There will be alot of re-enactment societies up there aswell. I know this as my Dad is one of them. Even if you don't like history, to see people wandering around in uniforms from the American civil war to napoleanic times makes it more interesting and enjoyable.
Jolly good show it was too!
Which one were you? Which one of the eight? One of the two who failed to tap the next guys to signal moving off?! Or were you one of the two bad guys?
All good fun - My kid loved it- and even though its 27 years since I've seen an Aldershot Army show and this was just a fraction in size of the events during the 70's it was still a good day out.
My kid couldn't believe how many very overweight soldiers there were there though.
Disappointed that the White Helmets weren't there today.
My ticket was Â£4 bought online and posted to me. My kid got in free. Â£4 for a whole day out for us both- you can't beat that for value surely!
Â£1.00 for a cup of coffee and a scone served with butter, jam and a smile- can't be bad!
The rest of the food and drink were indeed at inflated prices. Haggled myself a nice new Silva4 compass (worth Â£25) for just a fiver from one of the traders stalls so that can't be bad.
Kings Troop were splendid as ever of course.
Don't take dogs to the show tomorrow people- the dogs people took today were suffering in the heat- there's no shade and it's too much for them.
Well my stand got 6 more potential recruits than I was expecting (ie nil!!). What I did notice though was the distinct lack of deserts worn by recruiters on the Saturday in an army show in the "Home of the of the British Army". However come the Sunday, my stand had blokes in deserts...and it worked!!!! More people flocking to us than on the Saturday.