WOLVERHAMPTON Halfpenny Green Airport will be opening the gates for its 1940s Weekender.

Dangerous Sheep Events Ltd is getting set to host a fun-packed living history and re-enactment weekend at the airport at Bobbington on Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16.

The event will include military, period and post war vehicles of all shapes and sizes to view, plus aircraft, period trade and militaria stalls, food vendors and licenced bar.

Inside one of the 1940s hangars there’ll will be chance to listen to interviews, enter competitions and learn some historic facts.

There’ll also be performances by living history and re-enactment groups including the Afrika Korps 200FG, the Battle for Arnhem Bridge Living History Group, and the Women’s Institute.

Live demonstrations will include a re-enactment of a Second World War first aid hospital, with lifelike scenes unfolding in front of onlookers.

For full event details see https://dangeroussheep.com/event/1940s-weekender/ or call 0330 229 4041.

At two set intervals each day, a fire power demonstration will take place showing various pistols, 60mm mortar and a Browning 30mm machine gun in action (with dummy rounds).

On Saturday evening only, and by separate ticket entry only, guests can enjoy a 1940s hangar dance with the 10-piece Ashby Big Band, supported by Shropshire period quartet The Ronnies.

On Sunday, there’ll be a vintage fair inside the hangar with period music provided by solo artists Eleanor Mattley, and Zakk Dienn, singing 1940s classics.

Gates open at 11am Saturday and 10am Sunday.