As well as the poignant and high-powered displays going on in the arena, there are numerous activities going on around the site at Tank 100.
In the Museum there will be a series of talks and tours on the subject of the First World, as well as craft activities for children. See the Tank 100 programme page for more details. Outside of the arena there will be static tank displays as well as living history encampments and traders.
The new AJAX (P3 Variant) will be on public display at the Tank 100 for the first time ever. Visitors will be able to look around the static vehicle and have their questions answered by the experts present. The AJAX is part of a new family of armoured family vehicles, developed by General Dynamics for the British Army.
Life in the Royal Tank Regiment
A serving soldier in the Royal Tank Regiment will be giving a talk on the what life is like for a modern fighter, in the Sherman Room at 1pm. Hear first hand from a successor to those first brave tank men.
Static Bristol Scout AircraftThe rare First World War Static Bristol Scout Aircraft will also be available for visitors to see on the far side of the arena, opposite the Living History Encampments. This is the only airworthy Bristol Scout in the world, and is exactly as she was flown 100 years ago by Flt Sub Lt Bremner RNAS. It was rebuilt by Theo Willford and Bremner's grandsons, who will be with the aircraft to answer any questions.
Living History Encampments
The Gordon Highlanders and the Great War Society will be setting up their encampments on the far side of the Vehicle Conservation Centre. Meet the reenactors and discover what life was like on the front line during the First World War.