Tank Museum in Dorset marks Centenary of Britain going to war

Date of Event: 04 August 2014
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To mark the Centenary of the United Kingdom's declaration of war on Germany, the Tank Museum at Bovington in Dorset will be holding a day of events which will see cavalry, tank and air displays.

During the day in the Kuwait Arena, the museums's Mark IV and A7V replicas will driven around, accompanied by the Great War Air Display team, the Gordon Highlanders and the Great War Society. There will also be a tank mobility display later in the day, featuring both First World War and modern vehicles.

A cavalry display will also take place, which will include a parade. Later, cavalry training tactics and skill-at-arms, including slicing melons mounted on sticks while galloping, will take place.

A series of talks, including on 'Tommy in the Trenches' and a discussion of the origins of tanks in the First World War, will be held throughout the day.

The Great War Society and the Gordon Highlanders will be part of a living history display throughout the day.

Tracked Vehicle rides will take place from 10:00am – 2:45pm. 

Activities for children include medal decoration, writing war poetry and painting wooden tanks.

Normal admission prices for adults to the museum apply, while children who bring a decorative Tank Museum poppy will be given free entry.

Source: The Tank Museum

Images courtesy of the Tank Museum

Posted by: Peter Alhadeff, Centenary News

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