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Old 06-22-2012, 04:26 PM
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D-Day 2014!

70th anniversary, not too many more years before all of the Veterans from either side have left us - only one WW2 service member left in my immediate family[&o] - Who is up for a tank meeting on the beaches?
(yes I posted this previously, but that was buried in another thread)

European clubs sound off now so that we can get this rolling please!?

Karel47 and club?
Flamme and club?
BTN members?
Hal - long trip for your crew, but you guys can drive my tanks any day ;o)
Bob? (and other US members)
Anybody I missed... Get in!

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Hey,
very interesting... But needs to be very well prepared...

Is France expected to be the country of the Meet?
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Yes, the idea would be to meet near (or on) a beach in Normandy
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give us later on more details, we are invited by rag for munster and dortmunt next year , w'll see can you pin any data on this
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having a thought of the belgian ardennes were the Battle of the Bulge was fought ???

just a random thought ...

am interested ...
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Normandy in June will be nicer than the Ardennes in December
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Normandy in June will be nicer than the Ardennes in December
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So Normandy (France), June 6th,2014... Am I correct?

Information about particular place, to plan the trip? What is planned or at least intentions: RCTank Battles, Tank Biathlon or anything else?
What about visa support as French Embassy here is tough?

Our Check colleagues that came to visit us in April (at HobbyExpo 2012) saw the competition...

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Don't have any info as yet, I just kicked this off last night - One of the UK club members has some contacts with local govt in the area, and if the local clubs have any contacts that would help too.

I'm not so sure there is much enthusiasm for Danville style battles within the UK club, but if there is enough of us then we can get on to it [8D]

At the moment the first step is to gauge the interest, then see who knows the right people to secure us a site once we have a rough idea of how many are going.
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D-Day 2014!

70th anniversary, not too many more years before all of the Veterans from either side have left us - only one WW2 service member left in my immediate family[&o] - Who is up for a tank meeting on the beaches?
(yes I posted this previously, but that was buried in another thread)

European clubs sound off now so that we can get this rolling please!?

Karel47 and club?
Flamme and club?
BTN members?
Hal - long trip for your crew, but you guys can drive my tanks any day ;o)
Bob? (and other US members)
Anybody I missed... Get in!

Thnx
Martin
(UK 1/16 RCTR club)

What makes you think I would want to come back....I was just there!!!

Steve, Dennis and I have already been talking about our "Next trip".

It would be great to have more guys to meet "over there". Steve is from Florida and I'm by New York, but we meet at an event in Texas. Well planned travel is quite easy. I would be glad to answer any questions here on RCU for you guys. I know many of our fellow form members in the EU can also offer assistance.

After summer vacation I will have to start banking the funds. FYI guys, both of my European trips (the 65th D-Day Aniversary & the "Tankers Dream Tour" both cost me less than I estimated.

Martin Knows the UK sights very well and I (while no expert) have been there twice and have first-hand knowledge on what is a must see and what is optional or not worthwhile. Pegasus Bridge and the Gondree Cafe is a must... but the Merville gun battery nearby is a bust.

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Good shout Mart
i'll plaster this all over Facebook on the clubs page and wall

i know of a few Rc tank clubs that operate soley from there

so June 2014 is the rough time and date actually date ie week or weekend to be comfirmed nearer the time say...2013? lol

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Hey Rob,

I think we should work this out this year and get a pitch booked - the world and his dog will be descending on Normandy in June 2014, and we can easily fill a 30 x 20 meter display space if all of the European clubs turn up

6th June 2014 is a Friday, I'd suggest making our way over on the Wednesday, and then home again on the following Tuesday - time for a bit of group sightseeing after the crowds go home

Flamme - if you're reading this, your crew put on an amazing show this year and we'd like to join you in 2014 if we can? [8D]

I'm not opposed to Joining Karel in the Ardennes either - just not on the anniversary of the Bulge [&:] - at least with the tanks anyway, maybe a guided tour in our cars?
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all we can do is try Mart
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Yep, if we announce maybe they will come... [&:]
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Just realised that I forgot to invite Steen and the rest of the Danes [&:] - how are you guys fixed that week?
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Martin, I am putting this on my calendar as a "must do". I will plan on being over there for a longer period so I can see more of the history in the U.K. and Europe. Dennis
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Yesterday I talked to Check Guys, they are also interested potentially...
I hope that they will show up in this tred.
Not to forgetItalian guys: Borealis and the rest of the team...
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Martin, I am putting this on my calendar as a ''must do''. I will plan on being over there for a longer period so I can see more of the history in the U.K. and Europe. Dennis
Hopefully the weather will be warmer than the last trip [&:]
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would be nice to meet you all over there, normandy is a beautiful place to be
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My wife's family is planning a family reunion in the Neatherlands ( she's Dutch ) around that time. I would love to slip away for a couple days and meet byou all.

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All are welcome
(even the guys I forgot to invite )
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To Martin,
still regarding geographical pointwhereit is being planned?

Carentan-Isigni Area (UTAH beach), Cherbourg (Drop Zones of 82-nd) ...?? or...???
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Where ever we can get the space right now [&:] hopefully by a beach, or boating lake with a sandy beach - thos LCT's that Flamme posted are something that I want to see in action... [8D]
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ok guys
we have a few French Clubs in with us and they are helping secure an area

some thoughts from them at the moment?
near caen or near juno beach or near pegasus bridge.

as mart mentioned please dont feel offended if weve missed you just shout at us and we will add you in
(Just not to loud Lmao)
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Space will be at a premium that weekend, I'll settle for anywhere we can get that has camping facilities reasonably close by
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