The HMVA Military & Flying Machines 2017

When: 12 August 2017 - 13 August 2017

Where: Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RE, United Kingdom
Website: www.militaryandflyingmachines.org.uk/
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As always, we will have hundreds of military vehicles across all eras and nationalities – from push bikes to massive trucks that even make the tanks look small!

We have an amazing turn out of living history displays, depicting military life from many periods and nationalities. These historical re-enactors go to massive lengths to represent living history as accurately and authentically as possible and are always happy to answer your questions or demonstrate equipment so don’t be afraid to ask! This is an almost unique opportunity to see how the soldiers of different nationalities and time periods lived and to get close to the weapons, equipment and atmosphere of the time.

There will be Arena activities taking place all day, The Tank parade allows you to get close with a convoy of tanks and armoured vehicles, see and hear them roaring around the arena and learn a little about their history. As always, there will be our very loud battles and fire power demonstrations.

There’s so much more for the kids to get involved in, as well as all the stuff to watch, there’s also the vintage fair ground, model making and many activities and don’t forget to join in the kids marching drill. What better way is there for the younger generation to learn about our history than to hear about it from those who made it – our wonderful veterans are always happy to tell their own story. Back by popular demand will be our live ‘wartime’ entertainment in our huge marquee all day, including music and a 40s fashion show.

In the air, we will be having some great fly-pasts, recreating the sense of the skies during WW2. On the ground, we hope to have other exciting displays for the aircraft enthusiast – Keep a look out for our announcements.

Where else would you be able to get up close and personal to your past?