The show was born out of a long-standing desire of Chairman John Dale to marry up his love of historic military vehicles, his farm and to generate support for the Military Vehicle Trust and military charities.
With the help of a few dedicated and like-minded individuals, we pooled the very best of ideas from other great military shows and our own experiences to produce the Capel Military Show. Undeterred by the cancellation of the first show in 2012 (as a result of the wettest summer on record!) we refocused and in 2013 brought you a show which surpassed all our expectations and produced outstanding reviews and support.
We continue to grow in size and popularity each year. In 2021 we increased the size of the show with new field areas, more exciting arena displays and even more helicopters. It was our most successful event to date.
The show is totally reliant on both the support of exhibitors and the general public. We pride ourselves on giving you a family friendly, exciting show with everything from military motorcycles through to main battle tanks and frontline helicopters, whilst retaining the small intimate feel we are known and celebrated for.