TWO military charities, with aviation at their core, have joined forces to develop a mutually beneficial partnership to help them lift off.
The Middle Wallop based Army Flying Museum (AFM) and Historic Army Aircraft Flight (HAAF) have become charitable partners in an effort to raise each other’s profiles and offer their respective supporters even more incentives to continue their support.
The Museum has been developing its corporate and membership offerings, and this first charity partnership for the Museum will see the HAAF provide tours of their collection and give guests the opportunity to meet the pilots.
Lucy Johnson, AFM CEO, said: “We have always had a close relationship with the Historic Army Aircraft Flight and it is great that they have become one of our charity partners.
“All the aircraft that the HAAF maintain have counterparts in the museum and to see them flying around Middle Wallop really helps bring the museum to life for our visitors.
“We are looking forward to working with them more in the future to the benefit of both charities.”
George Bacon, Chairman of the HAAF Trust said: "The HAAF has been supporting the Museum since its creation in 1985 and is thus delighted to be formally recognised as a Charity Partner.
“This latest agreement cements an already close and successful relationship which, will assist us both in developing new and interesting activities for the community to enjoy, whilst strengthening the future outlook for both organisations."
The Historic Army Aircraft Flight (HAAF) Charitable Trust helps to preserve Historic Army Air Corps aircraft as a 'living museum' supporting veterans, commemorative and memorial purposes, as an aid to recruiting and to supporting wider Army Heritage in the community.
In return for their support the Museum will provide the HAAF anytime museum access for their team, with a complimentary drink and brand acknowledgement to the museum's growing in house and online audience of over 100,000 people.
There will also be opportunities for people who have adopted an aircraft in the Museum to see the Beaver and Auster flying and have an opportunity to fly in one for a donation.
To find out more about becoming a corporate or charity partner contact firstname.lastname@example.org