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Celebrate all things military at Wings Over Carew festival

CAREW CHERITON CONTROL TOWER is getting ready to host its annual Wings Over Carew festival over the weekend of August 5-6. Now in its fifth year, the festival celebrates all things military with aviation history at its heart.

From 10am on Saturday and Sunday, you will be able to look around the many stalls and exhibits including a fine display of vintage armed vehicles, classic cars and the emergency services.

The ever so popular static Spitfire will be returning to its prime location next to the control tower. This Spitfire has a complete original cockpit and a working Merlin engine which will be fired up during the event.

New attractions for 2017 include the Imps, a Motorcycle Display Team, who will perform on Saturday.

On Sunday, you can expect the Welsh Horse Yeomanry with the Welsh Horse musical ride display performed by horses.

There will be a packed programme, including the Welsh Army Reserves Transport Regiment, the ATC and Wester Super Mare cadet bands, Swansea pipe band and Welsh Tommies Re-enactment group.

On both days, there will be a short memorial service to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the wars.  There will be a guard of honour, the British Legion and cadet bands with John Brock MBE receiving the salute on behalf of the control tower group.

Tickets to the Wings over Carew festival are priced £8 for adults, under 16s – £1 and free for children under 5, with concessions £6.

Carew Cheriton Control Tower is a derelict 2nd World War Air Traffic Control Tower which has been renovated to its original condition by a dedicated group of local people. As a thriving museum it is frequented by visitors from far and wide including groups of local school children as part of their historical studies.

The Control Tower is open on Sundays and Bank Holidays from July through to September from 10am till 3pm.