‘Wildcat’ helicopter to wow 10,000 visitors

Nigel Muers-Raby of Pardoes

Nigel Muers-Raby of Pardoes

A state-of-the-art wildcat Surveillance and Attack Helicopter will be a star attraction for the expected 10,000 crowd at one of Somerset’s biggest ever show events this month.

The new Somerset Military Tattoo, sponsored by Pardoes, Augusta Westland, Higher Sites and Somerset Life will be held on Taunton racecourse on Saturday 14 September and will give the first opportunity for people to see the helicopter and its military capability.

The Wildcat is the latest generation of multi role helicopter produced by Agusta Westland and is just entering service with both the Army and the Royal Navy.

Other attractions lined up include the Military Wives Choir, a ‘Naval Gun Run’ and falconry shows.

Nigel Muers-Raby of event sponsors Pardoes Solicitors, comments: “We are thrilled to have the Wildcat at such a brilliant event for all the family.”