Nuclear missile, mock battles and SAS legend on the bill at Old Buckenham military revival

Organiser and airfield manager, Matt Wilkins, left, and Shaun Hindle of Battlefront, the East Englan

Organiser and airfield manager, Matt Wilkins, left, and Shaun Hindle of Battlefront, the East England Military Museum, with a 1986 Saxon armoured personnel carrier, one of the vehicles which will be on show at the Military Revival Day at Old Buckenham Airfield. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

History will be brought to life in south Norfolk when a well-loved airfield is transformed into a living museum.

Military vehicles being prepared for the Military Revival at Old Buckenham Airfied. Bedford MK truck

Military vehicles being prepared for the Military Revival at Old Buckenham Airfied. Bedford MK truck. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2013

Old Buckenham Airfield will be awash with mock battles, vintage tanks and authentic uniforms at its second military revival event in October.

After a successful first year Matt Wilkins, airfield manager, said that the team were upping the stakes for their second event - with a nuclear missile and SAS legend Bob Pedesta the star attractions.

'Last year was brilliant, it really exceeded our expectations, but we have much more this year,' he said.

Mr Pedesta served in the SAS for 25 years and trained the team who famously stormed the Iranian embassy in 1980 and brought notoriety to the British army's most secretive unit.

Mr Wilkins described having the army legend at the show as 'a real honour'.

Taylor's of Attleborough will give cause to raise a toast with four specially brewed beers - each with military inspired names.

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'They are called the 453rd, after the USAAF Bombardment Group stationed here during the war, Bob, after Mr Pedesta, Gridsquare Remover, the nickname of multiple rocket launch system and REMEs - the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers,' Mr Wilkins explained.

An array of vintage vehicles, tanks and a trench warfare display will keep the most enthusiastic military buffs busy, with a 1940s hangar dance also planned for Saturday night.

Mr Wilkins said that the event was a 'great fun weekend with a serious message - don't underestimate the the work our men and women do'.

'It gives people who might not have been interested in military history a chance to find out more,' he added.

The military revival show will take place at Old Buckenham Airfield from Saturday, October 4 to Sunday, October 5. Tickets cost £10 per person per day and children under 12 go free.

For more information or tickets visit www.militaryrevival.com

Do you have an Old Buckenham story? Contact lauren.cope@archant.co.uk

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