The arena is a action packed part of the show with things happening in the arena all-day from 10:30am-16:00pm.

The arena is a place to see all those great military vehicles you’ve come to see in action. The arena gives the chance for Military vehicle owners to get the toys out and play and use their vehicles in the arena for everyone to see. You will see a variety of vehciles from all over the world being represented including British, German, American, Soviet and many other European vehicles.

The Noon Day Gun, F troop carry out this traditional time signal everyday at Noon. This year sees the 300th anniversary of the Royal Artillery.

Many famous battles are re-created by the re-enactment groups at The War and Peace Revival, with battles from WW2, Vietnam and The Cold War.

Arena Timetable.

TUESDAY – Schools’ Day

10.30: Armour = Noisy

11.00: The Classic Military Vehicle Seesaw Challenge

11.45: The Noon Day Gun = Noisy

12.15: Model Tank Display

12.45: Military Vehicle Time Trial – Practice (Any vehicle)

13.45: Armour : = Noisy

15.00 BATTLE: = Noisy
Tonight it’s the turn of Dannatt’s Convoy that leaves here at 7pm and does a tour to Hythe and back. Join with the locals and wave as British Post War vehicles pass by.


WEDNESDAY

10.30: Armour : Noisy

11.00: The Classic Military Vehicle Seesaw Challenge

11.45: The Noon Day Gun: Noisy

12.15: Model Tank Display

12.45: Military Vehicle Time Trial – Heat 1 – Light & Medium vehicles (Jeeps, Kubel, dodges etc)

13.45: German Vehicle/Armour Displays

15.00: BATTLE: Noisy

16.00: Armour/Half Track Convoy : Noisy

17.00: Well the second day is over and we are back in to the swing of things! WE LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER!

Well that’s it for today – but for more action and entertainment why not watch the Patton’s Parade convoy that leaves here at 7pm tonight and does a tour to Hythe and back? Join with the locals and wave as tonight WW2 American vehicles pass by.


THURSDAY

10.30: Armour : Noisy

11.00: The Classic Military Vehicle Seesaw Challenge

11.45: The Noon Day Gun: Noisy

12.15: Model Tank Display

12.45: Military Vehicle Time Trial – Heavy Vehicles (GMC, REO etc)

13.45: Post War Vehicle/Armour Displays

15.00: BATTLE: Noisy

16.00: Armour/ Tank Convoy around arena and site: Noisy

17.00: End of Arena action

Well that’s it for today – but for more action and entertainment why not watch the REO Thunder convoy that leaves here at 7pm tonight and does a tour to Hythe and back? Join with the locals and wave as tonight Vietnam period vehicles pass by.


FRIDAY

10.30: Armour : Noisy

11.00: The Classic Military Vehicle Seesaw Challenge

11.45: The Noon Day Gun: Noisy

12.15: Model Tank Display

12.45: Military Vehicle Time Trial (Half Tracks)

13.45: Motorcycle Displays/Convoy/Time Trial

15.00: BATTLE: Noisy

16.00: Military Vehicle Time Trial – Tanks: Noisy

17.00: Close

Well that’s it for today – but for more action and entertainment why not watch the REO Thunder convoy that leaves here at 7pm tonight and does a tour to Hythe and back? Join with the locals and wave as tonight Vietnam period vehicles pass by.


SATURDAY

10.30: Armour: Noisy

11.00: WW2 Vehicle/Armour Displays

11.45: The Noon Day Gun! Noisy

12.00: A TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN (Church Service – Grandstand)
In respect of the Veterans Church Service at Noon today, and to commemorate all those servicemen lost in previous and current conflicts, their families and friends and those of the Military Vehicle fraternity who have passed on, the Arena events will halt for a short period. The guns of the Summer of 44 will mark the start and finish of a minute’s silence across the entire showground during the service.

12.45: British Army Display

13.30: Military Vehicle Time Trial Final – Top 3 from each Class

15:15: The War & Peace Revival Prize Giving – a tradition now dating back 32 years!

16.00: BATTLE: Noisy

17.30: END EX!


If you’re a relevant vehicle and want to come and play during these events – please just turn up!