The VMGCRA has provided displays of the Vickers MG in a historical context independently and as part of a wider group of individuals or associations. This page shows some of the photos and explains some of the context of the displays. Few of the photos are the property of the VMGCRA and where they are sourced from elsewhere, the link is shown below the photo to the original source and where, often, you can find more of the photos of the show. If a link is not shown, it means the original source cannot be located – if this is your photo, please contact using the link on the contents page.
Victory Show, Cosby, UK (September, 2011)
Here are some photos displaying as the MMG Group, 7th (Galloway) Bn, King’s Own Scottish Borderers at the Victory Show, Cosby, UK on the first weekend of September. The display is of the dug in troops of the 1st Airborne Division in the perimeter around the Hartenstein Hotel, Oosterbeek around 21-22 September, 1944, as part of Operation MARKET GARDEN.
The Vickers is my Second World War British ‘V’ range gun, that happens to have had use by Airborne Forces at some point and has signs of use by them and is also within 10 numbers of the gun in the Hartenstein Museum, Oosterbeek (which was dug up in the area).
This was done as part of a group usually portraying the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron, 1st Airborne Division.
- Unless otherwise mentioned above, all photos are from the VMGCRA.