The Severnside Military Show this year will be held over the weekend of 12/13th of June and will host a large gathering of tanks, Jeeps, trucks and, of course, Land Rovers. The Severnside Vintage showground in Cambridge, Gloucestershire is a new venue for the event that provides a laid back, friendly atmosphere for all of the family to enjoy. And what’s more it won’t break the bank as gate prices are lower than last year and a family of four can have a great day out for less than £20.
The Severnside Military Show is one of the largest in the UK and will be packed with exhibits; there will also be plenty of action to see at the event with dramatic demonstrations and battle re-enactments. The Screaming Eagles Living History Group will be keeping the crowds entertained with displays depicting the American 101st Airborne Division, made famous in the BBC series Band of Brothers. The group shows how these men both trained and lived in the events leading up to and during the Normandy landings in June 1944. The Military Vehicle Trust will display more than 200 military and classic vehicles including armoured vehicles, Jeeps, military cars, military trucks and motorcycles so there'll be plenty of Land Rovers to see.
If a slower pace of life sounds more your cuppa; the large militaria market and trade stands will have you engrossed for hours, a First World War field kitchen in operation along with demonstrations of wartime cooking will give a real feel for what wartime living was like. Or you can visit the fully licensed beer tent watching performances of 1940s traditional lindy dancing by Gloster Jive and Swing – whose founders, Gary and Sara Boon are UK champions. John Keedwell, director of the show, says, 'Each year, we attract different military vehicles, including some of the rarest in the world. With the many other attractions for the whole family to enjoy, we aim to be the best military show in the south-west. The change of venue enables us to set up a close knit, friendly event and reduce our ticket prices to help everyone suffering in the credit crunch.' For enquiries contact: 01453 890920. For further details about the Military Vehicle Trust, please visit www.mvt.org.uk click here for MVT
Each year the Severnside Military Show supports several local and national charities by donating profits from ticket sales. This year they are continuing to support Help for Heroes raising vital funds for wounded servicemen. Help for Heroes (H4H) was launched in October 2007 and, with the backing and support of celebrities, the Royal Family, the media and countless ordinary decent people, it has raised over £1m a month since then. The money raised by Help for Heroes is used to support wounded Servicemen and women of every colour and creed. In just over two years, Help for Heroes has raised 40 Million pounds. For further details about the Help for Heroes, please visit www.helpforheroes.org.uk click here for Help for Heroes
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