Military Revival at Old Buckenham Airfield

PUBLISHED: 12:56 23 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:56 23 May 2013

old buckenham airshow

old buckenham airshow


The organisers of a new military event at a Norfolk airfield have released a new video featuring a destroyed lawn mower and a second world war bomb.

To promote Military Revival, at Old Buckenham Airfeld between October 4 and 6, organisers dropped a world war two bomb, weighing 1,000 pounds, on a disused lawn-mower, and have released it as an exciting promotional video.

The vintage bomb was originally dropped on Woolwich during the war, but has since been deactivated.

Military enthusiasts can get their hands on the remains of the lawn-mower featured on the video on Ebay, where it is now up for sale.

A similar promotional film showing a crushed van earlier in the year received more than 30,000 views and filmmakers hope for an even better result with the newest video.

Matt Wilkins, organiser of Military Revival and the airfield manager, said: “The video definitely has a comedy element, and promotes the show, which is an ideal opportunity for seeing things you can’t already see.” The filmmakers used a forklift to lift the bomb into the air, before dropping it on the lawn-mower and have promised to release more videos in the build-up to the October show.

Military Revival, of which the EDP is media partner, is a collaboration between Old Buckenham Airfield, Battlefront and The East of England Military Museum. The event will include a demonstration arena, re-enactments of 20th century battles, tank rides, trade stalls and air displays from military aircraft, as well as a 1940s hangar dance on the Saturday evening.

Mr Wilkins said: “We aim to create an unforgettable event which allows everyone to experience the sights and sounds of conflicts thoughout the 20th century to the present day.

“You can even ride in some of the remarkable machines which have been to war.”

Vehicles confirmed for the event include the T55 tank used in the James Bond film Goldeneye and other Russian Jeeps from the same film which starred Pierce Brosnan.

Highlights will include an authentic Vietnam era bar and a US Army encampment from Dunkirk.

On Friday, October 4, Norfolk schools will be invited to send groups for an in-depth tour of the exhibits.

As with the Old Buckenham Airshow, funds raised will go to Leonard Cheshire Disability and The Air Cadets.

Full details and ticket booking along with the video can be found at:

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