A Resounding SUCCES

The Capel Military Show continues to go from strength to strength, writes Craig Moore

The Royal Artillery AS-90 155mm self-propelled artillery gun drove around the arena kicking up dust

‘The idea of running the show was formulated during a conversation with three military vehicle owners over a pint in a pub’

A T19 Howitzer Motor Carriage had a 105 mm gun mounted on the back. It was placed in a sunken halftrack ditch under camouflage netting

Building on the previous impressive shows held on John Dale’s dairy farm in the Surrey countryside, just 11 miles west of Gatwick airport, the Capel Military Show was organised around five large fields.

The central field was the venue for the large arena, trade stalls, food court, music stage, small fun fair and some of the larger armoured vehicles. To the east were the living history field and woods where the military reenactors set up camp. Behind the arena was the tank ride field.

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