Venture back in time at special free celebration

JPNS-29-06-12 DAYS OUT Armed Forces Day rep jj''Armed Forces Day at the National Museum of the Royal Navy'PICTURE: Allan Hutchings
JPNS-29-06-12 DAYS OUT Armed Forces Day rep jj''Armed Forces Day at the National Museum of the Royal Navy'PICTURE: Allan Hutchings
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If you visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard tomorrow, you may feel as though you’ve been teleported back in time, as the Victory arena will be transformed into a 1940s street style party.

There will be cooking demonstrations of rationed recipes, such as eggless fruitcake, mock crab sandwiches and spam, plus music from the glamorous Miss Marie and lindy hop dancing – all part of this Armed Forces Day event.

The special event looks at the Armed Forces throughout the years from the Second World War to the present day, with a special focus on the 30th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict.

Veterans will be in attendance and happy to talk about their unique experiences during this period.

Setting the scene will be a variety of military vehicles and people dressed in 1940s clothing. A children’s historical interpreter will be getting everyone involved with interactive war re-enactments.

And creative visitors have the opportunity to carve their own warship out of wood.

There will also be an interactive tent in which children will be encouraged to discover what’s in a ration pack.

The free event runs from 12.30pm until 4.30pm tomorrow.

For more details, see historicdockyard.co.uk