Time is drawing near for visitors to grab their Early Bird ticket prices for the next Wallop Wheels and Wings event to be held at the Army Flying Museum in Middle Wallop on Saturday 1 July. With prices increasing from 1 Feb, the Museum is encouraging enthusiasts to take advantage of reduced prices and get booking for what is set to be another big event in the calendar.
The event will again feature a wide array of classic and super cars, motor bikes and aircraft, to please enthusiasts of all vehicles. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll around the historic Army Air Corps airfield to chat with the pilots attending the event and, in some instances, even sit in the aircraft.
For non-enthusiasts, there will be the opportunity to browse the artisan trader village, with over 40 stalls selling a wide range of arts, crafts, food and drink, including a return to the event from Hampshire Fare, who will be in attendance celebrating the start of the Hampshire Food Festival.
Activities for families and children will be in abundance, with the introduction of fairground rides and inflatables, circus skills, pedal planes, mini tanks, face painting and lots of craft and interactive activities to keep little ones busy throughout the day.
The Museum is pleased to announce that local company Waltet Materials will once again partner with the Museum to sponsor this major local event. Amy Jarvis, Digital Marketing Manager of Waltet said: “Waltet is thrilled to be sponsoring Wallops Wheels and Wings for another year. The event showcases some of the finest classic aircraft and vehicles in the UK and we cannot wait for what this year brings!”
Having recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, the Museum is also introducing a Charity Village into the event which will showcase a wide range of charities supporting veterans and serving military personnel and are thrilled to welcome the Blue Beret Charitable Trust and Wings For Warriors to the event this year.
Mark Radcliffe, Chair and Founder of Wings for Warriors said: “For many servicemen and women, life outside the forces can appear scary and uncertain at the best of times. Add a life changing injury to the equation and the future can quickly become a dark and depressing place. Instead of a short-term project or challenge, we ensure veterans, and their families will continue benefiting from our support on a sustainable basis. We rebuild confidence and capabilities, and help veterans make the most of their transferable skills. We aim to restore pride and professionalism as commercial pilots.
"We believe these are futures worth fighting for. We wouldn't be able to provide them for our veterans without the support of our many supporters and organisations like The Army Flying Museum. Being involved with the Museum means we can tell our story, show visitors what we do and more importantly what our veterans can achieve. And if just one visitor is able to support our fundraising efforts, it helps to secure the funding for more of our veterans. We can't thank The Army Flying Museum enough for their support."
For information on booking a free charity stand at the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information or to book tickets, visit https://armyflying.com/what-s-on/events/wallop-wheels-wings-2023/
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To learn more about their work with British veterans and to support their fundraising, please visit: https://www.wings4warriors.org.uk/
Interviews – Lucy Johnson, Chief Executive of the Army Flying Museum is available for interview, please contact me at email@example.com if you would like to arrange this.
Crowd Shot – Wallop Wheels and Wings 2022
Marc Goddard – Wings4Warriors veteran at work with TUI