A teenager decided that a limousine didn't quite cut it when it came to making a big entrance to his high school prom: instead arriving in a tank.

In a video posted to social media, you see Brennan Boys, 16, from Rossendale, Lancashire, and his squad pulling up to Higher Trapp Country House Hotel near Burnley in style.

Watch it here:

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He borrowed the 17-ton armoured vehicle from his grandad who's an avid collector of military vehicles.

Brennan said: "I came up with the idea about a month ago and wondered if it'd be possible to go to the prom in one.

"I've been inside some of the tanks before but haven't been driven in one, I really enjoyed it - I'm really grateful for my grandad for organising it all.


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"I was overwhelmed with the reaction we had pulling into the Higher Trapp, everyone was lined up taking photos and filming it.

"I'd told some of my friends and they told others, but some of the year had no idea and were really shocked.

"I think it's probably one of the most unique ways the school has had of getting to the prom."

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The 30-year-old tank, which originates in Austria, had previously been used in action and driven by an ex RAF pilot, but has since been 'deactivated'.

Former military policeman Brian has been collecting military vehicles for many years and his haul includes WW2 American jeeps, a 55 tonne battle tank and two tanks which were used in the film 'Saving Private Ryan'.

Apart for collecting and restoring tanks he hires them out for films and has held private viewings to raise money for Help for Heroes.

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Head of School at Alder Grange, Joanna Griffiths said: "We've had some pretty unusual ways of arriving to the prom, including one pupil who turned up in a coffin, but Brennan certainly made a dramatic entrance arriving in a tank.

"The Year 11 students have worked extremely hard and had a fantastic night at the prom celebrating their achievements."

Fair play to you for arriving at your prom in style, hope you had a good one Brennan.


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James Dawson

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