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LEE VICTORY FESTIVAL 2023
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Lee Victory Festival - LVF23
Held on the South Coast in Lee on the Solent, Hampshire
Three days of Celebration and Entertainment
September 22-23-24 2023
Celebrating Our Nation’s Military
Achievements and Sacrifice Featuring
Military Parade with WWII Aircraft & Boats, Vehicles and
WWII / Post War Living History, Crafts and Pop-Up Food & Beverage Stalls, Funfair, Music, Song and Dance
Event Headline Sponsor
“When I heard that the Victory festival was coming back to Lee on the Solent it was the easiest decision I've made all year to become a main headline sponsor.
In the past few years I have managed to bring all aspects of the company closer to home and now we have recently moved into our new HQ on Spitfire Way it is a real pleasure being from the local area to be able to support events like this.
I attended the first Lee Victory festival as a family, which turned out to be the last day out before my father’s passing so this event is really close to my heart.
I am proud to sponsor such an amazing event in our local community and really looking forward to attending the event all weekend”.
Michael Hand, Managing Director at the Parco Civil Engineering & Groundworks Ltd says:
OUR SPONSORS SUPPORTING THE EVENT
The Battle of Britain
of Memorial Flight is confirmed
There will be a BBMF Flypast of a Hurricane and Spitfire on the Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th over the airfield event; this is not to be missed!
Tickets can be bought from the event site, Gate 5, Daedalus Drive, Lee on the Solent from Monday 18th at 2pm and then everyday from 12 noon
(till 7.30pm on all days leading up to Friday)
Lee Victory Festival 2023 event brings:
The Lee Victory Festival commemorates VE & VJ days, and British Armed Forces in service around the globe.
To ensure that the bravery, lives and memories of our courageous veterans from all conflicts are maintained and shared with the younger generation.
Delivery of re-enactment, living history, music, dance, aircraft in the sky and on the ground, vehicles and a 1.1 mile parade; all providing a spectacle for all to remember and enjoy.
Car Park opens 15.30
Gates open 16.00 - Airfield (Daedalus Drive, Lee on the Solent, Gate 5) Evening entertainment from 18.00. Last Post at 20.00 • Living History WWII & Post War • Static Aircraft • Vehicles • Music • Dance •
Fun fair • Stalls• Vendors
Military Parade from 10.00 with a planned Air Display* FREE for all to come and enjoy
Main Event Car Park opens from 08.00
12.30 gates open, start at 13.00 - Airfield (Daedalus Drive, Lee on the Solent, Gate 5) 18.00 - ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ Last Post 20.00 • Living History WWII & Post War • Static Aircraft • BBMF Flypast • Vehicles • Music • Dance • Fun fair • Stalls • Vendors and Charities
Church Service at St Faiths, Victoria Square from 10.00 FREE for all to come and enjoy
Main Event Car park opens 09.30
10.00 gates open & start - Airfield (Daedalus Drive, Lee on the Solent, Gate 5) • Living History WWII & Post War • • Static Aircraft • BBMF Flypast • Vehicles • Music • Dance • Fun fair • Stalls • Vendors and Charities • Last Post 20.00 • Big Band 'Glenn Miller' concert and
The Swordfish will
be part of the flying display
The oldest air worthiness Fairey Swordfish from Navy Wings will be part of the Air Display on the seafront as part of the military parade, which starts at 10.00 on Saturday 23rd and will then be part of the aircraft static display on the Saturday.
Don't worry about missing
the Rugby World Cup
We will have coverage of games being streamed on both Saturday and Sunday.
We have our very own brewed beer!
Known as Victory Festival, this Pale Ale has been specially brewed by the Powder Monkey Brewery in Gosport for the event.
Now on sale at the Seafire Taproom, Lee on the Solent,, Powder Monkey's Taproom and available online here and the bars at the event.
COME AND BE PART OF OUR PARADE
Music, Bands, Boots, Marching, Veterans, Cadets, Vehicles, Re-enactors, Boats and Aircraft will make up the prestigious military parade taking place in Lee on the Solent on Saturday 23rd September free for all to enjoy.
From its assembly in the old Naval base HMS Daedalus the parade will set out on its 1.1 mile route out onto Richmond Road, along Montserrat Road, High St. Beach Road and Marine Parade, where the salute will be taken by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire office.
