I thought I might just pop this post in before my next installment of Waterloo.
I went to the Avalon Airshow, near Geelong Victoria, on Friday. I have been wanting to go for years but have always had something to do on the same weekend. I painted some Austrians for a re-enacting friend Tony and he made a chest for me. We agreed to meet up at the Airshow to swap.
I also saw that there was going to be a couple of Fokker Dr1 planes there from New Zealand. I have always wanted to see one, so that was it, I was going.
There was also some re-enacting going on. Here are a few pics and a little movie of a Spitfire, another favourite. I fell in love with the Spitfire when I was about 8 years old, when I went in the School library during at wet day, and saw a book on The Battle of Britain.
Enjoy the pics
The Australian Great War Association (I think) re-enacting a battle at
Gallipoli against the Turks and 1 German
Before the Battle
My friend Rod, preparing for battle
The Turks begin their assault
The Geelong re-enactors showing some WW2 action
A working Stug III
Bren Gun Carrier
A working Half Track
From the beginning of aviation to the present
Some of the crowd, not bad for a Friday
Me, proving that I was there
Actually I am here
Have they crashed????? No, just some explosions
My friend Tony, as a Commando from the tropics
Don't worry, the Bren is a replica
Some WW2 fighters, Mustang, Boomerang, Kittyhawk and Spitfire
The tell-tale silhouette of the lovely Spitfire
The Boomerang, Kittyhawk and Spitfire
The next installment of Waterloo will be in the next couple of days