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Go For Thrilling Rides in a Saracen Armoured Personnel Carrier (Image Supplied)


The National Military Vehicle Museum are celebrating their 40th birthday, and everyone is invited to the party. The museum is operated by the Military Vehicle Preservation Society of South Australia, which started out as the Jeep Club of SA forty years ago.

On Sunday April 10 from 9.30am until 3pm, the Military Vehicle Museum will be packed with unique fun things to do for all the family. Watch thrilling vehicle displays of military hardware at work: see a Stuart tank, Bren gun carrier, Saracen armoured personnel carrier, Ferret scout car, and Jeeps in action, with firing action from the 25 pounder artillery gun team at 11am and 2pm.

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A 25 Pounder Artillery Gun - Get Even With Neighbours


If you see your dream vehicle, why not go for a ride in it? Ride prices start at $5 for vehicles which fit several people like the Saracen armoured personnel carrier. To ride in the Stuart tank or Bren gun carrier will cost more as they are expensive to run.

The special entrance charge of $12 (kids under 15 accompanied by an adult are free) gets you all these fun things to do, plus entry into the massive museum chock full of military hardware. There's also a mini market selling all sorts of books, DVD's and some unusual bric-a-brac.

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See an Awesome Military Vehicles Display at the National Military Vehicle Museum (Image Supplied)


SA weapons collection clubs are presenting a display with a Vietnam theme, covering machine guns,rifles, pistols and grenades and other ordinance from the era. A separate War on Terror display focuses on Afghanistan and Iraq - sniper rifles, assault rifles, machine guns, and pistols are just some of what can be seen.

Find out what it's like to be in a real military campaign at the Fire Base Charlie display, or wander a huge range of vehicles in a static display by car and motorcycle clubs. The Morris Car Club, Gawler Car Club, Ford Modified Car Club and other Federation Clubs will all have free displays showcasing a mixture of vintage and classic cars. There's something for grey nomads with a range of motor homes on view. Expect to see a good range of veteran motorcycles on display too.

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Try to Spot the Early Bird at the National military Vehicle Museum


Museum staff promise that they won't use a flame thrower to cook the BBQ, and both hot and cold soft drinks will be on sale. This is an alcohol free event, so there won't be a licensed bar.

To get all the latest updates about the fun things to do on the day, flick over to Facebook for the National Military Vehicle Museum page and event page. If you're not a fan of Facebook, wander over to the web page.

Learn more about the National Military Vehicle Museum and its collection of vehicles and other militaria, see this article about the museum.
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Why? There's loads of fun things to do and see at this birthday party.
When: 9.30am - 3pm
Where: 10 Sturton Road Edinburgh Park, SA 5111
Cost: $12 adults, kids free
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Damn will be away when this is on 😟
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