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 is set to become the top military show to visit within the East Anglian region. The family friendly 2 day event will showcase the very best in static military vehicles, living history re-enactment, arena live stage entertainment, military stalls, and quality food stalls to make this a perfect day out.

Event Location

Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH

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