Sandwich Salutes the 40s
Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th April, Bank Holiday Monday May 1st
Sandwich Town Quay, Quay Green and the River Stour
A P22 Gunship manned by a crew of 6 and armoured with three 50 calibre Browning machine guns will moor on the River in Sandwich for the weekend. It will be the heart of a weekend of re-enacting the 40s with over 200 experienced re-enactors taking part. The likes of the Desert Rats, RAF, Red Cross Nurses, Military Police, Home Guard, Land Army Girls, number 4 Commando Group and more will bring to life scenes including rescuing downed airmen from the Sea and stretchering the wounded to field hospitals . Air raid sirens and the sound of gunfire will add to the feel of authentic WW2 atmosphere.
It is anticipated that Sandwich Town shops, businesses and groups will take part and will dress in 40s style. A procession each morning will proceed through Sandwich.
Entertainments over the weekend include a Railway Swing Band concert in St Mary’s on Saturday evening (ticket price £15) and free live music from the deck of the P22 on all three days featuring 40s style singers including well know Micky Driver.
The event is organised by the Sandwich Rotary Club and the P22 Trust with support from Sandwich Community Events Association. The free three day event will be funded mainly be a prize draw with a first prize of £1,000 and other prizes including a trip for 8 people on board the P22.
It is hoped that additional funds will be raised at our special showing of the feature film Dad’s Army….
Further information can be found at www.sandwichevents.org.uk
Phone contacts – Andy Dale 07855 577822