Enjoy this video 🙂 Convoy video
Oh… wait… wrong type of convoy!!
Sept 15 brought around the annual convoy from Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg to New Oxford, PA. Bob Buker has organised this for several years now and we usually pull in 40 or more WW2 vehicles.
We divide up into companies before hand and commanders receive a detailed WW2 style folder with maps and overlays and more. Then we gather up the road from the farm around 7:30 am and prepare to head out. Bob always plans a route that takes us through back country roads with great scenery. You often feel that the current year slips away and you are dropping back in time.
We had several fellows come down from Canada including the piper in the photo above. Terry Hunter is the piper and he is an officer in the Canadian Army. The unit we reenact portrays 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. The Canadian embassy heard about us and sent a representative out to the battle at New Oxford that marks the midpoint of the convoy. Below is a shot of myself in 1 Can Para uniform.
This went on for a bit and gave the fellows a chance to fire off some rounds. I am often left wondering what the locals think about this. I can imagine some guy out on his porch with a cup of coffee and then all hell bursts loose in front of him. Not even sure what I would think if I did not do this as a hobby.
Sadly my Jeep, Mort, began running rough toward the end of the convoy, but as always he got us back to the camp. With alot of work I straightened out a few small issues but in the end had to tow him home. Now he awaits my ministrations.
Thanks to my little Jeep for not stranding us!! He is a loyal mechanical companion.