Military Odyssey is cancelled

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Military Odyssey has been cancelled Military Odyssey has been cancelled

The latest big-name militaria show to bite the dust thanks to the pandemic.

The organisers of Military Odyssey, the show that spans 2,000 years of history and is usually held on the final bank holiday weekend in August, has been cancelled thanks to the local council. James and Roger Aslett released the following statement: ‘Following extensive consultations with all parties it is unfortunate that we will be unable to host the event this year due to Government guidelines on mass gatherings.
So, it is with deep regret that we will have to cancel Military Odyssey 2020, those of you who know us would understand how much we have tried to get the event on for this year we have tried everything but to no avail, and ultimately the decision has been taken from us.
All bookings and payments made will be held over for the 2021 Show. If you have any problems or queries, please send in an email to info@military-odyssey.com.’
The cancellation comes despite the show taking place largely outside, where it was easy to implement cleaning, social distancing and one way systems. All at a time when the media is full of images of packed beaches and seaside towns full of people exercising no social distancing. The organisers and the showground were keen to go ahead, the decision was made by the local council.

 

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