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Meet the Army at the Royal Armouries this July

Monday, 24th June 2019

two soldiers pose in front of some trucks

From the 12 – 14 July the Royal Armouries is delighted to welcome the inaugural Leeds Military Show to the museum. The event aims to inform and entertain, raising awareness of the important work of the Army, exploring developments in military vehicles and technologies used and the different roles operated in the Army today.

The museum’s outside square will host exciting stands showcasing the best of what the Army has to offer, including opportunities to get hands on and meet different units from around the country. There will be logistics vehicles, a Jackal armoured reconnaissance vehicle and field hospital ambulance, as well as a chance to see the Force Atlantic rowing boat on the canal, weather permitting.

Each day inside and outside the museum there will be a number of static displays showing the equipment and capability of the many units that make up the Army. These will include a light gun display from the 4th Battery Royal Artillery, a display of a field hospital inside the museum and a rowing display from the Army Foundation College in Harrogate, amongst others.

The event is free to attend and the museum is open 10 am – 5 pm daily.

Commenting on the event, Mark Jackson, Events and Informal Learning Manager at the Royal Armouries, said: “As the national museum of arms and armour the Royal Armouries are delighted to be welcoming the Army to the museum and are excited to see our outside square busy with military vehicles and activities for all of the family to enjoy.”

Captain Chris Even on behalf of 4th Infantry Brigade & Headquarters North East added: “We are thrilled to be working with The Royal Armouries for this amazing event. Much of the kit and equipment we will have on display is scarcely seen up close by the general public, so this is one not to be missed.”
For more information about the Meet the Army event at the Royal Armouries, visit: https://royalarmouries.org/

About the Royal Armouries

Entry to the museum is free but some activities carry a small charge.