Army of military vehicles at Norfolk Tank Museum’s popular Armourfest event

Mason Read enjoying the Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher

Mason Read enjoying the Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

It is the biggest and nosiest event in the calendar for the Norfolk Tank Museum.

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

This year's Amourfest saw two days of non-stop military mayhem as the normally dormant museum exhibits came to life.

In addition to the museum's vehicles, an army of tanks, armoured cars and jeeps - from the Cold War era to the Gulf War - from visiting historical groups descended on Forncett St Peter, near Long Stratton.

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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Robert North and Diane Brden in period costume at Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Bu

Robert North and Diane Brden in period costume at Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The museum's two Centurion tanks were live and smoking in the arena along with the Saladin armoured car.

There was also an air soft display and living history groups also attended.

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

On Saturday evening a 1940s-themed Hangar dance was held with live music from the 19-piece Ipswich band The Swing Machine.

Stephen Machaye, curator of the museum which is dedicated to preserving military heritage, said: 'It has gone absolutely fantastically.'

Second world war re-enactment group Wiking, at Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest.
Picture: Nick Butch

Second world war re-enactment group Wiking, at Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Tom and Jackie Perks at tNorfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Tom and Jackie Perks at tNorfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest.
Members of the Norfolk military vehicle group.
Picture: Nick Butc

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Members of the Norfolk military vehicle group. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Glen Carey on a M41 Walker Bulldog tank at Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Glen Carey on a M41 Walker Bulldog tank at Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Trevor Morrison with a 152mm German Gun at Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher

Trevor Morrison with a 152mm German Gun at Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher

Norfolk Tank Museum's Armourfest. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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