MAFVA Nationals, Duxford and lots of tanks

This last weekend Casemate UK attended the MAFVA Nationals Model Show at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. As well as being held at Europe’s finest aviation museum (do let me know if you believe there are better contenders so they can be added to my places to visit), there is also a Military Vehicle Show and the (secondhand) Military Book Fair in the American Air Museum Hall going on at the same time, so you get three shows to see for your entrance fee as well as all the exhibits!
It was a great day had by all, with our favourite tea and cake stall, the chance to ride a tank, watch flyovers by Spitfires and Mustangs, talk to veterans, re-enactors, see some of the best military models in the country and root around for a military history classic or three.
We met customers, profiled our new books, gave you the chance to win £250-worth of books, and discussed new book ideas with our retailers who also exhibit at the show and sell a wide range of ours and other publishers’ military history books – Aviation Book Centre, Avid Reader and Paul Meekins.
We also had chance to tell them our big news (watch this space, we have lots of great new developments to share with you, and promise to tell you as soon as we can 🙂 we know you’re going to enjoy it too!) and catch up on what else is new in the world of military history.
And now, as we all know, I am a confirmed tank fiend, so here are some photos from the Land Warfare exhibit at Duxford, including the replica of a Tiger Tank used in both Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers.
Now it’s time to get looking forward to Tankfest at the Tank Museum, Bovington later this month. We won’t be exhibiting, but Wendy and ABC will be, and I’ll be there in the crowds with the rest of you!

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