This is an invitation to all World War II and Falklands War veterans who served both overseas and in the UK, and to those who served in support organisations such as the Red Cross, the Land Army and the WRVS.
Organisers of the War and Peace Show would be honoured to welcome you as our guests at this year’s event.
You will have an opportunity to:
- Meet up with old comrades, enjoy a drink and exchange reminiscences
- See a huge variety of weaponry and vehicles from tanks to artillery
- Watch battle re-enactments and see displays by living history groups
- Enjoy entertainments similar to those of the SecondWorld War days.
A special Veterans’ Marquee will be set up close to the heart of the Show, where you are certain to bump into old soldiers and comrades both from the Second World War and the Falklands campaign.
Your presence will help us commemorate significant anniversaries – not least our own. The War and Peace Show was first held, albeit under a different name, 30 years ago. It is, of course, the 30th anniversary year of the Falklands War and renowned veteran Simon Weston will be one of our guests at the Show. We shall also be commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Channel Dash, when 18 heroes from the Fleet Air Arm took off in six outdated Swordfish bi-planes to combat the pride of the German navy and the Luftwaffe. Few survived this hopeless enterprise, likened to the Charge of the Light Brigade.
All men and women who served in either World War II or The Falklands campaign will be admitted FREE to the War and Peace Show at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6PY. The Show takes place from 18th to 22nd July 2012. Special rates will apply for carers and families.
Hire of mobility scooters can be arranged in advance from Safe Hands Mobility on 01303 274574, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to attend, please complete the Veterans Entry Form and send it to: The War and Peace Office, The Old Rectory, 45 Sandwich Road, Ash, Kent CT3 2AF, by 9th July 2012 at the latest.
War and Peace Show Organiser