SU1189 : Wartime Weekend 2014 (19), Blunsdon Station

taken 3 years ago, near to Purton Stoke, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Wartime Weekend 2014 (19), Blunsdon Station
Wartime Weekend 2014 (19), Blunsdon Station
The vehicle seen here as party of an Army recruitment stand, is state of the art. It is known as a Jackal or MWMIK (Mobility Weapon-Mounted Installation Kit) designed and developed in Honiton by Supacat Ltd, a British company. From Wikipedia:

"The primary role of the vehicle in the British Army is deep battlespace reconnaissance, rapid assault and fire support - roles where mobility, endurance and manoeuvrability are important - and it has also been used for convoy protection." LinkExternal link
Swindon and Cricklade Railway's Wartime Weekends
The S&CR LinkExternal link runs various events on its preserved railway. One of the more well-known is the Wartime Weekend held annually in September. The weekend is focused mainly, but not exclusively, on the second world war. These occasions allow numerous special-interest groups the opportunity to display and demonstrate their invariably military-based artefacts such as vehicles, uniforms and weapons. The highlight of the event is a battle re-enactment, normally set in France after D-Day as this enables the three main combatants in the Western European theatre, Britain, Germany and the United States, the chance to play their parts. The scenarios enable the participants to fire lots of blanks and make lots of noise and smoke. Victory rotates, one year the Allies win, the next it's the Axis. All very fair really.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Village, Rural settlement  Railways  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 110 897 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.3996N 1:50.5274W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 110 897
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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