Middle Wallop in Hampshire is home to the Army Air Corps. The airfield is used for training and is where most Army Air Corps pilots begin their careers. It has the largest grass airfield in Europe and is situated close to major military centres such as Aldershot, Wilton, Bovington, and Tidworth.
Located beside the Army Air Corps Centre in Middle Wallop is the Museum of Army Flying which is dedicated to the history of flying in the British Army. The Museum covers the history of Army aviation 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.
Middle Wallop was a popular venue for air shows from the 1960s to 2000 and was known for its massed helicopter displays which usually featured over 100 helicopters which approached the crowdline from the distant horizon. There were also a couple of 'Music in the Air' displays held later, and also a small air display in 2008 called 'Wallop '08'.
Middle Wallop Events in 2020
Wartime Wallop 2020
25 May 2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
All things Wartime come to Wallop for an all-day outdoor special event! Join us for a day filled of historic aircraft and vehicles, re-enactment groups, music, dancing and much more.
Model flying displays, new and historic aircraft, military vehicles, 1940s music and dancing, WW2 re-enactment groups and children's entertainment will come together for a family fun day at the Army Flying Museum in Middle Wallop this Bank Holiday Monday (May 25).
Wallop Wheels and Wings 2020
11 July 2020 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
From Aston Martins to Tiger Moths
In the grounds of the Army Flying Museum and the Army Air Corps airfield at Middle Wallop in Hampshire on 11 July, Wallop Wheels and Wings 2020 will showcase some of the finest classic aircraft and vehicles in the UK. A jam-packed military and civilian site will host a whole range of activities including a Kids Zone, Military Area, Corporate Village and Catering Bar Area.
Tickets on sale February 2020.
Wallop Spitfire Weekend 2020
25-27 September 2020 - 10:00am -
RAF Middle Wallop was declared operational in April 1940 and became a Spitfire base during the Battle of Britain in 1940, hosting key squadrons and their aces.
Full size Spitfire replica, Spitfire Veterans, Spitfire art exhibition, Stalls and exhibitors, Spitfire Book signings, Spitfire Lectures and talks, Model aircraft competition
Further info and tickets to follow.
Army Historic Aircraft Flight (AHAF)
Formed in 1980, the AHAF were permitted to maintain one example of of each aircraft that the Army Air Corps operated since the formation of the new Corps on 1 September 1957. The six different AHAF aircraft types had a combined regular service of 146 years and it was unique by being the only display team in the world to fly both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
On 1st February 2015 five of the aircraft from the Army Historic Aircraft Flight (AHAF) were gifted and formally handed over to the Historic Aircraft Flight Trust. They will remain at their current location at the Army Aviation Centre, Middle Wallop, Hampshire.
• AAC Middle Wallop Information
• Army Flying Museum Page