Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Salute to the Forties

On Saturday Mum went to Chatham dockyard in Kent for a show which had nostalgic look at the 1940's. There was loads of stuff there from that period which of course was the time of WW2.

This was a Hawker Hurricane which took part in the Battle of Britain.



A great looking anti aircraft gun with people dressed up in wartime uniforms.


In fact lots of people were dressed up in uniforms from the time. The Police today are not that differently dressed in London and in England the Police still generally do not carry guns.



There were also some American Army vehicles on show from that time as well.



And this very splendid looking red fire engine.



And of course there had to be a dog there somewhere.


But I don't think he is old enough to have been there in the 1940's as well...

8 comments:

Valerie said...

An interesting day out. Pity you couldn't go and meet the 'army' dog.

The Army of Four said...

That's really cool stuff, Wizz! I think you're right - that pup probably wasn't there in the '40s!
Play bows,
Zim

Sophie said...

The 'army' dog looks right at home! :)

RYKER said...

My Grandma sure would have enjoyed that!

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Hi Wizz,
I remember the forties, and the blitz over London. When we got to school we would find out which of our friends had been killed or injured in the bombings the night before.

I enjoyed seeing your picture of the "Bobbie" or "Copper", a British policeman.

Maybe your Mom knows people who remember Savourmix. It was something we ate during the war made of ground up nuts and spices, to get protein, as meat was rationed. I loved that stuff.

Happy Tails, and Trails, Penny, TX

Pup Fan said...

Looks like a cool trip!

Levonne said...

I like that photo of you with your mom Wizz!

Matron said...

What a brilliant day out, right up my street. In fact, I saw a hurricane fly over my garden in Hillingdon just about then, they usually stop at Northolt for a bit of a practice. Lucky you!