CHOLMONDELEY Castle will be transformed into a “theatre of combat” at this year’s Pageant of Power at the Cheshire beauty spot.
For the first time this year visitors will be able to get up close to British armed forces on manoeuvres.
Reservists from all over the North West will be called upon to display their rigorous training techniques creating a unique spectacle for visitors attending the Pageant.
The highlight will be a full combat assault onto a manned defensive position using the latest battle-winning equipment of both the Army and the Royal Air Force. Local TA regiments including the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry, 103 Regiment Royal Artillery, 75 Engineer Regiment and 4th Battalion The Mercian Regiment will crew tanks, guns, helicopters and other combat vehicles to form an attack from the land and the air, crossing a river and a minefield on the way. In addition, 208 Field Hospital from Ellesmere Port will set up a field operating theatre to simulate the treatment of battlefield casualties on military operations. There will also be opportunities for youngsters to train with soldiers on an assault course and a climbing wall.