We’ll meet again – at Gaydon’s Military Show
Dozens of military vehicles will be making their way towards the British Motor Museum, Gaydon in September, Ann Evans discovers why.
If World Wars, military and 1940s nostalgia are your passion, then you won’t want to miss the Gaydon Military Show which takes place on Sunday 30th September. Tickets are now on sale – plus they are offering a free entry package for owners of military vehicles and displays who would like to be part of the show. This free entry package is for advance vehicle entries and includes a show pass and camping pitch for one driver and passenger.
Now in its third year, the Gaydon Military Show promises to be another great show held at the British Motor Museum, on the grounds of former RAF Gaydon. Exhibitors and visitors will be dressed up in their own military outfits, and everyone will be getting into the swing of it with live music from popular singing trio ‘My Favourite Things’. They will be performing classic wartime hits live, throughout the Show. The Warwickshire Army Cadet Force Corps of Drums will also be performing.
Amongst the many things to see and do, there will be trade stands and live ‘running’ demonstrations of a Merlin engine from a Spitfire and a Meteor engine from a tank. Visitors can watch an Army bomb disposal truck and robot display. They can also find out about different wartime eras with exhibits from World War II through to the Cold War and enjoy impressive displays of military vehicles including armoured vehicles, jeeps, Land Rovers, soft-skinned vehicles and many more.
Fun for the kids
The MoD Kineton Station will be providing a STEM tent with activities for children which include building cardboard helicopters which youngsters can colour and cut out, then launch their helicopter and watch it fly. There will also be K’nex rocket building for them to enjoy.
Inside the Museum there will be re-enactor displays from the Warwickshire Home Guard showcasing experiences from WW2, and the Royal Flying Corps Living History Group with period uniforms, medals and artefacts from WW1 through to the 1930s.
Tom Caren, Show Organiser said, “The Show is a real step back in time with a range of displays, activities and live music to keep everyone entertained. We would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in displaying their military vehicle or selling vintage fashion and militaria. There will also be the chance for visitors to make a weekend of it and camp in the grounds.”
To be a part of the show and enter your military vehicle for free please visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/events/gaydon-military-show where you can complete the online vehicle entry form. Interested traders should contact Show Organiser, Tom Caren on 01926 643358.
For those wishing to visit the Gaydon Military Show normal Museum admission rates apply so you get the Show and the Museum for one cost. Adult tickets £14, Concessions £12 (including Service Personnel with valid ID card), Child £9 and Family Ticket £39. Children under 5 are free. Gift Aid annual passes are valid for this event. To find out more about the British Motor Museum visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 641188.