Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Army Air Corps & the Museum of Army Flying

Just back from a few days away on a walking Holiday ,we were based near Andover and we spent a great day at the Museum of Army Flying at middle wallop which is right next door to the Army Air Corps Base . The museum is fantastic so much crammed in ,covering every thing from the Royal Flying Corps ,R.A.F Middle Wallop during the Battle of Britain up through the Cold War and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan .There are some amazing aircraft on display ,lots of documents and weapons ,uniforms etc but i found the displays involving models really good ,using different scales in the same case made a3-D effect ,some used life size models in the fore ground and went down to 1/72 scale in the back of the display. The museum also has a fantastic cafe which other than offering  very good food at normal prices(i.e not the usual museum inflated prices ) ,overlooks the Army Air Corps landing strips so we were treated to a free Air Display by many helicopters including Apaches and the not yet in service Westland Wildcat .A great day out for £9.00 (you can view the out door displays and enter the cafe for free) .

This and the next 2 pics are part of the outdoor display

A Chinese terrorist in Malaya ,note the search aircraft flying over in the background

Elaine flying a Scout 

Lots of hands on stuff for the kids of all ages 
Me showing how spacious the Scout was 

Depiction of the RAF Middle Wallop mess during theB.o.B

Rotary Car

The new wildcat 



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