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Military History Weekend 2017 – June 3rd & 4th 2017
It seems as if we are just moments away from the start of our 6th Military History Weekend this year. This year sees the return of the KitKar Display team, the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, and the Fort Cumberland Guard with their cannon*. Also joining us this year are the Pompey Pals - Portsmouth's finest from the Great war, and the Royal Sussex Living History Group with their extensive gun collection. We may see some from the English civil war too!
You'll be able to 'donate' blood WWII style in the Nissen hut with the fantastic West Sussex Irregulars, and also take you hand at the Airsoft Target range. A lot of military vehicles are joining us this year, with possibly a Saracen tank or two. The re-created backdrop from "The Showman's Dream" will be out on display, and a souvenir picture taken from the weekend - dressing up is optional of course!
All this along with activities for the kids, including rifle drill, history hunt and more. Oh, and don't forget the home made cake! If we're lucky then Queen Victoria herself will even make an appearance.
On both days, we start at 11am and finish at 4.30pm. This really is a weekend not to be missed.
* Note, the Cannon will only be fired on Sunday 4th June
Without the work of our dedicated volunteers none of our events would take place, and we're always looking for more to help out - many hands make light work, as the saying goes. So if you're free on Saturday 3rd or Sunday 4th June, then please do come down to the fort - even if it's for a couple of hours - there are still plenty of jobs that can be done - volunteering does get you a free lunch!
We're also always on the hunt for more volunteers to help out with the conservation and restoration of the Fort. Anyone is able to help out, from making cups of tea, through to the hard work of digging. All you need to do is come along to one of our volunteer days - the next one will be on Sunday 18th June, see the events page for more dates.
Want to help?
We're always in need of equipment, tools, and items at the fort... here's a few things on our wish list:
If you're able to help, or have contact with someone who can, then please let us know
Do you recognise one of these names? Perhaps a family member or friends family?
Let us know - They might be connected to the 1st Sussex Artillery Volunteers who were based at Shoreham. Any information is greatly appreciated.