A military odyssey

There was a great gathering of enthusiastic and expert re-enactors from across the centuries at this year’s Military Odyssey at the Kent Showground in Detling on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Learning to fire a musket!

Learning to fire a musket!

GTO’s Editorial Director, Peter Stonham, was amazed by the quality of the uniforms, costumes and associated armoury, vehicles and equipment brought along by the hundreds of specialists representing everything from Roman legions and Jacobean soldiers to German Panzer motorcyclists. There was even the chance to fire a flintlock gun powder-loaded musket and see a World War Two SS officer taking tea and schnapps! Groups would have a great time at this event and also find lots of connections for other re-enactment gatherings and specialist venues, which brilliantly bring the past to life.