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    Military Odyssey-Kent UK August Bank Holiday Weekend

    Just wondering how many members went to the Military Odyssey in Kent last weekend ? as I have not seen it mentioned on here,
    could not go myself and wondered if anyone managed to pick up anything interesting ? Tony.
    "Smoke me a kipper, i'll be back for breakfast!"

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    Went up there on Thursday as i only live 5 mins away to buy my arm band as i have done ever since it started and was told a arm band would now cost me 75 for the 3 days, walked out and went on holiday.

    i will never go to that fair again.

    Dave

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    I went for a look round. I found a nice 12 Pounder 12 Cwt case made in 1898 which still had it's primer. Also a nice 6 Pounder made in 1903.

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    Went on the Saturday. Picked up some good stuff, mainly swaps and had a great day.

    Dave.

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    I was there with John, found nothing special, but was good to meet some good friends, Ben

    Any Live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt accordingly with by fully trained EOD personel

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    Went on Sunday and purchased a Royal Navy 4.7" cartridge case with intact primer. salvaged from the wreak of H.M. destroyer Grafton. We will be firing this one in the 4.7" Mk IX gun at Explosion museum in Gosport.
    This fair is expensive for it's content and is the poor relation of the War & peace show.

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    The price for a pitch is 220 pounds, even more than the War and Peace show, most sellers will not go anymore, make the price for a Pitch 75 and you will have plenty of sellers with intresting items, will not go there anymore, Ben

    Any Live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt accordingly with by fully trained EOD personel

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    I went for the first time this year and took my son along too, he absolutely loved it (so did I), it was his first decent sized arms fair. His eyes nearly popped out of his head when he saw Bens tables full of goodies!! That's the sort of thing that keeps our hobby alive and in true style he managed to wipe out his bank account too!

    Its such a shame that its so expensive for the stall holders, surely the organisers can see its better to charge less and get more people there. Perhaps there's someone out there on BOCN who can have a word with them.......

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG500 View Post
    I went for the first time this year and took my son along too, he absolutely loved it (so did I), it was his first decent sized arms fair. His eyes nearly popped out of his head when he saw Bens tables full of goodies!! That's the sort of thing that keeps our hobby alive and in true style he managed to wipe out his bank account too!

    Its such a shame that its so expensive for the stall holders, surely the organisers can see its better to charge less and get more people there. Perhaps there's someone out there on BOCN who can have a word with them.......

    Dave.
    No chance Dave i bet...Greed is good is what they think. It is a shame that prices are whacked up so high. Glad i havnt bothered with Detling now.

    best

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    I was there for Saturday and came back with some nice stuff, two 15s, two 38s, a 35 and a 25B - thanks to Ben - and a few other bits and pieces. Also met briefly Spotter & Skippy. However the day was spoilt by a stomach-ache from eating some overpriced, undigestable crap that passed for a hot-dog. It's a bloody shame that traders are likely to get priced out. And another hazard for dealers I noticed this year was a couple of HM Customs officials touring the site siezing items on the basis of some obscure legal technicality.

 

 
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