Here as the parade is halted a planned Air Display* in association with Spitfires.com will be performed over the Solent hopefully seeing four WWII aircraft gracing the skies, the aircraft are the world's only airworthiness Fairy Swordfish, Me108, Spitfire and Hurricane.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have confirmed there will be a flypast (S/H) on the Saturday pm and Sunday am over the airfield event area.
All that’s needed is a good weather* meaning we can get as many of the community to line the roads and seafront to watch this planned spectacle,
Great value for the whole day, plan what to see and re-enter using your ticket throughout the day. Event only car parking is on the airfield.
Advance tickets are: Adults £13.00, Snr's(65yrs), Veteran & Serving Personell £10.00, Children £4.00, u'5's FREE & All day car parking for only the parade & event on the airfield £5.00. Opens Friday 15.30, Saturday 08.00 and Sunday 09.30
UPGRADE TO A VIP TICKET
A VIP Ticket per day gives you access to Luxury Toilets, VIP Area within the main Entertainment Marquee, access to the bar and an Event Programme. £25.00 per day, this needs to be bought together with a general entry ticket.
Living Historians and Re-enactors.
We welcome you to the Lee victory festival LGH event. A festival designed to commemorate British and Commonwealth Military victory from WW2, especially VE and VJ day, but to include all theatres up to modern day. This year’s event is going to be bigger and better than the last one, with the team having decided to focus massively on the reenactment/living history sector.
The living history field, based on the historic WW2 Daedulus Airfield site at Lee on Solent, means that we have more than ample space within a secure, fenced area on the airfield. And includes both grassed and hard stand areas with multiple, monitored, gated, entry/exit access for vehicles.
Within this area we are looking too be showing Military vehicles including Trucks, recovery units and Armoured units (Tanks, Half Tracks, Ferrets, Saracens, Scorpions, CVRT’s, Scammels, ANTARS etc), plus war time Commercial vehicles such as Trucks, Fire Engines, Vans etc and period Cars.
Therefore, we are looking for groups and individuals, with or without vehicles, and in particular for those who would like to be more interactive with the public.
Register today using the button below.
ARE YOU A MILITARY ASSOCIATED CHARITY?
Come and tell your story about the good work & services you provide at the Lee Victory Festival, it's FREE for military charities to attend.
AIRCRAFT NEEDED FOR STATIC DISPLAY
We are looking for Vintage aircraft from the period of the 1930's-40's& Post War to attend & be part of our static display where there will a Seafire form Navy Wings attending plus the Catalina, Spitfire, Me108 & Hurricane
Come and fly in and get 50% off landing fees for aircraft who are part of the static display when you send through your PPR (Prior Permission Required) form to the airport www.solentairport.co.uk/ppr
There will be the ability to arrive & leave during each day, times need to be advised in advance. Event has onsite security, food & beverage available and there's local discounted accommodation available 5miles away at the Holiday Inn, Titchfield; here use promo code: Montserrat23 when booking.
For any further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPONSORED BY SEAFIRE TAPROOM
SPONSORED BY PARCO
Here's our showcase highlights
Lee Victory Festival
is back on the South Coast in Lee on the Solent, Hampshire
over the weekend of the September 22-23-24 2023
Event Strategic Partner - Sunbelt Rentals Traffic Management
Capturing memories with photography and drone footage from our 2021 event and over the 22-24 September 2023
We are privileged to have the presence of Colonel Charles Ackroyd TD RD DL, Vice Lord-Lieutenant on the Saturday 23rd September to take the salute at our parade; here's some pictures from the 2021 parade, event opening and church service.
Have a listen of the HM Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson VJ Day speech which was purposely written for LVF and delivered on the 15th August 2020.
6years & 1 Day
Our created theme tune called '6years & 1 Day', which was the length of WWII it takes you through a journey; look & see what a ticket was offering at LVF21 delivered in September 2021.
COME AND GET INVOLVED
The event organisers are looking to attract re-enacting WWII groups who deliver living history and vintage stalls and traders all to come and be part of this bi-annual event, which is aiming to become synonymous for both VE & VJ Day remembrance and celebrations.
If you would like to help us with the event, either through taking up a paid stall; providing entertainment or volunteering on the day; please contact us. We need you! Why not come a join our ever growing Facebook Group! Click here to join
Sponsorship is very key to its delivery and success and we proved that with our 2021 event. We were able to bring together some amazing businesses as sponsors to guarantee the success.
Would you like to be one of our Sponsors?