Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 11:51 PM UTC
Bovington Tank Museum send us news of Tank Fest 2011 and events at the museum in February.
This years Tank Fest is scheduled for June 25th - 26th. Tickets are now available.
February sees two exciting events at the Tank Museum:
February Half Term - The 1940's Experience!
We're transporting visitors back in time this Half Term, with the "1940's Experience" giving a taste of wartime Britain.
Richard Doherty - Only The Enemy in Front
Ireland's leading military historian and author, Richard will reflect on and revive the exploits of The Reconnaissance Corps.
Here's what The Tank Museum have to say about this year's Tank Fest:
The theme of this years TankFest is Evolution – the evolution of tactics, equipment, technology and the enemy threat. With the future of the Main Battle Tank a near constant topic of debate in defence circles, we pay particular attention to the developments and innovations, both past and present, that have helped maintain the relevance of the armoured fighting vehicle as an essential part of an army’s capability.
Looking at how armoured vehicles have developed over time to cope with operational requirements as they arose, our historic armour displays will be integrated with a selection of modern vehicles in service with the Royal Armoured Corps today. For the first time, we will also be treating visitors to a rare glimpse of the future of armoured vehicles, with the Export Support team demonstrating new vehicles yet to enter service.
Our newly extended arena will allow vehicles to hit higher gears – and this year there will be improved spectating positions on the new bank on the eastern side of the arena. There will be an interesting selection of `guest armour` handpicked from private collections. Will we see the return of Tiger 131 this year? Watch this space…
The British Army, 2011
To round off the morning Tank displays, the Royal Armoured Corps will provide a demonstration of dismounted combat operations – such as is performed everyday in Afghanistan.
The show finale will see a living history re-enactment set in World War Two. This time, we look at the Desert Rats campaign in North Africa – as the Tommies take on The Afrika Korps. This display will feature examples of the vehicles used by both sides