Tanks for the Memory

Ann Evans attended the Dunchurch Tanks, Trucks and Firepower show, held on the August bank holiday weekend

Head to head as the explosions go off

The rumble and squeal of tanks, dust clouds and explosions, gunfire, flames – and full-scale family fun. Where else could you be than at the Tanks, Trucks and Firepower Show?

The countryside around Dunchurch, Warwickshire was lit up with flames, smoke and gun blasts over the August Bank Holiday weekend, when this everpopular family event returned with a bang.

Organised by the Alvis Fighting Vehicle Society, around 350 military vehicles trundled through quiet country lanes, and into the showground ready for the Midlands’ premier living history and military show of the year. This year it was bigger and better than ever, extending over three days with an additional Classic Car Show on Monday.

Military helicopters were flown in, including show organiser Andrew Baker in his Westland Scout, as well as vehicles from the Falklands Conflict to mark the 40th anniversary of the invasion of the Falkland Islands.

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