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Military spectacular weekend

The Jubillaires perform at the Combined Ops weekend.
The Jubillaires perform at the Combined Ops weekend.

It is the fourth year of the family show, launched to bring together displays of military vehicles and vintage aircraft in one event.

There will be historic Second World War re-enactments, including the ‘scramble’, when our airmen jumped into their planes and took to the skies. There will also be a fierce land battle with tanks roaring in from one side, while the opposition open fire from the other, in a carefully planned skirmish.

Adults can experience the thrill of military action for themselves by going on a tank ride around the site, while children can try their hand at driving mini tanks on a circuit.

Or why not take a flight in a 1930s vintage Dragon Rapide passenger bi-plane, soaring over the Kent countryside?

A huge range of stalls and refreshments will be on offer, along with a marquee where there will be jive dancing lessons and live music throughout the weekend.

There will also be entertainment in the skies, with flights by vintage aircraft including a Lancaster and a Spitfire, as well as acrobatic aerial displays.

The Combined Ops at Headcorn, near Maidstone, is open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, August 17 and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, August 18.

Day tickets cost £9 for adults, £7 for children, £7 for OAPs, and £25 for a family. Free entry for under fives and military personnel.

More information at www.combinedops.co.uk

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