Travel back in time at Sandwich Salute to the 40s and the Ramsgate Blitz show

Kids from the Ramsgate Blitz show Salute the 40s in Sandwich Photo David Stillman

Hundreds of people have taken a trip back in time at the Sandwich Salute to the 40s event this weekend.

The American P22 gunboat moored at Ramsgate is one of the stars of the show at the event, which is also taking place tomorrow (May 1).

Visitors can see World War Two re-enactment groups; NFS Fire Brigade; Red Cross nurses; Grey Funnel Royal Navy; Military Police Regiment; The Desert Rats Living History Group; RAF 212 SQD; Army Commando No4 Reg; Air Raid Warden Group; The Home Guard; RAF Field Officers HQ; 13 Patt Army Reg; Observer Corps; Pathe News Film Unit and  Photographic Reconnaissance Corps.

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Entertainers  include: The Railway Swing Band; Mickie Driver; The Knightingales and The Thanet Lindyhoppers.

A vintage bus is operating a park and ride at Discovery Park.

There are also mock air raids and search lights on the Guildhall forecourt.

Among the visitors on Saturday were two youngsters dressed as evacuees. The pair were promoting the latest Ramsgate Operatic Society performance – Blitz.

The show is on at the Granville Cinema in ramsgate from May 10-13. It is directed by Mervyn Brooker and stars Justine Lisa Horne as Joyce Matthews.

Shows are at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 in advance and £12 on the door on the Wednesday and £12 in advance and £14 on the door on the other days.

Book by calling 01843 591750

Find the full programme for tomorrow (Monday) at Salute the 40s here