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Preston Military Show returns to Fulwood Barracks

Posted on - 17th June, 2016 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Garrison, Kid's stuff, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Military vehicles will be on show, and soldiers are to take part in a tug of war

Military vehicles will be on show, and soldiers are to take part in a tug of war

Preston’s Military Show is back at Fulwood Barracks complete with the massed bands ceremony.

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The Watling Street Road barracks are also to see the military training helicopter and several large land vehicles on display.

Previous shows had been scaled back due to the Preston Armed Forces Day celebration in the city centre.

But the Military Show is back to its full might – with a Challenger 2 battle tank, a Warrior infantry fighting vehicle, a Wolfhound patrol vehicle and Husky protected support vehicle due to attend.

Commander of 42nd Infantry Brigade and HQ North West Brigadier Christopher Coles said: “We’ve pulled what promises to be a wonderful programme together to mark the Preston Military Show’s return to Fulwood Barracks on June 18.

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“We’ll be showing off the latest military vehicles, putting on some excellent equipment demonstrations and staging a fine musical display from service musicians – including the ever-popular ‘sunset ceremony’.

“As ever, the show is also a great opportunity to meet your armed forces and learn a bit more about what we do, here and across the world. But most of all it will be a fun, free day out for all the family. We’re really looking forward to throwing open the gates and welcoming the public into our home.”

Related: Who is performing at the Armed Forces Day concert?

The gates open at 12noon on Saturday 18 June and entry is free.

Soldiers are also going to team up with the Environment Agency to show how quickly they can put up flood barriers.

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There will also be a tug o’war competition, climbing towers, inflatable assault course and dog tag printing.

Will you be going along? Let us know in the comments below

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