7th Liverpool Military Show
LIVERPOOL was treated to a real
extravaganza over the Spring bank holiday weekend when the Ministry
of Defence put on a excellent show in Walton Hall Park. As it is an
event which is always well worth a visit, we headed over to the Park
on 24 May 2008, to see what was on offer for visitors at this year’s
Annual Liverpool Military Show.
The show was packed full of
interesting items for all the family to do during the three days.
Sadly, the bridge and some of the other displays did not arrive
until the 25 May, due to being stuck, whilst in transit to the show.
Despite the threat of rain, all three days remained dry. Some of the
activities on offer were the Scimitar light combat vehicle, Tank
Simulator, a children’s assault course, an aerial rope slide, paintballing and face painting. Refreshments at the event were a
continental market, food stands, and a beer tent. For many of the
children the highlight was being made up with simulated war wounds.
In the arena area, the army’s Red Devils Freefall Parachute Display
Team dropped in and the Royal Signals White Helmets Motorcycle
Display Team dazzled the crowds as they showed off their riding
skills. Also attending the event were the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Bn Irish Guards, the Band of the 4th Bn Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment
(TA) and various combat displays. One of the other attractions was
the impressive sight of military equipment including the Trojan,
Titan, and Challenger II tanks, a Multi Launch Rocket System,
Gazelle Helicopter, plus a wide range of artillery and a number of
Historic Military vehicles.
Major Bob Dobson, Military Show
Commander, said:- "This has been a fantastic weekend for all
of us and it has helped to raise lots of money for the Soldiers,
Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA Forces Help). We
also presented lots of Veterans badges to ex-service men and women.
We would like to thank all who attended and everyone who helped put
on the event."
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This week’s issue…
WE are sorry for the unusual
lateness of this week’s issue and last week’s edition of our
Southport and Mersey Reporter. As this weekend was so full of
amazing events in Liverpool, we decided to delay the issue to allow
us to give them better cover. Next week’s edition will be back to
normal and out on the Monday.
Southport soul club on
2 years on since the last
storming night at this venue, Northern Soul returns to the
Southport's Dragon’s Northern Soul Night Reunion will be held from
7.30pm to 12.30am on Saturday, 31 may 2008. The night will offer you
the cream of the crop in professional and up and coming Northern
Soul DJs playing the best in Northern Soul and Classic Motown as
well as some more modern sounds that have crossed over from the mod
scene andthe charts as well as some new discovery’s from the
all-nighter circuit. The DJs on the night are Mike Francis from
Liverpool and Rhyl soul nights, Kate Simpson from the Southport Soul
Club and the very popular new West Lancs. Soul Club, Tony Blundell,
who is a up and coming DJ and record dealer from the resort, Gary
Farrington who also hails from Southport. "Everyone is welcome
to this no nonsense, no politics soul night. We aim to fill the
dance floor - and we are hoping to reunite a few Old Soulies back on
to the scene, and establish a few New Soulies too! Please watch this
space for more northern soul nights to come in Southport and west
Lancs. run by the one and only Southport and West Lancs. Soul Club.
Some tickets are also available at Dragon’s Health Club in
Southport." Said Pete Simpson.