The 45th annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza returns this summer.

Organised by the Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club, the show is regarded as one of the biggest and best steam, vintage and countryside events of the year,

Taking place at South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester, this year's show features nearly 1000 classic cars from pre and post war, including 30 miniature steam engines, 70 full size steam engines and more.

There will also be a tribute to Major Glenn Miller to tie in with the 75th anniversary of the musician's performance in Cirencester in August 1944 shortly before his disappearance.

In tribute, more than 100 military vehicles will be present and an American flag will be raised in honour of Glenn in the main arena.

The Royal British Legion Poppy Parachute Display Team, made up of serving and former members of the army, to support and raise awareness of the Armed Forces charities will make a decent into the arena on all three days of the event.

There will also be a dog show, the Tigers children’s motorcycle display team and more.

Chairman of Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club Martyn Slater, said: "Our goal is to give the best value for money family day out in Gloucestershire, with something for all of the family to enjoy.

"Whilst the show has evolved a lot, the mission remains the same - to inform, educate, celebrate and preserve our unique transport heritage."

The show will take place between August 2 and 4.

Free tickets are available for WWII veterans and their cares.

To apply, email or call 01452 260063.

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