The Collections

Archive Blog

Welcome to the Archive Blogs page. Here you can find the blog posts that our Archive team have been working on, which explore the less well known history of Army aviation and Middle Wallop.

These blogs are fuelled by interesting documents and photographs discovered within the Museum's collection, which bring to light questions which we at the Museum have not answered before. Our most recent blog tells the story of Hamilton Elliot Hervey MC. Hervey was a Royal Flying Corps pilot who became a prisoner of war in WW1 and attempted several daring escapes from his various camps. Find out more about his story, including his involverment with gliders and MI9 in WW2, below.

A key feature of the 'blog' is the ability for readers to comment on the posts and express their views, memories, and experiences in relation to the blog topic, as well as ask questions. This is one of the main reasons for our blog existing, so we would love for you to drop us a comment down below and get involved in the discussion!