The Tank Museum is pleased to announce three brand new acts for TANKFEST 2021.
New and improved arena battles on Saturday and Sunday will be created by History in the Making, and the mini arena will be featuring blank firing displays from Historical Promotions and Event Management and demonstrations from the US 29th Infantry Division every day of the event.
Arena Battle from History in the Making Ltd
Their battle re-enactments place equal importance on entertainment and education, and they have long-standing associations with the UK’s leading re-enactment groups and vehicle collectors. Current clients include Royal Armouries-Fort Nelson, The Capel Military Show, Headcorn Combined Ops Airshow and Saunton D-Day Show. They will be creating two different arena displays for each AM or PM session on Saturday and Sunday.
Know Your Enemy & Firing Display – WW2 LHA
TANKFEST mainly features heavy armour, the bigger the better, but we know our visitors also love small arms. The programme for the brand new mini arena will include a blank firing display from Historical Promotions, showing a range of German and British pistols and rifles from the Second World War. These weapons will be fired by the Grenadier Regiment 916 and the 2nd Devons respectively from the WWII Living History Association. It is likely to be a highly educational, and very noisy, demonstration, running twice a day for all four days.
Demonstrations from Charlie Company “Stonewallers”
Living History is a huge part of TANKFEST, showing how soldiers dressed, slept and even ate. The living history group Charlie Company “Stonewallers” (representing the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division) will be running three demonstrations on all four days of TANKFEST in our mini arena, showing D-Day Equipment, how to parade, and how US soldiers were briefed prior to coming to Britain.
You’ll get to see what the assault uniforms were at Omaha Beach, the consequences of incorrect military discipline and dress, and the cultural differences between the US and UK in the 1940s.
TANKFEST 2021 is now being held on the 17-20 September. Regular TANKFEST tickets come on sale on the 1 May. Sign up to be notified when they come on sale here.