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Convoy of tanks

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  • Sue Page
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  • 30-04-2016
Dorchester Carnival June 18th and 20th 
A CONVOY of tanks will ensure Dorchester’s carnival celebrations go with a bang this year.
Plans are taking shape for the county town’s annual celebrations in June with organisers promising a fun packed few days.
Popular carnival favourites returning include the four legged race, the Party in the Park, and Wynn’s funfair while there will also be plenty of new additions to the event.
Debs Thomas, chair of the carnival organising committee, said: "We were keen to bring something different to this year’s carnival and were thrilled when we were asked if we could incorporate a procession of tanks into the carnival.”
This year’s Armour and Embarkation event, which commemorates D-Day, falls on the same weekend as the carnival on June 18 and June 19, so the main procession on the Saturday is set to be led by around 40 military vehicles.
Jack Beckett, organiser and founder of the Armour and Embarkation event, said: "We have a weekend of events planned in Dorset, but leading the carnival procession on Saturday afternoon will be something special.
"We hope that lots of people turn out to see us and help us remember a significant time in our history.
"We’re planning to have a Sherman and other tank destroyers as well as lots of other classic military vehicles. It really will be a sight to see!”