Yanks roll into Saddleworth as friendly wartime invasion returns

SADDLEWORTH turned back the clock for its annual friendly weekend wartime invasion.

The Yanks came back to the area on August 11 and 12, complete with fly past by Spitfire, Lancaster and Hurricane, military vehicles, vintage cars, 1940’s fashion show, craft stalls, dancing, music and much more.

Now in its 17th year, ‘Yanks’ is billed as the North of England’s longest running WW2 Military and Living History event.

pictures by Carl Royle

The main base for the weekend’s activities was Saddleworth School, while there was also the customary parade of veterans and machinery through the villages on Sunday.

This year’s parade was led by the remainder of the Stockport Normandy veterans, alongside the Oldham British Legion veterans. Money raised from the two-day event will be given to the Bury Veterans’ Association.

For further information find The Official Yanks are back in Saddleworth 2018 on Facebook or visit their website: www.yanksarebackinsaddleworth.co.uk

pictures by Carl Royle

One Reply to “Yanks roll into Saddleworth as friendly wartime invasion returns”

  1. What a FANTASTIC WEEKEND JUST GETS BETTER EVERY YEAR OUR TROOP OF GI’S CAME FROM THE WEST MIDLANDS AND MANCHESTER ALSO AS FAR AWAY as PLYMOUTH THANKS TO ALL THE TEAM AT YANKS AND THE PUBLIC ….WILL BE BACK NEXT
    YEAR 2019.

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