31 May 11. The Editor attended the Eton College CCF Tattoo, held on College Field at Eton. The CCF put on an excellent display of gymnastics, unarmed combat, horsemanship, supported by a military band including Pipes & Drums. The arena was illuminated by the remaining WWII Searchlight as used in London during the Blitz. The finale included a mock attack which included two 25 Pounder WWII Field Gun teams, a White Scout Car, a Jeep, a Scimitar CVR(T) and two Jackals, one supplied by the Coldstream Guards and one by Supacat, whose Nick Ames is an Old Etonian.
20 Jun 11. Conference agenda details have been released for
Military Vehicles Exhibition and Conference 2011 (MVEC 2011) being held at the Cobo Convention Center, Detroit, Michigan, August 9-11. In its third year, MVEC 2011 is being co-located with the two other events – the Advanced Lightweight Materials Summit and the Innovative Seating Conference. The annual Military Vehicles Exhibition and Conference (MVEC 2011) has expanding its focus to address the changes the way the industry and military do business together by incorporating all aspects of the entire military vehicle supply chain. The much-awaited educational conference program was posted on the event’s website (http://www.MilitaryVehiclesExpo.com) recently. “The conference has a thematic focus on resetting current vehicle fleets, with highlights on the most pressing component and technology needs for military vehicles,” explained Luis Hernandez, Executive Program Director. “It covers a wide array of modern topics with dedicated conference tracks such as retrograde and reset, vehicle armor, alternative energy, and vehicle systems development. Special attention will also be paid to optimizing coalition interoperability with our foreign community as well as border protection and armored vehicle needs.” (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)