Over the weekend of 3rd / 4th September, some of our team displayed at the 1940s Weekend at Lupton House near Brixham, Devon. This was the back garden of the Brixham Patrol who often did training raids on the American camp in the grounds.
We had a room in the beautiful period house all to ourselves which we pretty well managed to fill with weapons, explosives, equipment and kit all issued to the Auxiliary Units Patrols.
Information and pictures on the South Devon Patrols kept the locals entertained and we even heard the occasional “Wow, that was Bert who lived up the road!”
Picture boards telling the story of Bewley Down Special Duties site amazed everyone and George was a great hit especially after his make over!
Saturday was wet but busy but Sunday was such a treat to talk to so many people and educate them on the existence of Auxiliary Units, the room was often full of people. Lupton must have thought we did a good job as we won the Best Display Award!
Thanks to Rod Hart and all at the Lupton 1940s Weekend and hopefully see you there next year.
By Nina Hannaford