First Carew Mil-Fest Great Success

Blessed with glorious sunshine the first ‘Mil-Fest’ held at Carew Chertion Control Tower on Saturday was an outstanding success.

The crowd enjoyed three different live performances throughout the day from the renowned and highly respected 1940’s entertainer Fiona Harrison.

Check Point Charlie guarded the entrance into the event keeping a close eye on any deserters coming to see the display of modern and vintage military vehicles. Some of the vintage exhibits included Dave Slack with a Willis Jeep, Mike Corbett with a Ferret scout car, Graham Moss with a Russian Ural Motorbike and sidecar, Nathan Bannister with a BSA dispatch rider motorbike, Paul Harrison with an Austin Champ and a Ferret and Clive Elliot with a Shorland SB300 armoured patrol car.

The 157 (Welsh) Regiment RLC attended with a display of larger modern vehicles and a range of games for the children, and bigger kids alike.

A short service was held at 1pm to honour all who severed on the airfield during both World Wars followed by a performance from the Tenby Salvation army band.

Later in the afternoon the attendees were treated to the second parade of the vintage vehicles in the field where they got to see and hear these vehicles in action and learn a little more about them from the owners.

Carew Cheriton Control Tower would like to thank all who attended and supported the event and we are now looking forward to Wings Over Carew taking place on the 5th and 6th of August 2017. The Control Tower Museum is also open this coming Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.