is important to know that during the air show, access to the car parks is forbidden for safety reasons.

I went there in a past life (2018) and had a brilliant day out.

Because of covid restrictions and the need to control numbers, tickets must be bought in advance. If you would like to join this event, please contact Ellen. Payment must be made to Ellen before Friday evening, 14th May. Latecomers (or late payers) will have to arrange their own advance ticket purchases.

We will meet outside the Ticket Office at 11.30am on the Saturday and we could perhaps then have lunch together.

At the end of the day, those who want to can slake their thirsts after a hard day on the battlefields and airfields of the second World War at The Bulls Head pub in the village.

This information refers to a past event, check the programme for some events you can still go to.

Ellen ( Mob0779 1060348)
£20 due by 14th May 2021
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SP 541950
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