Tanks for the memories from Norfolk Tank Museum’s Armourfest at Forncett St Peter

Norfolk Tank Museum Armourfest.

Norfolk Tank Museum Armourfest. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

An army of tanks, armoured cars and jeeps have caught the attention of about 2,000 people at a Norfolk museum dedicated to preserving military heritage.

Over the weekend The Norfolk Tank Museum at Forncett St Peter, near Long Stratton, held its first Armourfest event with all manner of vehicles, guns and artillery pieces providing a glimpse into the life of soldiers, past and present.

The museum's arena held displays, including Centurion tanks battling it out and Saladin and Fox armoured vehicles tackling the tough terrain.

There were also a wide range of static displays with vehicles from the museum and provided by several groups including of the Ex Military Land Rover Association.

Among other displays was a recreation of life in the British Army on the Rhine by the Royal Union Rifles re-enactment group.

Museum chairman Stephen MacHaye said: 'It has been brilliant. We had 800 people on the Saturday and there should be 1,000 here today.'

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