For the already 6th time, on September 14 and 15 the Traditionsverband hosted its annual Fall Gathering, opening our depots in Prottes near Gänserndorf for the general public. For the first time, the 3rd Reconnaisance Battalion (AAB3) from Mistelbach participated with one its M109 SPGs fresh out of general overhaul. A modern „Husar“ light reconnaissance vehicle contrasted with historic „Husars“ of our collection from the 1960s. Another premiere was the complete opening of the large depot hall, presenting the full range of Austrian army motorization from 1955 (Jeep Willys MB via Steyr 380/480/580/680 all the way to exotic trial vehicles like the Alvis Stalwart amphibious truck. One end of the Exhibition was dedicated to tracked Vehicles, displaying a Hacker Motormuli as the „missing link“ in Austrian tracked vehicle development between WW2 and 1955 together with the Command-APC of the 3rd Tank-Grenadier Brigade, lovingly restored and maintained for the General public.
The excellent late-summer weather contributed to again breaking our record from last year, with more than 800 interested Visitors – we especially welcomed those that came with their own historic Vehicles! So – already mark September 2020, for the 7th Annual Fall Gathering ;-)!