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Museum of Army Flying
Museum of Army Flying - Middle Wallop.
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The Museum of Army Flying is located beside the Army Air Corps Centre in Middle Wallop, close to Andover in Hampshire.

The museum is about the history of flying in the British Army, from the Balloon sections of the Royal Engineers, through the establishment of the Royal Flying Corps in 1912 and Air Observation Post (AOP)Squadrons. It brings the story up to date with the establishment of the Army Air Corps in 1957, from the merger of the Glider Pilot Regiment and the AOP Squadrons.

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History
The collection was started in 1946 at RAF Andover but later moved to Middle Wallop and first opened to the public in 1974.

In 1984, the Museum moved from a location 'behind the wire' to a new, purpose-build hangar which is located on the edge of an active airfield. The Museum has since been extended twice more and now comprises two large aircraft halls (the Prince Michael of Kent Hall and the Hayward Hall) a learning centre, a 1940s house display, a play park and conference facilities.

The collection covers the five main branches of Army Aviation: Royal Engineers (1878-1912), The Royal Flying Corps (1912-1918), Air Observation Post Squadrons (1941-1957), the Glider Pilot Regiment (1942-1957) and the current Army Air Corps (1957-to date).

Over 40 aircraft can be seen in the Museum, and the collection also contains smaller items such as uniforms, medals and equipment which we use to tell inspiring stories about the people involved in Army aviation.

Museum of Army Flying & Travel
Museum of Army Flying
Middle Wallop
Stockbridge
Hampshire
SO20 8DY
Telephone: 01264 784421

Car:
The Museum of Army Flying is five miles south of Andover and is signposted from the A303. The satnav postcode is SO20 8DY.

Rail:
The nearest train station to the Museum is Andover. Taxis are available at Andover Station and the town centre.

Bus:
Andover Bus Station is a short walk from the train station. The 77 & 87 buses run between Andover and Salisbury and stop at the Museum of Army Flying.

How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website.

What are the Opening Hours?
The Museum of Army Flying is open daily from 10am to 4.30pm (5.30pm throughout July and August) except for 24, 25 and 26 December.

For more information then visit the
Museum of Army Flying official website.


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Museum Aircraft:
Airspeed Horsa I
Airspeed Horsa II
Airspeed Horsa III
Taylorcraft Auster V
Auster AOP.6
Auster AOP.9
Britten-Norman Islander AL.1 (ZG993)
Cessna O-1 Bird Dog
Cody kite
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver x2
General Aircraft Hamilcar
General Aircraft Hotspur
Miles Magister
Sopwith Pup (N5195)
Rotobuggy
Waco Hadrian (243809)
Prospector EP.9 (XM819)
Aerospatiale Alouette II
Bristol Sycamore (XG502)
Bell 47G-4 (G-AXKS)
Bell AH-1 Cobra
Bell UH-1 Iroquois
Saunders-Roe Skeeter x2
Westland Gazelle (ZA737)
Westland Lynx AH.1 x4
Westland Sioux AH.1 (XT108)
Westland Wideye

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Saro Skeeter AOP.12