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

Experience the best of military history at the Suffolk Military Show! Launched in 2022 to rave reviews, this two-day event at The County Show Ground, Trinity Park, is set to become the top military event in the East Anglian region. With its easy accessibility and diverse range of military exhibitors from the UK, Europe, and beyond, the show promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Event Location

Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH

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