THERE was a real glimpse into the past to be had at Bicester Heritage’s Winter Sunday Scramble today - and not just from the classic cars.

The Oxfordshire Home Guard and Home Front History Group spent the day entertaining and educating visitors to the classic car show which is staged on a preserved Second World War RAF base.

The event featured a collection of modern supercars and vintage vehicles to the delight of petrol heads from across the south of England.

The Home Guard history group, based in Launton near Bicester, travel across the region giving an insight into the real story of the civil defence organisation of the British Army which existed from 1940 to 1944.

Group secretary, Peter Salcombe, said: “It’s great to come to shows like this. We like to interact with the public to tell them what the Home Guard was really about and show what sort of equipment and weapons they would have had.

“We, ourselves, are very interested in the history of the period and we think it’s important that people don’t forget.

“Most people may know the Home Guard from Dad’s Army but we’re able to show people what it was really like.”

The Sunday Scramble is now in its fifth year and regularly attracts thousands of classic car enthusiasts to Bicester Heritage three times a year.