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Capel Military Show set for explosive return in July

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Offering fun for all the family, the Capel Military Show will take place at Aldhurst Farm, Capel in Surrey on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th July for its 8th consecutive year.

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 through 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, *Westland *Alouette, *Gazelle and *Wasp and Historic Helicopters including the *Whirlwind, *Wessex and *Sea King (*all subject to operational commitments). Back by popular demand are helicopter pleasure flights, courtesy of Turwestons, where you can take to the air and get a bird’s eye view of the Show and local area for just £49 per person.

The children’s entertainment area boasts mini tanks, climbing walls, archery, laser quest, airsoft ranges and inflatables as well as a participation area for children aged 0 – 7 which has free activities such as ride on cars and bikes and crafts.

In 2020 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. 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 8th annual Capel Military Show will be held on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th July 2020, at Aldhurst Farm near Dorking, Surrey, and is open to spectators from 09:00 to 23:59 Saturday and from 09:00 to 17:00 Sunday.