The 2022 RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Weekend will take place over the weekend of the 20th & 21st August (10am to 5pm daily).

All listed events, attractions and displays subject to availability.

We have an open invitation for WWII Re-enactors, military, vintage and classic vehicles, plus stalls selling vintage items and memorabilia to attend the event. If you would like further information on how to attend, please send an email with a brief description of your stall/display to: info@rafharrowbeer.co.uk . We will send you an application form. You will find some further information on the ‘Application Forms’ page.

In view of the extremely hot weather, please make sure you have adequate water with you as there is no source of tap water on the airfield. Drinks (hot and cold) will be available from the various catering stalls.

RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Weekend

Saturday 20th Events

11am Service of Remembrance
A short Service of Remembrance in front of the Airfield Trust Memorial Stone by Knightstone Tea Rooms, to remember the 72 service personnel who lost their lives whilst serving at RAF Harrowbeer.

Hourly runs of the Rolls Royce (Packard built) Merlin engine of Merlin Heritage

1940s Music from The Hummingbirds and from Bern Stewart throughout the day.

Vintage bus rides on a Leyland Atlantean double-decker bus (provided by the South Devon Railway).

Vintage Steam Engine rides with the Robey Trust. (subject to a change in the weather – Moors are too dry for us to run the risk of causing a fire so vintage tractor rides will be given instead.)

Military vehicles, living history displays, classic cars.

WWII weapons display (TBC)

Sunday 21st Events

Hourly runs of the Rolls Royce (Packard built) Merlin engine of Merlin Heritage

1940s Music from The Hummingbirds and from Bern Stewart throughout the day.

Vintage bus rides on a Leyland Atlantean double-decker bus (provided by the South Devon Railway).

Vintage Steam Engine rides with the Robey Trust. (subject to a change in the weather – Moors are too dry for us to run the risk of causing a fire so vintage tractor rides will be given instead.)

Military vehicles, living history displays, classic cars.

WWII weapons display (TBC)

Food & refreshments

Andy’s Munchbox (burgers, etc)

Authentic Thai Food (noodle bar)

Blue Skies Catering (sandwiches, jacket potatoes)

Hungry Hog (hog roast)

Millie’s Homemade Cakes

Royal Oak Meavy (public bar)

NAAFI tent for tea & coffee (run by Buckland Monachorum Drama Group – all monies raised go to event funds)

Retromix Sweet Stall

Ice Cream supplied by Willy’s Ice Cream of Tavistock.

Displays & Attractions

Re-enactor & Living History

British Glider Infantry/Paratrooper
Displays based on the Normandy Campaign, including French Resistance.

Brixham Battery Heritage Group
Museum display and sales

Post War French Army
Display with Peugeot P4 & Cagiva T4 motorcycle

American US Army Military Police
British Land Girl

UTAH 237th Army Camp
US Army display

Home Guard
Display of weapons & kit used by the Home Guard in WWII

The D-Day Dodgers
Display of an Italian British Army Group

The Yelverton Patrol GHQ Reserve Battalion 203 (Home Guard)
Home Guard Auxiliary Units/British Resistance Movement

Military Vehicles

As well as military vehicles with above displays, we expect the following:

Royal Enfield 202 lightweight motor cycle, GMC Truck, M29 Studebaker ‘Weasel’, WC11 Dodge Panel Van, WWII British Jeep, Dodge WC52, Dodge WC51, Ford GPW Jeep, Ward La France M7 Trailer and Jeep, Ford GPW & Trailer, 1944 Willy’s Jeep

Classic Vehicles & Cars

We expect many cars will just arrive on the day of the weather is good! The following have told us they are coming.

Both days: Mini Cooper, Vauxhall Nova SR, 1965 Massey Ferguson 2130 Tractor

Saturday Only: Austin 1100, MG TD (1951), Austin Healey Frog-eyed Sprite, MG Midget (1954)

Sunday Only: Austin A35, Austin A30 (1954), Austin A35 (1956), Austin A30 (1955), Austin Allegro Estate

Trade & Other stalls

RBL, RNLI, RAFA, Martin Ward (antiques & curios), Black Rifle Airsoft (BB firing range), Plymouth RC Armour Crew, Tavistock Area Men in Sheds, Tavy Turners & Carvers Club, Eagle Nest Military Supplies, Geoffrey Roach (books & models),
‘Oldmaidnew’ (see below), WWII Militaria (with Ted Butcher), South West Blood Bikes (Sunday only), City of Plymouth Model Boat Club (Saturday only).

“OldMaidNew” will be showcasing nostalgic and vintage linens, scarfs & accessories from the past , as well as Heritage Sewing Kits & products as seen on “Create and Craft Tv channel. Meet the team at OldMaidNew, or visit www.oldmaidnew.com for information about our products. In addition there will be 40’s items such as magazines , and a variety of aviation photography , taken by CliveStephensPhotography.co.uk.

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