Military display at Hunstanton. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet

A display of military vehicles and entertainment raised £3,100 for an annual pilgrimage to France for war veterans.

Organiser Harold Payne, a founder of the Anglia Pilgrimage Fund, said last weekend’s event at Hunstanton had been “one of the best”.

He said he counted at least 500 people at one stage and around 60 vehicles of all description were on display.

These included jeeps, Land Rover-makes and vehicles which belonged to club owners in Norfolk and Lincolnshire.

The money raised will go towards the cost of the annual journey to Normandy in May which Mr Payne said will be the last as the number of surviving veterans had dwindled.

Mr Payne, of Fleet in Lincolnshire, said the plan was to take 8,500 red roses and place one on each grave of the war heroes from Lincolnshire and Norfolk who are buried there.

The money will be added to around £12,000 so far raised from collections at Mr Payne’s Fleet cafe.

Mr Payne’s has recently submitted planning permission for his next project which is to build a £200,000 memorial in Lincolnshire as a tribute those who served and lost their lives in conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Money from next year’s military display will be for the memorial appeal.