It ran with mil­i­tary pre­ci­sion, nat­u­rally!

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Putting On A Show -

More than 1,600 peo­ple flocked to the sec­ond Folke­stone and Ash­ford Mil­i­tary Show at the week­end.

The two-day spec­tac­u­lar took place at the Sellindge Show Ground, in Swan Lane, and fea­tured bat­tle re-en­act­ment dis­plays, 236 mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles, the Tigers’ Mo­tor­cy­cle Dis­play Team and a me­mo­rial flight by Spit­fires.

There was also a cel­e­bra­tory Party in the Park with per­for­mances by the Princess of Wales’s Royal Reg­i­men­tal Band and the Swing Time Sweet­hearts.

Foot­ball fans didn’t have to miss out ei­ther, as the Eng­land Euro 2016 game against Rus­sia was shown in the mar­quee on Satur­day night.

There was a party a nd per­for­mance of the Na­tional An­them for the Queen’s 90th birth­day.

An­drew Dor­rell, event man­ager, said: “We had a bril­liant turnout, dou­ble the amount of peo­ple as last year so it’s great that this will just keep grow­ing and grow­ing.”

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Above, Sofia Men­donca, nine, Vi­o­let Oak­shott, seven, and Kacey Richards, eight, get their passes from Steve Friedrich a sergeant in the Ger­man Feld­jager; left, Kacey Richards wear­ing a Ger­man Feld­jager hat Pic­tures: Paul Amos

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From left, Steve Dines and Char­lie Dines are given the run down on a Vick­ers ma­chine gun by Sgt Richard Heald of the Queens Own Royal West Kent

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Har­vey Hud­son, five, and Con­nor Sy­mons, 10, on a Replica Rus­sian Ural mo­tor­bike and side­car

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Adam gets to sit in a 1942 Willys Jeep

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