April 21, 2024


Hi,  We have been busy over the past couple of months attending some events and getting the word out that the WDRG is about.

First up was the Victory in Europe parade held in Knightswood, Glasgow.  This involved a church parade, a wreath laying at the memorial followed by a march past and the WDRG led the way with Betty our jeep.

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Next up was the Stirling Military Show held on the 22nd of June at the Kings Park, Stirling.  It was a great day and we had 14 vehicles on display with the assistance of the SMVG.  Our main part was to provide a static display and also take part in the parade through the town, where we also carried some veterans.


Next up was the Glasgow Armed Forces Day held in George Square on 29th June.  We attended with 2 other jeeps and took up our usual spot on the Square.  A very busy day and a lot of interest in WDRG.  Also attending the show were the Kennedy Cupcakes, who gracefully posed in front of, and on top of, the jeep for us.


Next day, 30th June, saw us attend a Glasgow Speedway AFD event where I took the jeep along to the Glasgow Tigers at Ashfield.  The weather was horrendous but never the less we were there to ferry the riders around the arena at the start of the races.


Our latest venture was to a regular event at Eglington Country Park, Irvine, where we attended the West of Scotland Jaguar Enthusiasts West Coast Rally on 13/14 July.   This was a 2 day event for us and we set up the whole camp with bell tent, 160lb ridge tent, lean to and 2 full size desert camouflage nets and added all the period items to the inside of each dispaly.  Mitch Curr, Neil Lennon and Jennifer ‘Bob’ Rankin and I were in attendance and the weather was burning hot all of the weekend, which is a bonus with no wet canvas to pack up at end of show.  It was a long weekend moving, building and returning everything back to HQ.

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Our next event will be on Saturday 27 July where we will support the Fife Airborne Forces Parade in Glenrothes, more next time on this event.




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