Battle stations ready for Robot Wars

IT'S an all out war.It's battle stations on Friday >> for engineer George Francis and his team whose robot Chaos 2 battles it out in the semi-final of cult TV series Robot Wars.

IT'S an all out war.

It's battle stations on Friday >> for engineer George Francis and his team whose robot Chaos 2 battles it out in the semi-final of cult TV series Robot Wars.

George, 36, of Bramford together with Ipswich man Ian Swann, 49, and his son Robert, 12, are hoping for another victory for Chaos 2, past champion of series three and four.

You can see Chaos 2 – whose weapon is a powerful flipper – clash it out with other robots in the semi-final on BBC 2 at 6.45 pm in a bid to become this year's victor.

Self-employed electrical engineer George, who lives in Henderson Close, said: "It is all great fun.

"I enjoy doing anything technical. I could have built models but why do that when you can knock ten balls out of your opponents?"

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Meanwhile, pupils from Holywells High School were treated to a visit by Suffolk electronics wizard Rex Garrod and his 'Cassius Two' robot.

He visited the school in a bid to inspire them on to victory with their own entry into the Lego 'Robot wars' regional final. Being held at British Telecom building in Martlesham on November 27.

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