Saturday, 7 April 2012
Tanks and Top Gun
We've moved on in our travels and now in my childhood home town of Southend-on-Sea where we've been three nights now. However on the way down from Norfolk, Louis pleaded with me to stop at the 'awesome' tank that we'd seen in Thetford Forest. It turned out to be the memorial to the Desert Rats, the 7th Armoured Division that fought in every major battle in North Africa in World War II. I'd tell you more but I'm afraid my level of interest in military history is so low that I couldn't get past the first paragraph on Wiki without making my own 'Great Escape'.
National Army Museum in London. Old and young military aficionados will love this free informative attraction and the coffee shop's nice too! If you're in the London area this weekend and stuck for something to do with small lads it's especially worth going as you can catch the hilarious Captain Clean the caped connoisseur of conservation. He'll equip your little darlings with white coats, grabbers and collection bags and take them on a whirlwind trip around the museum fighting the agents of decay to the bemusement of those there for a serious museum experience. Hurry, though he's only there until 9 April although a troll through the museum's archives suggests that he makes return visits during other school holidays.