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Debach Airfield Open Day - 12th June 2005

The day after the Debach 40s-themed dance, the airfield holds an open-day. Many of the participants from the night before (including DH) are still roaming around in costume, and several more military vehicles arrive during the morning. Maurice Hammond, from Eye, does a flypast in his Mustang, and Nosher and DH get to poke around a Sherman tank for a bit. There's also the moment when Bill suddenly realises that The Boy Phil has rolled up his keys and mobile phone in the packed tent. We phone it to make sure and, yes, the tent "rings"

next album: A BSCC Bike Ride and an Indoor Barbeque at the Swan, Tibenham and Brome - 16th June 2005
previous album: A 1940s VE Dance At Debach Airfield, Debach, Suffolk - 11th June 2005

2005 The morning after

The morning after

2005 Bill checks his trousers

Bill checks his trousers

2005 Marc does a fry up

Marc does a fry up

2005 The ATC cadets do some drill

The ATC cadets do some drill

2005 A vintage motorbike churns out some impressive pollution

A vintage motorbike churns out some impressive pollution

2005 DH looks around

DH looks around

2005 Bill does a convincing impression of Jon Culshaw

Bill does a convincing impression of Jon Culshaw

2005 Marc roams around

Marc roams around

2005 The tents are packed up

The tents are packed up

2005 Suey and Bill do a roll up

Suey and Bill do a roll up

2005 A truck with machine guns on it called 'Claire'

A truck with machine guns on it called 'Claire'

2005 We have a look around the military vehicles

We have a look around the military vehicles

2005 The leaping cat on the front end of a 40s Jaguar

The leaping cat on the front end of a 40s Jaguar

2005 A dude stands by his Willys jeep

A dude stands by his Willys jeep

2005 DH roams around in his RAF gear, and even gets a salute from one of the ATC boys

DH roams around in his RAF gear, and even gets a salute from one of the ATC boys

2005 A nice hot cup of tea from a van

A nice hot cup of tea from a van

2005 The Debach hangar

The Debach hangar

2005 The pilot's cockpit instruments from a B24 Liberator

The pilot's cockpit instruments from a B24 Liberator

2005 Another instrument panel, maybe B17

Another instrument panel, maybe B17

2005 Marc gets quizzed on uniform authenticity by a passing ARP warden

Marc gets quizzed on uniform authenticity by a passing ARP warden

2005 Richard cycles around

Richard cycles around

2005 Another cycling airman

Another cycling airman

2005 Reversing a Jeep

Reversing a Jeep

2005 A GI sergeant checks his bayonet

A GI sergeant checks his bayonet

2005 The gang roams around

The gang roams around

2005 A whole line of Willys Jeeps

A whole line of Willys Jeeps

2005 The Boy Phil roams around

The Boy Phil roams around

2005 Military oddment sales

Military oddment sales

2005 A reconstruction of an unexploded bomb site

A reconstruction of an unexploded bomb site

2005 Sue peers through an opening

Sue peers through an opening

2005 An open-top Jeep with a flag

An open-top Jeep with a flag

2005 A 1:24 scale model of the B24 Liberator 'Hookem Cow'

A 1:24 scale model of the B24 Liberator 'Hookem Cow'

2005 The dude works on his model

The dude works on his model

2005 The models are trundled up to the runway

The models are trundled up to the runway

2005 The Sherman tank rumbles past the control tower

The Sherman tank rumbles past the control tower

2005 The ATC hang around

The ATC hang around

2005 The ATC lads take a break

The ATC lads take a break

2005 The crowds watch Maurice Hammond's fly-by in Janie

The crowds watch Maurice Hammond's fly-by in Janie

2005 A bloke looks out of a tank

A bloke looks out of a tank

2005 The guy looks properly worried

The guy looks properly worried

2005 DH in a tank

DH in a tank

2005 Nosher and DH in the Sherman tank

Nosher and DH in the Sherman tank

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The morning after