A HUGE display of military vehicles from across the county is set to draw hundreds of fans this weekend.

The Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association is staging its annual once again at Maldon’s Promenade Park.

Last year the event was held at the Prom for the first time after moving from its previous home in Heybridge.

The gathering includes displays of military and classic vehicles.

A spokesman said: “It’s an informal gathering of military vehicle owners from the Essex area and a great opportunity to get out and blow the cobwebs away.

“The public are more than welcome to come along and see the vehicles as well as meet the owners.”

Formed by historic military vehicle enthusiasts, the group now has more than 120 members and aims to help preserve military history, vehicles and artefacts.

Chairman Colin Tebb said: “This is the first military vehicle event of the year in the Essex area and it’s always a surprise to see what arrives. We’ve had everything from Jeeps to tanks in previous years.”

Members from Maldon’s own Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club volunteered last year to help marshal vehicles.

As many as 1,000 members of the public passed by to see all the vehicles on display.

The Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association was formed in 2014.

The spokesman added: “Attention is paid to ensuring the authenticity of vehicles, equipment and displays to ensure that all our events are of educational value for members of the public and to ensure that the younger generations are aware of our heritage.

“Our members’ historic military vehicles have appeared in many films, TV series and documentaries including The Monuments Men, Fury and Danger UXB.”

The group also held its annual summer show in Purleigh last year after a year’s hiatus.

The Bum Freezer takes place this Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free.