The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop in Hampshire are thrilled to announce that engineering giants Rolls-Royce have shown their support for the charity’s annual fundraising event Wallop Wheels and Wings, which this year will take place on Saturday 1 July.
Aiming to inspire 25 million of tomorrow’s pioneers by 2030 through Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths, Rolls-Royce will be bringing their STEM trailer to the event, to show potential engineers and scientists what happens when you take STEM out of the textbook. In addition, the Museum are thrilled to announce that the Mk XIX Spitfire and P51 Mustang from the Rolls-Royce Heritage Flight will be making an appearance at the event.
‘Steg’ Williams (ex AAC), Chief Pilot, Rolls-Royce Heritage Flight said: “Rolls-Royce is delighted to support the Wallop Wheels and Wings event as a Silver Sponsor.
We have a long history of providing the power that matters for Army Aviation, and the Army Flying Museum is a fantastic location to celebrate Rolls-Royce’s partnership with the Army Air Corps.
We are looking forward to the aircraft of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Flight giving a living tribute to our aviation heritage, and our Science and Technology exhibit providing an inspiration to the pilots and engineers of tomorrow.”
The confirmation of support from Rolls-Royce comes as very welcome news to the Museum as they grow from strength to strength with their packed event programme and bumper visitor numbers.
Chief Executive of the Army Flying Museum, Lucy Johnson said: “Wallop Wheels and Wings is our main fundraising event for the charity and now, in its third year, we hope it will be bigger and better than ever. It is fantastic to have secured Rolls-Royce PLC as a sponsor this year – their focus on STEM work and inspiring the younger generation fits perfectly with our own aspirations and we are delighted to be working with them.”
The event will again feature a wide array of classic and super cars, motor bikes and aircraft, to please both aviation and motor enthusiasts. In a change to the event this year, visitors will see aircraft flying into and out of the airfield throughout the day weather permitting.
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 laser tag, circus skills, pedal planes, mini tanks, face painting and lots of craft and interactive activities to keep little ones busy throughout the day.
For further information or to book tickets, visit https://armyflying.com/what-s-on/events/wallop-wheels-wings-2023/
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.
Rolls-Royce Heritage Flight - Spitfire and Mustang