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
Bedford TL 4x2 Tractor (46 KG 20)
Bedford TL 4x2 Tractor (46 KG 20)
Eastern Front Collection 902
Eastern Front Collection 902
Eastern Front Collection 588
Eastern Front Collection 588
Berlin May/June 1945 235
Berlin May/June 1945 235
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Airborne Equipment
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Airborne
JCB Rough Terrain Tractor (28 KE 37)
JCB Rough Terrain Tractor (28 KE 37
Eastern Front Collection 1241
Eastern Front Collection 1241
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Truck (13 GB 13)
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Truck
Land Rover S3 109 (48 FH 36)
Land Rover S3 109 (48 FH 36)
Normandy 1944 Collection 183
Normandy 1944 Collection 183
Normandy 1944 Collection 790
Normandy 1944 Collection 790
Normandy 1944 Collection 816
Normandy 1944 Collection 816
Berlin May/June 1945 181
Berlin May/June 1945 181
Land Rover S1 80 (MNT 632 F)(07 CE 93)
Land Rover S1 80 (MNT 632 F)(07 CE
Eastern Front Collection 125
Eastern Front Collection 125
DAF YA 3300 6x4 DROPS (KR-40-87)
DAF YA 3300 6x4 DROPS (KR-40-87)
Bedford RL 3Ton 4x4 Cargo (32 ER 78)
Bedford RL 3Ton 4x4 Cargo (32 ER 78
M10 Tank Destroyer (1)
M10 Tank Destroyer (1)
Austin K9 1Ton GS (VFO 887)
Austin K9 1Ton GS (VFO 887)
GMC 352 CCKW 6x6 Cargo (PSK 493)
GMC 352 CCKW 6x6 Cargo (PSK 493)