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, 2014)
Here are a selection of photos showing the ‘Emma Gees’ (Living History element of the VMGCRA) displaying a Machine Gun Platoon of the 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment. The event was the Victory Show, Cosby, UK on the first weekend of September. The period portrayed was later June 1944 where the 2nd Bn, Middlesex Regiment were part of the 3rd Infantry Division, fighting in the Normandy area following Operation OVERLORD.
Continuing the element of working with other groups and individuals, the regular supporters of the VMGCRA were accompanied by members of F.I.R.E. 44 and the East Yorks Living History Group.
As well as a static display of the whole platoon, using two deactivated Vickers and two live guns fitted to fire blanks, the live guns also took part in the firepower demonstration and mock-battle.
The hire of the guns and the supply of ammunition was financially supported by The Victory Show.
The photos below are a selection taken across the weekend by Jack England.
The photos below are a selection taken across the weekend by Nick Berry.