NAPTASTIC ON THE CRICK!

On 7th, 8th and 9th of June Naphill hosted a jam-packed weekend of activities for the local community and RAF High Wycombe personnel and their families.

Friday night was Music on the Crick with sounds from DJ Shaun Salter, followed by the stunning vocals of Kirsty Fuller, before the crowd sang the night away to the Sultans of Swing. Thankfully, the rain eased off before the crowds poured in, allowing everyone a dry journey and the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing drink in the sun before the bands took to the stage; filling the marquee with sounds from Dire Straits, Two Door Cinema Club and Blur amongst many more. Muddy boots and make shift Strongbow box hats saw the night to a fun end!

Roll Up! Roll Up! Sunny Saturday was the Naphill and Walters Ash Village fete, with this year’s theme being Circus; Big Top included! RAF High Wycombe put in a good show with RAF Ben Elephant doing the rounds and many of our volunteers manning stalls, the gates, rides and collecting for charities. There were several live arena events including Nepalese dancers, the dog show and a set from the RAF Halton Volunteer Band to liven things up. Culinary delights were supplied by Noodle Nation and YourzToEat, while the Rebellion Beer Tent and the ladies from Tipsy Flamingo kept everyone suitably hydrated.

The fun began at 12 o’clock with the fete Prince and Princess kicking the day off, followed by the imaginative and entertaining fancy dress procession, where the Station Commander and Mr Clive Lawrence made their judging decisions. Marion and Samantha kept the rest of the day flowing, keeping everyone entertained with their commentary.

Sunday saw engines running and motors revved for Classics on the Crick, Naphill’s Classic Car and Bike Show, all in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance. Hosting over 400 vehicles, the event attracted crowds in the thousands, all admiring the superb array of vintage cars and bikes, waxed and spruced in attempt to win best in show. This year saw Chris Brownridge’s MG MGA take Best Car in Show and Shaun Thornton’s Suzuki TS185 take Best Bike in Show.
The Station Warrant Officer wants to extend the Station’s thanks to the committee for organising what was a superb event and recognising the hard work, effort and imagination that was put into the amazing costumes for the procession. A wonderful day was had by all!

Fg Off Rhiannon Morris

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