THE Army Flying Museum in Middle Wallop has held its annual fundraising festival.

The museum, and the adjacent Army Air Corps airfield, saw aircraft, motorcycles, classic and super cars descend for the third Wallop, Wheels and Wings event, attracting a sell-out audience of more than 4,000 visitors.

It also saw the Apache Helicopter make a static guest appearance, with visitors able to get up close to the aircraft and chat with some of the crew.

There were many classic and super car clubs in attendance, spanning more than 100 years including the Lotus Club, Ferrari Owners’ Club, the MX5 Owners Club and the Jaguar Drivers Club.

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Top vehicles went before a panel of judges including Mark Dixon, Deputy Editor of Octane Magazine, in a Concours D’Elegance, with the winner a 1954 Daimler Conquest Roadster.

Children were kept entertained with replica historic pedal planes, inflatables, dressing up, circus skills, medal making, laser tag and a STEM trailer brought to the event by sponsors Rolls-Royce plc.

A shopping village showcased the products of local traders, with visitors able to treat themselves food and drink from the River Test Distillery, New Forest Shortbread, Homemade Brownie Company and more.

There were also a range of flypasts by classic planes during the day, including the only airworthy Lancaster in Great Britain from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as well as a flypast by a Navy Wings Swordfish in the afternoon and a duel flypast by the Rolls-Royce Heritage Flight.

Lucy Johnson, Army Flying Museum CEO, said: “We are delighted to have welcomed so many people to our biggest and best-ever Wallop Wheels & Wings.

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“This is the key event in the museum’s fundraising calendar and it is so important in helping to raise the profile of the museum and the work that we do. It was fantastic to see so many smiling faces and to see such a wonderful variety of cars, bikes and aircraft join us and the fly past by the Lancaster was a very special moment that we will never forget!

“Roll on 2024 when the event will coincide with the Museum’s 40th anniversary!"

Wallop Wheels and Wings 2024 is set to return on July 6, 2024.