The Victory Show returns to Cosby

Folk can step back in time this weekend (Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th September) as, returning by popular demand, ‘The Victory Show’ takes to the skies over Cosby.

Started in 2005 as a one-off to commemorate VE Day, the show has become an established fixture in the Second World War celebratory calendar showcasing a detailed flying display involving authentic wartime aircraft.

Battle of Britain Memorial flights will take place on the Saturday and the famous iconic Vulcan Bomber can be seen on the Sunday. There will also be appearances by such as the P51 Mustang and Spitfire.

Step back over 60 years in time with a host of high quality re-enactment & historical societies showing the lives of the participants of the conflict in foreign theatres and the home front.

With the largest collection of period military vehicles in the Midlands you can really absorb the spirit of the 40’s with one of the biggest collections of Second World War armour, including heavy artillery, tanks, half tracks and more.


 

There are plenty of other activities for all the family, including kids’ activities, model aircraft and boats, music and displays of farming, forestry and tractors from yesteryear. There’s even a miniature train track.

From airmen to infantry, the Victory Show 2011 opens a window on the tough old road to safeguarding democracy that was the 1940s.

The Victory Show is on Saturday and Sunday, at Foxlands Farm, Croft Road, Cosby.

Tickets, adults (17 and over ) £12.50; children (five to 16) £5; children under five and Second World War veterans, free. Cash only on the gate.

Organisers have installed a minature train track, have many stalls for the ladies, new & extended viewing areas for the public, lots of exciting treats for children and have opened up 12 acres of woodland for the re-enactors (organisers have made this as accessable as possible, attendees are advised to speak to any staff in blue if there are any problems!).

There promises to be new excitement in the battle re-enactment this year, which is the biggest in the country of its kind and is spread over 40 acres.

Latest programme info:  (from The Victory Show website 1/9/11)

10.00 – 11.30 Sat & Sun Static Aircraft Display including the Auster, Tipsy Belfair

Jabiru, Jodel, Jackaroo, P-51 Mustang Duo (Sat ), T6

Harvard (Sat), Hurricane and Piper Cub

11.45 – 13.45 Sat & Sun Large Model Aircraft Display*

14.00 – 14.30 Sat & Sun WWII Re-enactment Battle

 

14.45 – 16.00 Sat Flying Display

• BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane Flypast

• Mustang Pair Formation Aerobatics

• T6 Harvard

• Jungemeister

• Me109 Buchon & Hurricane

• Cub

• Mustang & Spitfire

 

14.45 – 16.00 Sun Flying Display

• Jungemeister

• Me109 Buchon & Hurricane

• Vulcan Bombing Run

• Cub

• Mustang & Spitfire

 

16.00 – 17.30 Sat & Sun All aircraft departing site

 

Open All Day Sat & Sun Re-enactment camps, miniature steam train rides. 1940’s vehicles, Model remote controlled Aircraft. Over 60 stalls in large market. Static WWII Aircraft, Tank Rides, 1940’s Working and Static Farming Machinery. Huge Army Encampment (feel free to ask questions), 50+ Reenactment Groups. 200+ Vehicles inc, Heavy Armour, Tanks and many more, Hinckley Model Boat Club. Paul Harper playing throughout the day in the Marquee. Plus many more attractions all over the Cosby Victory Show Site including various food & drink outlets.

* All flying is subject to weather, serviceability and operational commitments.

 

www.victoryshow.co.uk

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