The Midlands premier military history show for the whole family bought to you by the Military Vehicle Trust and Wicksteed Park is back for 2016! Bring your family and join us for FREE* for an action packed weekend as we bring living history to life!
Whats on for Wicksteed At War 2016
BBMF Aircraft Flyover
On Saturday we have both a Hurricane and Spitfire flying over the show together and on the Sunday WW2 Lancaster Bomber **
Tanks and Heavy Armor Attending
We have the American Walker Bulldog Tank, British Centurion Tank, WW2 American Jackson Tank Destroyer, Russian T-55 Tank and a replica running WW2 German Panzer III.
The Main Arena Activities Hosted By John Griff From The BBC
Armor Display, British Army REME Recovery display, Man vs Tank! British vehicle display, Light Tank stunt Team, American vehicle display, Rolling Thunder firepower display, World War 2 battle as Allied Forces take on a German fortification with tanks (who will win?) and much more.
Check Point Charlie Living History Display
We are proud to announce the completion of our living history display, Check Point Charlie. An icon of the Berlin crisis of 1961 and escalating Cold War, Check Point Charlie on the Berlin Wall would often see both the Allies and Soviets park up tanks facing each other at either end of the Checkpoint in some tense stand offs. These tanks included Soviet T-55’s and Allied M41 Walker Bulldogs.
Other Vehicles Of The MVT Coming
We have a lot of other vehicles attending, which include the British CVR(T) Scimitar and Scorpion light tanks, trucks dating from World War 2 to current in service, communications vehicles, engineering and recover vehicles, scout vehicles, armored cars and a large collection of military Land Rovers.
Stalls and Shopping
We have a large number of stalls attending the show selling a varity of different things ranging from authentic surplus clothing to models. We also have side shows including shooting ranges and a kids mini tank course!
Reenactor Groups and Their Camps
No show would be complete without Reenactors who man the battle in the main arena. We have several large groups who will be creating authentic camps with personal military equipment to show you, with the biggest camp being a field hospital!
We have a Spitfire on display in the show grounds, it’s a part replica complete with an original Spitfire cockpit.
* The show is free to enter for the public, but Wicksteed Park due charge for parking.
** Though confirmed and booked, the flyovers may be subject to time changes and cancellation if the show experiences bad weather.