Feat of strength for army

PUBLISHED: 15:15 22 November 2006 | UPDATED: 10:01 31 May 2010

The Military Correction Training Centre take part in a tank-pull
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Military Correction Training Centre take part in a tank-pull Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

POURING rain failed to dampen the spirits of people taking part in the BBC Children In Need fund-raising events at Duxford Imperial War Museum on Friday. The torrential conditions made no difference to the efforts of teams taking part in a sponsored tank-

POURING rain failed to dampen the spirits of people taking part in the BBC Children In Need fund-raising events at Duxford Imperial War Museum on Friday.

The torrential conditions made no difference to the efforts of teams taking part in a sponsored tank-pull.

Ten teams of 20 participants each hauled an armoured personnel carrier, weighing more than 15 tonnes, the length of an Olympic swimming pool.

The museum's marketing manager Tracey Woods, heralded the fundraising day a great success.

"Hats off to all the tank-pull teams," she said.

"Despite torrential rain they did a sterling job, with crews from the police, fire service and ambulance service all pulling the tank the distance in impressive times.

"The winning team managed it in just over a minute."

Other activities at the museum on Friday included a race between a lightweight Lotus Exige car and a Spitfire fighter plane, won by the plane.

Almost 1000 people set a record by forming a giant human Concorde, and the loveable Pudsey himself made hundreds of children's days by making an appearance.

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