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Vintage Village

For visitors, the Vintage Village at the Air Tattoo was like taking a step back in time to revel in the extravaganza of nostalgic experiences.

This year Daisy's Vintage Tearoom offered delicious tea and cake, the Military Vehicle Trust was accompanied by re-enactors to bring the First and Second World War life, to life! Boscombe Down Aviation Collection showed off a number of aircraft cockpits from the RAF's 100 year past, allowing you to see and even sit inside icons like the Hawker Hunter.

Friday saw Winston Churchill make an appearance - you could catch one of his infamous speeches. You could also see performances on the bandstand from the Bluebirds (Friday, pictured), Puttin' on the Blitz (Saturday) and D-Day Darlings (Sunday). 

Inside the themed marquee was a packed programme of wonderful entertainment, including professional singers, dancing, and DJ. The style was, of course, a mix of wartime favourites and tunes from a bygone era, spiced with some foot stomping jumping and jiving. 

You could travel back in time to experience what life was like during the Blitz in these genuine WW2 Anderson shelters. Once you stepped inside you were transported back to the 1940s, where a re-enactor will answer all your questions on this fascinating time period.

Vintage Victory Rollers were back this year at the Vintage Village offering vintage inspired makeovers during the Air Tattoo. 

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show Iíve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

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