Amid record-breaking UK temperatures in June, The Tank Museum put on another sellout Tankfest. Thankfully, for the masses lining the banks of the arena, the Chelsea Pensioners in scarlet regalia, and those manning the vehicles rumbling around the track, the Dorset climes were slightly cooler, writes John Ash.
This year’s Tankfest was a dusty spectacular that nevertheless included perhaps the best line-up of historic and current armour yet seen at the show. The wide array of vehicles was formed from a varied range from the Museum’s collection and a stunning ensemble of guest armour. The result was a pleasing assembly originating from several countries and spanning much of the 20th century and beyond.