Search Lights in Ipswich, Suffolk



During WW2 an Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Battery was used for the detection, location and illumination of enemy aircraft during darkness enabling Gun Batteries to fire at enemy aircraft efficiently.

It took a team of 12 men to operate ONE Searchlight Battery!

Coming to the night skies of Ipswich, Suffolk – The Suffolk Military Show Control Station will recreate this atmospherically jaw dropping  spectacular over the Military and Vintage show.  A military siren will herald the event on social media as it goes live each night!  If you don’t have a personal radar system to signal a potential invasion from the skies, experience the next best thing!

Ipswich, Suffolk Search Lights
Ipswich, Suffolk Search Lights

The Suffolk Military Show was launched in 2022 to critical acclaim and is already set to become the best military event to visit within the East Anglian region.

The family friendly 2 day extravaganza based at The County Show Ground known as Trinity Park has a fantastic road network for accessibility. Purpose built for top quality events, Trinity Park provides a brilliantly versatile backdrop to the range of multi-period military exhibitors from all over the United Kingdom, Europe and even further afield!

Event Location

Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH

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