Liverpool Military Show 2009
Military Show took place once again over the Bank Holiday weekend of
23 May to 25 May 2009, at Walton Hall Park, Liverpool. This event is
increasingly popular and is now in its 8th year. The event is
supported by the Ministry of Defence as part of the British Armed
Forces Day celebrations and had lots of attractions. One of the
highlights for many was miniature tanks that you could sit in and
drive! Also on display were all three branches of our armed forces,
the Royal British Legion and other related charities. Also amongst
this year’s attractions was also the Parachute Regiment’s ‘Red
Devils’ Freefall Parachute Display Team, who literally dropped in.
Then you had the Royal Signals’ White Helmets Motorcycle Display
Team, who zoomed around performing stunts in the main arena. That is
not forgetting the Band and Bugles of the newly formed Rifles
regiment – the UK’s largest Infantry Regiment, the Band of the 4th
Battalion Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (TA) and various combat
displays. This year also had some historical groups demonstrating
historical military events, albeit on a smaller scale, the English
Civil and Peninsular Wars of previous years. This year’s show saw a
number of re-enactment groups, living and fighting as many of our
Grandparents did, over 50 years ago. In attendance, representatives
of the re-enactment groups of the US Infantry, 101 Airborne, 116
Panzer Grenadiers, 9 Falskrimjager, British Paratroopers, Royal
Norfolk’s and the 55 Infantry Division. They put lots of life and
sounds into the show. They even had a living history camp, based on
the Normandy front line, supported by jeeps, trucks, armoured
vehicles and other authentic equipment. For the children, there were
an assault course, an aerial rope slide, simulators, paint balling,
a laser rifle range, and face painting. Ok, adults joined in with
some of these activities as well... The show plays a vital role in
raising awareness of the various military charities in and around
Merseyside, including the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families
Association (SSAFA Forces Help), which helps and supports those who
serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve, and their
Families. Some 14 million service and ex-service men and women as
well as their dependants eligible for support from UK charities. It
is only through an event such as the Liverpool Military Show that
worthwhile causes can ensure that our brave men and women and their
families are able to receive the help and support they need.
Remember to go to the Southport British Armed Forces Week
celebrations over 22 June to 28 June 2009.
See the Southport Veteran Event advert page by clicking on
here for more information.
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