Battles and bombers ready to bring victory to visitors
Military vehicles, Second World War planes and battle re-enactments are set to thrill thousands of people this weekend.
The two-day Cosby Victory Show will also include visitors in 1940s costume, tank rides and a huge army encampment, and will be spread over 100 acres of farmland.
The star attraction, a Cold War Vulcan bomber, will fly by on Sunday.
About 8,000 people attended the festival last year and organiser Steve Pepper, who hosts the show on his farm, is hoping for more this year.
He said: "I'm really looking forward to this year's festival.
"We're expecting to be very busy this year because of other festivals being cancelled due to the weather.
"We are prepared, though, and have secured extra parking thanks to farmers nearby.
"The Vulcan bomber is the wow factor this year and we've also extended the airstrip, with 14 aircraft set to land each day."
The festival is intended to provide a 1940s experience but, in particular, to commemorate the courage and endurance of people during the Second World War.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the show wearing clothing typical of the era.
There will be a number of trade stalls selling military uniforms, 1940s memorabilia and vehicle spares for collectors and military enthusiasts alike.
Mike Wood, who is in charge of the aircraft display, said: "It's the first time I've done the show and there should be a lot going on in the air and on the ground. I'm really looking forward to it."
Activities for children include steam train and tank rides and a Punch and Judy show.
Steve said: "I hope the public come and enjoy the experience because we are expecting it to be the best yet."
The victory show, which was cancelled two years ago because of funding problems, will this year be supporting charities including Leicester hospice Loros, The Royal British Legion and Blesma – the British Limbless Ex Service Men's Association.
It runs from 9am until 5pm tomorrow and Sunday at Foxlands Farm, in Cosby.
Tickets cost £15 for adults and £5 for children.
However, Second World War veterans and under-fives can get in free.
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