The Colchester Military Tournament is being staged on the weekend of 5th & 6th July on Abbey Field, Colchester, the two-day show has a jam-packed performance programme including a fly past by a Spitfire of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, death-defying stunts from Bolddog Lings Freestyle Motocross team and a dazzling routine from the Red Devils free-fall parachute team. A re-enactment arena and a living history encampment will provide vivid displays of the eras of military history ranging from the age of the Greek hoplites through to the Second World War; with re-enactments from the Napoleonic era, the First World War and the World War 2 Normandy campaign.
A number of live music acts, from a range of genres, will perform in the music arena including: folk music from singer Adrian Nation; soul music from Souled Out; the Colchester Military Wives Choir; the Essex Police Band; Essex Samba; the Corps of Drums of the Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force; the Skyliner 1940s-era American-style dance band; and the dancers of the Colchester Highland Dance Association.
There will also be a whole host of other family friendly attractions including static displays of modern and vintage weapons and vehicles alongside those of today's British Army, a Funfair, Zorba Balls, Bumper boats, Mini-assault course, Laser Clay Shooting, Trade Stands and more.
The event is being organised by the East Anglia Region of ABF The Soldiers' Charity and all funds raised will go to help support serving soldiers, veterans and their families.