From today until July 22 the Hop Farm in Kent will host five days of military pageantry, welcoming veterans from conflicts ranging from World War 1 to Afghanistan.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the War and Peace Show will exhibit military hardware from the Falklands conflict. Guests will include the veteran Simon Weston who will give presentations and host Q&A sessions. At 11 am on Friday July 20 there will be a veterans’ parade, cumulating with a midday service of commemoration led by Army Chaplain Peter Hills.
“We’re hoping Falklands Veterans attending the War and Peace show will learn how they can search online for former colleagues, accessing our extensive people-search databases for free,” said Dominic Blackburn, Product Director of 192.com, the UK’s leading people finding website.
192.com has 700 million UK public records. This information is now freely available to members of the South Atlantic Medal Association, a veterans group named after the medal awarded to the 30,000 service personnel and civilians who participated in the liberation of the Falkland Islands in 1982.
Mike Bowles, chairman of the association said: “For the 30thanniversary of the conflict we’re encouraging veterans to get back in touch with each other. It is hoped 192.com can be a useful resource for those looking for missing friends in the UK.”
The War and Peace Show will also host bands, vintage dance lessons, fashion shows, singers and entertainers, including the cast of the TV classic ‘Allo Allo.’
To find out more about the War and Peace Show contact Georgina Martin Telephone: 01304 813945 Mb: 07774 848678.