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Military Event, Sat 29 Jun 2019, free entry

16 Air Asslt Bde and Colchester Garrison Show 2019

16 Air Asslt Bde and Colchester Garrison Show 2019

Soldiers past and present will be the stars of a free show marking Armed Forces Day in Essex.


Soldiers past and present will be the stars of a FREE show marking Armed Forces Day in Essex.

The 16 Air Assault Brigade and Colchester Garrison Show will take over Abbey Field, Colchester on Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June – the nation’s chance to show its support to the military.

Building up to the dramatic finale of a combat demonstration, the event will showcase the town’s 16 Air Assault Brigade and look back to 1944 as the 75th anniversaries of airborne operations on D-Day and at Arnhem are marked this year.

Highlights across the day include displays by The Parachute Regiment’s Red Devils freefall team, music from The Band of The Parachute Regiment and a marchpast by veterans and cadets from across Essex. Key pieces of modern equipment on display will include artillery and a field hospital able to be deployed by parachute. An insight into Second World War airborne operations will be given by living historians showing the kit and weaponry of paratroopers in 1944 and Merville Barracks’ Dakota transport aircraft will be open for visitors.

Coach parties acceptedAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 Jun 2019 11:00 to 16:00
Programme timings subject to change:
Show opens: 1100 hrs
Red Devils Freefall Display: midday
Veterans and Cadets march-past: 1345-1430 hrs
Combat demonstration finale: 1530-1600 hrs


Free entry

Free show with some onsite parking, and a short walking distance from the Colchester Town Centre bus and train stations.

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Off Circular Rd North,


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Map reference: TL 998245  Lat: 51.88324 Long: 0.90166

Road: A134 (Southway) running through the centre of the town. At St Botolph's Circus roundabout, take the fourth exit up to the B1025 Mersea Rd. At the first set of traffic lights turn right at the Colchester Garrison Sign into Napier Road, which becomes Circular Road North.
Foot: The venue is about 15 min walk form the High Street Colchester, use the underpass to cross under the St Botolph's roundabout.
Rail: The venue is about 10 min walk from the Colchester Town Railway Station.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Colchester Town station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted