Tiger Day 2016

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Hello,

recently I visited The Tank Museum at Bovington once more, the staff invited Jingles and I to attend the Tiger Day 2016 event and we gathered footage for you from a different perspective of the arena:

My Facebook photo album (Amazed Its been shared already over a thousand times!):

And Jingles Video:

 

This was my first time experiencing the Tiger Day and have to say its pretty much like TankFest but with sightly fewer people (it was still crowded), the VCC was open to the general public, they also had a couple of vehicles available for a peek inside for those who bought the premium tickets and they are actively making the place enjoyable for all ages, they have plenty of didactic games for kids and even got a kid’s brand spanking new small park near the TOG II and one of the Naffies where the younglings can burn their energy while parents can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea.

The weather was very good, Roz, the assistance Marketing Manager and a really nice girl told that it was the first sunny Tiger Day in 12 years, took advantage of it and drank a Landship while sunbathing on the grassy area while waiting for the Arena show time.

And talking about the arena show, I have to thank the museum for not only making sure that I would have the best of times but also for giving me access to behind the scenes, I got to see the vehicles up close before they drove around the arena, learned a thing or 2 from the crews and got to take photos of the show from the arena itself.

It was definitely an experience I want to repeat.

 

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17 comments on “Tiger Day 2016

  1. Hedgehog1963 says:

    Jingles’ video and your ‘photos made me wish I was there. Both great work. I’ve never seen the Tiger moving.




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  2. ViKing_6 says:

    Bovington is not the only museum that deserves some love…
    I’ve been mailing you this for a month :
    Saumur has finally restored the only BatChat in the world (the one that was left rusting, as you can see here http://ftr.wot-news.com/2014/04/05/batchat-25t-rl-photos/ ), all that thanks to WoT (BatChat is now displayed next to the ELC and AMX 13)

    http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/16/1461155560-267859dsc00042.jpg
    http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/16/1461155577-246768dsc0005.jpg

    I can find more bigger photos if you like…




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  3. ViKing_6 says:

    Meanwhile Saumur has finally restored the only BatChat prototype in the world (the one that was left rusting, as you can see here http://ftr.wot-news.com/2014/04/05/batchat-25t-rl-photos/ ), all that thanks to WoT (BatChat is now displayed next to the ELC and AMX 13) but nobody seems to give a crap
    http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2016/16/1461155577-246768dsc0005.jpg
    I have bigger photos if you want.

    Bovington is not the only museum that deserves some love.




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  4. Chuck says:

    You lucky bum! I do wish they had a running Panther. (My fav)




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  5. PzB says:

    “Dear John,

    I am pleased to inform you that you have been chosen from our ballot to ride in the Chieftain SID on the Saturday at Tankfest! Many congratulations!” 😀




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  6. Glenn A says:

    Saw Jingle’s video while browsing youtube and I loved the part where it got to the Leopard 1 and what he said in the subtitles lmfao.

    I’m guessing Rita that gave you a good laugh too when you first saw his video




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  7. kcopy says:

    If u ever felt the sound of a Leopard1 compared to the sound of a Leopard2, u fall in love with the Leopard1 ..

    This engine is a poem ..

    also loved the PzH2000 with a modifed version of this engine ..

    we fired up a Leopard1 engine under a sluggish roof .. even if you are deaf u know whats commin 🙂




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