Okay, this page is still pretty weak, but we're working on it! We plan to do a thorough rework soon. This is a long slow process, so please have patience. We have checked most of these links and fixed them (well, there might be a bad one or two, but...). We have a LOT more to add!
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We are a living history unit who portrays the common ground crews of WW2. Every year we assist the Collings foundation with their "Bomber fantasy cam" by being the training unit to assist training the students. We also participate with the Midland Odessa TX CAF for their annual "Airsho" and set up a flightline maintenance section. If you have a love for WW2 aircraft and getting your hands dirty on them drop us a line.
Der End Sieg-The Final Victory is a short WWII film depicting combat on the eastern front. Many of the most famous armoured vehicles from that era may be seen in action like never before in high definition. This film is available for download for free from the film's official website.
6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment During WW2, for the first time, soldiers and equipment were flown into battle by air. In the opening phases of the war, the German armed forces used airborne forces dropping by parachute and landing by glider with great effect to attack targets in western Europe and the Mediterranean. The United Kingdom was quick to see the advantages such forces could give, and in response, developed airborne forces of her own. Of the nations who used airborne forces, no-one brought the concept to reality in a manner grander than the United Kingdom. With larger and more sophisticated types of glider than any other country, the British Army was capable of landing entire mechanized and armored units directly into battle by air. The epitome of that capability was the 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment, an entirely mechanized, armored unit equipped with light tanks, armored personnel carriers, armored scout cars, jeeps, motorcycle mounted infantry, and it's own artillery in the form of towed 4.2" heavy mortars. The 6th AARR was flown into the Normandy bridgehead on the evening of D-Day, the operation code-named "Mallard", becoming the first-ever unit in history to fly tanks directly into a battle by air. It fought throughout the Normandy campaign alongside the units brought in by sea, and advanced out of the bridgehead during the "Breakout from Normandy", leading the way to the Seine River. After the 6th AARR was withdrawn from Normandy to Britain to prepare for further airborne operations, it was sent, in a hurry, back to the continent in December of 1944 to bolster the British and American forces fighting along the northern flank of the Ardennes forest in the "Battle of the Bulge". Upon completing its mission there, it was again withdrawn to Britain to prepare for further airborne operations. In March of 1945, the tanks of the 6th AARR were again flown into battle, this time during "Operation Varsity", the crossing of the Rhine River. The unit flew into the air head to fight off german counterattacks and operate as a reserve, assisting the airborne infantry where necessary. Upon the successful establishment of the airhead and the link-up with the 'seaborne' forces crossing over the river, the 6th AARR again led the advance, at the head of the 6th Airborne Division. Leading the division in its true reconnaissance role, it broke out of the Rhine bridgehead and advanced all the way to the Baltic sea, linking up with Soviet Forces advancing from the east, and putting paid to the Third Reich. Our club, the re-enacted 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment, portrays the men and machines of our namesake, to keep alive the memory of those who pioneered the flight of armor into battle. We are a non-profit organization of volunteers who spend our time and effort collecting and crewing armored vehicles of the type used by the 6th AARR in its operations during WW2. We participate in demonstrations for the public as well as private gatherings of like-minded clubs in Texas and her neighboring states. Membership is open to all.