The Capel Military Show is delighted to confirm that singer and actress Anita Harris will be officially opening the Show on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at 10:30 with Brigadier Roger Hood QVRM TD DL.
Anita will also be part of the Saturday evening entertainment from 19:00 performing classic songs from her many albums including top ten hit, Just Loving You.
Anita sang with the Cliff Adams Singers for three years from 1961 and had a number of chart hits during the 1960s. Over the years she has sung for British troops with the C.S.E Combined Services Entertainment in Borneo, Kuching, Singapore, Cyprus, Germany, Malta and the UK.
She famously appeared in the Carry On films, Follow That Camel and Carry On Doctor and more recently guest starred in Midsomer Murders’, EastEnders and starred in the UK Tour of Cabaret, alongside John Partridge.
Offering fun for all the family, the Capel Military Show will take place at Aldhurst Farm, Capel in Surrey on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July 2022 for its 9th show.
The Show is set to be bigger, better and more action-packed than ever before with more of everything you love. Tanks, cars being crushed, big guns being fired, explosive battles being fought, a unique tug of war and a host of visiting aircraft including the *RAF Chinook.
Set over five event fields is a variety of military exhibitors from the south of England including over 400 vehicles and the best of British, German, Russian and American re-enactment groups. Ranging from the Second World War right though to modern day, the Show will transport you back in time and take you on a journey through military history. It’s not just about vehicles and troops though, the land army are back with their farm display complete with cows!
The Arena fun starts at 10:00 and doesn’t stop until 16:00. Packed with parades of light vehicles, tracks and armour, two battle re-enactments, car crushing and naval gun firing, the Show also has its very special ‘East Meets West’ tug of war. This is no ordinary tug of war, but a contest of might between two tanks, a Russian OT90 and British-built 432., both fighting to capture the biggest share of a car. The winner is whoever comes away with the biggest chunk of steel.
The main helicopter field plays host to static displays which include the *RAF Chinook, *Apache Attack Helicopter, *Westland *Alouette, *Gazelle and *Wasp and Historic Helicopters including the *Whirlwind, *Wessex and *Sea King (*all subject to operational commitments).
The children’s entertainment area has lots for the kids to get involved with and we have our largest ever range of trade and charity stands providing an interesting variety of shopping and military merchandise. A comprehensive array of local catering stands, fresh coffee, snacks, soft drinks, ice cream and a licensed bar, including a range of cocktails.
After a brief pause in the Arena at 17:00 on Saturday, the party starts again with a live band. Anita Harris and The Madhatters Tea Party will be playing music from the 50s through to modern day hits from 19:00 ‘till late with plenty of food and drink.
Taking the hassle out of your day the show includes added extras to make your experience even more enjoyable; 6 fixed-price catering outlets, licensed bar, free on-site parking, public camping, lost children point, disabled access, informative show commentary and opportunities to meet the pilots.
The 9th annual Capel Military Show will be held on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July 2022, at Aldhurst Farm near Dorking, Surrey RH5 5HJand is open to spectators from 09:00 to 23:59 Saturday and from 09:00 to 16:00 Sunday.