Wet weather won’t put a stop to Sultan show

EXCITING The monster trucks will again be appearing at the Sultan Summer Show.  ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (112183-17)
EXCITING The monster trucks will again be appearing at the Sultan Summer Show. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (112183-17)
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ORGANISERS of the HMS Sultan Summer Show have vowed the event will go ahead despite the recent wet weather.

Families are being urged to put on their wellies and have a good time this weekend when monster trucks descend on Gosport for the naval base’s annual show.

The wet weather led to the cancellation of the annual show at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, last month over car parking concerns.

But the director of the Sultan Summer Show, Lieutenant Commander Dave Orton, said it was full steam ahead.

‘A lot of hard work and preparation has gone into making this event even bigger and better than before,’ he said.

‘HMS Sultan’s Summer Show is the highlight of our calendar year and the staff are looking forward to hosting this tremendous charity event.’

There will be the usual displays including the Think Bike Mountain Bike display team, Gosport Tigers Motorcycle display team and the Royal Navy Raiders Parachute display teams.

Visitors can also enjoy static displays of military vehicles, aircraft, classic cars and steam engines.

And there will be a chance to view Gosport from the air on a helicopter ride.

The show takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

Due to the weather, the Bay House School playing fields cannot be used for parking.

Free car parking will instead be provided on site at HMS Sultan via Grange Road.

Tickets can be bought in advance from The News’ offices in Fareham, Gosport and Havant.

You can also get them from the Queen’s Parade Newsagents in Gosport, tourist information offices, the Asda supermarket in Gosport and the CAF Office at HMS Sultan.

Advanced tickets cost £12 for a family, £5 for adults, and £3 for children and concessions.

Children under the age of five go free.

Tickets bought on the day normally cost £17, £7 and £4, but organisers have said these will be slightly reduced.