Show,Ex-Mil Militaria Show, Stafford May 2010

The Malvern Militaria Convention held at the Three Counties Showground has long been established and is in all our diaries. Run by Amanda and Graham Lycett of Jeeparts fame, it’s a great show to find lots of military bits and bobs from uniforms, vehicles, parts, badges etc.

With this successful show behind them, Amanda and Graham organised their first show held at the Stafford County Showground, just North of the town of Stafford and only a stone’s through away from RAF Stafford. Held on Sunday, May 2, just before a bank holiday here in the UK, Miliblog ventured out into the damp weather to see how it was.

There were many regulars from Malvern there and a good turnout of stands with some very exciting things for sale. Just look at some of the photos below to see. However, whether it was the weather or what but there didn’t seem to be many people there looking round. Chatting to some of the stallholders, they said it had been a little slow and by mid afternoon, most of them were just having a talk about all sorts of military things. I know i took part in quite a few myself !!! But it was the first show there and it definitely has the makings of being as good a show as Malvern. It certainly deserves the support of all us military enthusiasts and of course all the stallholders to return next time. So we wish Amanda and Graham good luck for the next one.

The War and Peace Show were there selling dvd’s of a selection of year’s shows along with a raffle to win a full size Jeep at this year’s show.¬†Monty’s Locker were selling a fantastic range of repro wartime¬†British army cloth badges, but were rather sensative when we tried to take a photo. Perhaps they thought we were going to copy them ! Jeeparts had a massive stand their along with Universal both selling a whole range of parts and accessories for your wartime Willys or Ford Jeep or even your postwar Hotchkiss Jeep. We even looked at some tyres for my old Ford GPW and nearly got my credit card out. Also it was quite unusual to see a Soviet WW2 machine gun, you know the one on wheels ! Especially having seen so many in our Eastern Front Photo Collection of the gun in actual wartime settings.

So enjoy the photos below and hopefully soak up the atmosphere. We did try and speak to Amanda a couple of times, but she was surrounded by hunky security chaps. Perhaps we were classed as the Paparazzi !

Random Images From Collection
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Chevrolet CGT Field Artillery Tractor (OPG 312 R)
Chevrolet CGT Field Artillery Tract
Eastern Front Collection 93
Eastern Front Collection 93
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 28
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 28
19 Mechanised Brigade (Subdued)
19 Mechanised Brigade (Subdued)
Austin K5 3Ton (NGH 621 P)
Austin K5 3Ton (NGH 621 P)
Eastern Front Collection 836
Eastern Front Collection 836
Eastern Front Collection 1577
Eastern Front Collection 1577
Land Rover 101 Ambulance (75 GJ 91)(Copyright Ken Reid)
Land Rover 101 Ambulance (75 GJ 91)
Normandy 1944 Collection 546
Normandy 1944 Collection 546
Eastern Front Collection 1337
Eastern Front Collection 1337
M7 Priest 105mm SPG (2)
M7 Priest 105mm SPG (2)
Morris C4 15cwt (MSV 823)
Morris C4 15cwt (MSV 823)
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (YNJ 8)
Bedford MWD 15cwt GS (YNJ 8)
19 Mechanised Brigade (Desert)
19 Mechanised Brigade (Desert)
Normandy 1944 Collection 847
Normandy 1944 Collection 847
Jagd Tiger (1)
Jagd Tiger (1)
Eastern Front Collection 940
Eastern Front Collection 940
Avro Vulcan (XH-501)
Avro Vulcan (XH-501)
DAF YA 3300 6x4 DROPS (KR-40-87)
DAF YA 3300 6x4 DROPS (KR-40-87)