Vehicle enthusiasts flock to air station

WHEEL meet again: Participants in this year's vintage military vehicle rally got into the spirit of the event by dressing in period costume.'Gable End Photography
WHEEL meet again: Participants in this year's vintage military vehicle rally got into the spirit of the event by dressing in period costume.'Gable End Photography

VISITORS to Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre at the weekend could have been forgiven for thinking they had stepped back in time when they stepped through the gates.

The centre held its 12th annual vintage military vehicle rally, which was hailed by organisers as “bigger than ever” and attracted participants from across the country to display their jeeps and trucks.

Many enthusiasts also dressed in period uniforms and clothing for that extra touch of authenticity, which went down well with local visitors.

Centre curator Daniel Paton said: “They attracted record numbers of visitors and ended the weekend with a parade through the town on Sunday afternoon. The vintage wartime vehicles and their owners, dressed in the uniform of the time, provided an appropriate backdrop for the other event, the opening of two new buildings on the site by veterans of RAF Montrose.

“The heritage centre is still run entirely by volunteers who have an amazing range of skills and knowledge even down to providing a flypast in a Cessna piloted by Arick and Brian Crozier. Alan Doe, chairman of the heritage centre, ended the formal part of the weekend by congratulating the volunteers.”