Model flying displays, new and historic aircraft, military vehicles, 1940s music and dancing, WW2 re-enactment groups and children’s entertainment came together for a family fun day at the Army Flying Museum in Middle Wallop this Bank Holiday Monday (May 26).
The Museum’s flagship annual event, Wartime Wallop, featured an opportunity to get up close to veteran aircraft, vehicles and military paraphernalia.
Other attractions on the day included model flying, a crowd pleasing fly-out from the HAF (Historic Aircraft Flight) team, as well as 1940s singing from the Decibelles and dancing from the Andover Lindyhoppers.
Attendees also included the 4th Dorset HQ Field Office, Many Fronts Living History, 4th Wiltshires, The Joystick Club, Military Education Trust, Allied Assortment and many more.
Event organiser, Joe Faretra, said: “After a grey start threatened the event, it all cleared away to make a really nice fun day which, according to the feedback we’ve had, was really well received.
“We’ve enhanced the appeal to the event by adding extra value for money to the day, so we had Battlefield South’s laser tag arena, face painting, a bouncy castle, and science experiments from Genie Lab, all included in the ticket price.
“Plus, if entry was Gift Aided, attendees were given an annual pass to the newly refurbished Museum.
“Everyone who attended from visitors to exhibitors seemed to leave the event happy, and we are already planning next year’s event.”